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Health Care Assistant - Dorset House

  • Care Home: People Team
  • Location: 1
  • Shifts: Typically 8 am -8 pm or 8 pm - 8 am
  • Pay: £9.50 per/hr
  • Contract: Permanent, Bank

Health Care Assistant - Dorset House

Dorset House Nursing Home in Droitwich provides exceptional residential and nursing care. Are you someone who wants to make a real difference to the lives of others? Do you share Rotherwood’ s values of Compassion, Caring, Politeness, Kindness, Respect, Commitment and Passion and want to contribute to a new standard in healthcare? Award-winning Rotherwood Healthcare is looking for you. We are looking for Health Care Assistants who ideally have a passion to work in care and with patients who suffer from dementia. The roles we have available are for full time Days or Nights working 4 days on, 4 days off from 08:00am-20:00pm or 20:00pm-08:00am. As a Health Care Assistant at Dorset House Nursing Home, you’ll play a key role in maintaining a new standard in healthcare that enables us to deliver exceptional person-centered care and support for our residents. Care Assistants work as part of the team to provide individual care to each resident, making sure that everyone can retain as much dignity and independence as their situation allows. Under supervision, and within the limits of your own experience and knowledge, you will be involved in a wide range of duties and will play a very important role in creating a happy and caring environment. A flexible approach, a positive attitude to challenges and a respect for the reputation of the care home are essential characteristic of the ideal candidate.

What You'll be Doing

Whilst there are a wide range of activities which you will undertake as a Care Assistant, the over-riding requirement of the role is to make a real difference to the day-to-day lives of those living within the home. Whilst giving each resident the degree of assistance they require with meals, general hygiene and personal care, you will also help them to remain as active and independent as possible. Assisting with health and mobility issues is important, but so too is the ability to laugh, be engaging, encourage physical exercise and spark mental stimulation through participation in fun-filled activities and the exploration of new hobbies and interests. Working as part of a team, you will have a totally flexible approach and will ensure that individual care plans are implemented to achieve every person’s unique goals within the most caring and homely of environments. General Responsibilities: - To assist residents in washing, dressing, and undressing. - Using the toilet such as emptying urinary catheter bags/incontinence pads - Assisting with eating/feeding - Utilising equipment to move residents when necessary - Helping tidy the resident’s room - Talking to residents and reassuring them - Assisting nurses and other staff when needed - Adhering to professional standards You'll need: - Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations - Sensitivity and understanding, with the ability to respect each resident's dignity and sense of independence - Stamina and physical fitness, as this is a physically demanding job - To be thorough and pay attention to detail - Practical skills and a willingness to do messy tasks - The ability to work well with others - The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure - The ability to work well with your hands - Excellent verbal communication skills - Customer service skills

Benefits

  • Paid Overtime
  • Flexible Pay
  • Free Car Parking
  • Employee Assistance Support Line
  • Career Pathway
  • Enhanced Training
  • Seasonal Gifts
  • Retail and Leisure Discounts
  • Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme. Individual career development plans
  • Quality bespoke training to develop your skills
  • The opportunity to work with award-winning teams and Directors in award-winning homes
  • Thousands of online and in-store discounts
  • Subsidised on-site meals.

Our Values

This short animated video describes our Vision, Mission and Values which are incredibly important to us at Rotherwood Healthcare.

Our Vision, across every one of our homes, is one of individually tailored care within a stylish and luxurious setting where imaginative, nutritional menus and dining options alongside motivating and inclusive activities, ensure that every resident feels safe, well, valued and empowered to make choices.

Our Mission is, therefore, to create and maintain a new standard in healthcare by providing exceptional care, luxurious surroundings, enticing dining experiences and inspiring leisure activities which, when combined, create the perfect environment for a rich, comfortable and purposeful lifestyle.

Our very foundations are built on the Rotherwood Values of being:

  • Committed
  • Caring
  • Polite
  • Kind
  • Respectful
  • Passionate
  • Compassionate

As a company and as individuals we never lose sight of our core Values which permeate everything we do.

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Our shared values at Rotherwood Healthcare

Becoming the absolute best at what you do

Working at Rotherwood Healthcare requires you to uphold our company values of compassion, politeness, commitment, respect, passion, kindness and caring. These values enable you to provide the highest possible standard of care for our residents, and ensures we are always taking care of our staff.

Your career at Rotherwood Healthcare

A company that’s there for you

From your first day at Rotherwood Healthcare you can create a bespoke career pathway, access support and training to help you achieve your ambition and work in a multidisciplinary team so you are always learning from colleagues with different experience and skills. At Rotherwood Healthcare we want to support you to develop and flourish in your chosen career.

The benefits of working at Rotherwood Healthcare

You’ll feel right at home in no time at all

You are at the heart of Rotherwood Healthcare and we want to make sure you feel valued. We offer some great financial and lifestyle perks, as well as a commitment to your ongoing professional development. The benefits of working at Rotherwood Healthcare are tailored to you, your needs and your ambitions.

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