Health Care Assistant

September 22, 2022
Application ends: October 8, 2022
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Job Description

Leek, England

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description summerises the work content and nature of the post and its role within the organisation. It does not specify every aspect of the job in detail and broad headings covering primary responsibilities have been used.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The purpose of care provided by a Families Care Health Care Assistant is to support individuals who choose to remain in the comfort and security of their own homes and to help them live as independent and active lives as possible by supporting them in an enabling focused way. The duties and tasks to be undertaken will be agreed by the client and a service manager once, if apporiate, the clients needs have been assessed. These will be written down in an individual care plan and will be kept in the clients home, it will be your responsibility to follow this plan and other supporting documents, reporting any changes in clients circumstances or needs that you become aware of.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the types of duties you may undertake. All of these should be carried out in a manner which encourages clients towards the maximum degree of independence and activity appropriate to their abilities and wishes. It is imperitive that the client is able to make their own choices and be given the opportunity to do so.

· Assisting getting up in the morning including washing/bathing, personal care, dressing and maintaining personal appearance

· Assisting with undressing and getting into bed in the evenings

· Assisting with preparation of meals, drinks, snacks and other nutrition when necessary

· Provide assistance with toileting and changing clothes and/or bedding where necessary

· To maintain commodes

· To wash clothes and bed linen (which may include soiled laundry) when necessary

· Provide assistance with other tasks of personal daily living that the client cannont manage

· Assist and encourage the management of medication or administer where necessary and appropriate

· Monitor health related conditions such as fluid intake and nutrition

· Support clients with mobility difficulties or other physical disabilities, including incontinence.

· If required support with collection of prescription and shopping

· Maintain all records and paperwork to the highest standard

STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE

· Manager/client satisfaction

· Feedback from Manager during appraisal and supervision

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

· Ensure the different cultural needs are catered for sensitively

· Respect confidentiality

· To provide direct care to client as circumstances require

· To attend meetings and training courses as required

· Contribute to the effective system of communication within the team

· To undertake such duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined by the management

· To ensure that the Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities are implememnted at all times

· To undertake any other duties specificed by Management

REPOSNSIBILITY FOR RESOURCES

· To ensure you have appropriate supplies and always wear personal protective clothing as supplied by the organisation

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

· To report any concerns regarding Safeguarding to safeguarding lead/management immediately

· To report any concerns regarding bullying or descrimination to clients or other team members immediately, if necessary using the Whistle Blowing Policy

· To maintain your own appearance when representing the organisation in clients homes

· To complete the Care Certificate Training Programme

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £11.00-£11.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Sick pay

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends only

Supplemental pay types:

  • Yearly bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff required to have Covid vaccinations. Full PPE provided

Reference ID: HCA