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Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant

Job Title: Healthcare Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Waltham Abbey
Industry:
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Lucy1
Contact Name: Lucy Pettit
Contact Email: lucy.pettit@positivementalhealth.co.uk
Job Published: January 16, 2020 16:45

Job Description

KEY ACCOUNTABLES:

 

• To ensure the correct level of care and assistance is always delivered to each resident enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence.

 • To encourage residents to achieve maximum independence by assisting residents to meet their own needs whenever possible.

 • To ensure that all care practices within the home are always maintained at the highest level, developing relationships with residents and families through the Key Worker System – working to the GSC Councils Code of Practice for S C Workers.

 • To report to a senior any incident / activity which may affect the well-being, safety or welfare of the resident.

  • To carry out, support and assist any activity as designated by the senior in a timely and effective manner.

 • To ensure that the resident receives the highest of standards of care in respect of physical and personal needs in respect to bathing, dressing and assisting at mealtimes.

 • To carry out the necessary housekeeping duties ensuring that the home remains clean and homely at all times, this includes the care of linen and residents’ personal laundry, making of beds and ensuring residents bedrooms are clean and tidy and to assist with any other housekeeping duty that may arise. 

 • To ensure residents’ emotional and social well-being is always maintained by actively communicating and listening to the residents’ needs and promoting their independence.

 • To promote a caring environment, supporting residents in a kind and respectful manner. 

 • To ensure all documentation relating to the resident’s care is updated and maintained to the highest of standards. 

• To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses are met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained to carry out the role efficiently and effectively. 

 • To attend all staff meetings and staff supervision sessions as and when required.

• Ensure the required QCF training is met in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively. 

 • To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses are met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.

 • To comply with all job-related policies, procedures, regulations, and rules including health and safety and welfare of the residents and colleagues. 

 • It is the responsibility of every member of staff to protect themselves and others against an infection risk. All staff regardless of whether clinical or not are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems regarding this to the manager. All staff undertaking patient care activities should attend infection control training and updates as required by this organisation.

 • Support the equality, diversity and rights of Residents, Carers and Colleagues. 

 • To attend all staff meetings, supervision and appraisals sessions when required.

 • Be committed to personal and professional development is maintained and ensure the required QCF training is met in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.

 • To ensure adherence to the Company’s dignity at work and bullying a harassment policy is always adhered to Racial, sexual or any other harassment will not be tolerated.

 • It is the personal responsibility of all staff to act in accordance with Care Act 2014, (England).  The Nursing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005.  The Residential Care Homes Regulations and Associated Minimum Standards (NI)

 • To be flexible and perform any other duties that may arise from time to time to meet the ongoing needs of the company.