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Job Opportunities | Casual & Part Time | Personal Care Workers

June 21, 2021 | Career Vacancies, General News

Edgarley Assisted Living is seeking casual Personal Care Workers who would thrive in a team environment, but also be able to operate alone with our residents.

Job Purpose:

To provide personal care to residents, to ensure that all care provided reflects current best practice and is resident focused, follow all verbal and written instructions, and interact with all internal and external stakeholders in a respectful, courteous and polite manner.

Key Duties:

1. Delivery of Care

  • Support residents and their families in a caring manner (e.g. bell calls answered promptly).
  • Observe and report any changes in residents’ condition promptly to the RN.
  • Residents’ prescribed treatments strictly adhered to based on Medical Officer
  • directions.
  • Emergencies responded to immediately and appropriately (e.g. fire alarm/resident choking).
  • Maintain and participate in programs (e.g. continence or compilation of fluid balance charts) under supervision and according to Care Plans.
  • Basic medical procedures carried out as delegated by the RN (e.g. dressings, blood pressure, pressure areas).
  • Assist and encourage residents to carry out daily living activities (e.g. showering and oral hygiene, dressing and grooming, mobility and transfers, toileting, eating, social outings and participation) according to Care Plans; RN notified if any prescribed activity not completed (e.g. resident declines to bath, shower, wash, eat, socialise) and documented in progress notes.
  • Individual support and attention provided for residents (e.g. feeding, appointments, rehabilitation, behavioural/cognitive).
  • Sort linen and clothing in adherence to Infection Prevention and Control guidelines.
  • Minor laundering of personal effects.
  • Medication given to residents according to charts as endorsed by the doctor and dispensed by the pharmacist using the pre-packed system.
  • Perform the full range of care work as defined independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Input into resident assessment.
  • Input into documentation.
  • Input into orientation of new staff.
  • Maintain residents’ environments in a clean, safe and comfortable condition.
  • Individual support and attention provided for residents (e.g. feeding, appointments, rehabilitation, behavioural/cognitive).
  • Data collection.
  • Supervise and mentor junior employees.
  • Coordinate work in a team environment.
  • Work from complex instructions and procedures.

2. Administration

  • Maintain accurate and appropriate documentation (e.g. charts, diaries etc.).
  • Complete all admission/discharge procedures as instructed.

3. Training and development

  • Attend all compulsory training as per DON’s directives (e.g. Fire training, manual handling etc).
  • Attend in-service training as directed by the DON.

4. Workplace Safety

  • Incidents reported and accurately documented immediately to the FM/RN or DON using designated procedures.
  • Work environment and equipment maintained in a safe, clean and tidy manner with any maintenance requirements or hazards appropriately reported.
  • Comply with Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • General knowledge of work health and safety.

5. Continuous Improvement

  • Quality issues notified as soon as practicable to Continuous Improvement Coordinator or management.
  • Work practices and processes carried out as instructed and by the duty of care, residents’ needs and quality guidelines.
  • Sound understanding, and compliance with the 8 Aged Care Quality Standards.

Performance Review

Consistent with Edgarley Home Inc. policies, the Personal Carer’s performance will be subject to ongoing annual formal review. This review will be tied to the Key Performance Indicators set at the beginning of the current financial year. Indicators as follows:

  • Demonstration of practices affirming that each resident is regarded and valued as an individual.
  • Effective management of Medication.
  • Decisions reflect an effective goal setting consultative approach and respect for
  • confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to training.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to staff appraisal and development.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of safe resident handling techniques and the application of those techniques on residents and staff.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment of OH&S policies and procedures and their implementation and further development.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding and application of appropriate infection control procedures and practice under the policies and procedures as outlined in the Infection Control Manual of Edgarley Homes Inc.
  • Demonstrates cohesive team work and staff/volunteer multi-skilled to potential.

Mandatory Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
  • Current Police Check Certificate.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Current CPR Certificate.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Active, hands-on team member approach to work and challenges.
  • Self-motivated with highly effective written/verbal communication skills.
  • Common sense approach to problem-solving.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction.

Desirable Experience and Attributes:

  • Experience within a residential care setting or similar setting.
  • Basic dressings knowledge and experience.
  • Temperature, pulse, blood pressure, blood sugar levels experience.
  • Understanding of the Charter of Resident’s Rights and Responsibilities in Aged Care.
  • Understanding of person-centred care.

Please send your application to ceo@edgarley.com.au