Care Assistant - Warrington

Recruiter
Applocum Ltd
Location
Warrington
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Care Assistant Job Specifacation

REPORTING TO: Senior Care Assistant / Qualified Nursing Staff
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Team player
Willingness to participate in Vocational Training Programmes
Satisfactory Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable)

Desired:

NVQ Level 2 in Care (achieved / working towards)
Experience of working with the relevant Client group

JOB PURPOSE:
Care Assistants are the front-line staff in all care settings. You will work as part of a larger team and are supervised by a Senior Care Assistant. Your work is defined by a Care Plan, which is developed by a qualified Nurse, Social Worker or Care Manager to meet the assessed needs of the service user.
Care:
You will work with all types of service users receiving direct care. Your duties and responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the service user but can include:

Ensuring the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting / assisting Clients, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.
Assisting Clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Providing attention when needed, whilst ensuring Clients retain their comfort and dignity.
Paying particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical / learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
Closely monitoring Clients who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems.
Assisting in the promotion of Continence.
Assisting in the delivery of care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness.
Assisting with Last Offices.
Observing care planning needs for Clients and completing written daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
Assisting in framework of social activities by interacting with Clients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Home.
Answering Nurse Call system and giving assistance as required. Answering the door and telephone appropriately. Responding accordingly, and passing on messages promptly.
Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, reporting on the well-being of Clients.
Carrying out regular checks on Clients at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.
Making Visitors feel welcome. Providing refreshments / assistance as and when required.
Making and changing beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty. Ensuring the Home’s resources are used appropriately.
Cleaning and maintaining equipment used by Clients / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensuring the Home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy.
If applicable, care for Clients’ clothing and rooms as named, and ensuring that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
Ensuring full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
Assisting Clients who need help during meal times (and awareness of any swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc). Assisting with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Washing up as requested / required.
Escorting Clients travelling to and from the Home e.g. on social outings, hospital visits etc.
Practicing maximum integrity in all dealings with Clients’ personal and financial affairs, and avoiding abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Clients.

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