Since 1985, Randolph Hill have had an enviable reputation for quality care provision. We are large enough to be able to provide great support, whilst small enough to avoid becoming overly bureaucratic and make decisions to fit every circumstance. We have a low staff turnover with 7 high performing nursing homes offering long and short-term care to those with particular medical needs, especially frail elderly people. Each Home’s philosophy is to provide competent, skilled and empathetic individual care. The Company is committed to future expansion, therefore each unit operates on a professional business basis, maintaining budgeted profit margins. Our homes are well run, attaining positive grades with the Care Inspectorate. Randolph Hill are committed to quality and look for like-minded people to support us achieving our objectives.
In a recent staff survey, 100% of respondents would recommend Randolph Hill to others.
We are currently looking for Care Assistants that are good with people and have a desire to deliver the highest level of care for older people. Full training will be provided. It is essential that candidates are physically able to do the job, work as part of a team and are mentally able to meet the challenge.
It would also be desirable for candidates to have knowledge of dementia, have some experience of care of the elderly, and have an understanding of residents’ right with a keenness to learn.
Great rates of pay from £11.25 per hour (depending on experience/ level) and free uniforms.
Opportunities for further personal development progression. Statutory training and in-house training.
Fully-funded stakeholder pension scheme.
Overtime rate paid at time and a third.
Enhanced sick pay scheme covering week 3 to week 26.
Positive Care Inspectorate grades across our Group – well organised homes with good staffing levels.
Consistency of management means stability for staff, residents and relatives (average Manager’s service is over 10 years).
Long service holidays and awards.
Low staff turnover against industry average (over a third of our overall staff have been here for 5 years or longer).
Good level of Senior Management support – including a Director of Nursing Homes Operations, Director of Care Standards and Group Nurse Managers.
A family feel to our organisation with 7 Nursing homes – all homes are extremely well supported.
Lower agency use as we have a successful Staff Bank which provides greater care continuity for both staff and residents.
Our two nursing homes in East Lothian are situated in the scenic coastal town of North Berwick and another in the pretty village of Gullane. Both nestle within the community and have strong relationships with people and organisations in the surrounding areas and are also set in beautifully maintained private and secure gardens.
To provide safe and competent care in a sympathetic manner
To uphold residents’ participation strategy
To liaise with all personnel to ensure high standards of patient care
To report any concerns so that advice or nursing intervention can be given
To reflect the high standards of the company in all aspects of work and personal appearance
To ensure all clients and visitors are treated in a helpful, friendly manner
To promote and show loyalty to the company and residents, both inside and outside the nursing home and respect confidentiality
To treat colleagues with respect and ensure teamwork is good
Main Duties & Responsibilities
To promote the highest standards of care within the nursing home
To uphold residents’ rights to privacy, dignity and choice
To set a good example at all times in respect of dress, manner, hygiene and behaviour
To provide a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff and visitors
To become familiar with all aspects of the building’s layout, fire evacuation procedure and equipment, and to instruct staff
To become familiar with and strictly adhere to company policy and procedure and National Care Standards
To adhere to the SSSC code of conduct
To communicate all requests and changes of practice to all relevant personnel
To report any injuries, disease and dangerous practice to all relevant personnel
To read and observe all notices and instructions displayed in the work area
To wear and use correct protective clothing/equipment as directed and report any damage or wear to superiors
To dispose of rubbish and waste materials in the appropriate manner
To wear company uniform at all times when on duty
To act at all times in a manner which reflects a good company image
To maximise bed occupancy opportunities by being friendly and helpful to all enquirers and visitors, either personally or on the telephone
To make best use of equipment and finance and minimise waste at all levels
To maintain correctly written records as required by the company and statutory bodies
To maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness by working as a team with housekeeping staff
To report immediately damage or breakage to equipment, furnishings or fabric of the building and any repairs required
To undertake any reasonable duties as directed by managers to ensure safe, smooth and efficient running of the nursing home
Applying from outside the UK?
If you are not living in the UK just now, we do NOT offer sponsorship to care assistants and would therefore ask that you do not apply if you are looking to work as a Care Assistant and require sponsorship.