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Job Title: Support Worker (Care Assistant) Hours: 39 hours per week, permanent contract Location: Blackrock Clinic, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland Company Profile and Role Overview Blackrock Clinic have an opportunity for a Support Worker (Care Assistant) to join our expanding team. Blackrock Clinic is a progressive and pioneering hospital in which care for the patient is central to everything we do. Blackrock Clinic is proud to be included in the "Leading in Wellbeing Top 100 Companies 2022" index. The Support Worker will work as part of the ward/department team under the supervision of registered nurses and participates in the delivery of patient care contributes towards ward/department organisation gives support to registered nurses in the provision of a safe and caring environment Job Responsibilities At all times treating patients with dignity and respect, exercising discretion and maintaining their confidentiality. Assisting patients to become as independent as possible by giving the appropriate level of support Maintaining personal hygiene Ensuring adequate nutritional intake and hydration Assisting with basic patient care duties Assisting the patients to achieve their maximum physical comfort Maintaining the ward/department environment to promote good infection control and health and safety at work. Participating in discussion about patient care and ward/departmental development, including handover and team meetings. Undertaking a range of administrative and clerical tasks associated with patient care to facilitate the smooth running of the ward/department Complying with the policies and procedures at Blackrock Clinic. You must comply with all hospital policy's in relation to Infection Prevention and Control. Every employee has a responsibility to know how to reduce infection in their role. Professional Responsibilities Communicate appropriately with colleagues and other members of the health care teams. Recognise limitations and seek assistance where necessary. Attend and contribute to appropriate meetings. Report all incidents immediately, which may adversely affect a patient, colleague or the Blackrock Clinic. Communicating clearly and appropriately with patients, their relatives / friends colleagues and all other members of the multidisciplinary team including responding to queries, answering the phone, taking messages and passing on written and verbal information to patients. Support the philosophy, objectives and goals of Blackrock Clinic. Observe the appropriate lines of authority. Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all patients and the activities of Blackrock Clinic. Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in all areas of the hospital/clinic as required. Assists in orientation of new personnel. Continue to develop personal knowledge and skills and seeks outside educational opportunities. Desired Skills Strong written and verbal communications Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills Ability to execute tasks assigned Ability to work well under pressure Qualifications Fetac Level 5 Healthcare support course Have at least 1-3 years' experience in a relevant care setting. This job description is a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendments to meet the changing needs of the service. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received. Blackrock Clinic is an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to creating an environment that promotes equality and dignity at work. Blackrock Clinic is committed to providing reasonable accommodation when needed. Please advise if you have particular requirements, so that we can look into arranging reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. You can contact us at recruitment@blackrock-clinic.