Health Care Assistant - Job Summary:
o The post holder will work with Customers and their families in the Person's own
home. The Customer may have a life Limiting Condition, Palliative Care and End of
Life and will need practical and emotional support to continue to live their lives in a
o The post holder is expected to respect confidentiality at all times.
o The post holder will be required to work on a rota system.
o In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such duties as
may reasonably be required.
o To maintain care skills at the level required for compliance, and undertake such
training and development as may from time to time be required to maintain
practice to meet regulatory and legislative requirements.
o To provide leadership to the care functions of Inspired Care.
o To provide care in accordance with current best practice, according to policy and
procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements, relevant regulations under
the direction of the Directors and Registered Manager.
o To maintain high standards of holistic care within a community setting.
o To work as a member of the Inspired Team alongside the Person's Family, Friends,
and Significant others, Community Nursing Teams, Specialist Nursing and Case
Management to meet the Person's Physical, Psychological and Spiritual needs.
o To assist with devising and implementing the Person's Care Plan and risk assessments.
o Evaluate Care Plans weekly.
o To ensure the Care Plan is a working document and is updated when required and
support the named Manager in the Person's review.
o To recognise changes in symptoms and the Person's condition, and duly notify other
Healthcare Professionals involved as necessary.
o To work in accordance with the Community Nursing Team instruction, observing and
reporting changes in the person's condition and circumstances.
o To administer prescribed medication and manage any regimes and therapies in
accordance with the clinical directive including ordering supplies.
o To ensure compliance with Manual Handling, Infection Control and Health & Safety
o To keep accurate and legible records in accordance with existing practice and
procedures of Inspired Care. To be aware of the legal requirements associated with
o Contact necessary clinicians or emergency services in an emergency situation
to gain appropriate assistance, support or guidance.
o Whilst in the home, to be prepared to undertake light domestic chores i.e. washing
up, changing beds, preparing drinks and food.
o To have the highest regard for the principles of confidentiality and at no time disclose
confidential information inappropriately.
o To take personal responsibility for written and verbal communication to other carers
o Participate in the development of Inspired Care Policies and Procedures.