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DATE ADDED: Thu 30/05/2019

HCA - Health Care Assistant

Hastings, UK
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JOB TYPE: Contract

SALARY: £8 - £13/hour

Responsible for:
(Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such duties as may reasonably be required).
* To provide leadership to the Care functions of Kare Plus.
* To provide Care in accordance with current best practices, according to policy and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements, relevant regulations under the direction of the Manager, and within the financial plans agreed from time-to-time.
* To supervise the Care services within Kare Plus in accordance with agreed standards.
Job Description:
* Understand and work within the structure and ethos of the Kare Plus group
* To work in line with the Kare Plus's mission, vision, values.
* Develop effective professional working relationships with establishment staffing.
* To maintain Care skills at a current level and undertake such training and development as may from time-to-time be required to maintain practices as up-to-date.
* Support an open, positive and inclusive working culture, ensuring a transparent and declarative approach
* Minimise legal risks through adherence to best practices in line with policies and procedures.
* Participate in the maintenance of Kare Plus management information systems as required
* Assist in the formulation and implementation of care policies and procedures where required.
* Work in a cost-effective manner.
* Systematically solve day-to-day problematical issues and challenges which may arise.
* Act as an ambassador for Kare Plus when on any assignment or wearing your uniform.
* Be responsible for the reviewing your delivery of care and support ensuring that any key information is timely and communicated to all relevant people.
* Communicate effectively with office staff and colleagues to ensure seamless working practices
* Work flexibly where required to meet the needs of the customer whilst ensuring safe reporting of any requests or changes to provision.
* Promote additional services within the organisation as required
* Ensure availability is up to date with the office and that you can commit to accepted shifts
* Escalate Issues/Concerns/Complaints/Safeguarding to the Registered Manager or acting persons in the absence of a Manager where applicable
* Be responsible for safe documenting and handling of medications at the point of assessment and or delivery as well as monitoring of ongoing safe practice in line with company policies and procedures as well as individual rules and regulations on assignment.
* Where required take part in audit processes to monitor quality and safe adherence to Care delivery.
* Where required make yourself available to facilitate best practice in relation to safeguarding practices including provision of statements and or interviews.
* Be proactive in becoming a Dignity Champion and a Dementia Friend, promote this amongst others
* Monitor Care Workers and evaluate performance
* Seek opportunities for personal development and professional growth
* Promote and support a positive image of Kare Plus at all times
* Support the effective resolution of team conflicts.
* Support a work atmosphere which promotes a high quality of work life.
* Support and maintain a culture of performance and excellence.
Person Specification
Essential
Understanding of current regulatory care standards including DoLS and MCA
Implement action to meet and maintain Care standards.
Work in cooperation with members of multi-disciplinary health teams as directed or required
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within various assignment settings
Ability to deliver high standards of care in a changing environment
Ensure that customers are protected and that dignity is maintained at all times
Ability to remain calm, positive and to work under pressure with professionalism, motivation and enthusiasm whilst demonstrating high levels of compassion and empathy.
Full flexibility to meet the demands of the service
Must meet requirements in terms of suitable depth of skill, knowledge and experience
Desirable
Experience within the Care Profession
Experience of working with different customer groups
Confidentiality:
All staff are required to respect Confidentiality in all matters that relate to information gained as a result of their employment with Kare Plus, including matters relating to other members of staff, customers
and members of the public and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, but not excluding the company Whistle Blowing Policy
Role: HCA - Health Care Assistant
Job Type: Contract
Location: Hastings, East Sussex,

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