Vacancy Details

Healthcare Assistant

Our facility is set in the grounds of the Kilmainhamwood Retirement Village and enjoys magnificent scenery and recreational facilities. We are now looking for Health Care Assistants to join our team. These are full time, permanent positions - including weekday and weekend hours.

Applicants MUST have a relevant QQI Level 5 Qualification (completed or in progress of completing same) with 1 year+ of elderly care experience being a distinct advantage.

Purpose of the Role

The Care Assistant works as a member of a team delivering care to the residents via the Named Nurse concept. As such a team member, the Care Assistant contributes to the fulfilment of Mowlam Healthcare’s philosophy of care.

 

What does this role entail?

  • Supporting the nursing staff and team in delivering quality person-centred care to meet the needs of residents
  • Getting to know residents’ interests and needs providing attention, support and companionship
  • Promoting the mobility of residents, supervising and assisting as necessary to ensure optimum mobility is maintained and improved where possible
  • Enabling and assisting residents to maintain their personal appearance /hygiene needs whilst always maintaining their dignity
  • Enabling and assisting residents to eat/drink and achieve physical comfort
  • Participating, organising and carrying out social activities
  • Sustaining high level of communication between resident’s family and staff developing good relationships
  • Assisting in the upkeep of high standards of cleanliness in the home
  • Contributing to the maintenance of Health and Safety in the home
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by Nurse in Charge and management.

What are the qualifications/skills needed?

  • FETAC/QQI Level 5 qualification in Healthcare or equivalent
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment (with a good knowledge of HIQA standards) preferable
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Reliable and professional
  • Can work independently or part of a team
  • Ability to maintain a positive outlook
  • Fluent level of English both written and oral

 All posts are subject to satisfactory references, medical and Garda vetting.

What do we offer?

  • Guaranteed hours contracts
  • Premium Sunday Rates
  • Paid breaks
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Free Garda Vetting
  • Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Paid trainings
  • Subsidised/Covered meals

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