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Healthcare Assistants Required in Limerick

Bluebird Care require Healthcare Assistants in Limerick city during evenings and weekends 

Bluebird Care require Healthcare Assistants in the Pallasgreen Doon Oola area.

To apply for either of these roles please contact the Bluebird Care Limerick office by calling 061 481 208 or email limerick@bluebirdcare.ie.

Healthcare Assistant Job Description

JOB TITLE: Healthcare Assistant REPORTS TO: Care Supervisors

SUMMARY OF POST: The the healthcare assistant has many roles and functions. It is not an exhaustive list of the tasks involved, they will vary from one customer to another, but instead it is intended to be a guide to the type of work involved.

JOB DESCRIPTION

It is important that all employees of the company follow the policies and procedures available.

The role of the care worker is to perform duties and tasks to facilitate our customers to live at home in a safe secure and comfortable way.

Duties
In order to do this successfully the care worker must be aware of the needs and requirements of the customer and must communicate successfully not only with the customer but also with other stakeholders such as family, friends and other healthcare professionals. The care worker also has a responsibility to alert the supervisor (or their representative) of any changes or causes for concern in the customer’s condition.

There will be specific tasks identified for a particular customer. These may include cooking and/or preparing meals and possibly assistance with feeding. Housekeeping and laundry as well as personal care may also be part of the role.

The care worker will be briefed before undertaking any assignment with the specific tasks involved but in every case it is incumbent upon the care worker to carry out the work in a safe and professional way and to adhere to the specific instructions as well as the policies and procedures of the company.

Care workers are frequently the only people that a customer may see on a daily basis and clearly there is a responsibility to report any relevant information back to the supervisor. It should be clearly understood that the role requires a great deal, sometimes both in physical and emotional ways, and also carries a weight of responsibility.

Must have a genuine regard for the welfare and quality of life of others.

By its nature domiciliary care requires care workers to travel from place to place. Care workers must therefore have the ability to do this, either by public transport or by their own means.

A thorough training programme is applicable to every member of the Bluebird Care team. This constitutes both initial and ongoing training and is a requirement of all staff. Every member of staff will be required to apply for, and achieve a satisfactory An Garda Siochána vetting check.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Essential
Minimum of 2 modules completed from Fetac Level 5 (Care Skills and Care of the Elderly).
Responsible and trustworthy disposition
Genuine care for others
Good communication skills
Ability to follow instructions

Desirable
Experience in care provision
Own transport
Flexible availability

Key Competencies
To be able to attend all rostered customer’s calls
To understand the importance of such calls
To be able to cope with emergency and difficult situations
To be able to communicate with other people
To be able to create and maintain high standards of person centred care

Tasks
(The role may involve some or all of the following. This is not intended as a complete list and is supplied for information only)
Assist customers to get up, dressing and preparing them for their day
Washing, bathing, showering, oral care, grooming.
Toileting, assisting with use of commode, emptying commode.
Continence management
Using manual handling equipment as specified.
Working with other care professionals such as PHN’s, GPs, etc.
Prompting with prescribed medication, when required
Assist customers with bedtime routine, including undressing and washing
Preparation of meals and assistance with same
General household duties
Bed making and laundry
Shopping and supplies management
To keep accurate records of care visits.