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Healthcare Assistant - Drogheda

by:  Moorehall Living

The job offer is available for the following event:

Role:           Carer

Reports to: Staff Nurse /Team Leader / Care Manager / Person in Charge

 

Responsibilities:   

  • To ensure that the highest possible levels of care are delivered and maintained by competently assisting residents with all activities of daily living including but not limited to dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, assistance with eating, assistance with walking, assistance with exercise, serving meals followed by clean up.
  • To focus on a person centred approach whilst maintaining Moorehall Lodge’s policies and procedures.
  • To respect privacy, dignity and to promote confidentiality within a warm homely setting.
  • To Establish and maintain relationships with residents that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.
  • To be able to work within a team whilst recognizing the skills and abilities of others as we are all individual.
  • To maintain open communication at all levels
  • Represent Moorehall Lodge in a professional and positive manner at all times and in all communications with residents, visitors and staff
  • Comply with Moorehall Lodge’s Health and Safety Policy and procedures at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all issues and information relating to residents and the company
  • To contribute to the protection of vulnerable adults from abuse.
  • To maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and tidiness within your household at all times.
  • To report any ill-health, accident or incident concerning any resident to the Staff Nurse
  • To attend training days and courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • To attend meetings as and when required.
  • To complete all documentation relating to a resident and all communications with your team in a clear manner.
  • To uphold the Values of your household
  • To answer assistance call, telephone calls, to take and pass on accurate messages.
  • To ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained, complying with local and national infection control guidelines.
  • To report any damage or breakage of equipment, fixtures and fittings.
  • To support new staff members and volunteers providing help and guidance where appropriate.
  • To work as a “Home-Maker” when required.
  • To carry out such other reasonable duties, appropriate to the role as may be required.

Qualities:

  • To remove preconceived ideas that limit participation in daily living.
  • To be able to use your imagination to engage others.
  • To be able to make others smile.
  • To be able to work from the heart.
  • To be able to make the most of the time you have to provide positive social interactions.

 

Being Person Centred

Self              Comfortable being yourself at work, being self aware and open.

Feeling        being able to be emotionally warm, offering closeness to each individual.

Together      Being a friend to individual’s, with no “them and us”

Inspiring      Being positive and passionate, being able to make a connection with people that makes a difference.

Nurturing     Being able to provide comfort, security and a sense of belonging.

Respectful   Being able to understand the value of life histories and using it to enhance individual well-being.

Accepting    Being positive about individual’s reality and accepting of others, to understand that feelings can be displayed as actions or words.

Flexible       Being focused on individuals and not routine, to have the ability to adapt to daily differences and just “go with the flow”.

Spontaneous Being able to create opportunities that will occupy individuals in a meaningful way.

Enabling      Being able to create well-being and not ill-being

Supportive   Being comfortable to express your own emotions and support others with theirs

Growing:      Being open to learn and reflect on oneself and skills.

Other information

Post holder must hold at a minimum, a QQI Level 5 Health Care Qualification.

List of restrictions that apply to this job offer:

Candidates must have QQI Level 5 in Care Skills and Care of the Elderly or EU Equivalent

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