Healthcare Assistant – Kilmainhamwood Job at Mowlam Healthcare – in Kells, County Meath
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
Free Garda Vetting
Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development
Opportunities for career progression
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.
Company: Mowlam Healthcare –
Company Location: Kells, County Meath