Apprentice Health Care Assistant Cambridge Nursing Home

This is a new apprentice position for an experience and qualified (level 2) health and social care apprentices to progress onto level 3.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £291.90

  • Working week

    35 hours a week on a shift system

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001220376

  • Positions

    4 available

General job summary

  • To ensure that the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being of all Service Users (SUs) is maintained at the highest possible level in the pleasant, safe and harmonious environment of the Home.
  •  To maintain Confidentiality at ALL times
  • To be aware of their responsibilities in maintaining the Health & Safety of all SUs
  • To undertake relevant QCF Level 3/Care Certificate training and other training identified by the manager in relation to improving and maintaining standards of care
  •  Washing and bathing residents, ensuring that they maintain a good level of personal hygiene, care of hair, scalp, nails, dentures, teeth, feet and toe nails
  • Feeding needs of clients who are incapable of feeding themselves, serving meals in a presentable manner.
  • To care for incontinent residents and meeting their special needs
  • To care for the elderly frail clients
  • Pressure areas care and preventing sores where possible, applying cream under supervision
  • To take care of the SUs’ clothes and personal belongings
  • To ensure that clients are suitably dressed at all times
  • To tidy SUs’ rooms and wardrobes ensuring the residents’ rooms are clean and tidy at all times
  • To ensure SUs’ clothes are laundered daily/weekly
  • To take reasonable care to prevent damage to clothing, equipment etc.
  • To take care of the dying, and when necessary assisting the person in charge in the last offices
  • To participate in activities for the general leisure and social care of the SUs’.
  • To remove and dispose of clinical and other domestic wastes and place in the appropriate containers for disposal.
  • To participate in the assessment and reviews of to assess the needs of each SU when requested.
  • To monitor the needs of each SU and report any change of needs to the Senior Care Assistant.
  •  To be involved with other carers in establishing and formulating possible alternative methods of care to facilitate individual SUs’ needs when requested.
  •  To encourage clients to learn new skills, take up new interests and activities and maintain those they already have.
  •  To seek to understand the emotional and personality problems among residents and to work through such problems with the assistance of other professionals in group sessions where necessary.
  • To assist in various leisure activities outings where necessary.
  • To help residents when necessary in casual shopping (but never proprietary drugs -see drugs policy) to assist residents in selection of clothing.
  • To be fully aware of emergency fire exits and equipment
  • To be able to use emergency equipment if necessary and be able to practice
  • To know of and put into practice when required the drill for emergency evacuation in case of fire.
  • To report all accidents and incidents, however minor to the Nurse in charge
  • To report defects in equipment to the management and comply at all times to the policies of the Home in relation to Health & Safety policy at work.

 

Responsibility and accountability

  • Your first point of contact is always the Registered Nurse on your floor.
  • Whilst on duty, you are accountable to the Registered Nurse and to the Senior Registered Nurse.
  • All Care Assistants are responsible for his/her own actions or inactions.
  • All staff must be in good health and must report to the Nurse in Charge any sickness, infections, diseases and other condition which may affect their work.

Professional duties

  • To assist Care Assistants to develop their professional skills, particularly their caring skills for the smooth running of the Home under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, Senior Registered Nurse or any of the management team.
  • To assist in the teaching and supervision of Care Assistant in training as directed by the Registered Nurse, Senior Registered Nurse or any of the management team.
  • To help in the supervision and follow up the training of the Care Assistants.
  • To ensure and if necessary, to arrange, regular meetings with other Senior Carer Assistants to promote peer learning and transfer of knowledge.

 

 

Personal and Professional development

  • To attend courses for own professional development in your time and the time organised by the employer.
  • To keep up to date with research and advances in nursing and to implement individualised nursing care.
  • To comply
  • To maintain knowledge of current trends in health care and in the profession.
  • To participate as required in service user dependency studies and quality assurance programmes.
  • To attend courses for your own professional development in your time and the time organised by the employer.
  • To keep up to date with research and advances in nursing and to implement individualised nursing care.
  • To comply with the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act in attending fire and safety instruction.
  • To participate as required in patient dependency studies and quality assurance programmes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Patient

Personal qualities

Personal Attitude

  • Persons selected for Care Assistants posts must have a genuine interest in caring for the elderly. Being practical, flexible, and hardworking would be an advantage. 
  • All care workers must be trustworthy, reliable and of good character. 
  • He/she should have the following characteristics:
  • To show respect for the Individual SU at ALL times
  • To maintain dignity, privacy and confidentiality of the SU
  •  Seek to establish and develop a relationship with the clients and encourage participation in the activities of the home and encourage interaction between clients.
  • You must take pride and care in your daily work.
  • You must adhere to codes of dress set by the Home.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English A-C/or equivalent is desirable
  • You will need to have a level 2 in Health and Social Care to apply for this role we will ask to see your certificates.

Future prospects

Good for the right candidate

Things to consider

You will work on a rota system that will include weekends and evenings

About the employer

Cambridge Nursing Home in Wanstead, East London provides care and support for 49 residents. It is a family-run business that takes pride in knowing all its residents and staff. The management team has over 30 years' experience owner-operating care homes in the London Borough of Redbridge

Employer

Cambridge Nursing Home

Address

65 Cambridge Park

London

E11 2PR

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Training provider

  • L3 Health and Social Care
  • L2 Functional Skills – English and Maths

Apprenticeship framework

Health and Social Care

Training provider

NEWHAM COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newham College of Further Education

Contact

Lynn Parsonage 020 8257 4586 Lynn.Parsonage@newham.ac.uk


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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017