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Healthcare Assistant Jobs in Kent, England

  • United Kingdom
  • 1200 GBP up to 2000
  • Permanent
  • Updated 2017-01-21
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Description

Reach Health Recruitment is a company specialised in recruiting healthcare professionals to the United Kingdom.

Job Offer Description: Healthcare Assistant – Domiciliary Care

Job Location: Kent, UK

Job Responsibilities: To support the patients with all aspects of their day to day living, so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. You will mostly work alone with the patient in their home. Providing care and support offers many rewards, but can also be challenging. Compassion, good communication skills and a calm and caring manner are essential for this important role in the community. The Home Care role includes the following tasks and responsibilities: All aspects of personal care such as showering and bathing, dressing and grooming, dental hygiene, toileting and continence care; Assisting with medicines, ordering and collecting prescriptions or returning unwanted medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal; Supporting the patient to eat and drink well. For example, helping the person to plan what to eat and drink, giving gentle encouragement, shopping, preparing and serving food and drinks, clearing the table, washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy, agreeing with the user how to store food safely and when to dispose of out of date produce; Safely using aids and personal equipment in a manner that respects the dignity of the person. For example walking frames, wheelchairs, manual and electric hoists, sliding sheets and moving boards, hearing aids and other physical aids; Housework such as dusting, tidying, washing floors, vacuuming and sweeping, doing the laundry and ironing, making beds and changing the linen; Social and physical activities or mental stimulation such as keeping in touch with friends/relatives, taking a customer out shopping or to social activities, hobbies such as reading, photo albums, games, etc; Supporting the patient through temporary and terminal illness, including end of life care, hospital appointments, liaising with community health support and families

Requirements

EU Citizenship

Valid EU Driving License

Good English communication, both written and spoken

Motivation to work with this type of patients

Caring or Medical Qualifications are an advantage

Previous Experience is an advantage

 

Conditions Offered

Permanent Contract

Monthly Gross Wage from 1200 GBP up to 2000GBP

35 working hours per week

Extra-shifts are available

Initial training provided

Accommodation support in the first weeks after arrival