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Health Care Assistant

Salary: £8.50-£10.05
Location: Wiltshire
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: JO032
Job Published: 2 days ago

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Job Description

Health Care Assistant

Salary: £8.50-£10.05 P/H

Location: Wiltshire

Job type: Permanent

Hours: 3 long days per week (some weekend work will be required)

About the role:

24-7 Staffing are looking for an experienced and passionate Health Care Assistant to work at a lovely Residential and Nursing Care home based on the outskirts of Salisbury. With an emphasis on providing respectful and high quality care to residents, the home prides itself on creating a ‘home from home’ atmosphere for its residents. It genuinely is a fantastic place to work.

What you will be doing:

  • As Health Care Assistant you will show courtesy and respect to residents and relatives, maintaining the confidentiality of our residents and their families at all times.
  • You will greet all visitors in a friendly, well-mannered and efficient manner and promote the home positively in the local community.
  • As Health Care Assistant you will make sure you always maintain good working relations with all colleagues .
  • You will attend and participate in training sessions and staff and relatives meetings as and when required.
  • As Health Care Assistant you will comply with company rules, policies and procedures, including the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, Care Standards Act and the relevant regulations.
  • You will attend to the wishes and comfort, personal appearance and hygiene of residents at all times.  Assist and actively encourage the social care and the well-being of residents.
  • As Health Care Assistant  you will take and chart observations of residents, including weight, food and liquid intakes/outputs. Perform simple tests of urine. Complete charts and care assistant records as directed.
  • You will contribute to the development of new ideas in the nursing care and in respect of stimulation for residents to improve their quality of life.
  • As Health Care Assistant you will assist with the reception and orientation of new residents in a comforting manner.
  • You will list the residents clothing and other property.  Tidy residents` rooms and cupboards; keep clothing and possessions in order.
  • As Health Care Assistant  you will prepare food trays and eating areas. Prepare residents for meals and provide assistance to residents with eating as required.
  • You will make beds and change bed linen. Dispose of soiled linen in accordance with home procedures. Bag linen for collection.
  • Ensure that all residents receive Person Centred Care.

What you will need:

  • Have a caring compassionate nature
  • Be willing to work towards Level 2 in health and social care
  • To complete Care Certificate
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Interest in Care in a Health and Social Care environment
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate resident care and act accordingly if untoward changes occur
  • Ability to record accurate records
  • Able to demonstrate empathy and have a caring nature
  • Ability to communicate and record in English
  • Ability to motivate and work with a team of staff


  • Company Pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • One free uniform
  • Overtime  available
  • Free tea, coffee and squash
  • Hot Meals provided at lunch (for a small fee)
  • On site lockers for valuables.

For more information and/or to apply for the role please contact Jessica Osborne  on 01980742247 or send a copy of your CV to jessica.osborne@24-7staffing.co.uk.

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