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Healthcare Assistant - South Dublin

by:  Trinity Care

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We offer: Guaranteed hours contracts - Free Garda Vetting - Comprehensive Induction and Continued In-House Training -Continued Professional Development - Opportunity for Career Progression - Paid Training - Paid Lunch Hour

 

We have a very strong emphasis on training and development 

 

REPORTING TO: 

  • Nursing Staff 
  • Senior Care Assistant

JOB PURPOSE: 

  • To assist in provision of care to our Residents and work as part of a team to achieve excellent standards. 
  • To ensure Clients retain their dignity and Individuality. 
  • To be involved in the general activities of the Nursing Home. 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS.

  • You must have a
  • Genuine interest in working within a Caring Environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Willingness to be team player
  • FETEC 5 or equivlant and a willingness to participate in training and development

Desired:

  • Experience of working with the relevant Client group. 
  •  
  • MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Care: 

  • Ensure the highest levels of care are maintained by supporting / assisting Clients, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.
  • Assist Clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. Physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring Clients retain their comfort and dignity.
  • Pay particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical / Learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
  • 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 office
  • 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.
  • Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, report on the wellbeing of Clients.
  • 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 Nursing Home's disposal of waste policy.
  • Ensure the Nursing Homes resources are used appropriately.
  • Clean and maintain equipment used by Clients / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Nursing Home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company's attention to detail to philosophy.
  • 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 Nursing Home e.g. on social outings, hospitals 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: 

  • 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 training to achieve required qualifications when requested.

Health & Safety:

  • Report immediately to the D.O.N, 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 Nursing Homes health and
  • Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the D.O.N or the Maintenance any faulty appliances, damaged
  • Furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promote safe working practice within the Nursing Home

General:

  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Nursing Home.
  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is 
  • not divulged to third parties.
  • Notify the Director of Nursing, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of
  • Your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods
  • of absence.
  • Ensure the security of the Nursing Home is maintained at all times.
  • Adhere top all company policies and procedures within the defined time scales.
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.
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