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Employer Mercy University Hospital
Job Title Health Care Assistants

Health Care Assistants
Temporary and Permanent contracts
(Full and Part Time Hours)

The role of the Healthcare Assistant is to support the delivery of patient care under the supervision and direction of qualified Nursing personnel.

Responsibilities - The post holder will be responsible for

Ward based Healthcare Assistants
-Supporting the RN in attending to all patients needs
-Assisting with Nutrition and Hydration and assisting patients where required.
-Working with RN/Multidisciplinary Team in the mobilisation/rehabilitation of patients.
-Working as part of a team in pressure area prevention
-Assisting patients with mouth care as needed.
-Maintaining high standards in Hygiene.
-Communicating with patients/family /parents.
-Assisting with the needs of patients/ families at End of Life.
-Have a working knowledge of HIQA standards as they apply to the role/ care setting, for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene standards.

Eligibility Criteria - Candidates:
-Possess the relevant QQI Further Education and Training (FET) Level5 certificate in Health Service Skills OR
-FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Health Service Skills or Healthcare Support (please detail modules taken)
-Have at least 18 months experience within an acute hospital setting
-Knowledge of National hygiene standards

E-mail a letter of application together with your CV and names and numbers of 3 referees to:

Send 3 hard copies of your CV together with a letter of application and names and numbers of 3 referees to: Human Resources, Mercy University Hospital, Grenville Place, Cork, Ireland

Closing Date:

Please note that this advertisement is being hosted by the Public Appointments Service on The Public Appointments Service has no involvement in, or responsibility for, the recruitment and selection process or the terms and conditions which relate to this post.

Location Cork
Date Added 162 days ago
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