Healthcare Assistant

Recruiter
The Red House
Location
Ashtead
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Aug 2017
Expires
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs to residents in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and to help in the general day-to-day activities of the home. Care provided by healthcare assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the resident's own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a nurse. 1.To assist residents who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and toileting. 2.To assist residents who have mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence; help in use and care of aids and personal equipment. To promote continence and provide catheter care as required, under the supervision of the nursing team. 3.To care for residents who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings under the supervision of the nursing team. 4.To assist in meeting residents' nutritional needs, including feeding as necessary. 5.To assist in the care of residents who at the terminal stage of their illness. 6.To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out. Sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations in support of the Activities Coordinator. 7.To make and change beds; tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty/clean commodes. 8.To inspect, launder and pass residents' clothing that needs cleaning/mending to the Housekeeper. 9.To set tables and trays; serve meals; feed residents who need help; prepare light meals and wash up; tidy and clear the dining room. 10.To answer emergency bells, the door and the telephone; greet visitors. 11.To read and write reports; take part in staff and residents' meetings and in training activities as directed by the Manager. 12.To comply with the home's guidelines and policies at all times. 13.To report to a nurse or to the home Manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a resident. 14.To encourage residents to remain as independent as possible. 15.To attend and participate in relevant staff meetings, fire lectures, training and study days. 16.To perform key worker duties and document in key worker notes. 17.To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required. Rate of Pay are as follows: Carers - GBP7.75 p/hr Carers with NVQ2 - GBP8.50 p/hr Carers with NVQ3 - GBP9.25 p/hr