Empath on behalf of our clients are recruiting for Healthcare Assistants in North Dublin area.

Candidates must hold qualifications in:

  • QQI Level 5 in Healthcare
  • Patient Moving & Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:

About you: Cheerful and compassionate by nature, you will possess sound judgment, initiative and problem-solving abilities and be able to pay attention to the details. Reading, writing and communicating clearly in English is vital.

Experience is preferred, minimum 250 hours work experience along with 6 months’ work experience. A respectful and courteous attitude to seniors is required, and weekend availability is highly desirable.

The following skills are also desirable;

  • Skill sets that could be value adding to social programmes and activities and willingness to use them.
  • Someone that would be a good team member and would respond positively to management and direction.
  • Hold a qualification in Healthcare (qualified nurses, physiotherapists can apply)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a similar working environment an advantage
  • Be caring, patient, empathetic and have a strong interest in care of the elderly

General Duties and Main Purpose of Job:

  • To work as part of a team of Health Care Assistants, under the direction of the Nursing team
  • To provide quality person-centred care to meet the needs of residents
  • To provide high standard services as specified in agreed care plans and to contribute to the continual review of resident’s needs
  • Enable and assist resident to eat and drink and to maintain their personal hygiene and appearance
  • Enable and assist resident to access and use toilet facilities, participating in individual continence promotion programmes
  • Contribute to the movement and treatment of resident to maximise their physical comfort
  • Promote mobility of resident, supervising and assisting as necessary to ensure resident retains optimum mobility
  • To work closely with the activity co-ordinator/social care leader of the nursing home and ensure engagement of the residents at arranged activities where possible and suitable.
  • To Chaperone/Accompany residents to the hospital or for other appointments when directed by the senior nursing staff

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Job details
Work experience:
Work experience is required
Duration of work experience:
Up to 1 year
Language skills:
  • English
  • Good
Number of positions:
Date of expiry:
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