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Palliative care assistant

Kingston Upon Thames, London
£16.00 to £18.00 Per Hour
Job Type
Full Time
22 Dec 2021
You'll provide healthcare support to patients who are in the last months or days of their lives, making sure that they're as comfortable as possible.

You'll also monitor changes to the patient's condition and make sure you keep other health professionals informed.

You'll give emotional support to the patients' families.

Your day-to-day duties might include:

• applying simple wound dressings

• giving medication

• changing medical equipment like catheters, when required

• making sure equipment is cleaned and stored correctly

• caring for the person's body after death

You'll also provide personal care and support to patients, like:

• helping with washing, hair and oral care

• helping with dressing and undressing

• applying lotions and creams

• help with toileting

• eye care, for example administering eye drops

• preparing light meals and drinks

• providing social contact and encouraging the family to get involved

• taking patients out, if they're well enough

You'll need:

• excellent communication skills

• the ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds

• team working skills

• the ability to work on your own initiative

You'll usually work around 37.5 hours a week on a shift or rota system.

Location: Kingston
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  • Job Reference: 454925934-2
  • Date Posted: 22 December 2021
  • Employer: Swift Recruitment Limited
    Swift Recruitment Limited
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames, London
  • Salary: £16.00 to £18.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time