Care assistants

Care Assistant

Reporting to – Nurse in charge

Our care assistants are a dedicated and highly trained team. They enable our ladies and gentlemen to live life to the fullest with confidence and freedom. Each care assistant is at the heart of our service. Supporting our ladies and gentlemen to communicate; understanding their individual needs and building empowering relationships. As individuals, they have a wealth of knowledge; experience; specialisms and passion.

Care Assistants

At Bridge, Burton and Trent court, we are committed to providing the best possible care for our working age and older adults. We also actively support the development of our loyal employees. We offer a friendly working environment and excellent career opportunities. If you are passionate about providing a high standard of care as a care assistant, please see below for the job details.

Caring individuals are required to be part of well-established team to work as care assistants on days or nights.

As a care assistant, you’ll support and help everyone to enjoy each day by making sure they get the quality care and support they deserve. You’ll assist with daily living, providing support and companionship and sharing great moments and memories too. It’s a chance to bring your dedication and compassion to a fulfilling environment. Every day will be different, so you can expect to undertake work that’s as varied as it is rewarding.

As a care assistant, you could be doing anything from supporting individuals with their food and drink, tidy room and following care plans to ensuring that everyone has one-to-one time. You will help with transporting to appointments and activities outside of the community as and when required. It’s an opportunity to put your skills to meaningful use and develop your career.

About you

Bridge, Burton and Trent Court provides people focused services for seniors in spacious and secure communities. We need cheerful, compassionate people to carry out a wide range of general and personal care tasks, offering emotional as well as physical support. Sound judgement, initiative and problem-solving ability are extremely important.

In return will offer you:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Comprehensive staff training
  • Excellent working environment
  • Career progression within the company

Job purpose

  • To promote, supervise and ensure that high standards of personal and nursing care are adhered to – under your responsibilities as a registered nurse (under NMC)
  • To promote and ensure high standards of professional practice are maintained which are conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the individuals
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to throughout the service
  • To provide person centred care in a safe, warm and friendly environment – in conjunction with Towerview Care’s visions and values
  • To carry out the role of named nurse for designated individuals
  • To implement the requirements of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in accordance with the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Skills, knowledge and qualifications needed for role as a care assistant

Required

Desirable

Hold a current nursing registration and active PIN Number with the NMC

Working knowledge of the Community Care Act, social Care act, mental health act and mental capacity act

Prior experience with nursing people with mental health, complex health needs and challenging behaviours

Good working knowledge of medication and medication management

Ability to communicate effectively on all levels

Ability to manage own workload

Ability to lead and direct a team as the nurse in charge

Satisfactory DBS check

Work based assessor / mentor (NVQ / Nursing)

Knowledge of safeguarding processes

Experience with CQC inspections

Experience in supervision of care team (conducting clinical supervision and appraisals)

Good working knowledge of GDPR processes

 

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