Volunteer (Care)

Health Care Assistant (Volunteer)

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about providing support to our nursing staff and providing patient care.

    • Based at the hospice
    • Flexible hours
    • Weekend Availability
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Volunteer HCA’s to join our Hospice Team, carrying out assigned tasks associated with patient care in support of and supervised by a professionally qualified nurse, in both our In-Patient and Day Therapy Units.

As part of your role, your tasks may include:
  • Assisting the professionally qualified staff and HCAs in providing patient care and support, during a 24-hour period of care
  • Providing a compassionate, holistic approach to the care of patients, families and carers
  • Assisting individuals in choosing and participating in activities that are meaningful to them
  • Maintaining effective verbal and written communication with all staff regarding patient and family matters, as appropriate.
  • Liaison with other Hospice staff to ensure the wellbeing and comfort of the patient.
  • Co-operation with the promotion of good staff morale, supporting and assisting all grades and voluntary staff, as appropriate.
  • Establishing good liaison with patient’s relatives and all visitors to the Hospice.
  • Ensuring that any complaints are met with a tactful and sympathetic response and that they are reported in accordance with Hospice policy.
  • Reporting accidents involving staff, patients and visitors to the Hospice and submitting written reports on request.
  • Participating in daily handover meetings, receiving verbal report from staff or listening to Dictaphone recording
  • Participating in the ordering of stores and new supplies, as required, with due regard to economy.
  • Being aware of the importance of efficiency and cost effectiveness within the Hospice and acting accordingly
  • Any other tasks which may from time to time be requested.
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For further information about this role please see the downloadable role description above or contact us on 01924 331400 / vs@wakefieldhospice.co.uk To apply for the role click "Find out more" below or complete the form above.