Overview

Location: Gibraltar House, Portal Road, Monmouth, NP25 5FL.

Reporting To:
Qualified Nursing Staff (Nursing Care Home)
Deputy Home Manager/Senior Care Assistant (Residential Care Home)
Job Purpose:
To assist in the provision of care and work as part of a team to achieve required standards. To ensure residents retain their dignity and individuality. To be involved in the general activities of the Care Home.

Main Responsibilities
Care
1 Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting Residents, when required in all aspects of daily living. Balancing residents needs with promoting their independence.
2 Assist Residents in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring Residents retain their comfort and dignity.
3 Only move residents in accordance with Manual Handling policy and the individual care plan.
4 Closely monitor Residents who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems.
5 Assist in the promotion of continence.
6 Assist in the delivery of care for residents who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices.
7 Observe care planning needs for Residents and complete written daily records as instructed and inline with the companies policies and procedures.
8 Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with residents and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Care Home.
9 Answer Nurse call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly and pass on messages promptly.
10 Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, report on the well-being of residents.
11 Carry out regular checks on residents at intervals determined by senior Staff members.
12 Make visitors feel welcome. Offer refreshments/assistance on arrival and as and when required.
13 Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Homes disposal of waste policy. Ensure Care Homes resources are used appropriately.
14 Clean and maintain equipment used by residents/relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Care Home is kept clean and tidy in line with the Company’s attention to detail philosophy.
15 Care for residents clothing and rooms, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
16 Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
17 Assist residents who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc). Assist with the serving of food and drinks and the associated clearing and cleaning process. Ensure that residents are presentable and that the dining room is clean and tidy for the next meal time.
18 Escort residents travelling to and from the Care Home e.g. social outings, hospital visits etc.
19 Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with residents’ personal and financial affairs and avoid abuse of the privileged relationships that exists with residents.
Communication
20 Participate in Staff and resident meetings as and when required.
Training & Development
21 Maintain professional knowledge and competence.
22 Attend mandatory training day/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
23 Participate in relevant NVQ training to achieve required qualifications.
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 the POVA List (where applicable)

• Recognition that the care home operates 24/7

Desired:
• Relevant Vocational Qualification (achieved/working towards)

• Experience of working with relevant resident group

Pay Rates Starting from £6.50ph

If you feel you meet all of the above then please contact Sarah on 0117 9387748