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Health & Personal Care Assistant

Company: Marie Curie    Location: Glasgow
Marie Curie are here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Marie Curie offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.

Our Marie Curie nurses and healthcare assistants work night and day, in peoples homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Our Marie Curie hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. And Marie Curie support people throughout their illness by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.

This role is to support rapid discharge of patients at the end of life into the community. The post holder will be expected to undertake a broad range of nursing support activities and duties relating to the care of patients with end of life care needs. This role is particularly focussed on enabling rapid discharge for patients whose preference is for care to be delivered in their own home, or nursing home. The care will be provided for a limited period until a suitable package of care is arranged. The post holder will be expected to assist with personal care and some elements of social care such as preparing light meals while providing nursing care duties. The aim of the service is to prevent delays from and readmission to, hospital and hospices and supporting patient choice to die at home.