Carers - Pitmurchie House

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Location: Aberdeen

Job ref. no.: Carers - Pitmurchie

Principal Duties

- To support each of the residents to remain as active and independent as possible within the constraints of their condition.
- 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 nstrate skill and imagination in helping residents deal with everyday difficulties arising from their memory problems or physical health.
- Respect the residents' rights of choice, privacy, and dignity and be sensitive to each persons nstrate an ability to build and maintain relationships with people and their families through good communication skills.
- Take responsibility by following tailored plans of assistance for mobility, communication, social interaction, nutrition and physical care.
- Assist residents with their mobility having received training in the use 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.
- Assist with serving meals and drinks and feed residents unable to feed themselves.
- Respect rights for privacy and demonstrate high professional standards of propriety in their day-to-day work.
- Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Liaise with other professionals and relatives to achieve the best outcome for each resident.
- Attend training as required to enhance and update their skills and maintain a record of this training
- Maintain a safe environment for other staff, residents and visitors through an awareness of statutory requirements for fire, health and safety and manual handling policies.
- Undertake any other activities which may be deemed necessary by the senior staff in the home.

Key Skills Required

- Experience gained in a healthcare setting
- Experience of care of the elderly
- Knowledge of dementia
- Ability to communicate on the telephone
- Good interpersonal skills
- Able to return information and carry out instructions accurately.
- Able to maintain confidentiality
- Able to accurately record basic physical observations
- Able to prioritize workload
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Able to use own initiative
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
- Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring

Candidate Requirements

- NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care (preferred but not essential)
- Good basic education, including English and Maths
- Experience of working with the elderly in a healthcare setting

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