care assistant

Recruiter
Dynasty Healthcare
Location
Hereford
Salary
10.00 GBP Hourly
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Closes
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring.

Duties:
* Provides patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.

* Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.

* Provides adjunct care by administering enemas, douches, non-sterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments and therapeutic baths; applying restraints.

* Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs and body mass; testing urine; recording intake and output information.

* Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients' call lights and requests; reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor.

* Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records.

* Maintains work operations by following policies and procedures.

* Protects organisation's value by keeping patient information confidential.

* Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, local requirements and national standards.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organisations; maintaining licensure.

* Enhances nursing departrent requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications:
Multi-tasking, Medical Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Infection Control, Nursing Skills, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Informing Others, Judgment, Pain Management, Acute/Critical Care