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Health Care Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 26 March 2020
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 25 April 2020
Location: Kentish Town, North West London
Company: Focus Care Link
Job type: Contract
Job reference: Focus123

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Summary

To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. Care provided by care assistants is
expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.
1. To assist service users who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and the toilet.

2. To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and help in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.

3. To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding, etc.

4. To help service users who are dying.

5. To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies, and recreations.

6. To make and change beds, tidy rooms, do cleaning and empty commodes.

7. To inspect, launder and mend service users’ clothing.

8. To set tables and trays, serve meals, fed service users who need help, prepare light meals and wash up tidy and clear the dining room.

9. To answer emergency bells, the door, and the telephone and greet visitors.

10. To read and write reports, and take apart in staff and service users’ meetings and in training activities as directed.

11. To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

12. To comply with FOCUS Care Link’s guidelines and policies at all times

13. To report to the care coordinator or agency manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user.

14. To encourage service users to remain as independent as possible

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