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2017-11-30 Care Homes Job Title: Care Assistant

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker

Date Posted: 30 Oct 2017

Job Location: St Leonards-on-Sea , East Sussex

Company:

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Salary: per hour £7.70 / hour weekdays and £8.20 / hour weekends

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Jenny Negus

Job Reference: carehome.co.uk

Description

Care Assistant – Full time

Location : Southdowns Nursing Home, 1 Hollington Road, The Green, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0SY

Southdowns Nursing Home is part is part of the family run Paydens Nursing Homes group - a unique and inspiring group of Care Homes where care and lifestyle go hand in hand. We offer exceptional levels of person-centred care and the highest possible quality of life for our residents. Our rates of pay are; £7.70 per hour weekdays, £8.20 per hour weekends and £8.00 per our for overtime.

Right now, we’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed Care Assistant to join the team at our 48 bedded care home in St Leonards. If you’re passionate about providing the very best care in a care home setting, consider a career with Paydens Nursing Homes.

Main Purpose of Role:

To provide a high standard of support for residents in an efficient, kind and respectful manner under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, Deputy Home Manager, Registered Nurses and Senior Care Assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the Home as required.

Preserve the dignity, independence and self-respect of residents at all times

Comply with written agreed conditions of employment e.g. hours of duty, timekeeping etc

It is required that you have:

  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all times
  • Patient
  • Team player
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Willingness to participate in vocational training programmes
  • Satisfactory DBS check and two references
  • Basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act

It is desirable that you have:

  • Previous experience of working in a care setting
  • Relevant vocational qualification (achieved or working towards)
  • Evidence of having undertaken relevant training (Moving and Positioning, Health and Safety etc)

Day to Day Duties:

  • Maintain a smart and tidy appearance and always wear the correct uniform and identification badge when on duty
  • Act as a key worker for a number of Residents
  • Attend handovers in a timely fashion to receive a report from the previous shift
  • Act on any instructions requested in an efficient and conscientious manner
  • Ensure that residents are offered choice and that their rights are acknowledged and preserved
  • Provide support and assistance to Residents throughout the shift including all aspects of personal hygiene, dressing, nutrition, continence, mobility, pressure relief and social needs.
  • Ensure at all times, in conjunction with other members of staff, that the physical, emotional and social well-being of each Resident is maintained in a safe and homely environment
  • Ensure that Residents are socially presentable in appearance at all times and in accordance to their individual wishes
  • Ensure that Residents have any aids e.g. dentures, hearing aids, glasses etc fitted, cleaned and in working order
  • Ensure the correct use of equipment, in particular moving and handling equipment such as hoists and stand aids
  • Report any changes of Residents condition, both physical and mental during each shift worked, to the Registered Nurse.
  • Report any accidents, incidents, near misses or unexplained injuries immediately to the Registered Nurse and complete the relevant documentation.
  • Respond promptly to call bells or requests by residents.
  • Respond immediately to emergency call bells or fire alarm
  • Promote the dignity and choices of residents who require end of life care support
  • Provide essential physical and mental stimulation by participating in recreational and social activities with residents, individually or in a group
  • Pay due respect to Resident’s and the Company’s possessions
  • Ensure that all beds are made appropriately, rooms are tidied, personal clothing is correctly stored in wardrobes and drawers, commodes emptied and bathrooms have adequate toiletries.
  • Assist in the serving and clearing of drinks meals and snacks
  • Assist in the cleaning of the Home as the need arises, particularly the dining areas after meals to support infection control e.g. cleaning spills up immediately
  • Answer the door promptly and greet visitors, ensuring that all visitors are offered refreshments.
  • Read reports and care plans and complete charts as appropriate and as trained to do so.
  • Take part in staff and Resident meetings.
  • Participate in training, supervision and appraisal, for self-development, as directed
  • Be resourceful in the use of supplies
  • Carry out duties in accordance with all relevant Home Policies and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all information is kept in accordance with the Home’s Confidentiality Policy including when you are using social networking systems
  • Carry out other duties as may be required, eg escorts to hospital appointments, one to one care if required.
  • Recognise your own caring limitations and seek guidance from the Home Manager, Deputy Home Manager or Registered Nurse as appropriate

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