Vacancy Details

Healthcare Assistant

We are now looking for caring, empathetic and reliable Healthcare Assistants in less than two kilometers outside Kilkenny city! This is a full time permanent position - includes 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.

Reports To:Nurse in Charge                                                    

Responsible To:Director of Nursing

  

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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