Residential Care Assistant – Healthcare Worker – Carer

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5455
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2020
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary: £17,828
  • Bonus/Benefits: pro rata + Overtime
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Carer / Residential Care Assistant / Health Care Worker who has excellent communication skills, experience of working in a team and the ability to remain calm and in control when under pressure is required for a new purpose built in-patient hospice based in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

This is a new purpose built in-patient hospice to enable provision of care for patients requiring palliative or end of life care.

 

SALARY: £17,828 per annum for full time 37.5 hours (pro rata if working less than 37.5 hours per week)

OVERTIME: Work on Saturday – Time and one third (x1.33)

                   Work on Sunday or Bank Holiday – Time and two thirds (x1.66)

                   Work nights between 8pm-8am – Time and one third (x1.33)

 

LOCATION: Maidenhead, Berkshire

 

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent – We also have Part-Time job opportunities

 

** Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available **

** All Levels of Experience Considered **

** Full Training Provided **

** Post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check **

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied via this site, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Carer /Residential Care Assistant / Health Care Worker who has excellent communication skills, experience of working in a team and the ability to remain calm and in control when under pressure.

As the Carer /Residential Care Assistant / Health Care Worker you will report to the In-Patient Unit (IPU) Sister and assist in the delivery of care for patients in the hospice requiring palliative or end of life care.

Working as the Carer /Residential Care Assistant / Health Care Worker you will be willing to complete the Care Certificate qualification once in post (if not done so already).

As a successful candidate, you will have a fantastic opportunity to be part of a brand new purpose built hospice for an organisation who are committed to providing the best care in order to meet the growing needs of the local community. 

 

DUTIES

Your duties as the Carer /Residential Care Assistant / Health Care Worker:

  • Ensure that the IPU service delivers an excellent standard of care to patients and their families
  • Offer timely and individual direct care based on patient need
  • Monitor patients for symptoms and provide non-pharmacological relief where possible, referring for senior advice when required
  • Communicate fully and effectively with patients, their families and professional colleagues to ensure a safe and needs-led care pathway
  • Work as a member of the multidisciplinary team to ensure a co-ordinated and defined management plan/plan of care for each patient
  • Maintain accurate healthcare records, written and computer based, liaising with community colleagues and in line with organisational policy and professional requirements
  • Support and work with the IPU Sisters and staff nurses to develop and maintain effective communication links with members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Help ensure the IPU is well stocked and tidy
  • Report accidents, incidents and complaints in area of responsibility as per procedure, participating in investigations as required
  • Work to the processes for role boundaries and patient confidentiality
  • Maintain personal and professional development

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of working in a team of people (this may have been at school / college or another job)
  • Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues
  • Willing to complete the Care Certificate qualification once in post (if not done so already)
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to enable effective communication about relevant topics with patients and colleagues, including accurately documenting patient records
  • Willingness and ability to demonstrate commitment to the Company’s values
  • Ability to organise own workload and (after training) to prioritise care needs of a patient
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, carers and families
  • Able to remain calm and in control when under pressure and have knowledge of when to refer for senior advice
  • Enthusiastic, committed and able to use initiative
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Post holder will be immunised for Hepatitis B, MMR, Tuberculosis and Chickenpox

 

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once you’ve applied via this site, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P5455

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