Healthcare Assistants – Kerry/West Cork

at Bluebird Care Kerry / West Cork (view profile)
Location Tralee, Ireland
Date Posted June 15, 2017
Category Home care
Job Type Permanent

Description

BENEFITS:
Pay Rates starting at €11 per hour.
Assistance with QQI / FETAC Level 5 training.
Access to Staff affinity scheme.
Job progression opportunities.
Staff social activities.

ROLE OF HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT
The Healthcare Assistant’s primary role is to deliver personal care and assistance to a customer in his/her own home. Healthcare Assistants are responsible for the implementation of the requirements of the customer care plan, perform the identified care duties and promote customer comfort, dignity and well-being.

QUALITIES:
Essential qualities of a Healthcare Assistant include having a genuine concern for others, having the ability to demonstrate kindness, compassion and patience, follow instructions and maintain confidentiality, be punctual, have good English language proficiency and good written and verbal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Your responsibilities as a Healthcare Assistant include . . .
Assist the customer with activities of living i.e. bathing, showering, continence care etc. as outlined in the customer care plan

Pay due care and attention to all aspects of care duties carried out on behalf of the customer

Provide a high standard of care in line with the requirements outlined in the customer care plan
Qualifications & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:
All Healthcare Assistants must have obtained QQI approved Level 5 Modules ‘Care of the Older Person’ and ‘Care Skills’ (Healthcare Support 5M4339) or have a minimum of one year experience as a Healthcare Assistant and be in a position to undertake the two QQI Level 5 modules outlined above.

Experience of caring for others in a professional capacity is desirable

Car desireable

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
This position is available on a full-time/part-time, temporary/permanent contract basis
Flexible working hours

ABOUT BLUEBIRD CARE
Bluebird Care are proud to provide services that facilitate people to remain in their own homes and community in so far as is possible. Bluebird Care provide services to a wide range of people, including: older persons, adults with Dementia, adults who require care and support due to chronic illness, adults and children with physical/sensory/intellectual disabilities, college students who require support to attend university/IT etc., and people who require support/rehabilitation to live at home

QUALITY ACCREDITATION:
Bluebird Care is fully committed to providing high quality services, in line with best practice, national standards and regulatory requirements. Bluebird Care are the only homecare provider in Ireland with all of its offices Q Mark certified, demonstrating its commitment to elevating standards in the homecare sector. Bluebird Care Kerry / Cork are also certified to ISO9001.

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. Bluebird Care are an equal opportunities employer.

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