Job Title: Carer
Responsible to: Manager / Deputy Manager
Main tasks of job:
Promote and ensure the good reputation of the home.
Maintain complete confidentiality of all matters concerning the Homes, Clients, Staff and related work.
Receive daily instructions from the Manager/Deputy regarding care and specific tasks to be carried out during the night the night.
Carry out regular checks on residents at intervals determined by the Manager and with due regard to residents privacy.
Carry out regular checks on the building with special reference to fire prevention and security.
Answer call bells, assess the situation; deal with the patient seeking help. In the case of an emergency, to summon the senior care staff on duty / call and / or the emergency doctor or ambulance.
Care for residents needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing etc.
Help care for residents who are dying.
Assist residents who needs help, reassurance, comfort or just a cup of tea.
Join the day care staff in preparing the residents for bed. Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and the toilet.
Assist residents in the morning to wash and dress and proceed to the dining room
Prepare tea, coffee or a hot drink and offer to residents when they get up in the morning.
Inspect, launder and mend residents clothing.
Undertake domestic duties as directed, in the time available between attending to residents.
Conduct all procedures within the home with due regard to the food hygiene, Health and Safety regulations, emergency and Fire procedures.
Read and write reports, take part in staff and residents meetings and training activities as directed.
Help in the use, cleaning and maintenance of equipment used by residents i.e. wheelchairs, hearing aids, hoists, stand aids, spectacles etc.
Report any faulty appliances, damaged furniture or equipment and any potential hazard to the Manager.
Report immediately to the Manager any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or another.
Undertake other duties as necessary.
Maintain an awareness of the Health and Safety requirements.
Work individually and within the team to provide the necessary back up for all staff, to a standard commensurate with aims and objectives of the Home and in consideration of its residents.
Observe and maintain high levels of communication within the teams of staff, individual colleagues and residents.
Maintain client and business confidentiality at all times.
To carry out any additional duties as requested.
To undertake any additional training and development programmes the Home may consider appropriate to enhance your contribution to the work at this home.
To review on a regular basis the job description for your post and to agree any changes.
Policies and Procedures
To be up to date on, and follow, the relevant procedures contained in the Home’s Policies and Procedures file as they affect your job and its responsibilities.
Gold Care Homes is a company which consistently and positively celebrates differences that we have as people. This Home, in its policy and training, describes what we can expect of each other in our conduct. In your job, we expect you to make the fair treatment of colleagues and of those whom we serve a priority.
Be accountable to your Manager for all areas of your duties and responsibilities. This accountability will be expressed through:
Regular one to one supervisions and team meetings with the Manager and other members of the team.
An annual appraisal meeting at which personal targets will be set and monitored.
Tasks and responsibilities within your area of capability may vary occasionally depending upon the needs of the business. You may be asked to undertake a variation of your normal routine to meet these needs. Your enthusiasm and flexibility will be appreciated.