Health Care Assistant (Swindon) in Swindon, Wiltshire

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Job Title: Health Care Assistant (Swindon)
Location: Wiltshire / Swindon
Salary: £1,000 - £4,000
Type: Contract
Job Sector: Health & Medicine
Sub Sector: General Healthcare Assistant
Job Reference No: TrioplusAllcare

Job Description

Job Purpose:
Enables patients to stay in their homes by providing health and personal services; supporting patients and their families.

* Assesses patient condition by monitoring vital signs; recording intake and output; reviewing patient care journal; keeping family informed.

* Administers treatments by dispensing medications; changing bandages; administering oxygen; maintaining oxygen supply and equipment.

* Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal; notifying agency nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions.

* Helps patients care for themselves by introducing and teaching assisted living techniques, such as using a cane or walker, using special utensils to eat, using special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene needs.

* Helps family members care for the patient by introducing and teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient; putting the family in contact with resources for additional home care help; directing them on how to receive care for hospital beds, portable toilets, canes, walkers, lift-chairs, etc.

* Maintains a safe, secure, and clean patient environment by following asepses standards and procedures; changing linens, dusting, vacuuming; maintaining kitchen and bathroom facilities, handling personal laundry; maintaining security.

* Provides nutritious meals by following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards; preparing, cooking, and serving meals and snacks.

* Maintains continuity of patient home care by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs in the patient journal for the next caregiver.

* Updates job knowledge and maintains certified nursing assistant status by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; fulfilling continuing education requirements.

* Protects the home health care company by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

* Enhances nursing assistant and home health care company reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

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