Female Personal Healthcare Assistant

Ref: LR6208

Location: Haywards Heath

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday mornings for 4 hours and up to 2 hours in the evenings. Actual shift times by mutual agreement Job share welcome

Hourly pay rate:

£12.00 rising to £14.00ph once fully trained

I am a young woman in my thirties

I like to be independent but currently need a lot of support around my flat and with personal care including health care tasks due to several health issues after a rough couple of years.

The job will involve helping with stoma care, tube feeding, medications, domestic tasks, accessing the community and most importantly helping me avoid hospital admissions.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Dressing / undressing

All rubbish and recycling out
Help organise paperwork
Check for out of date food.
Putting out clinical waste once a week
Making up hot water bottles
Changing the bed
Make up fresh St Mark's solution daily
Prepare medication for JEJ tube
Run me a bath & wash hair when needed
Help me dress and tidy bathroom from bath
Stoma care
Set up and connect me to my feed St Mark's solution.
Looking for signs of low blood sugar and testing to see if I'm having a hypo, then administering medication if needed
Help getting to appointments & being an advocate
Collecting medications from pharmacy
Accessing the community Sunday shift will include accompanying me to wheelchair basketball

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Must be English speaking

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

Notes:

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9