Health Care Assistant
Support the Nurses and Management in the day to day running of the TLC Santry Centre.
Job description: €11.00 - €14.00 per hour. Permanent.
Follow and implement the care plan under the direction of the Nurse(s).
Provide a friendly and caring service to all residents, family members and visitors.
Assist with the admission and discharge of residents.
Assist in delivering a high standard of care to all residents, promoting their health and safety at all times.
Ensure the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of all residents.
Assist residents with all self care needs, including hygiene, oral care, mobility, comfort, self feeding, toileting, dressing and washing.
Inspect the condition of the resident’s skin during any self care activity and report any changes or problems to the Staff Nurse immediately.
Observe and report changes in a resident’s condition to the Nurse.
Change bed linens, keep resident’s room’s tidy and empty commodes or bedpans.
Ensure all residents receive proper assistance with eating and drinking and are given time to consume a healthy diet.
Use correct procedures for barrier nursing and abide by a strict hand washing routine.
Undertake the care of people who are dying.
Undertake patient moving and handling using safe and correct procedures.
Promote participation of residents in planned activities and promote spontaneous activities among residents.
Ensure that good standards of hygiene are maintained for all residents and that their clothes are clean and neat at all times.
Escort residents as appropriate to outpatient appointments or transfer to another health care facility.
Help maintain a safe environment for staff, residents and visitors through awareness and safety policies.
Provide assistance and orientation to new employees under the direction of the Staff Nurses and Senior Care Assistants.
Promote a clean and hygienic environment by ensuring surfaces and equipment are disinfected on a daily basis, after use by residents or any time when soiled.
Sort, fold and distribute laundry to residents.
Ensure that all incidents are recorded and appropriate action is taken.
Be accountable for the responsible use of supplies and equipment to prevent waste or damage.
Notify appropriate person if there is a failure with any equipment or problems with the building.
Respond appropriately to all emergency situations.
Carry out the duties of fire warden and be knowledgeable of fire and safety policies.
Attend appropriate training, programmes and courses.
Respond to all resident and guest complaints swiftly and in a courteous manner.
Work co-operatively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.
Abide by the Centre’s Policies and Procedures.
Other duties which may be required from time to time in an effort to keep the Centre running smoothly.
Northwood Avenue, Santry, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland