Caherass Nursing Home, Caherass, Limerick

Located just 15 minutes from Limerick City, Caherass Nursing Home is set on a landscaped two acre site, in a picturesque rural setting just outside the villages of Croom and Adare.
We are now recruiting for full-time healthcare assistant to join the Caherass Care Team (shifts include weekdays and weekends).
Applicants MUST have a relevant QQI Level 5 Qualification (completed or in progress of completing same) with 1 year+ of elderly care experience being a distinct advantage
Purpose of the role
The Care Assistant works as a member of a team delivering care to the residents via the Named Nurse concept. As such a team member, the Care Assistant contributes to the fulfillment of Mowlam Healthcare’s philosophy of care.
The role report reports to the Nurse in Charge and is responsible to the Director of Nursing.
What does the role entail?
  • Supporting the nursing staff and team in delivering high quality person-centred care to meet all care needs of residents
  • Getting to know residents’ interests and needs, providing attention, support and companionship
  • Promoting the mobility of residents, supervising and assisting as necessary to ensure optimum mobility is maintained and improved where possible
  • Enabling and assisting residents to maintain their personal appearance /hygiene needs while always maintaining their dignity
  • Communicating with nurses regarding resident's condition or any aspect of resident's daily life
  • Enabling and assisting residents to eat/drink and achieve physical comfort
  • Participating, organising and carrying out social activities
  • Sustaining high level of communication between resident’s family and staff developing good relationships
  • Assisting in the upkeep of high standards of cleanliness in the home
  • Contributing to the maintenance of Health and Safety in the home
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by Nurse in Charge and management.
What are the qualifications/skills needed?
  • FETAC/QQI Level 5 qualification in Healthcare or equivalent
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment (with a good knowledge of HIQA standards) preferable
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Reliable and professional
  • Can work independently or part of a team
  • Ability to maintain a positive outlook
  • Fluent level of English both written and oral
 All posts are subject to satisfactory references, medical and Garda vetting.
What do we offer?
  • Guaranteed hours contracts
  • Premium Sunday and Bank Holidays rates
  • Paid breaks
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Free Garda Vetting
  • Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Paid trainings
  • Subsidised meals
This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role and the range of duties, it does not attempt to detail every activity. Given the nature of the work, it must be stressed that maximum flexibility is required to work in the nursing home. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder periodically by the Home Manager.