SATA CommHealth

Home Care Assistant

SATA CommHealth | Date Posted: 13-Feb-2019
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Job Nature:
Permanent
Position Level:
Entry Level, Experienced
Qualification:
'N' Levels / 'O' Levels, Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

You will report to the Staff Nurse/Enrolled Nurse and supports the frail and home-bound PNC (Person Needing Care) with home personal care services.


Main Responsibilities

  • Assist beneficiaries in activities of daily living, including but not limited to the following:
  • Light housekeeping, companionship, grocery shopping, meals preparation, medical escort, personal hygiene (showering / bed bath), physical maintenance exercises, elder-sitting, oral feeding, toileting and elimination needs.
  • Personal hygiene (including assisted bath/bed bath, grooming, etc.)
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (iADLs) (including housekeeping, bed making, light cooking/warming food, feeding, toileting, changing of diapers, etc.)
  • Mind stimulating activities (including play card games, puzzles, storytelling, etc.)
  • Elder-sitting and respite (including medical escorts to polyclinic appointments, accompaniment to the elderly to nearby vicinity for his/her usual park walk/groceries purchase, etc.)
  • Assistance with medication (including medication reminders)
  • Performing simple maintenance exercises as prescribed by a registered physio-, occupational or speech therapist registered under the Allied Health Professions Act.
  • Other home care duties as and when required
  • Provide basic nursing and health services, including but not limited to the following:
  • Monitoring of vital signs and medication reminder service.
  • Render assistance where required and within their job scope such as providing emotional support.
  • Report and provide feedback to Enrolled Nurse and/or Registered Nurse on clients’ progress including Incident Report.
  • Assess clients’ immediate need(s) and escalate to supervisor of such needs as and when required
  • Ensure 90% clients’ satisfaction and/or caregivers’ surveys are met.
     

Qualifications

Certificate in Eldercare or related / equivalent


Experience

2 year(s) of working experience in the Social Service / Healthcare sector preferred

 

Skills

  • Passionate in working with elderly, willingness to learn
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to speak at least one Chinese dialect (to liaise with Chinese dialect speaking customers)
  • Good understanding of working with older persons
  • Able to work on weekends, public holidays and staggered hours


Interested applicants are invited to apply.Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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