CURRENT VACANCIES Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: VAC-11010_1528280284
Salary: Negotiable
Salary per: Hour
Job Duration: Permanent
Job Start Date: 09/02/2018

Our client has continued to maintain a strong sense of core values. Their primary objective has always been: “to strive for excellence in providing an ethically sound, individualised, highest quality of nursing care for older people in a homely environment with the support of well trained and highly motivated staff.”
This home is a purpose-built Nursing Home situated in the lovely village of Charlton Down, Dorchester. It is a three floor building which has a lounge and dining room on each floor, there is also a cinema room, IT room, quite room and music room which residents can choose to use at any time. It has large landscaped grounds. The priority is the welfare and happiness of their residents and staff. The Home caters for 85 residents providing Nursing care to male and females over the age of 65 for long and short term stays who may require nursing care. The ground floor has a 31 bedded EMI unit providing specialist care to residents who may be living with dementia which is run by highly experienced and qualified staff. The remaining 54 beds are on the first and second floors which include a high dependency unit and provisions for respite, intermediate and general nursing care.
You will assist with essential aspects of care, i.e. washing, dressing, bathing, serving meals, feeding residents and where necessary, helping with residents’ rehabilitation. Please see below –
” Help residents with any mobility issues and assist in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.
” Provide care for residents who are unwell and may need care in bed.
” Help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out and sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies.
” Make and change beds, tidy rooms and do occasional light cleaning (i.e. spillages), empty commodes etc.
” Answer call bells, the front door and the telephone. Greet visitors politely.
” Help care for residents who are dying.
” To ensure that residents with continence difficulties are regularly taken to the toilet and assisted with the use of continence aids.
” To participate in the planning and meeting of individual residents’ needs as appropriate.
” Participate in Staff Meetings and training activities as required.
” Escort residents travelling to and from hospital appointments, social out outings etc
You will be dedicated and passionate about helping people and have a real interest in improving the lives of others. Empathy with the elderly together with listening skills are vital. You will provide a superior standard of care in secure, relaxing and homely surroundings. Also, providing privacy, dignity, choice and encourage independence. Whilst supporting and maintaining a person centred care environment and promoting self-esteem.

You must be able to demonstrate you can work as part of a team as well as an ability to work independently. For the right candidate, this will be both a rewarding and satisfying job.
” 28 days’ annual leave including bank holidays
” Forward thinking company, committed to your development
” Supportive clinical senior management team
” Opportunity to progress & carry out NVQ’s in Health and Social Care
” Excellent starting salary & shift enhancements
” Pension Scheme
” Free Parking

Job Reference: VAC-11010_1528280284

Salary: Negotiable

Salary per: Hour

Job Duration: Permanent

Job Start Date: 09/02/2018

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