Position title
Health Care Assistant - Somerset

Job Description: Health Care Assistant

Reports to: Registered Nurse / Senior Health Care Assistant

Salary: £9.00 to £10.00 per hour – full time & part time roles available

Set in 7 acres of garden, The home has been completely refurbished to a high standard. The new owners are seeking experienced & dedicated staff to become part of an outstanding team providing the highest level of support & compassionate care to residents.

Job Purpose

To provide care in accordance with best practice & legislative requirements as directed by & under the supervision of the registered nurse. Delivering care in a person-centred way that is unique to each individual & ensuring service users are supported & enabled to live fulfilling & enjoyable lives, remain independent & keep personal interests

Duties & Responsibilities

Quality & Regulation

  • To deliver high quality personal care following the care plan & individual resident wishes to ensure the comfort & dignity of each residents.
  • Adhere to the local Safeguarding policy, following the Duty of Candour requirements
  • Understand the regulatory framework that governs the home, including the role of the CQC & their requirements
  • Understand the importance of privacy, dignity, choice & consent & uphold these basic rights at all times
  • Contribute to the individualised person-centred care planning process of each resident & recording appropriate daily interactions & observations
  • Be responsible for informing the Nurse/Registered Manager of any changes in the needs of a resident
  • Complete all regulatory & statutory training requirements & comply with all company policy & procedures whilst at work
  • Participate in the care plan review with families & other health care professionals as required
  • Support residents in understanding the ageing process & how it affects their health & lifestyle.
  • Support residents to maximize their independence & create the environment which supports their physical & mental well-being & ensure that all residents are treated with dignity
  • Key worker responsibility for residents ensuring that residents receive one-to-one quality time when on duty
  • Prepare food trays & dining rooms to the expected standard & support residents with their meals & drinks
  • In consultation with the resident/families offer support to maintain the resident’s room, clothing & property in order
  • Make beds & change linen & dispose of soiled linen in accordance with the company procedure


  • Record observations including weight, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, nutrition, tissue viability & fluid intake/output as identified in the care plan


  • Engage in supporting & delivering activities for residents
  • Work collaboratively within the clinical team to promote a healthy, professional & friendly atmosphere for all residents & their families & friends
  • Support new residents & their families & friends to the home in orientation of the environment
  • Maintain communication & working relationships with healthcare professionals in the home
  • Establish professional working relationship with the residents their families & friends to provide a safe & reassuring environment
  • Be professional, courteous & transparent in your communication
  • Assist & actively encourage the social care & the well-being of residents
  • Escort residents when required out of the home for appointments etc. following completion of a risk assessment by the registered nurse (or Senior Carer in a residential home)
  • Attend opportunities for clinical/personal training & development
  • Any other reasonable task requested by the Clinical lead or General Manager which is within your competence

Working conditions

  • Bank holiday & weekend working
  • Shift work including night duty
  • This is physically demanding; you will be required to stand for extended periods of time & do repetitive tasks with few breaks

Job Title of positions to be directly supervised


The company subscribes to Well Led

  • Strong & effective leadership
  • A supportive & values-driven culture
  • Encouraging teams to work together
  • Stable management
  • Open & collaborative

Whilst prior experience is not essential as training can be provided, it is important you understand your reason for entering a care profession. Whilst the job can be highly rewarding it can also be demanding both physically & emotionally

In return, you can expect from us

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension Contributions
  • Supportive environment & regular supervision
  • Employee well-being programme
  • Opportunity to develop & career progression
Employment Type
Full-time, Part-time
Job Location
Wincanton, BA9 8EA
Base Salary
£9.00-£10.00 Per year
Date posted
January 22, 2021
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