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BAYLHAM CARE CENTRE
POLICY No : 01 - 153
JOB DESCRIPTION - CARE ASSISTANT – DAY/NIGHT SHIFT
Updated October 2012
Ms. Vikki Brewer
Main Purpose of the Role
To effectively assist in the management of the delivery of care support services to older people and to those with a range of disabilities living in the nursing home in accordance with the company’s policies, procedures and practices and according to specifications determined through contractual arrangements.
To share with other staff in meeting the personal care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and to help in the general day-to-day activities of the home. Care provided by the care assistant is expected to include care that would reasonably be given by members of the service user’s own family and is not expected to include tasks that would normally be expected to be undertaken by a trained nurse.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To assist service users who need help with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and the toilet. To help service users with mobility and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, help in use and care aids and personal equipment. To care for service users who are temporarily sick and needing, for example, minor dressings, bed nursing, help with feeding etc. To help care for service users who are dying.
To help in the promotion of mental and physical activity of the service users through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations. To make and change beds, tidy rooms. Do light cleaning and empty commodes. To inspect, launder and mend service users clothing.
To set tables and trays, serve meals, feed service users who need help, prepare light meals and wash up, tidy up and clear dining room. To answer...
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