Health Care Assistant / Support Worker

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
Region:
South East
Location:
Weybridge
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
18/07/2018
Recruiter:
TalentSpa Recuitment
Job Ref:
HLC/HomeSA

Health Care Assistant / Support Worker

Location: Weybridge

Salary: Competitive

An exciting opportunity has arisen with our client in Weybridge. This is an exciting opportunity to join the company as they are going through a vast amount of growth and development, they are seeking Health Care Assistant / Support Workers who enjoy a challenge and want to progress, roll their sleeves up and get involved.

If you are seeking a new opportunity to enhance and utilise your skills and share your knowledge and best practice with others and drive a team forward then this could be just the position for you!

Responsibilities of the Health Care Assistant / Support Worker:

* To preserve the privacy, confidentiality and dignity of individual customers, whilst demonstrating an understanding of their rights.
* To work "with" Customers to achieve outcomes, rather than working "for" them.
* To enable customers to remain in their own homes by providing the support and care needs to help them achieve maximum independence.
* To encourage customers to regain their confidence all the while promoting their self-respect and dignity
* To ensure that all care needs of customers are met in full, according to the care plan.
* To record accurate, legible records of care given in accordance with the customers care plan.
* To report any change of circumstances in a customer's health or environment, to the Care Manager or Coordinators.
* To ensure that your timesheet is an accurate reflection of your work, and be responsible for ensuring it is returned to the office at the specified time.
* To be accountable to your work practice and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills.

Personal Care:

* Dressing & undressing
* Washing, bathing, showering, shaving, grooming and personal and oral hygiene, hair care (washing & brushing), nail care washing not cutting
* Assisting customers with their mobility using the appropriate equipment as instructed and in accordance with the company moving and handling policy
* Continence management, including help with incontinence pads, toileting, catheter and colostomy care and emptying and cleaning commodes
* Care of pressure areas (under nursing supervision)
* assisting in and out of bed
* Maintaining a hygienic environment
* Transporting and escorting customers
* Provide support and companionship to customers enabling their carers to have a break from caring duties.
* Support customers to maintain social contacts, to access the community resources and to remain full and participating members of the community

Health Care:

* Assisting to take medications as described in the individual care plan and only from a recognised medication dispenser.
* Collecting prescriptions
* Completion of relevant medication record

Dietary Care:

* Preparation of meals, snacks and drinks according to individual choice, taking likes and dislikes into consideration.
* Monitoring food and drink intake when required.
* Assist with feeding if and when required.

Domestic/ Household tasks:

* General cleaning of the areas used by the customer
* Bed making
* Clearing refuse
* Laundry, putting load into and taking from the washing machine and where required putting load in to tumble drier and removing once dry and folding neatly
* Shopping
* Washing up and drying dishes

Requirements of the Health Care Assistant / Support Worker:

* Caring personality with empathy for ol

Contact Details:
TalentSpa Recuitment
Tel: 0844 8700 926
Contact: .
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