Healthcare assistant - Care Assistant - Carer - HCA
I am recruiting for a healthcare assistant with a leading Nursing home and rehabilitation centre in Leamington Spa.
About the Home
We help people who have acquired brain injury or neurological conditions to live a fuller life. Our dedicated team working at this unique centre provide residential specialist care to many individuals each year. The main building is a Victorian house set in five acres of magnificent gardens and has been fully modernised and adapted to meet the needs of our residents. The house has been extended and now consists of 57 fully furnished bedrooms many of which overlook our beautiful landscape gardens. Although most of our residents are permanent, we also welcome emergency placements and respite stays.
The Care Assistant is responsible for providing high quality and professional care to all service users in the care centre; including physical, social and emotional care. The work can be physically and mentally demanding and the person appointed to the post will be expected to have an understanding of and sympathy with disabled and /or elderly people.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Assisting the service users in all personal care (including; washing , dressing, toileting, feeding and manoeuvring), whilst encouraging as much independence as possible;
- Ensuring that service users are presentable in appearance at all times;Assisting residents to move to the dining area at mealtimes and other communal areas for social activities and stimulation and to the privacy of their bedrooms at their request;
- Assisting service users to eat and drink, monitoring intake and reporting any concerns to the nurse in charge;
- Ensuring bedroom areas are kept tidy, pleasant and comfortable by making beds, regularly changing bed linen and emptying commodes;
- Responding to call bells in a timely manner;
- Ensuring dignity and respect is maintained at all times;
- Accompanying service users outside the care centre when necessary (i.e. activities, hospital appointments);
- Participating in social activities with service users and to use all interactions as an opportunity for stimulation/ occupation;
- Caring for service users’ property and that belonging to the care centre.When money is taken from a service users’ purse/wallet, the action must be witnessed by two auxiliaries;
- Completing all daily monitoring records in a timely matter;
- Reporting any changes in residents’ conditions to the nurse on duty;
- Reporting incidents to residents, staff or visitors to the nurse on duty, and record it on the accident/incident form;
- Cleaning up spillages as they occur using appropriate equipment supplied and specified in the Infection Control Policy;
- Working within the guidelines of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, staff handbook and company Health and Safety Policy;
- Completing the Care Certificate induction programme or provide evidence of completion elsewhere.
-Experience working as a healthcare assistant is preferred but not essential
- NVQ preferred but not essential