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Care Assistant - Nights or Days The happiness, safety and needs of our residents are at the heart of everything that we do at Halcyon Care Homes. By providing the right level of support that each resident needs, while at the same time respecting their dignity and independence, we make sure that our homes facilitate a better standard of life. Our personalised high-quality care plans, five-star environment and fulfilling activities programme are all designed to enhance each and every day spent at our homes. To maintain and deliver this quality of service, we constantly challenge all of our team leaders to inspire our staff and provide them with the training, respect and support they deserve. It's a great time to join our team, we are currently recruiting for: Senior Care Assistant Nights Responsible To: Home Manager / Deputy Manager Responsible For: Care Teams Accountable To: Home Manager Values RESPONSIBILITY We responsibly bring our whole selves to work every day ensuring our residents are safe and happy. Care is delivered to the highest standard and our residents lead their lifestyle choices. CONNECTION To Feel seen, heard and give without judgement. COMMUNITY Providing a living community full of warmth, comfort, laughter. A family home. Job Summary To professionally and thoughtfully deliver care during any span of duty, ensuring that a safe, effective and efficient care service is maintained which meets the needs of our residents. To provide care to residents in accordance with their individually assessed needs to a high standard. Overall responsibilities: Act as a champion for residents' safety and dignity. To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available. Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes. Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used. Act as a role model for good care governance practice. Specific responsibilities and duties: Act as a champion for residents' safety and dignity. Provide care in a respectful and dignified manner respecting the preferences and choices of residents. Ensuring individualised care is delivered. Deliver care in line with Halcyon Care Homes Policies and Procedures Work as directed by the Home Manager and Senior Care Staff. Liaise with GPs and other health professionals to ensure that residents receive the medical and clinical support they require. Demand high quality care delivery focused on residents individually assessed needs and choices. Promote the professional image of the services through excellent communication, appropriate behaviour and professional appearance. Ensure you complete all required Mandatory training and completion of induction programs, training and competency assessment. Complete Care Certificate is appropriate To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available Maintain skills and keep up to date with clinical developments and best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home. Ensure completion of induction programs, training and competency assessment. Complete Care Certificate is appropriate. Undertaken training appropriate to the roll, as agreed with the Home Manager, and ensure learning is shared and transferred into practice. Review the daily delivery of care, including pressure area prevention, nutrition and infection prevention and control procedures. Ensure high standards of care delivery are maintained. Act at all times within your own skills and competence. To attend all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company in order to fulfil your duties. Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes. Conduct and document care and risk assessments and develop care plans related to the individually assessed needs and choices of our residents. Ensure that areas of identified risk are appropriately monitored and outcomes recorded and acted upon e.g. fluid and nutrition charts, turning regimes. Report all accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with Halcyon Care Homes Policy & Procedures. Ensure accident/incident reports are written clearly and concisely and that any remedial action or learning is incorporated into care delivery. Ensure that residents are encouraged and supported to remain as independent and active as possible ensuring they are maintaining their lifestyle choices. Ensure the safety and comfort of all residents, whilst encouraging a happy, homely atmosphere. Be knowledgeable about Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures and report any untoward events in accordance with Halcyon Care Homes and Local Authority requirements. Ensure that equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and fully functional state. Report any equipment failures or damage in the Maintenance Book. Be responsible for the care and protection of residents' property. To maintain standards of infection control within the home and to assist residents to maintain their own infection control needs. Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used Be aware of company policies and procedures and ensure requirements are incorporated into practice. Ensure attendance at handover to facilitate the effective transfer of information between staff and shifts. Attend and participate in staff meetings as arranged by the Home Manager/Deputy Manager. Understand the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2008) in relation to consent and best interest decision making. Provide information to residents and relatives in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection and GDPR policy and procedures. Ensure high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008) and Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety (2014) and Company requirements. Benefits: Breaks are paid Uniforms are provided DBS Application costs are covered by us Meals are included for F/Time Care positions Hep B vaccine costs are covered Weekly Covid Testing Free onsite parking Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults / Mental Capacity Act To complete training on Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Capacity Act and be able to understand and implement SVA and MHA policies and procedures taking responsibility for reporting any safeguarding concerns to the senior person on duty or on- call RD. Health and Safety As an employee of Halcyon Care Homes, the post holder has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to: Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work. Co-operate with their employer to ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation and the Health and Safety policies and procedures of the organisation, not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety, or welfare, in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions. Data Protection The post holder must at all times respect the confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and GDPR. This includes, if required to do so, obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer in a fair and lawful way, to hold data only for the specified registered purposes and to use or disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed. This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as reasonably required. 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