Senior Care Assistant - Milton Keynes
Permanent - 36 hours a week
To provide high quality care to all residents. To provide leadership and supervision for Carers within the care home.
?To deliver high quality personal care following the care plan and individual resident wishes to ensure the comfort and dignity of each resident.
?Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, following the Duty of Candour requirements.
?Monitor the delivery of care when on duty to ensure that it is of high quality and maintains the dignity and well-being of residents.
?Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice and consent and uphold these basic rights at all times.
?Contribute to the individualised person centered care planning process of each resident and recording appropriate daily interactions and observations.
?Complete all regulatory and statutory training requirements and comply with all company policy and procedures whilst at work.
?Participate in the care plan review with families and other health care professionals as required.
?Key worker responsibility for residents ensuring that residents receive one-to-one quality time when on duty.
?In consultation with the resident/families offer support to maintain the residents room, clothing and property in order.
?Support residents in understanding the ageing process and how it affects their health and lifestyle. Support residents to maximise their independence and create the environment which supports their physical and mental well-being and ensure that all residents are treated with dignity.
?Engage in supporting and delivering activities for residents
?Review stock levels of nursing supplies and submit replenishment orders to the nominated person
?Establish professional working relationship with the residents their families and friends to provide a safe and reassuring environment
?Work collaboratively within the clinical team to promote a healthy, professional and friendly atmosphere for all residents and their families and friends
?Support new residents and their families and friends to the home in orientation of the environment
?Maintain communication and working relationships with healthcare professionals in the home.
?Be professional, courteous and transparent in your communication.
?Assist and actively encourage the social care and the well-being of residents
?Prepare food trays and dining rooms to the standard and support residents with their meals and drinks
?Escort residents when required out of the home for appointments etc. following completion of a risk assessment by the registered nurse
?Record observations including weight, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, nutrition, tissue viability and liquid intake/output as identified in the care plan.
Clinical (residential homes)
?Perform a range of clinical skills appropriate to the individual resident needs. These could include blood pressure, temperature, pulse, oxygen saturation, respirations, neurological observations and blood glucose monitoring as identified in the care plan ensuring that these are accurately documented reported and acted upon as necessary.
?To obtain specimens such as urine samples and swabs, completing the appropriate request forms and recording in the care plan.
?To perform simple wound dressings, following appropriate delegation from the district nurse and in accordance with the care plan. To have an understanding of the basic dressings used and competent in aseptic non touch technique and complete appropriate documentation.
?To undertake Basic life Support and First Aid training and update at least annually
?To write care plans and undertake risk assessments. These should be legible and accurate, written in accordance with Barchester policy and standards
?Supervise the delivery of high quality care within the Carer Team
?Direct, support, mentor and act as a role model for Carers and other Senior Carers where appropriate
?Ensure effective allocation of care staff when on duty, ensuring that the dependency of residents is given due consideration
?Assist in the recruitment of care staff into the home, including supervision and induction programmes
?Care home or caring experience
?Customer service experience
?Trustworthy and honest
?Learns from mistakes
?Tenacious and resilient
Education, training and qualifications:
•Level 3 NVQ or Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care
•GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent
•Able to demonstrate specific knowledge of clinical care in the older person
We have a recommend a friend scheme where you could earn:
• £25 for the introduction of a HCA*
• £200 for the introduction of a RGN *
* Criteria must be met before the referral fee is paid. Please speak to the Branch Manager regarding this.
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- SENIOR CARE ASSISTANT. NVQ