ago9 days ago
Job Description – Care Assistant
Purpose of position:
To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of residents in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and to help in the general day-to-day activities of the home. Care provided by care assistants is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the resident’s own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.
To assist services users who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing bathing and the toilet.To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence. Help in use and care of aids and personal equipment such as hearing aids.To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding etc.To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.To make and change beds, tidy rooms; do light cleaning and empty commodes, wash basinsTo inspect, launder and mend residents clothing.To set tables and trays, serve meals, prepare some meals and wash up, tidy and clear the dining room.To answer emergency buzzers, the door and the telephone. Greet visitors, always offering them tea or coffee.To read and write reports, take part in staff meetings and training activities as required.To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.To comply with the home’s guidelines, policies and procedures at all times.To report to the home manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user. To encourage residents to remain as independent as possible.Administering medication. /Only when trained wash down spinko mattress once the bed is stripped, wash down pro-pads in resident’s bedrooms, re-place flannel’s and towels once used ready for the next shift.
Self-motivated.OrganisedFlexible.Caring.Sensitive to the needs of others and to the sick or infirm.An active team player but also able to work on own initiative.A good communicator.
All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment.
All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.
All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to carry out all reasonable requests made to you by the management of the home.
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