Carers

Recruiter
Advinia Healthcare
Location
Huddersfield, Kirklees
Salary
£7 - £8/hour
Posted
22 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To give personal care to the service users of the Home and for contributing to the provision of a comfortable yet stimulating living environment. To attend to the needs of service users and ensure their well-being and safety

Principal Duties

To acquaint oneself immediately upon coming on duty with the relevant events relating to service users, staff, premises and equipment which have occurred since previously on duty, by reading and signing the report book and reporting to the Senior Officer on duty. To report to the Senior Officer on duty before leaving the establishment after a period of duty is completed?
To undertake the full range of caring duties in accordance with the duties of Care Assistants and in accordance with the National Care Standards and Regulations.
To assist with the preparation of simple refreshments, light meals, clearing and washing up of crockery for service users at times when cooking staff are not rostered for duty.
To carry out all required safety precautions, fire drills and personal and food hygiene practice's, after receiving appropriate instructions and training
At the end of the shift you must ensure that a senior member of staff is briefed as to any particular issues concerning the service users and any problems in general.
You must not smoke on duty and if smoking during your break period you must exercise the utmost caution. You must not take a break at the same time as your Night Care Assistant colleague.
To undertake such personal and intimate duties as may be required for individual service users in the Home such as putting to bed at night, getting up in the morning, bathing, toileting, assisting with dressing/undressing, personal cleanliness and appearance. This personal care may also involve the removal and hygienic disposal of soiled clothing, the management of incontinence wear, aids and similar items. Whilst Care Assistants should not undertake any function which requires a nursing qualification they can carry out duties, after training such as simple dressings and treatments, the use of appropriate aids and other similar activities. Administration of medication should be undertaken by the designated officer in compliance with the Medicines Policy.
To escort and assist service users, as required, in and around the Home, e.g to and from the dining room, bedrooms, toilets, etc. It will also be necessary from time to time to escort service users to obtain services not available in the Home, for example hospital visits
To encourage social interactions between service users and enable them to make use of any available recreational facilities.
To provide support and guidance to colleagues in fulfilling the duties of their posts as required by National Standards and Regulations
Where applicable to participate in staff meetings, attend supervision sessions and where possible to attend reviews and to assist in implementing recommendations as they relate to individual service users and to the group as a whole
You will make yourself aware of the whereabouts of any service users who have not retired to bed and be prepared to assist any of them if necessary
Should the physical condition of a service user or member of staff cause you concern, you must contact the designated manager for advice. It may, on occasion, be appropriate to contact the GP or emergency services direct. If it is necessary for you to move or otherwise assist a service user who is heavy or difficult to handle, you should seek the assistance of your colleague
Key Skills Required

Experience gained in a healthcare setting (desirable but not essential)
Ability to communicate on the telephone
Good interpersonal skills
Able to return information and carry out instructions accurately.
Able to maintain confidentiality
Able to accurately record basic information
Good verbal and written skill
Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring
Candidate Requirements

NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care (preferred but not essential)
Good basic education, including English and Maths
Experience of working with the elderly in a healthcare setting (not essential)
Benefits

Full training package
Paid DBS
Flexible hours
Free uniform