Experienced Carer

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2018-03-24 Care Homes Job Title: Experienced Carer

Job Setting: Clients Home

Job Role: Live-in Carer

Date Posted: 21 Feb 2018

Job Location: Newham , London

Salary: £7.50 to £9.00 per hour

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: LIVINGSTONE HEALTH CARE

Job Reference: LHC02

Description

Responsible for supporting service users with all aspects of personal care, food and medication tasks so that they may continue to live independently in their homes and communities.
 

Duties:

  • Contributing to the health, safety and welfare of individuals
  • Providing care to service users in their own homes, promoting independence and well-being
  • Helping service users with all aspects of personal care tasks such as grooming, food preparation and dressing
  • Encouraging and respecting and promoting service user's personal choices
  • Assisting with catheter and stoma care
  • Assisting with prescribed medication
  • Looking out for signs of physical or mental deterioration in a service user
  • Identifying the need for and ordering mobility/disability aids
  • Liaising with other healthcare professionals such as District Nurses, Physiotherapy and GPs
  • Accurately reporting and recording in the service user's individual care plan
  • To ensure that services are maintained and delivered in accordance with Legislation, Statutory Requirements and the Policies and Procedures of the Company.
  • To report and record accurately appropriate information relating to service users and the general operation of the service.
  • To actively participate in induction and ongoing training and development in accordance with the Company’s Policies and with due regard to Health and Safety requirements.
  • To support colleagues in complying with the requirements of the Care Principles.
  • As directed: to assist with regular audits of medication ensuring that company policy is being followed, any irregularities are being recorded and reported and all medications and preparations are within date.
  • To fulfil administrative tasks to standards agreed from time to time.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of NVQ level 2 in health and social care

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