Senior CarerVacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016
Salary: úCompetitive Salary Offered
Position; Senior Carer / Officer in Charge.
Responsible to Manager/Deputy
Scope of the post;
The Senior Carer / Officer is required to take responsibility (Individually or jointly with the Manager/Deputy) to secure, sustain and promote the reputation of the home for the benefit of the residents, to set and maintain high standards of professional practice and to create a caring environment conductive to the individual physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of each resident, to ensure that each resident receives care according to need in a person centred way. To follow the policy and direction of the Manager/Deputy, to ensure the full implementation of the Care Commission/Inspectorate Standards and current Health and Safety requirements in all aspects, and to supervise staff employed in the home. All employees are bound by company rules and the resident’s rights which are detailed in separate documents. Senior Carers /Officers must have experience in managing a care team in a Senior capacity and where necessary be prepared to undertake the S.V.Q (Scottish Vocational Qualification) to satisfy the SSSC as part of the register for Supervisor in a placement for older people / or a previous nursing degree.
Principal duties and responsibilities.
- be involved in assessing the suitability of potential residents matching needs with facilities and services available with the home.
- ensure the smooth admission of new residents into the home and, in conjunction with the resident, relevant professional agencies and resident’s family, to devise appropriate, care plans catering for the emotional, spiritual, physical and material needs of each individual involved.
- keep individual care plans and risk assessments under continuing review.
- encourage residents to take decisions in matters which affect their life style thereby assisting them to fulfil their maximum potential no matter how small.
- encourage each resident to develop relationships and to participate in activities internal and external to the home which facilitate the fullest possible participation in the life of the local community and within the social groupings within the home.
- manage and supervise the provision of health care services within the home including, where appropriate, the ordering and issue of drugs and medication for which the home has taken responsibility and the keeping of the necessary associated records. Training will be available.
- ensure the provision of care of a kind at least equal to that which might be provided by a competent and caring relative and which, under the direction of a GP and with the support of the community nursing service, might include terminal care.
- maintain an awareness of all routines within the home and to undertake general care work as necessary in line with the care assistants job description.
- practice maximum integrity with resident’s personal affairs and not to abuse the privileged relationship which exists with residents ensuring that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of work is not divulged to third parties.
- receive and investigate complaints from the residents, and report as to the Manager/Deputy.
- assist the Manager with staff training, including, deployment of care, catering, and domestic staff in accordance with all relevant and current employment legislation ensuring that all appropriate documentation is properly utilised and personnel records are kept up to date.
- supervise the effective induction, supervision and assessment of staff and to ensure that training needs are identified and met.
- develop and sustain good communications with and between staff and to suggest to Management any training, which may improve, staff efficiency
- ensure the staff contribute to the best of their abilities to the efficient running of the home and
- the creation of an atmosphere conductive to the best interest of the residents.
- carry out duties and be a responsible officer under the health and safety at work act 1974 and the fire regulations.
- assist the proprietor in any marketing and promotional initiatives associated with the home.
- maintain such log books and records as may be required by the Care Inspectorate, other organised agencies and the proprietor including records of staff time sheets / off duties.
- ensure that rooms, common areas and service areas are properly cleaned, maintained and properly heated and to ensure that all equipment in the home is maintained in good working order.
- applicable - To be prepared to do on call duties on a regular basis at a mutually agreed pattern with Manager.
- remain receptive to the changing needs of the home and sensitive to requests from the proprietor to accept or undertake duties and responsibilities not covered in this document but falling within general scope.
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