Healthcare Assistants – Nursing Home roles – Co. Wicklow

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Location Blainroe & Bray, Ireland
Date Posted January 8, 2018
Category Health care assistant
Job Type Permanent


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Health Care Assistant

Purpose of Position

To deliver hands on nursing care to residents in a caring respectful and person centred manner ensuring wherever possible the resident’s wishes are observed.

Reports to
Home Manager
Clinical Nurse Manager or Staff Nurse on duty.

To ensure that all residents receive person centred care as directed in their care plans.

To carry out care for our residents with dignity, respect and facilitate their optimum independence as much as possible.

To assist residents with their personal hygiene needs.

To assist with residents toileting needs.

To assist residents to mobilise safely.

To ensure residents receive assistance with eating and drinking as necessary.

To ensure residents are clothed in seasonally suitable clothing of their choice.

To participate in the delivery of therapy and any other alternative therapies as arranged / prescribed.

To observe, listen and engage with the residents and, report any concerns to the Nursing staff.
To communicate with all staff, residents, relatives and visitors to the Home in a manner that will ensure good positive clear outcomes.

To attend training as directed by the Company.

To work as part of a care team referring to the allocation sheet and roster.

To follow the procedures as set out in Company policy.

To use medical-nursing equipment carefully and as instructed in training.

To respond promptly to the Nurse Call bells.

To show respect for residents belongings.

To keep residents clothes clean and tidy, ensure all clothes are marked and report any issues re clothing to the Nurses/Housekeeper, or laundry assistant

To carry out duties as instructed by the Nurse on duty or Home Manager.

To work closely with the Activity Co-Ordinator and ensure engagement of residents at arranged activities.
This job description is not definitive and can be added to at any particular time

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