Senior Carer – Day Shifts (Southern Suburbs)

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Duties include but is not limited to the following:
The Senior Carer is responsible according to the approved care plan by directly providing practical, physical, social and emotional care for residents at the healthcare centre. Senior Carers contribute to the creation of a therapeutic and relaxing environment within the healthcare facility, ensuring the dignity of residents are maintained at all times.
Administration ’ Reporting

Chart and timestamp all activities on ECP as per procedure
Report to Duty Sister any changes or causes of concern in a resident’s condition

Patient Care (according to care plan)

Attend to all activities as per the ECP care plan per resident and chart activity accordingly, including but not limited to personal hygiene, incontinence, dress, feeding and companionship
Maintain safe and therapeutic environment for all residents in terms of care plan and their personal diagnosis

Company Policies ’ Procedures

Maintain awareness, understanding and adherence to company rules, policies and procedures
Treat all residents with respect and dignity

Infection Control

Comply to all company policies and procedures regarding infection control
Maintain good personal hygiene as per the relevant policies and procedures

Health ’ Safety

Comply with company health and safety standards in terms of activities of work
Be aware of duty of care and measures to protect vulnerable residents
Report any health and safety contraventions to the Duty Sister

Activities ’ Exercise

Assist OT with the daily OT sessions
Assist the Carer Team Leader with Carer run activities


Education and Qualifications:

Acknowledged Carer training from reputable organisation advantageous
SETA accreditation will be an advantage


Proven experience as a Carer or experience in a similar environment

Skills and Knowledge:

Skilled in basic computer knowledge
Knowledge of caring principles in caring for the aged, this includes:
Core carer competency skills
Dementia care
Palliative care
Rehabilitative care
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Work well with the elderly and have compassion for caring for them
Work well within a team and independently
Able to work under pressure
Be accepting of change within the role of caring, as the need arises
Maintain positive relationships with all (resident, families, colleagues)
Have the ability to make good decisions, think objectively, make decisions and prevent medico-legal risks