About The Role
We at Huntercombe Group are looking for a Support Worker
- To assist nursing staff in providing high quality individualised care to a clearly defined group of patients / residents, relatives and carers.
- To work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient / resident in achievement of their planned outcomes.
With regular supervision and support from nursing staff
- To assist the nursing team with the assessment of individual patient / resident needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for a number of individuals or groups of patients / residents, including following the clinical risk assessment plan.
- To exercise a reasonable and agreed degree of professional autonomy and make judgements and decisions in order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.
- To undertake clinical work related tasks as delegated by senior nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency.
- To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice.
- To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients / residents.
- To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided, based upon the care plan incorporating all relevant communication and liaison.
- To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients / residents and carers.
- To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices.
- To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient / resident Advocate.
Communication and Relationship Skills
- Communicates with clarity in confidence in a variety of situations, relays information accurately to staff
- Is actively involved in meeting own and team objectives through encouraging and supporting others.
- Participates in discussions and debates and staff meetings offering views.
- Participate in the process of positively supporting and inspiring colleagues within the service to improve standards and quality and to develop professional practice.
- Communicate all relevant issues pertaining to care.
- If Statutory/Professional Registration is a requirement of this role it must be maintained at all times.
- Responsibility to maintain continuous professional development in order to meet requirements of professional registration.
- To work within the boundaries of your relevant Professional Code of Conduct.
- Adherence to national guidance and best practice evidence on Infection Control.
- Compliance with the Huntercombe Group clinical polices and those adopted.
- Participation in the Huntercombe Group clinical governance work programmes.