Senior Care Assistant (Nights)
- Pendle Brook
- Full & Part Time
£ 9.90 - £ 10.10
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We are recruiting for a Senior Care Assistant for our home
Shifts are 8pm - 8am on a set rota, working either full time (4 shifts pw) or part-time (2 shifts pw)
**Please note you must be fully vaccinated against Covid19 in order to be considered for this role**
Scope of work
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- To ensure physical and emotional support, and care is provided for the residents of the home while maintaining high standards of care and supervision of daily routine.
- To safeguard the delivery of health care arrangements for the residents under the direction of the GP or other health care representatives i.e. District Nurse, CPN, Dentist etc. And to keep accurate records.
- To assist in providing a stable and caring environment that underpins the residents' emotional and psychological well-being.
- Promote relationships that enable each person to participate in social activities within the service and in the life of the local community.
- To encourage and support people to make decisions in matters which affect their lifestyle.
- To be knowledgeable regarding the whereabouts of people living in the service at all times, and the emergency procedures of the service to protect the well-being of everyone in the building.
- To behave in a caring and professional manner at all times. And promote and respect the rights and needs of individuals.
- To follow and implement Rochcare policies and procedures.
- To lead the shift and ensure all information is relayed to the manager and incoming shift.
- Maintain accurate records throughout each shift, in respect of each person; including, care plans, incidents, handover, and all other paper and electronic records as necessary.
- Administration, monitoring, recording, ordering and disposal of medication.
- Formal supervision of care staff with accurate record keeping.
- To be engaged and involved in your own professional development, including completing mandatory training online, attending face to face training, and seeking out training that would be beneficial to staff and the service.
- To attend staff meetings.
- You will be expected to use your initiative, working alone or as part of a team to promote good quality services.
- Adopt a flexible approach during your employment with the Company.
- To maintain confidentiality in and out of the workplace.
- To aid and report in the investigation of all complaints with/to the Company, and to take appropriate action if required to do so.
- To undertake any other reasonable duty which may be requested of you.
- To promote and maintain a homely atmosphere that is conducive to the delivery of holistic person-centred care.
- To contribute to good care practice and the maintenance of a positive and comfortable environment.
- To take handover from the outgoing shift, give handover to the incoming shift, ensure every person living in the home, and all other related issues, have been handed over appropriately.
- Allocate staff appropriately to specific areas and tasks for the duration of the shift.
- To ensure that the security of the building is paramount, including the keys used each day.
- In the absence of the manager, ensure there are sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, skilled, and experienced staff members on duty.
- To monitor the staff team to ensure relevant documentation has been completed, for example, moving & positioning charts, and care plans.
- To assist the management team in the supervision of the staff team and use clear communication at all times.
- To write and update care plans including all associated Care Vision documentation as deemed necessary to ensure high-quality care is provided.
- To support people with all aspects of their health, social and emotional well-being including, personal care, mobility, continence, nutrition & hydration, in line with their care plan; promoting independence at all times.
- To ensure that people living in the service are well-kept in their personal care, hygiene and clothing.
- To give mental and physical stimulation to people by talking to them and helping them to continue with hobbies and activities inside the home.
- To care for individuals who are unwell including the application of minor dressings under the guidance of health professionals for example district nurses, advanced nurse practitioners.
- To support and care for people who are end of life and keep the manager fully informed of events.
- To assist in giving mental and physical stimulation to people by talking to them and helping them to continue with hobbies and activities within the home.
- On-call duties as necessary and be flexible in your approach to your shift working patterns.
- To undertake housekeeping tasks as part of ensuring people's rooms are clean, tidy, and odour-free.
- Follow infection control practices as required by Company policies and local authority infection control teams.
- Familiarisation and implementation of regulatory requirements from all relevant legislation, including Care Standards Act, Health & Safety at Work Act, Mental Capacity Act.
- To report all concerns, whether specific to an individual or relating to the whole service, appropriately using Company policies & procedures.
- To respond to all enquiries whether telephone, email or face to face, and pass on this information to the management of the service.
- To answer the door and telephone promptly, welcome visitors, give refreshments and any assistance they may require during their visit.
- To carry out other duties that occur from time to time as may be required by the Company.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £9.90-£10.10 per hour
- Company pension
- Discounted or free food
- On-site parking
- Wellness programmes
- 12 hour shift
- Night shift
PPE is provided and must be worn in compliance with the latest advice
Regular PCR and LFD testing
- providing care: 1 year (preferred)
- supervisory: 1 year (preferred)
- Driving License (preferred)
- NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care (preferred)