Personal Care Workers

Dates: Ongoing
Work Type: Locum

Description

We are seeking Personal Care Workers to support older Australians in accordance with a plan developed in collaboration with the residents, their medical officer and other members of the healthcare team.

Your primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • providing individualised and personalised care according to the individual care plan
  • general housekeeping, cooking and serving meals, washing and ironing clothes, assisting with self-medication such as taking tablets or applying creams, providing emotional support and companionship, assisting with personal hygiene tasks, respite and transport services to appointments and activities
  • encouraging the resident to be involved with their care
  • diligently applying infection control measures and strategies in accordance with industry standard guidelines and practices
  • monitoring and reporting on the resident’s conditions as required
  • providing information and feedback to the Aspen Aged Healthcare team and other health professionals as required
  • establishing and maintaining a current and accurate confidential consumer reporting system
  • liaising with the host Aged Care Service (ACS) for additional support and resources as required
  • maintaining and enhancing the dignity, integrity, rights and confidentiality of residents and their families
  • adhering to ACS guidelines, principles, policies and procedures, OH&S and work practices
  • accurately reporting any incidents, hazards and near misses in a timely and professional manner and in accordance with OH&S reporting procedures of Aspen Aged Healthcare and the ACS
  • complying with all privacy legislation requirements and relevant confidentiality policies when communicating information pertaining to residents, team members and the operations of the ACS.

Experience and Qualifications Required

Mandatory

  • eligible to work in Australia
  • current police and Working with Vulnerable People checks or preparedness to apply prior to deployment
  • completion of the Australian Government’s online Infection Control Training COVID-19 module and other modules as required by Aspen Aged Healthcare
  • compassion and commitment to providing continuity of care to elderly residents impacted by the COVID19 outbreak
  • diligence and attention to detail – willingness to diligently follow instructions and apply guidelines and procedures, particularly around infection control
  • flexibility and preparedness to learn on the job and work in a fast-evolving environment
  • commitment to personal safety and the safety of residents and all other stakeholders
  • good written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • ability to use judgement, initiative and common sense when performing duties
  • ability to be adaptable to various competing demands
  • willingness to participate in training and education to upskill for effective care delivery
  • excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise in a flexible and adaptable way.

Desired

  • Certificate III (or higher) in any one of Aged Care, Home and Community Care and Disability
  • Current Level II First Aid certificate
  • Current Australian driver’s licence, registered vehicle and minimum third-party car insurance
  • experience and/or training in working with people with dementia or high needs
  • experience and/or training operating hoists
  • qualified Personal Care Worker
  • current or recent aged care knowledge and/or work experience
  • previous employment experience as a Personal Care Worker.

Contact Information

To register your interest please email [email protected] or complete the application form below.

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