Aughnacloy House

Job Role: Senior Healthcare Assistant

Location: Aughnacloy House | Lurgan
Job Type: Days (Full-time)
Pay Rate: £9.90 per hour
Annual Leave: 5.6 weeks pro rata 

We are recruiting for two Senior Healthcare Assistants to join our team in Aughnacloy House in Lurgan.

The Role 

As a Senior Healthcare Assistant, you will be a multi-skilled member of the team providing various aspects of care to elderly and physically disabled residents within the home.  You will provide and assist in the training of Healthcare Assistants, monitor care standards within the home and ensure a high quality of care is provided at all times.

Your Duties: 

  • Identify training needs of Healthcare Assistants and report same to Sister/Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager.
  • Deliver induction and ongoing training to Healthcare Assistants.
  • Assist with probationary assessments and ongoing performance reviews.
  • Train to be multi-skilled in all areas of the home, i.e. Personal Care, Kitchen and Laundry.
  • Assist with all daily living activities, e.g. washing, dressing, continence promotion and meals.
  • Ensure safe and acceptable standards of care are maintained within a safe environment.
  • Promote the core values of care at all times.
  • Complete all paperwork accurately.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with your line manager.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as laid down by the company.
  • Adhere to the NISCC Codes of Practice.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of residents, colleagues and the company at all times.
  • Work effectively as part of the team.
  • Provide a high-quality service at all times.
  • Lead by example, ensuring all work is undertaken with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Work on a flexible rota, including evenings, weekends and public holidays, as directed by management.
  • Promote public relations between the home and surrounding communities.

This Job Description is not meant to be definitive but is an outline of the post as it is currently perceived.

The Company is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and employees are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact in a caring, courteous and respectful manner at all times.

Essential Criteria: 

  • 6 months experience as a Senior Healthcare Assistant in Nursing Home or similar environment
  • NVQ Level 2 in care or equivalent or minimum of six months experience in a similar role
  • Be registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

Desirable Criteria: 

  • NVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent
  • 2 years experience in a nursing home or similar environment
  • Previous experience in induction or training role

We operate a no smoking policy.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

About Aughnacloy House

Aughnacloy House is a purpose-built nursing home in the centre of Lurgan. All rooms are en-suite and there are beautiful gardens and outdoor areas for residents to enjoy. In addition, there are themed areas throughout the home for therapeutic activity and treatment including a light therapy suite and also a fully equipped hairdressing salon.

Closing Date: Friday 21st January 2022

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