Permanent contracts with various shifts, based in Aylesford,Kent
Salary: from £7.60 to £ 8.50 per hour
Gavin Astor House is located within the Royal British Legion Village, is a high dependency nursing facility with 50 beds, providing 24 hour nursing care to Armed Forces Veterans and other people with physical disabilties.
You will be working within the Home delivering outstanding care to adults from the age of 18+ who either have a physical disability or have been assessed as needing nursing care.
Main Purpose of Job:
To provide high standards of care to all residents as directed by, and under the supervision of nursing staff. Work in a team environment.
Your Key Responsibilities:
Attend to the comfort and personal appearance and hygiene of residents at all times including dressing, undressing, toileting, bathing, combing hair, assisting with dentures and hearing aids
Take and chart observations of residents including weight, food and liquid intakes/outputs. Perform simple tests of urine, complete charts and Care Assistant records as directed
Prepare food trays and eating areas, prepare residents for meals. Provide assistance to residents with eating as needed. Clear away trays and crockery
Tidy Residents rooms and cupboards, keeping clothing and possessions in order
Make beds and change bed linen. Dispose of soiled linen in accordance with Home procedures. Bag linen for collection
Escort residents to hospital, dentist, shops etc or other approved excursions
Assist with social care needs
Provide key worker support to specific residents following key worker guidelines
Assist with the reception and orientation of new residents in a reassuring manner, listing the residents clothing and other property
Attend and participate in training sessions and staff meetings when required
Be aware of, and at all times comply with, all relevant company policies and procedures and all relevant statutory responsibilities including fire arrangements, health and safety issues including moving and handling, COSHH regulations, maintaining records diligently and accurately as required
Any other reasonable task requested by a Senior member of staff or Manager, which is within your competence.
Of high integrity
A self motivated, resilient & tenacious self starter with strong team ethics
Empathetic and approachable whilst ensuring that boundaries are maintained
Flexible, reliable and responsive to change
Good interpersonal skills
Basic numeracy & literacy skills
Demonstrates a basic understanding of the needs of the patient and the role of the HCA
Proven customer care / carer experience
Must be over 18
The job is a physical one and often requires manual handling, so a good level of fitness is required
Experience of caring, or able to demonstrate knowledge of what care assistants do, ideally in a nursing home environment.
Knowledge of Health and Safety in the workplace
RBLI offer 20 days holiday per annum pro rata, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan, Life Assurance and Childcare Vouchers.
If you wish to be considered for the above roles, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to email@example.com
* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date
RBLI is committed to Safeguarding and as such will require all successful candidates to undergo enhanced DBS and reference checks.
RBLI is an equal opportunities employer.