Website Mountbatten Hampshire

Vacancy Description:

Mountbatten Hampshire, Southampton and West Hampshire’s local hospice, is looking for people to undergo the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship and become an integral part of their team.

A charity, providing free care and support to people with any life-limiting illness, Mountbatten Hampshire aims to help people to live as well as they possibly can with their illness, whilst also being there for families and friends who may need some bereavement support after the death of a loved one. “Living, dying, remembering” is the Mountbatten Hampshire strapline, reminding that Mountbatten is there for the community every step of the way.

As an Adult Care Worker Apprentice you will be placed on a 6 monthly rotational programme learning to work within the Mountbatten [email protected] team and the Inpatient Unit (IPU) team. You will be working in accordance with individual care plans written by a named nurse to provide care and support to patients with life limiting illness, their families and carers. You will be working across all care services provided by Mountbatten which will involve working in patients’ own homes or other places of care.

No experience is necessary as you will be provided with thorough training throughout the entire Apprenticeship which will enable you to build on your knowledge and skills to be successful in this role.

What’s Involved / Duties:

The following are the core responsibilities of this job role and what you will be working toward being able to do, by the end of the Apprenticeship you should be proficient in all of these, occasionally you may be required to carry out other tasks dependant on factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • To deliver direct care, treatment and emotional support for patients as required within set protocols/policies in accordance with the patients individual care plan.
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate care and support.
  • To assist in the day to day organisation of the service of carrying out duties as delegated by the Care at Home Team Leader.
  • To promote Mountbatten services through good communication with health care providers and the general public of Southampton and West Hampshire.
  • Ensure patient comfort, dignity and privacy at all times is maintained and report any concerns to the nursing team.
  • Maintain high standards of care in an environment which promotes equality and sensitivity for all individuals
  • Escorts patients to hospital and other appointments.
  • To maintain accurate and effective patient records and documentation adhering to national standards and Mountbatten policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and attitude at all times, with excellent customer care skills and ensure actions support equality and diversity.
Personal Qualities:
  • Full UK Drivers Licence (or working towards)
  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work to a deadline
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Have empathy, compassion and patience
  • Keen to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with care and/or support needs
  • Able to act calmly in emergencies and respond in a professional manner to stressful and challenging behaviour
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Commitment and dedication.
Training Provided:
  • The successful candidate will be working towards the Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.
  • Off the job training will be provided, where you will have the time to complete your portfolio work, attend off job training seminars and have allocated time for mentoring and being shadowed.
Expected Apprenticeship Duration:
  • 13 months.
Hourly Wage:
  • National Minimum Wage for Age
Working Week:
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • This will include weekends, bank holidays, evenings/nights
Start Date:
  • ASAP