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Night Care Assistant

Company: Weavers Care Home    Location: Coventry CV1

JOB DETAILS NIGHT CARE ASSISTANT

HOURS PER WEEK : 35 average

RATE OF PAY: £7.70 per hour

Accrued Holiday Pay

Christmas Bonus

SHIFTS: 9.30pm - 7.30 a.m.

Alternate Saturdays &

Sunday, Monday, Tuesdays

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JOB DESCRIPTION FOR NIGHT CARE ASISTANT

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Care/Manager

PURPOSE OF POSITION

  • To provide or assist in wakeful night duty cover in the Home.
  • To undertake certain domestic duties which can be performed during the night hours.
  • To be appointed person in charge in the absence of Senior staff.
  • To share with other staff in meeting the individual care needs of each resident in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • To take delegated responsibilities in the charge of the Residents under your care, to the appropriate level.
  • To operate emergency cover procedures when necessary.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Carry out regular checks around the Home at intervals as outlined on the check sheets and other Care Plan documentation & instruction.

2. Carry out regular checks on the building with special reference to fire protection.

3. Answer emergency bells, assess the situation, deal with the client seeking help or call upon the Duty Person if required.

4. Assist clients who need help, reassurance or comfort.

5. Assist clients preparing for bed and waking in the morning as required.

6. Assist clients who need help with washing, dressing, undressing, bathing and toileting.

7. Help clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities such as incontinence; help in the care and making the best use of aids and personal equipment, providing comfort with dignity.

8. In the time between attending to clients, undertake domestic duties primarily in the fields of laundry and ironing, or cleaning as directed.

9. Greet visitors cordially, offer refreshment and attend to reasonable requests with regard to their relationship with the resident and offer any information where appropriate.

10. Read and write reports in case notes.

11. Take part in staff and client meetings and also in training activities as required.

12. Administer medication as listed in residents records using Boots Monitored Dosage System and policies and procedures in place. To take full responsibility for this if appointed person in charge as above.

13. Care for residents who are temporarily unwell.

14. Help care for residents who are dying.

15. Observe the Homes Health and Safety Policy at all times.

16. Carry out duties with regard to Home Fire Regulations policy.

17. In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor/manager from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

As a Care Assistant it is important that you:

  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have a minimum of 3 months experience of working within the care sector
  • Are caring and passionate about improving the lives of others
  • Are reliable and flexible

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • work: 1 year