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Healthcare Assistant/Multi-Task Attendant (Relief) – Sligo

We are currently recruiting Relief Healthcare Assistant/Multi-Task Attendants for our nursing home in Sligo.

Nazareth Nursing Home is a HIQA registered 70-bedded voluntary not for profit nursing home providing the following services:

· Continuing Care

· Palliative Care

· Respite

· Convalescence


Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Staff Nurse on duty and/or the Clinical Nurse Manager


Purpose of the Post:

· To be part of the nursing team and work as a key/link to ensure that all aspects of the residents allocated care plans are adhered to, developed and reviewed on a three monthly basis

· To help promote as much personal and physical independence and choice as possible in the activities of daily living undertaken by the residents within the Nursing Home

· To help maintain a stimulating and attractive environment for the residents

· To provide basic activities of living care and support to residents in accordance with best practice and in accordance with Nazareth House Management policies

· To ensure that all work is client focused and upholds the principles of choice, respect, dignity, privacy, independence and fulfilment


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

To assist in the direct care provision of all aspects of the service users assessed needs, which may include:

· Documenting and obtaining basic observations i.e. respirations, temperature, pulse, Blood Pressure etc.

· Assisting residents with washing, dressing and undressing

· Participation in the basic nursing care of the residents under the supervision of trained staff e.g. bed bathing, pressure area care, mouth care, bowel care and eye care. This activity may include documenting observations of aspects of care administered

· To assist the residents with their toileting needs, including continence promotion. This activity may include documenting observations of aspects of care administered and/or obtaining samples

· To change beds, tidy residents’ rooms, do light cleaning and nursing office filing of resident’s records as required

· To follow correct procedures in relation to Laundry segregation and the care of all residents belongings

· To carry out cleaning of all residents equipment through the completion of cleaning schedules as set out by CNM

· To assist with problems relating to mobility, including those of mobility aids, where appropriate

· To help in the preparation and serving of meals and drinks, feeding those residents who are unable to feed themselves and ensuring that each resident receives the meal or diet that he/she has requested and is suitable for his/her needs. This activity may include documenting observations of aspects of care administered for example, fluid balances

· To record and co-ordinate the residents food preferences at meal times

· To help with the admission and discharge of residents, including listing of resident’s property/clothing

· To convey relevant information about the residents to the nurse in charge, in order that the individual plan of care may be regularly updated and appropriate care given, paying particular attention to any changes observed in the service users physical or psychological condition

· Assist in weighing of residents. This activity may include recording observations of aspects of care administered

· Report immediately to the nurse in charge, any accident or untoward incident, which may occur to a resident, a member of staff, a visitor or themselves

· Maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of resident’s personnel particulars

· Assist in activities including resident’s entertainment, celebrations and as per the individual resident’s preferences and activity plan

· To help to maintain a safe environment for staff, residents and visitors, through awareness of health and safety policies and by attending training as required

· To attend appropriate training programmes/courses as available, which will further existing knowledge

· Answer the telephone, take clear messages and contact the nurse in charge immediately

· To undertake any other duties as required, in order to keeping the Nursing Home running smoothly, as delegated by the nursing staff or CNM 2


Eligibility Criteria, Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates must, on the latest day for receiving applications:

· Have a QQI/FETAC Level 5 Award received with a module on care of the Older Person completed

· At least one years’ experience in a similar role

· Desirable- Nursing Home Experience

· Nazareth House Management are 24/7 operation that are open for 365 days per year, as a result we expect all employees to be flexible in their working hours. Hours of work will vary from time to time and will form part of a flexible 7 day roster. 


How to Apply:

If you want to apply for this role, please complete the Application Form and send by email, along with your CV, to: admin.sligo@nazarethcare.com

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