Healthcare Assistants

Mowlam Healthcare - Dublin

The Orchard Respite Centre provides specialist respite care for people with dementia and cognitive impairment. The centre is run by Mowlam Healthcare in collaboration with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Health Services Executive (HSE). Purpose of the Role The Care Assistant works as a member of a team delivering care to the residents via the Named Nurse concept. As such a team member, the Care Assistant contributes to the fulfilment of Mowlam Healthcare’s philosophy of care. Main Activities:

  • Supporting the nursing staff and team in delivering quality person-centred care to meet the needs of residents
  • Getting to know residents’ interests and needs providing attention, support and companionship
  • Promoting the mobility of residents, supervising and assisting as necessary to ensure optimum mobility is maintained and improved where possible
  • Enabling and assisting residents to maintain their personal appearance /hygiene needs
  • Enabling and assisting residents to eat/drink and achieve physical comfort
  • Participating, organising and carrying out social activities
  • Sustaining high level of communication between resident’s family and staff, developing & maintaining good relationships
  • Assisting in the upkeep of high standards of cleanliness in the home
  • Contributing to the maintenance of Health and Safety in the home
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by Nurse in Charge and management.
Qualifications/Skills
  • FETAC/QQI Level 5 qualification in Healthcare (completed or in progress)
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment (with a good knowledge of HIQA standards)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive approach
  • Caring and empathetic nature
  • Fluent level of English both written and oral
What do we offer?
  • Guaranteed hours contracts
  • Sunday premium rates/double time on Bank Holidays
  • Free Garda Vetting
  • Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Paid training
  • Covered/Subsidised meals
Note This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role and the range of duties, it does not attempt to detail every activity. Given the nature of the work, it must be stressed that maximum flexibility is required to work in the nursing home. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder periodically by the Home Manager
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