Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship

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Job Summary:

To undertake duties related to the daily personal care of residents, in accordance with agreed programmes of care and under the general guidance of the HCAs, Senior HCAs and Nurse.

Key Tasks:

- To support each of the residents to remain as active and independent as possible within the constraints of their condition

- Demonstrate skill and imagination in helping residents deal with everyday difficulties arising from their physical and mental health

- Encourage and support each resident to do as much as possible for themselves in all aspects of daily living, which will include washing, dressing and continence

- Use initiative and imagination in helping residents succeed at familiar tasks

- Work flexibly, providing help with physical care as and when necessary to maximise opportunities for the residents to enjoy previous recreational interests, social and religious preferences

- Respect the residents’ rights of choice, privacy and dignity and be sensitive to each individuals’ needs

- Work together with the team on goals that are directly relevant to daily life of each resident and their loved ones by implementing individualised ‘active living’ programmes

- Demonstrate an ability to build and maintain relationships with people whose understanding is impaired and their families through good communication skills

- Take responsibility for following the individual residents care plans including mobility, communication, social interaction, nutrition and physical care

- Encourage residents to engage in physical exercise and activities to help increase strength and dexterity

- Assist resident with their mobility having received training in the use of appropriate equipment and will be responsible for the safe and proper use of such equipment

- Work independently and show initiative at maintaining a stimulating and homely environment for each resident

- Complete and maintain necessary daily records via the point of care system

- Complete necessary incident reports when required and raise all incidents with the nurse on duty

- Assist with serving meals and drinks and feed residents unable to feed themselves

- Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times

- Liaise with other professionals and relatives to achieve the best outcome for each resident

- To work as an advocate for excellent Health and Safety working practices

- To actively display and promote the Company’s Values

- To remain fully compliant on all mandatory training

- To be sensitive to the privacy and individual needs of the residents

- To promote Equality and Diversity in the workplace

Our Core Values

P Passion – doing our best all the time

R Respect – listening, understanding and valuing what you tell us

I Integrity – being open, honest, straight-forward and reliable

D Diversity – relating to everyone as an individual

E Excellence – striving to provide the highest quality of support


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