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Senior Care Assistant (Stephenson Court) posted by Roseberry Care Centres

Full Time
Newcastle upon Tyne
£8.50/ hour

Job Description

Job Title:

Senior Care Assistant

Reports To:

Qualified Nursing Staff (Nursing Care Centre) / Deputy Home Manager (Residential Care Centre)

Job Summary:

This job description is a statement of the core duties of the Senior Care Assistant, but it is not an exhaustive list. The Company may revise this job description to meet the needs of the business and reserves the right to require you to perform other duties from time to time.

The post holder will assist in the planning, implementation and supervision of care, and work as part of a team to achieve required standards. Senior Care Assistants will ensure Service Users retain their dignity and individuality and will be involved in the general activities of the Care Centre, maintaining a safe and secure environment for service users, staff members, and visitors.

Key Responsibilities:

Care Provision

  • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting Clients, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.
  • Support training and supervision of junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Care Centre, under the supervision of senior Staff Members.
  • Dispense medication, and ensure correct recording of all relevant information relating to medication (after satisfactory completion of the Safe Handling of Medicines course).
  • Ensure all holistic assessments are carried out when Clients are admitted to the Care Centre e.g. covering nutritional and incontinence issues, risk assessment etc.
  • Assist Clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual).
  • Pay particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical / learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
  • Provide supervision and attention when needed, whilst ensuring Clients retain their comfort and dignity.
  • Closely monitor Clients who may be confused and / or who have behavioural problems
  • Assist in the promotion of continence.
  • Assist in the delivery of care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices.
  • Complete, observe and review care planning needs for Clients and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with Clients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Care Centre.
  • Answer Nurse Call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly.
  • Report on the well-being of Clients and liase with GPs and support services etc.
  • Carry out regular checks on Clients at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.
  • Make Visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments/assistance as and when required.
  • Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Care Centre’s disposal of waste policy. Ensure the Care Centre’s resources are used appropriately.
  • Clean and maintain equipment used by Clients / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Care Centre is kept clean and tidy.
  • If applicable, care for Clients’ clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
  • Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist Clients who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.). Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required.
  • Escort Clients travelling to and from the Care Centre e.g. on social outings, hospital visits etc.
  • Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Clients' personal and financial affairs, and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Clients.

Communication

  • Act courteously toward residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident and ensure effective communication is maintained.
  • Participate in Staff and Client meetings as and when required.

Training & Development

  • Maintain professional knowledge and competence.
  • Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • Participate in relevant NVQ training to achieve required qualifications.

Health & Safety

  • Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Centre’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the Home Manager, or the Maintenance person, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promote safe working practice within the Care Centre.
  • Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times

Other Duties

  • Always act in a manner which respects and promotes the confidentiality of Service Users, Staff and any other involved parties.
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures
  • You may be required to perform other duties within your capacity, according to the needs of the business.

Job Requirements

Must be able to pass a full DBS check.

Reference Number

n/a

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