Principal Care Assistant (Day Duty)
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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 6 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 a Principal Carer with the right skills, experience and personality to join our exceptional team in West Lothian. It is essential that candidates have SVQ 3 or above, a minimum two years care experience, a responsible attitude, a desire to work with the elderly and good communication skills. They must also be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in a ‘supervisor’ capacity.
It would also be desirable to be approachable, have underpinning knowledge to manage situations, a knowledge of dementia and experience in care of elderly.
Great rates of pay £12.06 per hour and free uniforms
Opportunities for further personal development progression. Statutory training and in-house training
Fully-funded stakeholder pension scheme.
Enhanced sick pay scheme
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, Group Nursing Manager and Care Standards Manager.
A family feel to our organisation with 6 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.
A well-established part of the local community, Holmesview is situated in Broxburn and is a modern, purposely designed building with high quality furnishings throughout. It’s set in beautifully maintained private and secure gardens. It even has its own hair and beauty salon. The home excels with a full and varied schedule of activities for residents to enjoy, depending on their particular choices.
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 alert nursing staff to 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 adhere to the Scottish Social Services Council Code of Conduct
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
To promote the highest standards of care within the nursing home
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 supervise and instruct junior and new staff members in all aspects of their work, giving help and guidance where appropriate
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 the National Care Standards for Care Homes
In the absence, or with the agreement, of the registered nurse to delegate workload, ensuring efficient and cost effective use of manpower
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 attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required by the company or the unit manager
To feedback and communicate to the manager or deputy any complaints, suggestions or wishes arising from residents, relatives or staff.
To maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness by instructing staff on good housekeeping practices and ensuring these instructions are carried out
To instruct and supervise in the use of company goods and equipment, and 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