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Care Assistant - Nights - Greystones Nursing Home

Job Description:

To provide care for the service users under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff and senior care assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the Home as required.

Additional Job Specifications may include:

  • To assist the service users in personal care including washing, bathing, dressing and toilet needs.
  • Responding promptly to call bells
  • To report any accidents or unexplained injuries immediately to the Senior Carer (who will report to the nurse in charge)
  • To ensure that service users are socially presentable in appearance at all times.
  • To ensure that service users have any aids e.g. - Dentures, Hearing Aids, Spectacles etc. fitted, cleaned and in working order.
  • To assist the service users in rehabilitation activities under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager and trained nursing staff.
  • To assist in the cleaning of the Home as the need arises, particularly dining areas after meals and to support infection control e.g. cleaning up spills immediately.
  • To pay due respect to service users' possessions and to ensure that bedrooms and communal areas are tidy and presentable.
  • To be resourceful in the use of supplies.
  • To work at all times, within the guidelines of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Company Health and Safety Policy and Procedure.
  • To be aware of all fire exit means of escape from the Home.
  • To complete all Company Health and Safety and Fire checks as requested.
  • To ensure readiness to commence work at the time stated on the Duty Rota and not to abandon duty without permission from the Home Manager or Nurse-in-charge.
  • To adhere to the policy relating to personal appearance and the uniform policy whilst on duty.
  • To ensure that articles for laundry are sluiced if soiled before placing into correct container.
  • To read and implement the Company Policy and Procedure for Infection Control.
  • To ensure the appropriate segregation of waste material. That it is disposed of in accordance with current legislation and Company Policy and Procedure for Infection Control.
  • To report to the Nurse in Charge any changes in individual service user’s condition and any other relevant matter, noting especially any changes in skin condition.
  • To report to the Nurse in Charge any verbal concerns or complaints raised by the service user or visitors.
  • To recognise your own caring limitations and to seek guidance from the Home Manager or trained nursing staff as appropriate.

Weekly Wage: Minimum wage

Employer Name & Location: Greystones Nursing Home Heaton

Shift patterns: Night shift 20:00 – 08:00 with a flexible approach to day shifts to cover for Illness and holidays

Duration – Perm / temp: Permanent

Qualification and educational requirements:

  • A minimum of two satisfactory employment references DBS check, Covid-19 double dose vaccination applies to this position.
  • Care Certificate/Mandatory training

Essential and desirable skills: Excellent communicator, the ability to document each care interaction digitally

Training provided: Mandatory update training. Online training opportunities throughout the year

Additional benefits: A chance to join a small family run nursing home  and make a difference to someone’s life

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