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Healthcare Assistant – Cork

The job offer is available for the following event: Healthcare Recruitment in Ireland – 28 January 2021.

Ballincollig Community Nursing Home is a state of the art home, designed with residents’ care, comfort, enjoyment, security and convenience in mind – and the provision of the highest standard of care 24 hours a day.

We are currently hiring for full time Healthcare Assistants to join our multidisciplinary team. We have specific interest in carers with experience in providing care for those living with dementia.

What do we offer?
Guaranteed hours contracts;
Sunday premium and double time on bank holidays;
Free Garda Vetting;
Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development;
Opportunities for career progression;
Paid training.

To learn more about this Ballincollig Community Nursing Unit visit –

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.

Reports To: Nurse in charge.  
Responsible To: Director of Nursing.

What does this role entail?
Supporting the nursing staff and team in delivering quality person-centred care to meet the 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 whilst always maintaining their dignity
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;
Experience working in a healthcare environment (with a good knowledge of HIQA standards) preferable;
Excellent communication skills;
Empathetic, kind and caring approach;
Can work independently or part of a team;
Ability to maintain a positive attitude;
Fluent level of English both written and oral.
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