Qualified Nursing Staff (Nursing Care Centre) / Senior Care Assistant (Residential Care Centre)
This job description is a statement of the core duties of the Care Assistant, but it is not an exhaustive list. The Company may revise this job description to meet the needs of the business and reserves the right to require you to perform other duties from time to time.
The post holder will assist in the provision of care and work as part of a team to achieve required standards. Care Assistants will ensure Service Users retain their dignity and individuality and will be involved in the general activities of the Care Centre.
Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting Service users, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.
Assist Service users in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Pay particular attention to assisting Service users who have limited mobility, or physical / learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring Service users retain their comfort and dignity.
Closely monitor Service users who may be confused and / or who have behavioural problems
Assist in the promotion of continence.
Assist in the delivery of care for Service users who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices.
Observe care planning needs for Service users and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the Companys policies and procedures.
Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with Service users and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Care Centre.
Answer Nurse call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly.
Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, report on the well-being of Service users
Carry out regular checks on Service users at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.
Make Visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required.
Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Centres disposal of waste policy. Ensure the Care Centres resources are used appropriately.
Clean and maintain equipment used by Service users / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Care Centre is kept clean and tidy.
If applicable, care for Service users clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Companys policies and procedures.
Assist Service users who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc). Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required.
Escort Service users travelling to and from the Care Centre e.g. on social outings, hospital
Job Type: Full-time