Position title
Domiciliary Health Care Assistant, Bristol
Description

Here at Osa Healthcare Recruitment we are committed to finding wonderful staff who share our values and are dedicated to providing professional, caring and high quality services. We want to find the right people the right role for them.  

 Job Title: Domiciliary Healthcare Assistant  

Location: Bristol  

 Length/Type of Post: Permanent  

 Salary: £8.91-£10 

 Hours: Various  

Our client offers a high quality service for people living in their own homes. The company is run by two registered nurses, with over 40 years’ experience in both general and Mental Health Care, who believe that by matching the right carers to each individual and personalising the care provided they can enable the service users to pursue a life that’s as full, happy and interesting as possible.

Responsibilities

Job Overview 

To provide high quality care to all service users and to encourage/assist them to live as independent a life as possible.  To be supportive and sensitive when delivering care ensuring all service users are treated with respect and dignity at all times and that they are aware of their rights, choices and options available to them. Your duties will vary from each service user to the next as you will be following an individual care plan designed solely for them. 

Main Responsibilities  

  • To undertake all duties that are outlined in the service users care plan 
  • To maintain good communication and develop good working relationships 
  • To adhere to home care policies and procedures  
  • To travel to Service Users as directed. 
  • To carry out personal and caring tasks that are not the responsibility of a Nurse but which could normally be expected to be undertaken by a member of the family. 
  • To encourage and motivate Service Users to maintain their independence bearing in mind their capabilities and limitations. 
  • To report to the Registered Manager/Care coordinator on the condition of the Service User, particularly any significant change in the Service User’s behaviour, needs or circumstances.
  • To use special equipment provided to assist Service Users, as directed in individual care plans. 
  • To support clients with contacting a Doctor, Emergency Services or making appointments when needed. 
  • To support service users with administration of medication in accordance with our medication policy. 
  • To prepare and cook meals in the Service User’s home. 
  • To assist with the budgeting of household accounts, shopping and paying bills when this cannot be undertaken by others. 
  • To write/read letters if required by Service Users. 
  • To assist in the cleaning of an exceptionally dirty home when required. 
  • To undertake domestic tasks to support the service user to maintain a good quality of life. 
  • To complete all administrative documents accurately. 
  • To attend meetings and report if necessary on the condition of Service Users.
Qualifications

Type of candidate that we are looking for  

  Essential   Desirable 
Qualification  Willing to work towards common induction standards and care certificate 

Willing to work towards a NVQ level 2 /3/4 

Achieved NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care  

Specialist Care Training 

Experience   Understanding of social care and be willing to learn  Experience of working in care with a care company 

Experience in care looking after friends/family 

Skills/Attributes  Able to understand and cope with emergency situations 

Be open minded  

Excellent communication skills 

Able to cope with change 

Able to cope under pressure 

Good Organisation skills 

Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Have a caring, kind nature and being able to show empathy 

Good Listener 

Working knowledge of the Domiciliary Care industry and Surrounding regulations and legislation 

Understanding of Regulatory Body functions and requirements 

Commitment to own professional and personal development 

Any Additional Requirements  Job offer is subject to relevant checks including an Enhanced DBS 

Car Drivers to provide copy of full drivers’ licence and insurance documentation   

 
Job Benefits

What our client is offering the successful candidate 

  • Competitive Hourly Rate  
  • Millage costs covered 

This job role will involve working around vulnerable people therefore your employer may be required to check whether you have a criminal record via the Disclosure and Barring Service (known as a DBS check). You will also be asked questions as part of our self disclosure section on the application form. We operate a fair recruitment process and do not discriminate. Any information you provide will be considered fairly and lawfully.  

We are committed to being an equal opportunities company as are all the companies we work with. All applicants will be considered fairly and free from prejudice or discrimination. 

We are very  proud to say that we have signed the mental health at work commitment  We are passionate about mental health and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to promote mental well-being, support people who are struggling and break down the stigmas of mental health problems. We only work with companies who share our beliefs and care for employees metal health and well-being.

Job Location
Date posted
April 26, 2021
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