Bank Support Worker

Conifer Lodge is a nurse-led care home for men with learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions. We are located close to the centre of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, three miles from the A47, 14 miles from King’s Lynn and 40 miles from Cambridge.
We are recruiting Bank Support Workers to join the team to cover shifts when required.
* To assist nursing staff in providing high quality individualised care to a clearly defined group of patients / residents, relatives and carers.
* To work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient / resident in achievement of their planned outcomes.
Key Accountabilities
With regular supervision and support from nursing staff
* To assist the nursing team with the assessment of individual patient / resident needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for a number of individuals or groups of patients / residents, including following the clinical risk assessment plan.
* To exercise a reasonable and agreed degree of professional autonomy and make judgements and decisions in order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.
* To undertake clinical work related tasks as delegated by senior nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency.
* To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice.
* To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients / residents.
* To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided, based upon the care plan incorporating all relevant communication and liaison.
* To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients / residents and carers.
* To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices.
* To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient / resident Advocate.
Communication and Relationship Skills
* Communicates with clarity in confidence in a variety of situations, relays information accurately to staff
* Is actively involved in meeting own and team objectives through encouraging and supporting others.
* Participates in discussions and debates and staff meetings offering views.
* Participate in the process of positively supporting and inspiring colleagues within the service to improve standards and quality and to develop professional practice.
* Communicate all relevant issues pertaining to care.
Clinical Obligations
* If Statutory/Professional Registration is a requirement of this role it must be maintained at all times.
* Responsibility to maintain continuous professional development in order to meet requirements of professional registration.
* To work within the boundaries of your relevant Professional Code of Conduct.
* Adherence to national guidance and best practice evidence on Infection Control.
* Compliance with the Huntercombe Group clinical polices and those adopted.
* Participation in the Huntercombe Group clinical governance work programmes.
About You
Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding befits package
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
• Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
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