We are seeking 2 x night care assistants to join the fantastic team at our nursing home in Poole, Dorset.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To support service users who require your support with washing, dressing and toileting, continence care.
  2. To support service users with limited mobility or physical disabilities.
  3. To care for service users who are unwell in providing bed care where needed.
  4. Participate in social events and in house activities and community activities.
  5. Support service users who are end of life care.
  6. To respond to the call bell system and answering the front door to visitors, answer the telephone as needed.
  7. To make visitors feel welcome offering them beverages and support should they require this.
  8. To read and write reports, daily notes and attend training sessions/meetings when required.
  9. To make and change beds, tidy rooms and general cleaning tasks to include toilet and commode cleaning as required.
  10. To support service users with toileting requirements as needed.
  11. To support service users with nutrition and hydration requirements as needed.
  12. To deliver meals and clean away afterward.
  13. To make safe any area of risk and report immediately, cleaning up spills to avoid risk.
  14. To report any concerns or general feedback to the senior team.
  15. To carry out tasks which occur which may be required according to senior team need as well as service user requirements.

We are looking for a Deputy Manager who is a qualified RGN with current PIN to join our nursing home on the Isle of Wight (Freshwater, near Yarmouth). The home is run by a family of 3 generations and we have recently had a ‘Good’ from CQC. Please see description & employee benefits below for more details.

Purpose of Position: To support the Registered Manager in all aspects of the home’s management, including taking complete charge of the home during the absence of the registered manager and sharing the on-call.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance with the management of the day-to-day running of the home
  • Take responsibility for the running of the home in the absence of the registered manager.
  • Help the registered manager with the general management of the home working alongside them at all times.
  • Support the registered manager in his or her duties to ensure the home complies with all health and safety requirements, including the fire safety regulations and procedures.
  • Help the registered manager produce and maintain systems and procedures for auditing and assuring quality of care provided by the home.
  • Share the on-call with the manager.

Assistance with the management of service user care

  • Assist service users with the planning and meeting of their personal care and other needs.
  • Help to provide health supervision and attention through direct nursing care when needed.
  • Be responsible for care planning, monitoring and reviewing arrangements.
  • Help with the formulation of social care and healthcare plans for new service users and with service user reviews.
  • Help to control the issue of drugs for which the home has taken responsibility, to maintain the necessary records and to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the systems for administering medicines.
  • Participate in the development of activities for service users in which they can join and which will enhance their quality of life.
  • Help to ensure that the preparation, cooking and serving of food meet the required standards.

Clinical

  • Administer medication as prescribed in accordance with medication policy and procedure.
  • Deliver care of the highest standard ensuring that skills are maintained by training and following the guidelines of evidence based practice
  • Maintain the highest possible standards of care, safety and comfort of the residents
  • Meet the resident’s nutritional needs
  • Safeguard residents from abuse
  • Ensure safety and suitability of any equipment used
  • Involve other providers in residents care as required.
  • Liaise with families regarding changes in resident care
  • Know what emergency procedures are for our resident group
  • To participate in care planning
  • Manage risk through effective procedures
  • Make sure all relevant information is handed over to next shift
  • Record any accidents, residents or staff, into accident book
  • If a resident has a wound which requires dressing do so in accordance with care plan
  • Any injury acquired by a resident must be attended to following the homes policy
  • To perform other reasonable duties as required.

Assistance with the management of the premises

  • Help to ensure that rooms and common spaces are properly cleaned and maintained and adequately heated.
  • Help to maintain the standards set for the appearance and upkeep of the premises, indoors and outdoors.
  • Manage, as required, any planned maintenance programmes.

Assistance with staff management

  • Supervise and support care and domestic staff contribute to the best of their ability to the efficient running of the home and the creation of the right atmosphere.
  • Participate in staff meetings and in staff supervision, training and development activities.
  • Take responsibility for the management of specific staffing matters as required by the registered manager.

Administration and Finance

  • Help the registered manager with the management of the home’s staffing, financial and material resources, including involvement in staff recruitment and selection.
  • Help the registered manager maintain the administrative systems for keeping records, particularly those required to comply with the current legislation.
  • Help the registered manager to produce and maintain the operational policies and procedures needed to run the home effectively and efficiently and to achieve legal compliance.

We are looking for a Head Housekeeper to join our team at Willow Bank Residential Home near Throckmorton & Evesham, Worcestershire. The successful candidate will have ample cleaning experience and also possess leadership qualities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide a safe, effective and high quality domestic service to the residents at Willow Bank House by leading the domestic team to ensure the clean and hygienic maintenance of the home and to provide a range of ‘hotel’ services
  • To work in partnership with the Registered Manager, Deputy Manager, staff and residents to provide that service
  • To be responsible for the domestic team comprising housekeeper, cleaning assistants and laundry assistant and to deploy the resources in the most effective manner
  • To work in a cooperative manner with the Registered Manager, Deputy Manager and Head Cook to ensure the smooth running of Willow Bank House
  • To provide support to the Registered Manager in the performance of their duties and the achievement of the home’s objectives

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Hands on experience at the operational level, of the provision of domestic services in a care home
  • Awareness of the effective deployment and management of staff at the operational level
  • Awareness of the relevant National Minimum care standards and regulations with respect to the care home
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety at work requirements
  • Knowledge of COSHH
  • Knowledge of infection control methods
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Competencies in all of the following:

  • Maintain a clean and hygienic environment over the entire home
  • Ensure the efficient cleaning of linen and availability of linen to the rest of the home
  • Provide leadership, professional support and guidance to domestic team
  • Effective and efficient management and organisation of resources
  • Standard setting and Governance – leading by example and setting a high standard for the domestic team
  • Safety and Security – ensuring the domestic team adhere to Health & Safety regulations
  • Personal Development – undertaking any training required

We are looking for a Clinical Lead who will be joint deputy manager of our lovely Fareham Nursing Home. The successful applicant will have strong leadership and communication skills. Please have a look through our benefits and the description below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Purpose of Position

  • To support the registered manager to promote professional, clinical and holistic care for the residents.
  • To take the lead for the clinical needs of the residents.
  • To maintain and monitor the health and welfare of the residents
  • To support the manager in the supervision of the RGNs employed at the home.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional

  • To conduct care and maintain confidentiality so as not to bring the home or residents into disrepute
  • To investigate complaints and follow procedures for their resolution
  • To delegate responsibility within legal boundaries
  • To foster good working relationships
  • To be up to date at all times with health and safety at work
  • To be aware of all policies and procedures within the home
  • To comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008
  • To maintain proper and accurate records regarding residents and other home information
  • To know the whereabouts of all residents at all times.
  • To ensure staff use all equipment correctly
  • To attend training courses as necessary
  • To attend meetings as necessary
  • To train other staff and monitor their work
  • Report any incidents or problems to the manager
  • To undertake appraisals and supervisions for the RGNs
  • Undertake necessary training and hours to retain registration.

 

Clinical

  • To take overall responsibility for the ordering and administer medication as prescribed in accordance with medication policy and procedure.
  • To deliver care of the highest standard ensuring that skills are maintained by training and following the guidelines of evidence based practice
  • To maintain the highest possible standards of care, safety and comfort of the residents
  • Meet the resident’s nutritional needs
  • Safeguard residents from abuse
  • Ensure safety and suitability of any equipment used
  • Involve other providers in residents care as required.
  • Lease with families regarding changes in resident care
  • Know what emergency procedures are for our resident group
  • To participate in care planning and ensure they are kept up to date
  • Manage risk through effective procedures
  • Make sure all relevant information is handed over to next shift
  • Record any accidents, residents or staff, into accident book
  • If a resident has a wound which requires dressing do so in accordance with care plan
  • Any injury acquired by a resident must be attended to following the homes policy
  • To perform other reasonable duties as required.

 

Training

  • To be up to date at all times with mandatory training
  • To identify RGNs training needs
  • To attend other appropriate training
  • To teach relevant information and knowledge to other staff

 

 

We are seeking care assistants to join the team at our dementia specialist home, Willow Bank House near Evesham. We have 2 x day roles and 1 x night role available.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To support service users who require your support with washing, dressing and toileting, continence care.
  2. To support service users with limited mobility or physical disabilities.
  3. To care for service users who are unwell in providing bed care where needed.
  4. Participate in social events and in house activities and community activities.
  5. Support service users who are end of life care.
  6. To respond to the call bell system and answering the front door to visitors, answer the telephone as needed.
  7. To make visitors feel welcome offering them beverages and support should they require this.
  8. To read and write reports, daily notes and attend training sessions/meetings when required.
  9. To make and change beds, tidy rooms and general cleaning tasks to include toilet and commode cleaning as required.
  10. To support service users with toileting requirements as needed.
  11. To support service users with nutrition and hydration requirements as needed.
  12. To deliver meals and clean away afterward.
  13. To make safe any area of risk and report immediately, cleaning up spills to avoid risk.
  14. To report any concerns or general feedback to the senior team.
  15. To carry out tasks which occur which may be required according to senior team need as well as service user requirements.

We are looking for a cleaner to work at our friendly and lively residential care home. Please read the description below before applying.

DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The domestic assistant is primarily responsible for carrying out general cleaning duties as required and for maintaining cleaning standards as required in order to keep the home one of excellence.
  • Daily cleaning of lounges, dining room, bedrooms and their en-suites, stairs, corridors, office areas, bathrooms, lift and toilets.
  • According to the cleaning schedule, cleaning paintwork, curtains, curtain rails, high dusting, internal glass, mirrors and spot cleaning of carpets as required.
  • Assist with bed making.
  • Report any defects in furniture, fittings and equipment to the Manager and write in the maintenance book.
  • Correct use of cleaning materials.
  • Correct use of personal protective equipment supplied by the home.
  • Correct use of equipment.
  • Participation in staff meetings, training courses, health & safety and fire training and drills.
  • Complete mandatory training such as infection control and COSHH.
  • At times support with laundry.
  • Additional duties in agreement with the Manager.

We are looking for a kitchen assistant to join our fantastic kitchen team at the Firs Residential Home, in Budleigh Salterton (near Exmouth, East Devon). The shifts required are for every other weekend 8am-6pm).

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To assist in the preparation of meals to the required standard
  • To assist in the economical use of materials
  • To support the chef in the effective operation of the kitchen

Key Accountabilities:

  • To actively contribute in the preparation of food and the cleaning of the kitchen area as instructed by the Chef
  • To be aware of the residents’ needs and dietary preferences
  • To hold a suitable food hygiene certificate and attend any other mandatory training on- or off-site as required
  • To prepare food in a hygienic manner
  • To prepare the meals for distribution to the residents of the home ensuring that appropriate temperatures are maintained
  • To ensure that all food is used within the prescribed period, with particular attention paid to perishable goods
  • To dispose of waste correctly
  • To store all delivered goods adequately, appropriately and securely
  • To maintain the kitchen equipment, as specified by the respective manufacturers
  • To ensure that all equipment and cleaning materials are properly used, kept clean, not abused and replaced in the proper places where they are kept when not in use
  • To ensure that the company’s general policies and procedures are read and understood
  • Maintain such records as are required by the registering authorities
  • Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of work is not disclosed to third parties
  • Notify the Home Manager as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also upon your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Ensure that the kitchen is left in a clean and hygienic state at all times
  • To attend staff meetings as required
  • To keep a high standard of personal cleanliness and appearance, to include the wearing of the specified uniform
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you

We are looking for a cleaner to work 30 hours per week at our stunning Nursing Home in Gloucester, Brunswick House. Applicants must have cleaning experience.

DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The domestic assistant is primarily responsible for carrying out general cleaning duties as required and for maintaining cleaning standards as required in order to keep the home one of excellence.
  • Daily cleaning of lounges, dining room, bedrooms and their en-suites, stairs, corridors, office areas, bathrooms, lift and toilets.
  • According to the cleaning schedule, cleaning paintwork, curtains, curtain rails, high dusting, internal glass, mirrors and spot cleaning of carpets as required.
  • Assist with bed making.
  • Report any defects in furniture, fittings and equipment to the Manager and write in the maintenance book.
  • Correct use of cleaning materials.
  • Correct use of personal protective equipment supplied by the home.
  • Correct use of equipment.
  • Participation in staff meetings, training courses, health & safety and fire training and drills.
  • Complete mandatory training such as infection control and COSHH.
  • At times support with laundry.
  • Additional duties in agreement with the Manager.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay with the opportunity to increase this through training and development
  • Free meals
  • Free uniforms
  • Paid breaks
  • Special bank holiday pay rates on major bank holidays
  • Flexible working times to accommodate childcare
  • Learning & Development – free training and personalised training plans
  • Recognition Rewards – e.g. employee of the month
  • Friend referral reward scheme
  • Parties & Events
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Refund on your DBS check after 6 months of service

We are looking for a care assistant to join our friendly team at Brunswick House Nursing Home. No experience necessary, although beneficial. Enthusiasm is a must!

As a care assistant, you will work with vulnerable adults to help them live their lives to the full wherever they are able. It is the ultimate “people job” – you will build solid relationships and trust with the vulnerable service users, sometimes in challenging situations.

Your daily routine will be as varied as the needs of the service users you are supporting. You will support them to wash, dress, undress, continence care, feeding, hydrating, oral care, hair care, nail care and emotional support and stimulation, including participating in activities and community support where required.

You will often be the first to alert senior staff of service users’ health problems and you will be liaising with these and other professionals to work out the right care plan for your service users.

A care assistant plays a major role in creating a happy and caring environment adopting a totally flexible approach and attitude to the challenges of the post.

You will support service users with dignity, empathy and respect and you will promote independence, inclusion and stimulation at all times.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To support service users who require your support with washing, dressing and toileting, continence care.
  • To support service users with limited mobility or physical disabilities.
  • To care for service users who are unwell in providing bed care where needed.
  • Participate in social events and in house activities and community activities.
  • Support service users who are end of life care.
  • To respond to the call bell system and answering the front door to visitors, answer the telephone as needed.
  • To make visitors feel welcome offering them beverages and support should they require this.
  • To read and write reports, daily notes and attend training sessions/meetings when required.
  • To make and change beds, tidy rooms and general cleaning tasks to include toilet and commode cleaning as required.
  • To support service users with toileting requirements as needed.
  • To support service users with nutrition and hydration requirements as needed.
  • To deliver meals and clean away afterward.
  • To make safe any area of risk and report immediately, cleaning up spills to avoid risk.
  • To report any concerns or general feedback to the senior team.
  • To carry out tasks which occur which may be required according to senior team need as well as service user requirements.

We are looking for a carer to join our team at our residential care home near Exmouth, East Devon.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To support service users who require your support with washing, dressing and toileting, continence care.
  2. To support service users with limited mobility or physical disabilities.
  3. To care for service users who are unwell in providing bed care where needed.
  4. Participate in social events and in house activities and community activities.
  5. Support service users who are end of life care.
  6. To respond to the call bell system and answering the front door to visitors, answer the telephone as needed.
  7. To make visitors feel welcome offering them beverages and support should they require this.
  8. To read and write reports, daily notes and attend training sessions/meetings when required.
  9. To make and change beds, tidy rooms and general cleaning tasks to include toilet and commode cleaning as required.
  10. To support service users with toileting requirements as needed.
  11. To support service users with nutrition and hydration requirements as needed.
  12. To deliver meals and clean away afterward.
  13. To make safe any area of risk and report immediately, cleaning up spills to avoid risk.
  14. To report any concerns or general feedback to the senior team.
  15. To carry out tasks which occur which may be required according to senior team need as well as service user requirements.