Optimum Care

Healthcare Assistant

Location: Beverly Lodge | 168a Bangor Road | Newtownards | Co Down | BT23 7PH
Job Type: Full-time, Part-time or Bank
Hourly Rate: £8.91

Are you looking for a rewarding role in care where your work is valued?
Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of people living with dementia? 

We are seeking Healthcare Assistants to join our nursing home Beverly Lodge, located in Newtownards.  We are looking for both full-time and part-time staff, (days & nights) and Bank staff. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Carrying out various duties within the day-to-day programme planned for residents including assisting with personal hygiene, using the toilet, oral hygiene, nail care, shaving, caring for residents spectacles and hearing aids.
  • Assisting residents in and out of bed, carrying out moving and handling and using relevant equipment whether necessary.
  • Building relationships with the residents, observing any changes with residents well-being and reporting to the relevant Nurse in Charge.
      • Reporting all accidents, incidents or near misses to the Nurse in charge or the Manager.
      • At times accompany residents to appointments outside the home.
      • Assisting residents with mealtimes and serve meals as is necessary on a tray to residents in their room and assist dependent residents to eat and drink when necessary.
      • Observe and report on the dietary and fluid intake of residents.
      • Carrying out any other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Home Manager.

      Who we are looking for: 

      • A team player who engages well with others
      • Someone with a desire to care for vulnerable adults, in particular people with dementia
      • Having a positive can-d0 attitude

          You do not need experience for this role as all training is provided.

           What we offer you in return: 

          • Career progression opportunities
          • Access to excellent training which you are paid for
          • A permanent contract - no zero-hours contracts 
          • Free uniform
          • Free onsite parking
          • Company Pension

          About Beverly Lodge Nursing Home 

          Beverly Lodge offers nursing care for dementia residents.   The home went through a substantial upgrade in August 2019 to improve the environment for our residents.   The home is a calm place that is conducive to well-being and mood enhancement with themed areas throughout for therapeutic activity.

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