Senior Care Assistant job in Hull at City Healthcare Ltd

Senior Care Assistant

Company: City Healthcare Ltd

Location: Kingston upon Hull UK

Date Posted:Dec 04, 2017

NVQ Health and Social Care Level 3 is required for the position JOB DESCRIPTIONJob DetailsJob Title:Senior Care Assistant Report To:Deputy Manager Responsible To: Registered Manager  Location:Rossmore Nursing Home Job PurposeTo lead, co-ordinate and supervise a team of care assistants to ensure a delivery of high quality person centred care by promoting best practice within the home. To assist and deputise for the Deputy Care Manager of the Residential home in maintaining efficient and effective day to day operation of the home in their absence. Duties & ResponsibilitiesTo organise and prepare for admission and discharge of residents to and from the Residential home. To promote and safeguard the welfare of vulnerable adults within the residential setting following and implementing safeguarding procedures as appropriate To assist in the development and implementation of risk assessments relating to individuals care taking in to account the physical and emotional needs of the resident. Completion of any summary reports and reviews To ensure that medication is administered as prescribed by the medical practitioner and appropriate records are accurately maintained, orders and maintains stock control of medication. To complete formal supervision of care assistants and manage when appropriate a group of staff and range of resources. To be responsible for allocating, organising and prioritising of tasks relevant to day to day care and support residents and efficient running of the home including rota management. To be responsible for the induction and development of staff, undertaking formal supervision and appraisals including maintaining up to date records of supervision and reviews and demonstrate adherence to relevant policies and procedures. To complete accurate records relaying to accidents/incidents, complaints and safeguarding, to ensure that relevant investigations/immediate actions are carried out and reported to deputy manager/registered manager and other relevant agencies as appropriate. To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service this may include night shifts cover and working weekends and bank holidays.  CommunicationTo communicate efficiently and effectively to assist residents and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and ensure understanding of their condition/needs.  This should include appropriate use of motivation techniques, explanation and gaining informed consent.  When gaining informed consent barriers to effective communication will regularly be evident (e.g Loss of hearing, altered perception, expressive and receptive dysphasia, pain and fear). Appropriate solutions to address the issues should be explored. To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, social services and other therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.  This could include, MDT meetings and discharge planning. To maintain accurate and up to date documentation, in line with legal and service requirements.  To communicate using a variety of communication methods efficiently   and effectively by email, letters, telephone etc. To establish and maintain rapport with the residents and carers.  To establish and maintain productive working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Analytical TasksTo evaluate the residents understanding in order to gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with residents who lack capacity to consent to treatment. To be able to analyse and interpret information from a range of sources and make recommendations for other profession intervention if required. To work on their own with the residential clients, the care assistant will need to assess the residents comfort, exercise judgement in dealing with patient care, seeking appropriate help and advice as needed.  Planning and Organisation Skills   To prioritise and manage a large and complex work load and delegate responsibilities to junior staff as appropriate.  To accept responsibility for a designated workload/ shift and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical and non-clinical priorities and use of time. To work closely with other professionals by participating in discharge planning and MDT meetings and provide appropriate feedback to facilitate discharge. To monitor, plan and organise for own training and development needs and attend all statutory and mandatory training in a timely manner in compliance with the training matrix.     Physical SkillsTo be able to move and handle residents in a safe and effective manner using skills and techniques learned via training. To maintain up to date training and knowledge of moving and handling and basic life support skills. To be responsible for safe use and transport of equipment when carrying out duties, to adhere to service policy including competence to use equipment.  The care assistant will need to be able to act in a responsible and professional manner at all times to.     Be able to work effectively outside ‘normal’ working hours       Demonstrate a flexible approach to duties and willing to   respond to short notice request at work     Be physically capable of carrying out a range of basic nursing   and care duties including hygiene/comfort/pressure area care                           Responsibility for Patient Care                 To undertake duties as part of the plan of care prescribed by the Multi-disciplinary team members                  To deliver effective, basic nursing care, and therapy interventions, ensuring patient comfort, safety and dignity at all times                  To communicate effectively and sensitivity to patients and carers                            Policy and Service Development Implementation                To follow the policies and guidance of City Health Care Ltd                 To maintain confidentially at all times                 Staff must be aware of and adhere to the provisions of Health and Safety at Work Act and to ensure their own safety and the safety of colleagues and residents.  Staff must also be aware of the action to be taken in the event of fire and must attend a fire lecture annually.                             Responsibilities for Financial and Physical Resource                             To ensure that equipment used for resident care is treated in a responsible and professional manner, reporting any concerns directly to the line manager and or members of the multi-disciplinary team.                           Responsibilities for Human Resources                              Be willing to demonstrate own skills and knowledge  to new members of staff                           Responsibilities for information Resources                              To record residents care in the care plan                              To complete data collection as required                               To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records at all times                      Responsibilities for Research and Development                               To keep own knowledge and skills up to date and undertake training and education which is relevant to the role Effort and Environment                      Physical Effort                             Needs to have general health and wellbeing of a standard to enable the undertaking of care and clinical procedures i.e patient hygiene care, pressure area cares, simple dressing etc. on each working shift                              Needs to be able to communicate effectively via telephone – on each working shift                              Needs to be able to interpret nursing and therapist instructions, adhere to the plan of care, and record patient care input within the care plan – on each working shift                       Mental Effort                             Able to give maximum concentration when dealing with workload during the out of hours period eg working long hours on a night shift         Standard ParagraphsCity Health Care Ltd is committed to providing high providing high quality care within all services and therefore expects all employees to follow the nationally recognised seven values, care, compassion, courage, communication, competence, commitment and candour.  These values, known as the Seven Cs are embedded within the culture and working practices of all services regardless of whether the service provides direct patient care or not. It is the responsibility of each member of staff to maintain confidentiality at all times and abide by the CHCL policies and procedures. Staff must be aware of and adhere to the provisions of the Health and Safety at work Act and any associated legislation in order to ensure their own safety and that of a colleague’s, patients and visitors.  Staff must also be aware of the action to be taken in the event of fire and must complete Fire Awareness Training on an annual basis. Basic moving and handling training must be attended on induction.  Staff who are required to move residents are also required to attend further training in addition to this, and will be required to refresh at this level bi-annually.  Other mandatory training requirements that are relevant to the post must be decided during Personal Development Review and a training plan developed. Staff should be aware of their individual responsibilities under the Equality Policy and ensure that they comply to the policy which requires that all colleagues’ and service users   are treated with respect. CHCL is committed to a policy of zero tolerance of abuse.  The organisation recognises its responsibility to prevent the abuse of vulnerable adults at risk and all employees have a duty of care to safeguard those in their care.  Staff should ensure that their actions support the aims of the organisation and ensure that all children up to the age of 18 are protected from significant harm, abuse and neglect within the framework of multi-agency Child Protection services established in the guidelines and procedures issued by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and must comply with the responsibilities identified in section 11, Children Act 2004.  All staff have a duty to contribute to the detection reporting and prevention of abuse and to safeguard those in our care.  Safeguarding is everybody’s business and is core business for CHCL.   Infection Control (these paragraphs relate to clinical staff)Maintain and enhance standards of patient care, through the implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives such as NICE Guidelines 139 and associated quality standards to support the prevention of care associated infections and compliance with the Health & Social Act 2008 Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance July 2015. Ensure high standards of environment cleanliness are maintained across the organisation through involvement in audit and regular feedback through service governance frameworks and liaising with the Domestic contact Monitoring officer.    Infection Control (this paragraph relate to both clinical and non-clinical staff)Infection Prevention and Control is everybody’s responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non-clinical are required to adhere to CHCL Infection Control policies and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times, thereby reducing the burden of care assistant infections.  Staff have a responsibility to ensure they attend mandatory infection training by CHCL.                  1  View full job description
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