176-178 Cambridge Road
Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5JU
0808 223 5550
Open 24 / 7
365 Days A Year

Night care assistant




      • To provide residents with the highest standard of basic care and support, in accordance with the Home’s philosophy of care and the individual care plan.
      • To act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the home.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • To build up good relationships with the service users under his/her direct care and to provide them with daily care to help them maintain and improve, where possible, their independence, individuality and mobility.
    • To assist the service users to carry out their activities of daily living e.g. washing, dressing, eating and bathing.
    • To provide the service users with meals served from the heated trolley, adhering strenuously to Food Hygiene regulations.
    • To provide beverages for the service users and their visitors.
    • To help the service users choose from the menu and assist them with eating. Report comments on food and requests for particular dishes to the Chef Manager.
    • To take care of the service users clothing, ensuring the correct collection, distribution and return of all laundered items.
    • To carry out bed making and changing of linen.
    • To keep the service users rooms tidy at all times.
    • Assist with the tidiness of the common living and service areas, ensuring a safe environment.
    • To ensure the security of the residents’ property and that of the Home. Report and hand in any lost property.
    • To carry out duties in such a way as to ensure the economical and safe use of resources and equipment.
    • To participate in the programme of activities for the service users.
    • To assist qualified staff in the admission of new residents.
    • To assist qualified staff, under supervision and where appropriate, to carry out their clinical responsibilities for the service users e.g. hygiene care, wound dressings.
    • To assist qualified staff in the on-going assessment of the service users, reporting any changes to the Person in Charge.
    • To assist in the orientation of new care assistants.
    • To adopt a neat, clean and tidy appearance at all times and wear the appropriate uniform as supplied by the Home.
    • To maintain the highest level of personal and work cleanliness and hygiene.
    • To be helpful and courteous to service users and visitors, referring enquiries about the service users’ condition to the Person in Charge.
    • To report all comments, compliments and complaints.
    • To report any defects, damage, theft, breakages or hazards.
    • To check the duty rota and sign for actual hours worked.
    • To be familiar with the policies and procedures and the Employee Handbook.
    • To attend training sessions organised in-house.
    • To maintain accurate and legible records of care provided. Complete other assessment documentation under the supervision of a qualified Person.
    • To attend fire evacuation and instruction sessions.
    • To carry out other duties as well, from time to time as directed.
    • To carry out all duties in a safe manner having regard to the Health and Safety of self, colleagues, service users and visitors to the Home.
    • To ensure adherence to the Company ‘No smoking’ policy at all times whilst on site.
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We have no confirmed Covid-19 cases in our home

All of our Covid secure measures remain in place and this will not change following the Government guidance changes on 19 July 2021.

Visitors are asked to continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and to follow social distancing when visiting our care home. This follows the national Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance for all healthcare settings and will help to ensure the safety of our staff and residents at all times.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Cambridgeshire Care Home

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