Kitchen Assistant

£10 an hour – Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Your Responsibilities as a kitchen assistant at Oakfield Nursing Home are:

  • To serve patients with meals and drinks.
  • To feed any patient unable to feed themselves – this is the major part of the role
  • To make porridge, toast and serve cereals for breakfast , cook breakfast items as required
  • To lay tables and lay up trays
  • To wash all cups, saucers, plates etc.
  • To keep ‘still area’ clean and tidy
  • Knowledge and implementation of COSHH

There are various posts available – 20 – 40 hours – alternate weekends included in rota
Part-time hours: 20 – 40 per week
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: From £10.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:

  • All staff tested 3 x weekly
  • PPE provided
  • All staff must be fully vaccinated
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Cleaner

£10 an hour – Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Your Responsibilities as a cleaner at Oakfield Nursing Home are.

  • Cleaning to a high standard all areas of Nursing Home – bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, communal areas, etc. – use of specified cleaning agents.
  • Completion of all cleaning schedules behind bedroom doors.
  • Knowledge and implementation of cossh
  • Bed making
  • Maintenance within & out with the Home

You may be asked to help with patients in an emergency

We expect staff to be kind, caring and respectful at all times.

You may be also asked to do any other work in the home should it be deemed necessary

Shifts start at 7am Monday – Sunday

Part-time hours: 14 – 35 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff tested 3 x weekly
PPE provided
All staff must be fully vaccinated

Work remotely:

  • No
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Care Assistant – days or nights

£10 an hour – Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Job Title: Care Assistant within a Nursing Home

Responsible to: Registered Manager/Nurse in Charge

Job Specification: To provide care for the residents under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff, shift leaders and senior care assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the Home as required.

Person Specification: Essential: Genuine interest in working within a caring environment. Ability to communicate effectively on all levels. Team player. Willingness to participate in vocational training programmes. Satisfactory DBS check U nderstanding of the Health and Safety at work act. Understanding of infection control and prevention.

Desirable Previous experience of working in a care setting. Relevant vocational qualification (achieved or working towards). Evidence of having undertaken relevant training (i.e. lifting and handling, health and safety, food hygiene , safe guarding vulnerable adults etc.)

Part-time hours: 16 – 48 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are tested 3 times per week
PPE provided
All staff must be fully vaccinated

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Job Description

  • To Act as a key worker for a number of residents. Ensuring that you greet any service users, for whom you are a key worker, on admission to the home and assist them to settle in.
  • To assist the residents in personal care including washing, bathing, dressing and toilet needs.
  • Responding promptly to call bells.
  • To be aware of signs of abuse , any accidents, unexplained injuries or concerns which may be related to a form of abuse and be responsible for immediately reporting concerns to the nurse in charge.
  • To ensure that residents are socially presentable in appearance at all times.
  • To ensure that residents have any aids e.g. – dentures, hearing aids, spectacles etc., fitted, cleaning and in working order.
  • To assist the residents in rehabilitation activities under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager and trained nursing staff.
  • To assist in the cleaning of the Home as the need arises, particularly dining areas after meals and to support infection control and prevention protocols e.g. cleaning up spills immediately.
  • To assist as a kitchen/laundry assistant in times when their absence is either unavoidable or without warning.
  • To pay due respect to residents’ possessions and to ensure that bedrooms and communal areas are tidy and presentable.
  • To be resourceful in the use of supplies.
  • To work at all times, within the guidelines of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Employee Handbook and Company Health and Safety Policy and Procedure.
  • To be aware of all fire exit and means of escape from the home.
  • To complete all Health and Safety and Fire Checks as requested.
  • To ensure readiness to commence work at the time stated on the duty rota and not to abandon any duty without permission from the home manager or nurse-in-charge.
  • To adhere to the policy relating to personal appearance and the uniform policy whilst on duty.
  • To ensure that articles for laundry are separated according to their cleanliness, red bag if urinated/soiled and put directly into the laundry bags provided on the corridors.
  • To read and implement the company policy and procedure for infection control.
  • To ensure the appropriate segregation of waste material. This it is disposed of in accordance with current legislation and company policy and procedure for infection control.
  • To report to the nurse in charge any changes in individual resident’s condition and any other relevant matter, noting especially changes in skin condition.
  • To report to the nurse in charge any verbal or visual concerns or complaints observed or raised by the resident or visitors.
  • To recognise your own caring limitations and to seek guidance from the home manager or trained nursing staff as appropriate.
  • To refer all enquiries regarding the care or condition of the residents to senior nursing staff irrespective of the source of the enquiry.
  • To respect the rights of residents including privacy and dignity.
  • To assist in the serving and clearing of meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Complete all food and fluid charts and any other daily monitoring records as requested.
  • To assist residents to eat and drink, monitoring intake and reporting any concerns to the nurse in charge.
  • To undertake any training necessary for the completion of your duties. To be aware of the mandatory training and dates to attend training.
  • To attend staff and other meetings are requested.
  • To undertake any other duties as and when requested.
  • To abide by all company policies and procedures in accordance with the staff handbook and policy and procedure file.
  • To participate in social activities with service users and to use all interactions with residents as an opportunity for stimulation/occupation.
  • To respect the confidentiality of the residents and the home life at all times, including when you are using social networking systems.

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

Registered Nurse

£17.75 an hour – Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Scope

  • To set and maintain the highest standard of care in the clinical area.
  • To act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the home.
  • To supervise staff within the home.
  • The post-holder will ensure that high quality care is delivered to the resident and to work as part of a cohesive team.
  • The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training.
  • To act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Part-time hours: 24 – 48 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From £17.75 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff tested 3 x weekly
PPE provided
All staff must be fully vaccinated

Experience:

  • nursing: 1 year (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • NMC pin number (required)
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Scope

  • To set and maintain the highest standard of care in the clinical area.
  • To act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the home.
  • To supervise staff within the home.
  • The post-holder will ensure that high quality care is delivered to the resident and to work as part of a cohesive team.
  • The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training.
  • To act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Clinical Practice

  • The post-holder will ensure that in all areas of practice they adhere to all current home guidance.
  • To implement, promote and maintain care for the residents on a daily basis and Deliver agreed standards of care with other members of the team.
  • To assess, implement and maintain individual care plans for residents.
  • To monitor and assist in the development and implementation of the activities programme.
  • To liaise with GP’s and other professionals.
  • To supervise the service provision of food and drink to the residents
  • To order, store and administer medicines according to the policy of the Home, NMC and CQC requirements.
  • To ensure that all staff in the clinical area are familiar with and act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Home.
  • To be responsible for reporting and be accountable for investigating concerns in regard to safeguarding of adults and prevention of abuse in line with Lancashire safeguarding board multi agency procedure .
  • Develop and promote good communication with service users, relatives and staff. To ensure confidentiality in respect of service users’ situations.
  • Ensure that care is resident focused and that the residents’ dignity and privacy are maintained at all
  • Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of residents and colleagues and that equal opportunities are practised.
  • To handle complaints appropriately in accordance with the policies and procedures laid down by the
  • To be familiar with the Care Standards Act 2000.
  • Keep up-to-date accurate care records’, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times. Provide direct care to the patients within his / her own level of competence.
  • Use reflective practice as a method of ensuring that appropriate effective care is delivered to each resident.
  • Ensure competency and safe maintenance of all medical devices within the sphere of responsibility reporting and following up any broken / unsafe equipment or structures to the manager if
  • In the absence of the Manager or their deputy, to be responsible for notifying the CQC of all deaths within the home on the appropriate form.
  • In the absence of the Manager or their deputy, to be responsible for notifying the CQC of all reportable incidents or events within the home on the appropriate form.In the absence of the Manager or their deputy to be responsible for notifying the Health and Safety Executive of any incident reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985.
  • To undertake risk assessments
  • Assist with all clerical and housekeeping duties including:
  • Use of the care planning system
  • Resident’ notes management
  • General housekeeping on a daily basis
  • Inform the relevant person if supplies and stores are running low to ensure the activity of the home can be carried out effectively and efficiently.

Education, Training and Development

  • To assist with the maintenance of staff discipline and to utilise the disciplinary procedures as
  • To assist to maintain duty rosters, ensuring efficient and effective use of manpower in accordance with the staffing guidelines as laid down by the CQC.
  • To continually improve and update personal development in accordance with the requirements of
  • To handle complaints appropriately in accordance with the policies and procedures laid down by the
  • Maintain own mandatory training requirements.
  • Assist the manager in creating a positive learning environment for all staff that is conducive for
  • Continue with own personal development as agreed in appraisal.
  • Take every opportunity to develop skills and competence to carry out the role effectively and
  • Be aware of own limitations and the need for continuing education and personal development. Communicate these needs to the manager / mentor as they arise.
  • Use all opportunities to advocate Health Promotion and participate in patient education to promote caring for themselves at the home.
  • Promote a professional image at all times and to be accountable for own practice.
  • To assist to orientate and introduce new members of staff to the home.

Evaluation of Care Provision & Audit

  • Participate in any Clinical Audit programmes within the home and assist with the evaluation of own
  • Assist with Quality Assurance Programmes / systems with the manager.
  • Work and adhere to the needs of the service continuously striving to improve the quality of service
  • Works collaboratively with team members to achieve best practice at all times.

Policies and Procedures

  • Be aware of and adhere to all of the relevant Policies and Guidelines e.g. sickness reporting, absence management and the uniform policy.
  • Be aware of issues relating to information & clinical governance, Human Rights, Health & Safety and welfare of patients & colleagues.

Specific skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of medical conditions including patient education.
  • Patient education specific to correct and safe use of walking aids, transfers & mobilisation specific to therapy instruction.
  • Monitor and report changes in a resident’s condition to the relevant health care professional. Promote and instruct residents with nutritional and fluid intake and record in their care plan.
  • Maintain accurate records when recording patient’s food and fluid intake, as well as documentation of fluid output and bowel actions. Report abnormalities to relevant health care professional.
  • Monitor for and report to the relevant health care professional, changes in a residents pressure areas during contact when meeting hygiene, elimination and mobilisation needs.
  • Escort residents to external appointments if required.
  • Promote and maintain a safe environment for residents, visitors and staff, especially with the confused patient or those at high risk of falls.
  • Knowledge and champion application of infection control policies, including use of universal

Confidentiality

  • Information relating to residents, employees and business of the home must be treated in the strictest confidence.

Health and Safety

  • To be responsible for Health and Safety requirements in own area of work and to promote the safety and well being of other staff and residents. It is the responsibility of every employee to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and for the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by what they do.

Equal Opportunities

The home is pledged to equal opportunities for all and is committed to ensure that no employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, colour, sexual orientation, creed, nationality, and disability, ethnic or national origin.

This job description is a reflection of the current role and may be subject to amendment in light of development or change within the service or service delivery.