When successfully joining Team HLR as a HCA, your role will be based on fulfilling the following duties:
- You will assist registered nurses and fellow HCAs in the delivery of direct care to residents within the ward.
- You will also assist the patients and encourage them to participate in activities of daily living in accordance with care plans.
- It is also important to help the patients articulate their personal needs and respond to these effectively, bearing in mind communication difficulties or barriers.
- The patients will be involved in outings, and therefore the HCA will be required to participate and assist.
- The applicant must have excellent communication skills and have a positive approach to the care of people with a neuro/physical-disability.
- You will be part of a strong team assisting individuals with physical, cognitive, communication, behavioural and emotional difficulties following brain injury.
- You will enable the patients with such brain injury to optimise their skills and abilities, to regain independence and a meaningful life and return successfully to living in the community.
- You will ensure that rehabilitation strategies and techniques recommended by the team are implemented consistently.
- You will be willing to work flexibly to meet people’s programmes over the 24 hour period including working weekends, nights and bank holidays.
- A background or experience in a disability, social care or nursing setting would be an advantage, as would experience of working as part of a team.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is an understanding of the challenges faced by people with acquired brain injuries and a commitment to providing practical, physical and emotional support and care to meet individuals’ needs, while seeking to maximise their independence.
- Flexible – you must be able to respond positively to the operational needs of the Hospital Home by accepting deployment on a variety of wards as and when required.