Reference: PH143
Salary: £21.175 - £22,262 FTE per year
Closing Date: 01/12/2023
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Healthcare Assistant – Inpatient Unit 

Would you like to join a friendly, energetic and dedicated team? Are you passionate about providing the best possible care to patients with life limiting illnesses? If so, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a caring and compassionate Healthcare Assistant who is looking to make a difference and join our friendly, supportive team to provide exceptional care and emotional support to patients with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Hours: 24 hours per week over 7 days (2 x 12 hour shifts per week on a rota to cover days and nights) Shift enhancements apply.

What is the role?

You will be responsible for the delivery of a high standard of person-centred care to patients and those that matter most to them, maintaining a homely, supportive and stimulating inpatient environment to improve or sustain the patients’ quality of life. You will also assist our trained nurses in all aspects of basic nursing care.

Candidates should be enthusiastic, highly motivated and display excellent communication skills, along with a passion to deliver first class palliative care to our patients. A thoughtful, compassionate approach and lots of empathy is essential. Above all, we are looking for strong team players with a positive, can-do attitude.

If you are keen to work in a warm and welcoming environment where you can help make a difference every single day, then we would love to hear from you. In return, you will receive the support of an amazing team, opportunities to develop and a great sense of satisfaction.

Our Healthcare Assistants work collaboratively as part of the wider hospice clinical team across both the inpatient and community settings to respond to the needs of our patients. Flexibility to work across both teams is required.

About you:

  • Minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Care or Care Certificate
  • Good communication skills and a strong empathetic approach
  • Able to plan and manage own workload and activities
  • A passion for getting things right & aiming for excellence
  • Strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Basic IT skills

It would also be great if you have:

  • Commitment to developing skills and knowledge of the care of the dying person and family.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of boundaries in relationships with patients and their families.

Interviews will be taking place on Friday 8th December 2023

We offer a great range of benefits, including:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (rising with length of service)
  • Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members
  • Generous contributory pension scheme for all other staff
  • Discounts with local retailers, gyms and service providers including Blue Light Discount Card
  • A commitment to supporting your professional development
  • Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing team
  • Supportive induction, and training and development
  • Free parking on-site

We kindly request that all applicants apply via the green “Apply” button or download the below application form and email to hrdepartment@prospect-hospice.net

Application Form

IPU Health Care Assistant


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Equality & Diversity

Prospect Hospice is committed to encouraging a diverse and inclusive working environment. We recognise that promoting diversity and eliminating discrimination in our workplace will bring benefits for our people, our business and the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, offending background, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Prospect Hospice is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all adults and children who use our services, ensuring that they live a life that is free from harm, abuse and neglect. We work in an open and transparent way and encourage staff, volunteers, patients and families to raise any safeguarding concerns.