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Marie Curie

Healthcare Support Worker Dementia

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Wales

Salary

Location

£10.19 per hour

Posted Date

15 August 2022

Ceredigion/ Pembrokeshire

Closing Date

9 September 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Health Care Support Worker to join our teams in Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. You will deliver care and support to patients with a diagnosis of Dementia in the last year of life whilst also offering vital emotional support for their families.

With experience of End-of-Life care, you're ready and able to make a real difference. Ours is a one-to-one approach to care, so you're sure to enjoy plenty of meaningful contact with patients and their families - usually in their own homes. Working without close supervision, you'll have the opportunity to use your own initiative in line with the patient's established care plan. You'll be required to carry out a range of care duties including helping patients meet their hygiene needs, monitoring symptoms, assisting with medications and keeping detailed records and emotional support to the patient and their families.

What we are looking for:

- Flexibility to work a varied shift pattern, working days and nights when required
- Knowledge of care giving, with an empathy and understanding of issues encountered by patients with palliative care needs
- The ability to plan your own workload and prioritise patient care needs
- Hold a current and valid driving license and have access to a vehicle which includes business insurance

What’s in it for you:

- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
- Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
- Continuous development
- Industry leading training programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible Working

For more information or an informal chat please contact Llinos Trotman via email on Llinos.Trotman@mariecurie.org.uk

Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.

We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.

This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory criminal record check.

About Us
Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left.

Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.

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