Healthcare Assistant – Kilmainhamwood Job at Mowlam Healthcare – in Kells, County Meath

Job Description

Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home and Convalescent Centre is set in the grounds of the Kilmainhamwood Retirement Village and enjoys magnificent scenery and recreational facilities.

We are now looking for Health Care Assistants to join our team. These are full time, permanent positions.

Purpose of the Role

The Care Assistant works as a member of a team delivering care to the residents via the Named Nurse concept. As such a team member, the Care Assistant contributes to the fulfilment of Mowlam Healthcare’s philosophy of care.

Reports To: Nurse in Charge

Responsible To: Director of Nursing

What does the role entail?

Supporting the nursing staff and team in delivering quality person-centred care to meet the needs of residents

Getting to know residents’ interests and needs providing attention, support and companionship

Promoting the mobility of residents, supervising and assisting as necessary to ensure optimum mobility is maintained and improved where possible

Enabling and assisting residents to maintain their personal appearance /hygiene needs

Enabling and assisting residents to eat/drink and achieve physical comfort

Participating, organising and carrying out social activities

Sustaining high level of communication between resident’s family and staff, developing & maintaining good relationships

Assisting in the upkeep of high standards of cleanliness in the home

Contributing to the maintenance of Health and Safety in the home

Any other duties deemed necessary by Nurse in Charge and management.

What are the Qualifications/Skills required?

FETAC/QQI Level 5 qualification in Healthcare (completed or in process of completing)

Experience working in a healthcare environment (with a good knowledge of HIQA standards) preferable

Excellent communication skills

Ability to maintain a positive approach

Caring and empathetic nature

Fluent level of English both written and oral

What do we offer?

Sunday premium rates

Paid breaks

Free Garda Vetting

Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development

Opportunities for career progression

Paid training

Covered/Subsidised meals


This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role and the range of duties, it does not attempt to detail every activity. Given the nature of the work, it must be stressed that maximum flexibility is required to work in the nursing home. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder periodically by the Home Manager.

About Company

Company: Mowlam Healthcare –

Company Location:  Kells, County Meath

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