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Healthcare Assistant




FirstCare Ireland

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Job Description:

Purpose of Position
To deli:ver hands-on nursing care to residents in a caring respectful and person-centred manner ensuring wherever possible to promote Residents independence and empowerment at all times.

What you can expect in return:
Fair and Competitive Pay (21,000 – 30,000 per Annum)
Shift premiums for nights and Sunday
Paid lunch breaks
Bonus over €2000 per year
A great working environment
A company with a great reputation for investing in your learning and development
Opportunities for progression in an expanding organisation with six nursing homes in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
Great team spirit and camaraderie
Shift rosters which include:
Full or part-time hours
12-hour day/night shifts.

In this job you will
Be accountable and responsible for high standards of care in the Nursing home.
Carry out all aspects of care according to the person’s needs, as per his/her agreed care plan
Carry out care for our residents with dignity, respect and facilitate their optimum independence as much as possible
Ensure the resident’s nutritional needs are met
Assist residents with their eating, drinking, dressing, personal hygiene and toileting needs
Assist residents to mobilise safely, and securely in everyday needs and emergency situations.
Participate in the delivery of therapy and any other alternative therapies as arranged/prescribed by the Nurse, Social Care Leader or Home Manager
Observe, listen and engage with the residents and, report any concerns to the Nursing staff.
Keep accurate and quality records as required under HIQA regulations. Ensure regulatory compliance in respect of HIQA standards, Fire, Health and Safety and Environmental Health
Be familiar with all statutory instruments of legislation concerning nursing homes and to be familiar with all applicable policies and procedures within the homes
Communicate with all staff, residents, relatives and visitors to the Home in a manner that will ensure good positive clear outcomes
Keep up to date on current practices of Care for Older Persons
Carry out such other duties appropriate to the post as directed by management
Ensure that the Nursing Home is secure and safe at all times.

Ideally, a candidate should have the full FETAC Level 5 which is the full 8 modules (full award)
6 to 12 months of practical experience in agency/hospitals/in-home care

At a minimum candidate is required to have the following 3 modules
Care Skills and
Care of the Older Person
Work Experience (200 hours)
Candidates with no education background in healthcare but with relevant working experience may also be considered
Up to date, People Moving and Manual Handling Certificate.
Clean background check
Excellent interpersonal skills.



Permanent / Full-time

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