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Springfield Care Home

Garforth, Leeds



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Senior Care Assistant - 3 Nights

  • Mentoring and peer supervising care workers and ensuring the correct documentation is completed and any problems, issues or concerns are reported to shift leader.
  • Ensuring care and ancillary staff feel supported to complete their roles and are able to discuss any concerns issues or problems.  To ensure communication lines are open and all staff are aware of any information appertaining to the care and wellbeing of the residents, changes to work procedures, or any changes to the working environment.
  • Quality care for all residents including the correct use of moving and handling equipment, risk assessments when caring for residents who may be at risk of falls, or who may harm themselves or others, maintaining excellent standards of personal care, ensuring all residents have access to the local community, garden, and the outside world.
  • Ensuring residents have food and drink in a method that they can manage, or with assistance.  Reading and maintaining the correct documentation for all aspects of resident care, being able to offer support, practically and emotionally and to enlist the help of others when necessary, such as doctors, district nurses, counsellors, family members, ensuring residents personal belongings and clothing are kept safe and treated with respect and maintained when necessary.
  • Ensuring all the home’s policies and procedures are adhered to and the ethos of person centred care is adapted to all care tasks.  To maintain the emotional and physical health of residents and offer opportunities for physical and mental stimulation throughout the care shift.  To ensure care of a resident is of an excellent quality from admission through to end of life care.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean environment including assisting with tasks to ensure the environment is maintained to an excellent standard, waste is disposed of correctly.
  • Ensuring communal areas are regularly cleaned and maintained throughout the shift and that equipment is available to ensure all care and cleaning tasks can be undertaken.
  • Notifying management if equipment or facilities within the care home need attention, i.e. broken equipment, any malfunction of the heating, lighting, call bell etc and repairs needed to equipment used for moving and handling.
  • When qualified with accredited training, to ensure medication is administered correctly and safely and any issues reported to management immediately. 
  • To ensure all documentation is completed correctly and any queries with medication management raised to the Deputy Manager or Registered Manager immediately in writing.
  • To ensure all food and drinks are served in the preferred method, taking into account residents’ nutritional needs, abilities, and personal likes and dislikes. 
  • To ensure all food and drink is served maintaining the guidelines of food hygiene and in a way that promotes healthy eating, gives residents time to finish their meal, and promotes a person centred approach.
  • To maintain the home’s approach to promoting community life by welcoming visitors with a professional approach, offering them refreshments, and ensuring where available, they have private space to speak to their loved one if needed. 
  • To ensure visitors have signed in the visitor’s book for fire regulation purposes and to ensure the home is displayed in a welcoming manner.

Additional information: 

At Springfield Healthcare, our main priority is the welfare and wellbeing of our residents and staff. Therefore, we require all our new staff to confirm that they have either had Covid-19 vaccine, or they are willing to receive it prior to start of the employment with us. There will be a requirement to sign a consent form to this effect at the point of a job interview.  


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