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Care Assistant (Nights)

Posted by on 04.25.2015
Job ID: 714405
Location: Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Job Category: Healthcare & Medical
Salary: Annual
Job Views: 3497
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Employment Type: Permanent
Posted: 04.25.2015

Job Description

Care Assistant (Nights)
Newmarket, Suffolk

Salary: £8.00 - £8.50 per hour
Hours: Full-time, Nights

As an employee of this leading care provider you will have an important role to play, with particular responsibilities and duties; but over and above that you will be self-motivated to do your bit as part of a great team of dedicated people who have chosen to work with us and in this sector because they love what they do and the difference they can and do make.

Key duties and responsibilities of the Care Assistant role include:

• Review the Individualised Service Plan in the Resident Services Book
• Assist residents with daily activities as indicated on the Individualised Service Plan
• Provide/assist with personal care
• Ensure a pleasant dining experience for the residents
• Tidy residents' rooms daily
• Do resident's personal laundry
• Complete any specially assigned housekeeping tasks (primarily night Care Managers)
• Provide residents with both physical and emotional support
• Integrate the residents' individual life skills into the daily routine
• Assist with transporting residents to appointments and other activities as requested
• Effectively communicate and/or document any information regarding the residents, according to the procedure explained by your supervisor
• Inform the appropriate staff member of any resident changes of condition and resident family concerns
• Speak with family members in a positive and polite manner: encourage family members to join in with daily activities
• Ensure infection control procedures are followed
• If required, Complete all medication administration training within the required timeframe
• Check with your supervisor and team for medication updates
• Prepare medication for each resident's medication administration
• Administer medications to residents
• Document legibly all resident concerns made while administering the medication
• Maintain and record stock levels and charges by appropriate products

Candidates requirements for this vacancy:

• Must be able to handle multiple priorities
• Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills
• Able to make responsible choices and decisions and act in a resident's best interest
• Ability to react calmly in emergency situations and be considerate
• Calm and comfortable with the Alzheimer's population
• Ability to follow through on assigned tasks, demonstrate good judgement, common sense and initiative
• Exhibits a caring and compassionate attitude while articulating true concern for people
• NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care desirable or a willingness to undertake the qualification
• Medication administration training and/or a willingness to undertake training if required
• Must be able to work flexible hours
• Must be at least 18 years of age

This position offers an hourly rate between £8.00 - £8.50 per hour, depending on experience.

To be considered for this vacancy click 'Apply Now' and forward a copy of your CV.

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