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Senior Carer
Gainford Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes


Job Title : Senior Carer

Accountable To: Home Manager

Responsible To: Nurse in Charge

Experience Required: Need qualification in handling medication

Job Type: Permanent/Temp – If temp for how long. Perm

Salary: £11.92 per hour

Shift: Full Time, Part Time & Bank


Job Summary:

The post holder works to provide a supporting service to the Nurse in Charge. Duties are described within the following helping roles of support assistant.

Maintaining a safe and homely environment for service users by housekeeping duties I the care areas and prevention of cross infection.

Receiving and giving information.

Working with and leading support to the qualified nurse carrying out planned care for individual service users.

Job Description:

Care Responsibilities

Personal and Social Care

  • Participating in the preparation for the informal reception of the client user at the time of admission
  • Attending to the needs of the carers/relatives of patients/service users and courteous reception of visitors in the Home
  • Protecting service users who are frail, unsteady when walking, disabled by poor vision or confusion from all types of accidents
  • Assisting service users in the care of their personal clothing and other possession/valuables in accordance with the Home policies/procedures
  • Knowing personal role at first aid level in resuscitation procedure
  • Receiving and acting upon the instruction of the Nurse in Charge that may be spoken and/or written in the service users care plan, or occur during work activities


  • Observing and prompting comfortable heating and tolerable noise levels within the Home
  • Service meals to service users
  • Assisting with help or feeding
  • Assisting with choice when required
  • Record of fluid intake when appropriate or directed
  • Comply with special diets, report appetite and intake
  • Prepare food and drinks as required
  • Maintain recommendations/procedure for food hygiene and food handling
  • Having detailed understanding of fire hazards, sighting of appliances, routines to be followed in the event of fire and evacuation process
  • Assisting with tidiness in clinical areas, removal of used items of equipment, correct disposal of waste, soiled linen
  • Assist Nurse in Charge or nominated Deputy in technical activities as required
  • Preparing the personal space areas for service users before admission/after discharge, cleaning the beds etc., and other items of equipment
  • Replenishing the service users’ areas with towels, soap, etc., and identifying the need to replenish clinical stocks where holding levels are required

Clerical / Administration

  • Listing service user’s property on arrival or departure
  • Noting, reporting and documenting damaged furnishings, condition of equipment, baths, showers or other appliances
  • Assisting as necessary with written documentation associated with any aspect of service users care – as supervised by Nurse in Charge
  • Dealing promptly with telephone enquires and messages, communicating effectively with other members of the team

Additional Responsibilities

  • Promote effective communication both within and outside of the Home environment
  • Participate in flexible duty patterns that promote effective 24-hour care of service users

This job description may be altered subject to the needs of the service we are required to provide and is not exhaustive.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Bank

Salary: £10.50 per hour

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