[New Job Opening] Support Worker job Vacancy in Gillingham ME7


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Support Worker
Gillingham ME7
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Description : Are you have a passion for working with patients with dementia?
Do you have a caring nature who will treat our patients with dignity, empathy and warmth?
Do you have good communication skills?
If you answered yes, we’ve got the perfect role for you!
This role requires the successful applicant to work within a CQC registered care home. From 11th November 2021, all workers entering care homes in England are required to have the NHS COVID pass app and be able to show they have had both COVID vaccinations or show they have a current exemption via the app.
We are looking for compassionate and caring support workers who have the skills to care for our residents with respect, dignity, empathy and warmth.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake all aspects of nursing support including activities with residents and work a variety of shifts; nights, days and weekends. In return we offer the right people the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in Dementia care.
So what else?
This is your chance to join a progressive and innovative service in a social enterprise that is patient and staff focused – you’ll even have the opportunity to become an MCH shareholder.
We’ll provide well established, in-service training, one to one supervision, and appraisals with regular support.
You’ll be able to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team.
So what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to hear from you, and look forward to receiving your application.
The small print
Informal visits can be arranged on request.
We will always appoint the best person for the job, but applications are particularly welcome from candidates from BAME groups which are underrepresented in our service.
We will offer you the choice of two pension schemes; the NHS Pension scheme and our Scottish Widows group personal pension
Interviews will be held on: TBC
1. Communication and relationship skills
Able to communicate, establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of internal/external people including staff within Darland House, relatives and visitors
Able to provide, receive and record routine information as appropriate.
Able to use communication & listening skills to overcome barriers to understanding.
Able to motivate, negotiate, reassure and empathise with individuals
1. Knowledge, training and experience
Has an awareness and understanding of personal care and related procedures for meeting individual’s special needs
Able to carry out a range of routine work procedures, knowing how to prioritise work and recognise when to call for assistance and/or report changes in the resident to the qualified member of staff.
Willingness to take part in further specialist training to extend skills and support the care provided to the residents. Able to share this with other members of the team.
Able to work as part of a multi-professional team and offer support as appropriate. Have an understanding of the different roles
1. Analytical and judgement skills
Ability to follow care plans and risk assessments, monitoring standards of care and judging situations as required. Alerting qualified staff to any issues regarding patient condition immediately
Able to prioritise duties, showing clear judgement and offering solutions as appropriate
1. Planning and organisational skills
Works as a supportive member of the team, assisting others to ensure delivery of high quality, person centre service
Able to plan workload and alert qualified staff immediately of any problems or conflicts
1. Physical skills
Physically able to coordinate practical activities with residents e.g. manoeuvring wheelchairs, using hoists
Able to show understanding of health & safety issues concerning the manual handling of residents as indicated in plans of care and risk assessments
Able to show understanding of own responsibilities for health & safety including ability to take appropriate action if required.
1. Responsibility for patient / client care
Provision of personal care to residents as indicated in plan of care and risk assessments, ensuring safety at all times.
Encourage patient independence as appropriate. Residents should have as much control as possible over their own health
Monitor standards of care in collaboration with qualified staff
Actively ensure a clean and safe environment in collaboration with other colleagues within the home
1. Responsibility for policy and service development implementation
Follows Medway Community Healthcare policies and procedures, alerting the appropriate person to any difficulties in doing so.
Participation in discussion regarding policies and procedures and any proposed changes.
1. Responsibilities for financial and physical resources
Assist the Head of Service in maintaining budgets within spending limits, making best use of resources available
Maintain duty of care in relation to equipment and resources. Reporting problems/discrepancies quickly and to the appropriate person
Maintain duty of care when handling resident equipment and belongings.
1. Responsibilities for human resources (HR)
Demonstrates own duties to new or less experienced employees and agency staff as required
Demonstrates good understanding and application of the equality and diversity policy
1. Responsibilities for information resources
Correctly and appropriately records personally generated information
Contributes to the updating of patients records
Ensure that confidentiality in respect of residents is maintained. Awareness and application of MCH information governance policies and procedures.
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