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Care Assistant - St. Doolaghs Park Care & Rehabilitation Centre

Trinity Care

  • Dublin North
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 09/01/2013
  • Susan McLaverty
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Care Assistant


We currently require a Care Assistant to work within our nursing home in St. Doolaghs Park Care & rehabilitatiob Centreon the Malahide Road.. This position and requires a caring person to assist in the provision of person centered care to our residents.


REPORTING TO: Qualified Nursing Staff
Senior Care Assistant

JOB PERPOSE: To assist in provision of care and work as part of a team to achieve
Required standards. To ensure Clients retain their dignity and
Individuality. To be involved in the general activities of the
Nursing Home.


· Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
· Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
· Team player
· Willingness to participate in Training Programmes


· Experience of working with the relevant Client group.



Ensure the highest levels of care are maintained by supporting / assisting Clients, when required, with washing, toileting, dressing, undressing, and all other aspects of daily living.
Assist Clients in all aspects of their care needs (e.g. Physical, emotional and spiritual). Provide attention when needed, whilst ensuring Clients retain their comfort and dignity.
Pay particular attention to assisting Clients who have limited mobility, or physical / Learning difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
Closely monitor Clients who may be confused and / or who have behavioural problems.
Assist in the promotion of continence.
Assist in the delivery of care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness. Assist with last office
Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with clients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the care centre.
Answer Nurse call system, giving assistance as required. Answer the door and telephone appropriately. Respond accordingly, and pass on messages promptly.
Under the supervision and guidance of senior Care Staff, report on the well being of Clients.
Carry out regular checks on Clients at intervals determined by senior Staff Members.
Make Visitors feel welcome. Provide refreshments / assistance as and when required.
Make and change beds, ensuring that rooms are clean and tidy, and commodes are empty, in line with the Nursing Home's disposal of waste policy. Ensure the Nursing Homes resources are used appropriately.
Clean and maintain equipment used by Clients / Relatives e.g. wheelchairs, hearing aids, spectacles etc. Ensure the Nursing Home is kept clean and tidy, in line with the Company's attention to detail to philosophy.
If applicable, care for clients' clothing and rooms as named, and ensure that all clothing is recorded and clearly marked.
Ensure full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and the bereaved, in line with the company's policies and procedures.
Assist Clients who need help during meal times (be aware of swallowing difficulties, dietary requirements etc.) Assist with serving of food / drinks as requested / required. Wash up as requested / required.
Escort Clients travelling to and from the Nursing Home e.g. on social outings, hospitals visits etc.
Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Clients personal and financial affairs, and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship that exists with Clients.


Participate in Staff and Client meetings as and when required.

Training & Development:

Maintain professional knowledge and competence.
Attend mandatory training days / courses, on or off site, as and when required.
Participate in relevant FETAC training to achieve required qualifications when requested.

Health & Safety:

23: Report immediately to the D.O.N, or person in charge, any illness of an infectious
Nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or another.
24 : Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Nursing Homes health and
Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
25: Report to the D.O.N, or the Maintenance any faulty appliances, damaged
Furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
26: Promote safe working practice within the Nursing Home


27: Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Nursing Home.
28: Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is
Not divulged to third parties.
29: Notify the Director of Nursing, or the Person in Charge, as soon as possible of
Your inability to report for duty, and also on your return to work from all periods
of absence.
30: Ensure the security of the Nursing Home is maintained at all times.
31: Adhere top all company policies and procedures within the defined time scales.
32: Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained.
33: Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

Guardian Healthcare reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time according to business needs. Any changes will be confirmed in writing. Please note that you share the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties and improve the effectiveness of your post.


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