The position is full time, 42 hours per week. Shifts are 8pm-8am, typically on a 3 on 3 off pattern.
Main responsibilities of post:
To work as a care team member ensuring good working practice in all aspects of client care. To work in accordance with established principles, practices and procedures. To maintain CQC standards. To work towards the maintenance of the quality statement.
· To carry out domestic and care duties to the highest standard at all times
· To complete a handover and chore sheets as appropriate (ensure all important informations regarding falls etc is handover)
· To escort clients on hospital visits in the event of an emergency
· To maintain a wakeful watch at all-time throughout the shift
· To carry out hourly checks on all residents & answer buzzers
· To check the building for signs of fire or break-in hourly
· To ensure that fire doors are kept closed at all times
· To maintain excellent documentation
· To adhere to all company policies and procedures
Specific tasks to be performed may be identified and written in the downstairs diary on an ad hoc basis.
· All staff have a duty to meet the highest client care standards in all that they do
· To identify and observe individual client needs in accordance with their rights under human rights act.
· To facilitate each client to achieve their maximum potential, whilst preserving their dignity, independence, and confidentiality. Where risk may be incurred, to balance the risk against the rights and wishes of the client.
· To be aware of the importance of the physical environment and its contribution to the quality of life and well-being of residents.
· To respect the emotional value of personal property, to safeguard such property at all times
· To value opinions, and comments from clients about running of the home, and to report these comments to senior staff
· To observe at all times the policies and procedures of the home
All care staff must attend their mandatory training week, and undertake NVQ/ Care Certificate qualification when requested by management
There is a clear organizational grievance procedure to assist staff who may have a grievance. Staff have a right to make a complaint without fear of recrimination, it is their duty to do so.
Staff must recognize the need to maintain a homely non-institutional atmosphere, not with standing the need to maintain the highest standard of care.
A member of the night shift must make themselves available each morning to report to, and conduct a tour of, the building and residents with the management personnel to whom they are handing over.