Support Worker - Blandford Forum

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Support Worker – Spinal Injury – Blandford Forum, North Dorset 

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and outgoing support workers with a desire to build up their experience within complex care. We require a support worker to join our team in the Blandford Forum area, working with our client in his own home.

The successful support worker will provide complex care support to an elderly male who lives with a spinal injury; duties include but are not limited to: personal care, moving and handling, pressure area care, respiratory care, nebulisers, gastrostomy/enteral feeding, bowel management, catheter care and medication administration. Experience of working with spinal injuries would be preferable, however is not necessary as we provide a range of specialist training which is tailored to the individual needs of our client.

You will be paid a highly competitive rate of up to £13 per hour, dependent on experience and you can expect to work 12 hour days or 12 hour waking nights (08:00 – 20:00 or 20:00 – 08:00); you will need to be able to commit to working at least two 12 hour shifts per week with us including alternate weekends.. As part of this role you will be required to drive our client’s mobility car, therefore you will need a full UK driving licence. 

At Pulse Community Healthcare, we’re passionate about providing quality, choice and independence to our clients, supporting them to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities.  We will provide you with expert support and specialist training to help you develop in your care career.

As a Support Worker for Pulse Community Healthcare you will benefit from:
• £200 ‘Joining Bonus’ if you complete registration within 28 days*
• £250 ‘Recommend a Friend’ scheme*
• Excellent personal development and career opportunities
• Mandatory training provided, with full induction and competency sign off
• Specialist training provided to prepare you for the client’s unique requirements 
• Ability to access your rotas online in advance
• Support from a dedicated Case Manager, and 24/7 clinical support.

As a Support Worker, you will be responsible for:
• Personal care
• Medication administration
• Respiratory care (tracheostomy, manual and invasive ventilator, oxygen, humidifiers)
• Oral suctioning
• Moving and handling
• Pressure area care
• Catheter care
• Bowel management
• Gastrostomy/Enteral feeding

The ideal Support Worker will have:
• A diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
• A current enhanced DBS on the update service (preferred but not essential) 
• A full UK driving licence
• Previous paid experience in Health and Social Care in the UK
• Good knowledge of safeguarding and person centred care
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good understanding of professional boundaries
• Ability to use own initiative and work as part of wider team.

If you are interested in developing your career in care, please apply now with an up-to-date copy of your CV.  All opportunities are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

*Terms and conditions apply to the ‘Joining Bonus’ and ‘Recommend a Friend’ schemes.

Pulse Community Healthcare is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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