Senior Carer

Sensible Staffing
Whitstable, UK
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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SENIOR HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT required - 33 hours DAYS including every other weekend

The successful candidate must have NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or working towards this and must have experience in administering medication.

Care Home provides high quality care for up to 30 residents including those who have dementia.

Salary and benefits of Senior Healthcare Assistant:
  • £9.60 per hour
  • Time and a half paid for any hours worked over contracted hours (terms apply)
  • Full comprehensive induction provided
  • Ongoing training and support provided for personal development
  • Paid holiday
  • Free DBS
  • Free uniform and badge
  • Opportunities to progress within the company
  • Free meal (11 hour shift)

Key responsibilities of Senior Healthcare Assistant:
  • Must be fully conversant in administering medication
  • To provide support and guidance to our residents according to their care/support plans to enable them to maintain as much independence as practicable.
  • Assist individuals in the activities of daily life, according to their needs and resources
  • Promote dignity and privacy at all times
  • Ensure that you contribute, to the best of your ability, to the efficient running of the Home and the creation of an atmosphere conducive to the best interests of the residents.
  • When appropriate, co-ordinate the running of the shift, allocating the daily work schedule as necessary, always considering the capabilities and skill mix of the team.
  • Observe and inform the Deputy or Manager, in the case of any alteration in the individual's needs or state of health, whether physical, emotional, psychological or social.
  • Meet with healthcare professionals and doctors when required to ensure a high standard of care for the residents. Escorting doctors when visiting and being on hand to answer queries and questions from community nurses, care managers etc, when necessary.

Provide person centred care and personal care
  • To supervise, train and support junior members of staff
  • Assist senior staff in the supervision and appraisal of care staff
  • To be fully conversant with correct moving and handling techniques, use of handling aids and to be personally responsible for attending regular (at least annually) training in this respect.

Key requirements of Senior Healthcare Assistant:
  • A kind, caring, patient and fun loving individual
  • Previous experience is essential
  • Good supervisory skills to co-ordinate and assist your team of care assistants and maintain overall responsibility for your shift
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