Nationwide Senior Care Assistant
Four Seasons Health Care are looking for a Senior Care Assistant to join our superb Care Support Services Team.
As the Senior Care Assistant, you will provide assistance to any home, to ensure that residents are receiving a high standard of care. This will require a strong care assistant to deliver onsite support and training to colleagues so that the Four Seasons Health Care policy and processes are implemented and embedded to enhance the residents’ experience
This is an excellent opportunity for somebody wanting to develop their career in care, and it would provide the successful individual with exposure to a wide range of FHSC locations and teams passionate about care. This role has the potential to raise the post holders profile with senior managers and could lead to further opportunities within the business. FHSC will also look additional development within this role in terms of professional development and qualifications.
The post holder will be expected to work flexibly across the Four Seasons Health Care portfolio providing support in homes throughout the UK. Expenses will be reimbursed for travel and accommodation as appropriate, with a meal allowance for overnight stays.
MAIN JOB ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Enhance resident experience:
- Undertake care planning activities to meet the residents’ physical, psychological and social
- Working alongside staff to ensure Care plans are developed in collaboration with clients, their family and friends and members of the multi-disciplinary team
- Champions the Quality of Life programme, encouraging good levels of feedback from residents, relatives, visiting professionals and colleagues and assisting with the completion of audits using the iPad system.
- Instil a culture of customer service
- Undertakes appropriate training to contribute to the development of self and colleagues.
- Participates and supervises direct personal care promoting privacy and dignity at all times.
Supports nurses in leading the in-home clinical / care team:
- Supports the nurse(s) in leading of the team and supervision of staff to ensure that shifts run smoothly, delegating as appropriate.
- Takes the lead with ensuring that relevant supplementary documentation is completed by others in the team
- Actively promotes team learning and development by encouraging team members to keep up to date with mandatory training and SOAR.
Perform clinical skills for which they have been assessed as competent
- Recognise and act on changes in residents’ condition, including changes in physical and emotional health observations.
- Oversee nutrition and hydration management
- Fully understands and appreciates limitations of the role and knows when to get advice/seek guidance from the nurse in charge/home manager.
Performs medicine management within defined protocols
- Undertakes designated aspects of medicine management in line with legal and company policy
- Assists the nurse(s) plan and deliver appropriate end of life care
- Assist the nurse(s) assessing and alleviating pain through both pharmacological and non-pharmacological means.
- Safely orders, receives, records, stores and disposes of medications in line with legal and company policy
- Liaising with the multi-disciplinary team in writing Best Interest decisions in relation to administration of covert medication under the supervision of the nurse(s)
Contribute to effective communication that ensures confidentiality
- Good communication skills, including verbal and written skill
- Assist in the admission, transfer and discharge of residents
- Ensures planned care is delivered in collaboration with residents, their family and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Participate in the quality management system
- Records and passes on observations as required to maintain resident care and safety
Contribute to maintaining a safe environment
- Has due consideration to the safety of others following legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines
- Assist in the reduction of infection risk. Recognise and resolve safeguarding risks
- Maintains knowledge and skills by completing mandatory training, including SOAR.
- To undertake any other reasonable task as requested by a supervisor or manager, which is within your competence.
- A minimum of 12months experience of working in a health and social care setting
- Senior care/team leading experience
- Care Certificate or equivalent training covering care induction as defined by Skills for Care.
Please apply to be considered for the role of the Nationwide Senior Care Assistant Role