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Senior Carer

Job Description

Faircape Health provides the full continuum of care at six world-class healthcare facilities located on-site at six luxury, retirement villages.

We are seeking the services of experienced, compassionate Senior Carers (Day shifts) to deliver and lead high quality care as part of the care team. The successful incumbents will administer care to patients inclusive of frail, mental health, sub-acute and assisted living at our facility Tokai Estate in the Southern Suburbs.

If you would like to work for a dynamic and reputable retirement group and have a passion for care then this is the job for you. To ensure high quality patient care, we also invest in continuous development of our staff, which includes both internal and external training.

Duties include but is not limited to the following:

The Senior Carer is responsible according to the approved care plan by directly providing practical, physical, social and emotional care for residents at the healthcare centre. Senior Carers contribute to the creation of a therapeutic and relaxing environment within the healthcare facility, ensuring the dignity of residents are maintained at all times. 

Administration & Reporting

  • Chart and timestamp all activities on ECP as per procedure
  • Report to Duty Sister any changes or causes of concern in a resident’s condition

Patient Care (according to care plan)

  • Attend to all activities as per the ECP care plan per resident and chart activity accordingly, including but not limited to personal hygiene, incontinence, dress, feeding and companionship
  • Maintain safe and therapeutic environment for all residents in terms of care plan and their personal diagnosis

Company Policies & Procedures

  • Maintain awareness, understanding and adherence to company rules, policies and procedures
  • Treat all residents with respect and dignity

Infection Control

  • Comply to all company policies and procedures regarding infection control
  • Maintain good personal hygiene as per the relevant policies and procedures

Health & Safety

  • Comply with company health and safety standards in terms of activities of work
  • Be aware of duty of care and measures to protect vulnerable residents
  • Report any health and safety contraventions to the Duty Sister

Activities & Exercise

  • Assist OT with the daily OT sessions
  • Assist the Carer Team Leader with Carer run activities

Requirements

Education and Qualifications:

  • Acknowledged Carer training from reputable organisation advantageous 
  • SETA accreditation will be an advantage

Experience

  • Proven experience as a Carer or experience in a similar environment 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Skilled in basic computer knowledge
  • Knowledge of caring principles in caring for the aged, this includes:
  • Core carer competency skills
  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work well with the elderly and have compassion for caring for them
  • Work well within a team and independently 
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Be accepting of change within the role of caring, as the need arises
  • Maintain positive relationships with all (resident, families, colleagues)
  • Have the ability to make good decisions, think objectively, make decisions and prevent medico-legal risks


Specific requirements

  • Clear health record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Clear credit record
  • Contactable references
  • Vaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing work

Working Hours: Normal working days are Mondays to Sundays, according to the duty roster. You will be required to work 16.25 shifts per month. Shifts are from 07h00 until 19h00.

Benefits:

Salary from R 7,000 Cost to Company per month

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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