Support Worker - Oleaster
Oleaster
Abuja
6d ago
source : BetaJob

Job Purpose

  • To assist in the provision of care and support under the guidance of a qualified nurse.
  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide personalised care and support services to patients
  • Support the nurses on duty and the clinicians while they carry out their duties
  • Assist patients with their personal hygiene in the morning
  • Make sure patient’s bed area and the dining area are cleaned after use
  • Interact more with patients during their activity schedule
  • Maintain continuous contact with patients in the Facility without ever leaving them unattended to.
  • Receive instructions from the nurse in charge of the ward at all times
  • Complete observation charts and handover checklist
  • Ensure the patient’s environment is safe and neat; free from harmful objects
  • Ensure that electrical appliances e.g. bulbs, Air conditions and other appliances are switched off when not in use.
  • Monitor and observe patient closely and report behavioural changes.
  • Physical Care : intervene in areas of physical need to ensure that patients have good levels of personal hygiene, nutrition, sleep et cetera.
  • Assist in patient’s body, oral, nail and hair cares.
  • If the need be, bathe patients, lay their beds
  • Manage potentially violent and confrontational situations with patients
  • Assist service users / patients with activities of daily living under the supervision of senior staff
  • To escort service users / patients as required under the guidance and supervision of the qualified nurse
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Nurse or clinicians.
  • Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of an ND in Health Related and other Social Sciences course
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill
  • Previous experience not necessary, but may be an added advantage.
  • Must be physically fit and strong
  • Ability to play any form of games / sports will be an added advantage
  • Fluent in English.
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