WAKEFUL SENIOR NIGHT STAFF

Recruiter
Additional Resources Ltd
Location
Hucking
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
WAKEFUL SENIOR NIGHT STAFF

Location - Kent London

Required ASAP Experience Also Required

Salary: 9.93 per hour.

Hours of work will be 132 per 4 week rota period (3 x 11 hours night shifts per week).

Annual leave entitlement is 6.6 weeks for senior carers which also includes an allowance for bank holidays.

Job Purpose:

Exercising leadership when in charge of the home by sound organisation, good communication and relationships. To work alongside and supervise the work of the care staff and to be responsible for maintaining the general well-being of our residents at night within a safe and friendly environment. To ensure that the team maintains a high standard of care and individual person centred support for our residents.

Key Responsibilities:

Supervising night care staff to ensure a high standard of individual care is delivered to each resident and organising the workload of each member of the team.

Treating all residents with kindness and consideration and maintaining their dignity and privacy at all times.

Working according to Policies & Procedures and implementing care as directed in individual care plans, risk assessments and programmes..

Ensuring that all daily records, including individual programmes and charts have been completed by care staff and signed accordingly.

Handing over to the following shift and ensuring that all relevant information is passed on.

Attending night care meetings, study days and training and participating in discussions on the progress of each resident.

Supporting new staff in their induction programme and reporting any staff issues to the Manager.

Liaising in a professional manner with members of the staff team and all external agencies.

Taking responsibility for dealing with residents` personal allowance and petty cash and ensuring receipts are obtained and relevant paperwork is complete.

Arranging cover for last minute sickness as necessary.

Guiding and supporting all care staff throughout the night shift.

Supporting Residents:

Supporting care staff to assist residents with personal care where needed e.g. bathing/showering/toileting, shaving, cutting finger nails and dressing for bed.

Recognising and supporting cultural, emotional and religious needs and preferences of our residents.

Monitoring the physical health, wellbeing and behaviour of residents and taking necessary action in emergencies.

Participating in group and individual activities, to further social and leisure needs and interests.

Being aware of the requirement to maintain confidentiality regarding any information concerning residents both within and outside the home.

Supporting residents to maintain links with advocates and families.

Providing supper for residents during the evening.

Providing drinks/snacks/cigarettes if requested for any resident who wakes early or during the night.

Prevent restless residents from disturbing others by keeping noise to a minimum.

Spend time with residents if they are unsettled or anxious during the night.

Ensure soiled laundry is removed from bedrooms as necessary.

Observing residents and reporting any changes/concerns to Manager/Deputy Manager.

Promoting daily living skills, access to community resources for leisure and education and social networks.

Acting as an advocate for our residents and ensuring the service we provide reflects their views/opinions and wishes.

Medical:

Taking responsibility for the administration of medication and ensuring the clinical room is clean and tidy at all times

Reporting to the Manager the need for any health appointments.

Liaising in a professional manner with members of the staff team and external medical staff in solving health problems.

In the absence of the Manager or Deputy Manager, making appropriate decisions concerning medical attentions required by any resident.

Ensuring that all residents` dietary requirements are met and any concerns are passed on to the Manager.

General:

Working closely as part of the care team, ensuring effective communication with other staff members.

Behaving in a professional and courteous manner to all residents, families, visitors and colleagues.

Reporting any Health and Safety or risk issues and any repairs or maintenance required.

Ensuring that the environment that we provide for our residents is clean, attractive and relaxing at all times.

Ensuring that all the residents in our care feel safe and cared for throughout the night.

Carrying out any other duties as requested by the Manager/Deputy Manager.

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.