Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Senior Care, Full-time, Job Description: Senior Care AssistantREPORTING TO: Qualified Nursing StaffSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONSRequired:Genuine interest in, and experience of working with, the relevant Client groupAbility to communicate effectively at all levelsTeam playerAbility to manage pressure and conflicting demands , and prioritise tasksWillingness to participate in Vocational Training ProgrammesNVQ Level 2 in CareSatisfactory Police Check and check against the POVA List (where applicable)Desired:NVQ Level 3 in CarePrevious supervisory experienceExperience / Qualification in the Safe Handling of Medicines / Medication TrainingJOB PURPOSE:The same as a Care Assistant, but with the additional duties of front line supervision and monitoring of Care Assistants. As a Senior Care Assistant you will be in charge of a shift of workers and will take responsibility for the smooth running of the service whilst they are on duty. You will respond to emergencies and provide guidance and support to Care Assistants under the supervision of qualified Nursing Staff. You will also participate in staff induction programmes as and when required, promote safe working practice at the Home and ensure that all commodities used in and around the Home are sensibly conserved by staff e.g. monitoring the usage of incontinence aids, wipes etc .Care:Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting / assisting Clients, when required, with all aspects of daily living.Support training and supervision of junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Home, under the supervision of senior Staff Members.Assist Clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide supervision and attention when needed, ensuring Clients retain their comfort and dignity.Pay particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical / learning difficulties making the best use of aids provided.Closely monitor Clients who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems.Assist in the promotion of Continence.Assist in the delivery of care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with Last Offices.Complete, observe and review care planning needs for Clients, and complete written daily records as instructed and in line with the Company’s policies and procedures.Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with Clients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Home.Answer Nurse Call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately., Norwich, 01603926310.