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Care Assistant

  • Various hours
  • North Devon
  • £8 a hour
  • 31 Dec 2019
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 030119-447

Main Responsibilities

Care

  1. Ensure that the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting clients when required with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing and all other aspects of daily living
  2. Assist clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring clients retain their comfort, dignity and independence
  3. Pay particular attention to assisting clients who have limited mobility, or physical/learning difficulties, making the best of aids provided.
  4. Closely monitor clients who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems
  5. Assist patients to meet their nutritional and hydration needs
  6. Assist in the promotion of continence
  7. Observe care planning needs for clients and complete accurate written/computerised documentation as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures
  8. Answer nurse call system, giving assistance as required.  Answer the door and telephone appropriately.  Respond accordingly and pass on messages promptly.
  9. Carry out regular checks accurately on clients at intervals determined by senior staff members.
  10. Assist in the delivery of care for clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness.
  11. Ensure that full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and bereaved, in line with Company’s policies and procedures
  12. Contribute to the care of the deceased person.  Assist with last offices
  13. Assist clients who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc).  Assist with serving/preparation of food/drinks as requested/required.  If necessary wash up utensils
  14. If applicable, care for clients clothing, complete light cleaning, tidy rooms and inspect/mend and launder clients clothing if necessary
  15. Make and change beds and empty commodes, in line with Company’s disposal of waste procedure
  16. Assist in the framework of social activities by interacting with clients and helping them to continue with hobbies and activities within the home
  17. Assist a senior member of staff, who has been assessed as competent, with medication administration
  18. Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with client’s personal and financial affairs and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with clients
  19. Promote equality for all patients

Health and Safety

  1. Report immediately to the Registered Manager, or senior person in charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or other
  2. Understand and ensure implementation of Eastleigh Care Homes Health and Safety policy, Emergency and Fire procedures
  3. Report to the Registered Manager, or the senior person in charge, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or potential hazard
  4. Promote safe working practice within the home

Training and Development

  1. Maintain professional knowledge and competence
  2. Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required
  3. Participate in relevant NVQ training to achieve qualifications
  4. Undertake training identified at appraisal

General

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the Care Quality Commissions (CQC) guidelines in relation to your role
  2. Promote and ensure the good reputation of Eastleigh Care Homes
  3. Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.  Respect confidential information obtained in the course of professional practice, refraining from disclosing such information without the consent of the client, or a person entitled to act on his/her behalf, except where disclosure is required by law or by the order of a Court or is necessary in the public interest
  4. Ensure that the security of Eastleigh Care Homes is maintained at all times
  5. Ensure that all equipment is clean and well maintained
  6. Notify the Registered Manager, or senior person in charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also your return from all periods of absence
  7. Wear uniform as agreed with Eastleigh Care Homes
  8. Maintain personal standards of hygiene and promote universal precautions to limit cross infection
  9. Refer to the Registered Manager, or senior person in charge, any situation which is not within your current responsibility
  10. Adhere to all company policies/procedures within the defined timescales the post holder must devote their whole time and attention to such duties.  This job description is designed to identify the principle responsibilities of the post only and is subject to review in the light of the changing needs of the business.  It is not intended as an exhaustive list.  The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role of Dementia Support Worker to respond to new and changing demands.

Essential details:

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications Required

Genuine interest in working within a caring environment

Ability to communicate appropriately, effectively and sensitively with staff, clients and relatives and understand the importance of accurate and timely communication within the health care environment

Ability to work under instruction and within a team

Willingness to participate in a Vocational Training programme

Satisfactory police check and check against ISA list (where applicable)

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Job location

Job category

Nursing home, Residential care home

Profile

Eastleigh Care Homes

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Type of organisation

Private

Sector

Social care

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