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Support Worker

Posted 4 March by The Huntercombe Group
£15,959 - £16,422 per annum
Wishaw , Lanarkshire
Permanent, full-time

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We at The Huntercombe Group are looking for a Support Worker / Healthcare Assistant

  • To assist nursing staff in providing high quality individualised care to a clearly defined group of patients / residents, relatives and carers.
  • To work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient / resident in achievement of their planned outcomes.

Key Accountabilities

With regular supervision and support from nursing staff

  • To assist the nursing team with the assessment of individual patient / resident needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for a number of individuals or groups of patients / residents, including following the clinical risk assessment plan.
  • To exercise a reasonable and agreed degree of professional autonomy and make judgements and decisions in order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.
  • To undertake clinical work related tasks as delegated by senior nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency.
  • To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice.
  • To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients / residents.
  • To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided, based upon the care plan incorporating all relevant communication and liaison.
  • To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients / residents and carers.
  • To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices.
  • To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient / resident Advocate.

Communication and Relationship Skills

  • Communicates with clarity in confidence in a variety of situations, relays information accurately to staff
  • Is actively involved in meeting own and team objectives through encouraging and supporting others.
  • Participates in discussions and debates and staff meetings offering views.
  • Participate in the process of positively supporting and inspiring colleagues within the service to improve standards and quality and to develop professional practice.
  • Communicate all relevant issues pertaining to care.

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
• 2 week’s paid paternity leave
• A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

Social Care

Required skills

  • Social Care
  • Support Workers
  • Compassion

Reference: 41570128

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