Job Summary

Health care assistant

Canterbury, Kent | £18k | Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

Recruiter: Optima Staffing Solutions

Job Description

-Assessing the needs and risks of service users on an ongoing basis

-Assisting nurses to provide holistic and therapeutic care to patients

-Engaging service users in activities plus escort on grounds or community leaves as appropriate

-Promoting independence, dignity and choice

-Promoting health, safety and wellbeing

-Risk assessment and care planning

Required Skills and Attributes:

-NVQ Level 2/3 is desirable but not mandatory

-Current DBS

-Relevant Healthcare Training

-Right to work in the U.K.

-Minimum 1 year care experience in mental health, partly in a medium secure unit

-Good verbal and written communication

-Ability to work well in a team and also able to work independently using your own initiative

-Great attitude in working with vulnerable individuals

-Competent in doing vital signs, updating food and fluid charts and turning charts.

-Reliable, punctual and committed to making a difference in the lives of others

-Up to date mandatory trainings

-Driver with own car is an added advantage

-Must have previous health care assistant expereince in care home or hosiptal

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Agency More

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