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Care Assistant Days


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Care Worker - Day £10.00 per hour, this includes attendance bonus Responsibilities To assist in the provision of care and work as part of a team to achieve required standards. To ensure that service users retain their dignity and individuality and to be involved in the general activities of the care centre/unit. • Ensure the highest possible levels of care are maintained by supporting/assisting service users when required. Tasks include washing, toileting, dressing, undressing and all other aspects of daily living. • Assist service users in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed whilst ensuring service users retain their comfort and dignity. • Pay particular attention to assisting service users who have limited mobility or physical learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided. • Closely monitor service users who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems. • Assist in the promotion of continence. •Assist in the delivery of care for service users who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last offices. • Observe care planning needs for service users and complete written daily records as instructed in line with the Company's policies and procedures. •Assist in a framework of social activities by interacting with service users and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the care centre. • Answer the Nurse Call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly and pass on messages properly. • Under the supervision and guidance of senior care staff report on the well-being of service users. • Make visitors feel welcome and provide refreshments/assistance when required. • Make and change beds, ensuring rooms are clean and tidy and commodes are empty, in line with the care centre's disposal of waste policy. Ensure the care centre's resources are used appropriately. •Clean and maintain equipment used by service users/relatives, e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. ensure the care centre is kept clean and tidy in line with the Company's attention to detail philosophy. • If applicable, care for service user's clothing and rooms as named and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked. • Ensure that the full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the Company's policies and procedures. • Assist service users who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.) Assist with serving of food/drinks as requested/required. Wash up as requested/required. • Participate in staff and service user meetings as and when required. • Maintain professional knowledge and competence. •Attend mandatory training days/courses on or off site as and when required. • Participate in relevant NVQ training to achieve required qualifications. •Report immediately to the Home Manager or handyperson in charge any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a service user, colleague, self or another. •Understand and ensure the implementation of the care centre's Health & Safety policy and emergency and fire procedures. •Report to the Home Manager or the handyperson any faulty appliances, damaged furniture/equipment or any potential hazards. • Promote safe working practices within the care centre. • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the care centre. • Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties. • Notify the Deputy Manager / Home Manager or the person in charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work after periods of absence. • Ensure the security of the care centre is maintained at all times. • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained. • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you. Should be able to communicate and work effectively with colleagues and Line Managers. Is able to consider alternatives and assesses their impact and potential problems. Can implement decisions and evaluate result
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