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Health Care Assistant

Published 2017-07-20 19:31:00

Chester , England.
Start : ASAP Experience : Expected Salary : 7.50 per hourOvertime Rate

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  JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE:              Care Assistant REPORTING TO:              Qualified Nursing Staff (Nursing Care Centre)Deputy  Home  Manager  /  Senior  Care  Assistant (Residential  CareCentre) JOB PURPOSE:              To assist in the provision of care and work as part of a team to achieverequired  standards.  To  ensure  Clients  retain  their  dignity  and individuality.   To be involved in the general activities of the Care Centre / Unit. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS Required: *              Genuine interest in working within a caring environment*              Ability to communicate effectively at all levels*              Team player*              Willingness to participate in Vocational Training Programmes*              Satisfactory Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable) Desired: *              Relevant Vocational Qualification (achieved / working towards)*              Experience of working with the relevant Client groupMAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Care:  1.               Ensure 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 and dignity.  3.              Pay particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical/ learningdifficulties, making the best use of aids provided. 4.              Closely monitor Clients who may be confused and / or who have behavioural problems. 5.              Assist in the promotion of continence. 6.              Assist in the delivery of care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness.   Assistwith last offices. 7.              Observe care planning needs for Clients and complete written daily records as instructed and in linewith the Company’s policies and procedures. 8.              Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with Clients and helping them continue withhobbies and activities in the Care Centre. 9.              Answer  Nurse  call  system,  giving  assistance  as  required.    Answer  the  door  and telephoneappropriately.  Respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly. 10.              Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, report on the well-being of Clients. 11.              Carry out regular checks on Clients at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.       JOB DESCRIPTION - CARE ASSISTANT continued...  12.              Make Visitors feel welcome.  Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required. 13.              Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in linewith the Care Centre’s disposal of waste policy.   Ensure the Care Centre’s resources are usedappropriately. 14.              Clean  and  maintain  equipment  used  by  Clients              /  Relatives  e.g.  wheelchairs,  hearing  aids,spectacles etc.  Ensure the Care Centre is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attentionto detail philosophy. 15.              If applicable, care for Clients’ clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recordedand clearly marked. 16.              Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with theCompany’s policies and procedures. 17.              Assist Clients who need help during meal times              (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietaryrequirements etc).   Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required.   Wash up asrequested / required. 18.              Assist Clients travelling to and from the Care Centre e.g. on social outings, hospital visits etc. 19.              Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Clients’ personal and financial affairs, and avoidabuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Clients. Communication: 20.              Participate in Staff and Client meetings as and when required. Training & Development: 21.              Maintain professional knowledge and competence. 22.              Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required. 23.              Participate in relevant N/SVQ training to achieve required qualifications. Health & Safety: 24.              Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious natureor accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another. 25.              Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centre’s Health and Safety policy, andEmergency and Fire procedures. 26.              Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture,equipment or any potential hazard. 27.              Promote safe working practice within the Care Centre. General: 28.              Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Care Centre.               JOB DESCRIPTION - CARE ASSISTANT continued...  29.              Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to thirdparties. 30.              Notify the Home Manager, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of your inability to reportfor duty, and also on your return to work from all periods of absence. 31.              Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times 32.              Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined time scales. 33.              Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained. 34.              Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you. This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post.   It is not intended as an exhaustive list. Tarvin Estates LLP reserves the right to amend this Job Description from time to time, according to business needs.  Any changes will be confirmed in writing.  Please note that you share with Tarvin Estates LLP the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties and improve the effectiveness of your post.  Please sign, print your name, and date below to indicate your acceptance of this Job Description.   Signature: …………………………………………………………   Name: ……...              ...……..              Date: ... **                                             Vocational (e.g. NVQ/SNVQ) 1+ yearsCareer levelNone
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