Healthcare Assistant

Location Tuam
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: Permanent
Salary: €33300
Contact name: Paul McCarthy

Contact email: paul.mccarthy@elitetalenthub.ie
Job ref: 32543
Published: about 1 month ago

Elite Talent Hub LTD is a specialist in permanent staffing solutions for clients nationwide.

Our Client is looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants to work in a state of the art Nursing Home based in Tuam, Co Galway. Attractive salary to the successful candidates on offer. Part time OR Full-time options available.

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting healthcare professionals in delivering high-quality care to patients. Your responsibilities will include assisting patients with daily activities, monitoring vital signs, and ensuring a clean and safe environment.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist patients with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and toileting.
  • Help patients with mobility and transfers, using appropriate techniques and equipment.
  • Take and record vital signs accurately, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respiration rate.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and report any changes or concerns to nursing or medical staff.
  • Support patients with eating and drinking, ensuring they receive adequate nutrition and hydration.
  • Assist in the maintenance of patient records and documentation, adhering to confidentiality guidelines.
  • Keep patient rooms and common areas clean and organized, following infection control protocols.
  • Provide emotional support and companionship to patients, fostering a compassionate and caring environment.
  • Follow care plans and instructions from healthcare professionals to ensure consistent and effective patient care.
  • Collaborate with nurses, doctors, and other healthcare team members to deliver holistic care to patients.

 

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Diploma or equivalent; additional certifications (e.g., Certified Healthcare Assistant) are a plus.
  • Proven experience working in a healthcare setting, preferably as a healthcare assistant or nursing aide.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging situations.
  • Compassionate and empathetic approach towards patients.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions accurately.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.

 

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience using medical equipment such as blood pressure monitors, and hoists.
  • Training in first aid and CPR.
  • Knowledge of infection control practices and protocols.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to maintaining professional boundaries and patient confidentiality.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Salary dependant on experience. You will need your own transport as facility is outside the town of Tuam and not served with public transport

 

Please apply here online or email CV to paul.mccarthy@elitetalenthub.ie