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Now Recruiting Healthcare Assistants in Athlone

Areas include:

  • Glasson
  • Ballinasloe

Role of Healthcare Assistant:

The Healthcare Assistant’s primary role is to deliver personal care and assistance to a customer in his/her own home. Healthcare Assistants are responsible for the implementation of the requirements of the customer care plan, perform the identified care duties and promote customer comfort, dignity and wellbeing.

Qualities:

Essential qualities of a Healthcare Assistant include having a genuine concern for others, having the ability to demonstrate kindness, compassion and patience, follow instructions and maintain confidentiality, be punctual, have good English language proficiency and good written and verbal skills.

Your responsibilities as a Healthcare Assistant include:

  • Assist the customer with activities of living i.e. bathing, showering, continence care etc. as outlined in the customer care plan
  • Pay due care and attention to all aspects of care duties carried out on behalf of the customer
  • Provide a high standard of care in line with the requirements outlined in the customer care plan

Qualifications & Experience

  • All Healthcare Assistants must have obtained QQI approved Level 5 Modules ‘Care of the Older Person’ and ‘Care Skills’ (Healthcare Support 5M4339) or have a minimum of one year experience as a Healthcare Assistant and be in a position to undertake the two QQI Level 5 modules outlined above.
  • Experience of caring for others in a professional capacity is desirable
  • Bluebird Care will support suitable candidates to attain the QQI Level 5 qualification. Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.

Employment Type

  • This position is available on a full-time/part-time, temporary/permanent contract basis
  • Flexible working hours

    Apply now:

    To apply for this position email your CV to: lrw@bluebirdcare.ie

    Alternatively, you can apply directly on our online application below.

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