Healthcare Support Worker - Forest Holme Hospice

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£18,546 - £19,918 pa/pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Forest Holme Hospice is a 12 bedded specialist palliative care unit providing end of life care and advanced symptom control for patients with complex palliative / end of life care needs.

We are seeking experienced Healthcare Assistants preferably with knowledge and understanding of palliative care or willing to learn and develop within this specialism to join our caring, professional team.

The successful applicant must be passionate in caring for palliative and end of life care patients, be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation and good communication skills.

Full time and part time hours are available. These positions will include full shift rotation: long days, weekends and nights to cover the service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Base Location: Forest Holme Hospice - Poole

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Claire Boyd or Kate Bond

Job title: Sister

Email address:

Telephone number: 0300 019 8147

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12855

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

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