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JobsHours and payClosesSummary
Care Assistant (days)35 hours/ week
£8.33 per hour without NVQ, £9.96 per hour with NVQ

31/01/18REPORTS TO: Sister/Senior Registered Nurse on duty

RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Manager

KEY OBJECTIVES:

• To act as Named Care Assistant to a small number of residents, ensuring complete and holistic care is given.

• To assist the Registered Nurses in all aspects of their duties.

• To ensure all residents are cared for with respect, dignity and in a way which promotes independence.

• To create a flexible and caring environment and a happy home in such a manner as to justify public trust and confidence.

MAIN DUTIES

1. To assist residents with all aspects of daily living:-
bathing/washing
toilet
dressing
eating/drinking

2. To be aware of the physical and emotional needs of the residents ie hospital appointments, hairdresser, manicurist, chiropodist etc and record same on the residents’ individual Care Plans.

3. To serve meals in the dining rooms in an acceptable manner and assist frail residents.

4. To assist with the feeding of residents.

5. Ensure residents are wearing only their own clothes and that they are in good repair. Clothes needing repair must be brought to the attention of the Registered Nurse.

6. To answer the nurse call system promptly and ensure that those residents who are confined to their rooms for whatever reason are regularly visited and their conditions/progress monitored.

7. Make beds and change linen, as required.

8. Tidy bedrooms in preparation for cleaning.

9. Report accidents immediately to the Registered Nurse.

10. Encourage residents to participate in the programme of activity.

11. Report any maintenance work required to the Registered Nurse on duty.

12. Report any changes in residents’ condition to the Registered Nurse as soon as possible.

13. Contribute towards individual Care Plan reviews, completing daily the appropriate part of the Care Plan under the supervision of the Registered Nurses.

14. Clean spills of food, drink, body fluids and smears immediately. Report to the Clinical Manager any stains requiring attention.

15. Carry out cleaning and laundry duties as required.

16. Carry out any reasonable request from the Registered Nurses.

17. As delegated, to assist in the orientation and support of new members of staff.

18. Maintain, in confidence, any particulars concerning residents within the home.

19. Answer the telephone, take clear messages and contact the Registered Nurses immediately.

20. To know where all the fire equipment is located and how it is operated.

21. It is a requirement of your employment that staff actively participate in training programmes organises by the Society.

22. To be aware of COSHH regulations and appropriate use of all substances.

23. Have due regard for their own health and safety and the health and safety of others. Hazards, potential hazards, accidents and other untoward occurrences, faulty equipment etc should be reported to the senior person on duty and any necessary steps taken to prevent injury.

24. Carrying out all procedures laid down according to Society policy.

25. To take part in staff meetings wherever possible.

26. The work of Care Staff involves a great deal of personal contact with residents. This meaning that it is important for staff to have a very high standard of hygiene themselves so that they do not accidentally give offence to people they are near ie the smell of cigarette smoke/body odour. It also means that Care Staff have to handle residents’ clothing and linen that is wet or soiled with faeces so it is important again that a high standard of hygiene is maintained in the disposal of used dressing, pads and personal washing between tasks.