Health Care Assistant

The post holder contributes to the achievement of the Company goals by assisting in the implementation of agreed care plans and in doing so supports residents in the achievement of personal goals as identified.


Responsible to: Team Leader

Accountable to: Care Manager

Job Summary: The post holder contributes to the achievement of the Company goals by assisting in the implementation of agreed care plans and in doing so supports residents in the achievement of personal goals as identified. This is undertaken under the direction and supervision of the Team Leader/Home Manager as applicable.

Outline of duties:

  • To undertake a wide range of duties in support of the Team Leader in a given work area, which will ensure that a high standard of care is received by all residents at all time.
  • To only undertake delegated duties, which are within, assessed competencies.
  • To provide support to the Team Leader as required.
  • To support the Team Leader in preparing and implementing procedures as directed.
  • To provide the agreed level of support to residents as defined by their care plan.
  • To supervise a group of care assistants as agreed with the Team Leader.
  • To act as a mentor to new care assistants as delegated by the Team Leader.
  • To assist in obtaining, transmitting and storing information relative to the delivery of care whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • To co-operate with and gain an understanding of the professional role of the other members of the team.
  • To liaise with residents relatives as appropriate.

Other duties

Professional:

To assist in the planning and monitoring of resident care.

Maintain appearance and behaviour befitting a member of the care team.

Demonstrating his/her skills, giving guidance and support to other care assistants.

Clinical:

Ensure that the rights of the residents are recognised and acknowledged at all times.

To work under direction of the Team Leader/Home Manager at all times.

To assist in the implementation of residents planned care.

Operational:

Practice effective communication.

To be aware of the Health and Safety requirements and to act appropriately.

Have a working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to fire, accidents and untoward incidents, attending mandatory training when required.

Take prompt, relevant action regarding all accidents and untoward incidents. Participate where appropriate in official investigations.

Take reasonable care of patients’ property and valuables according to Company policy.

Maintain an awareness of and adhere to relevant policies within the company.

Education and Training:

Remain up-to-date with the changing practices and make full use of training and educational facilities which are relevant for self-development.

Have joint responsibility with the Team Leader/Home Manager for own development.

Participate in initial training programmes.

Posted: Wednesday, 1 August 2018
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