Live-in Carer

Bunbury Care Agency

Live-in Carer

Job Ref: A637N
Location: Farndon, Cheshire
Job Type: Live-in; rota-based
Wages: £660 per week plus 45p per mile travel allowance

We are looking for a live-in carer who can help assist in the care of a an elderly lady with bowel cancer. Personal care is required and although the client has a colostomy bag this is managed independently. The ideal candidate must be competent in moving and handling as the client suffers from peripheral diseases, and therefore has decreased mobility and spends a large amount of time in bed.

The client has 5 dogs in the house that she likes to sleep with. There are also two parrots which get let out of the house each day. The dogs can be quite mischievous so it is important that the carer is confident and comfortable around the animals. The client’s daughter is a palliative nurse as is currently residing with her mother. No driver is required although it is important for the carer to have their own means of transport. At present there are no issues at night time although the client may get up sometimes for a hot chocolate.

Working for Bunbury Care Agency

Our live-in rota runs from a standard 7 day booking, which can be extended based on your availability. The Bunbury Care Agency offers flexible working ours to suit your availability within the month. Our rota based system ensures that you have your monthly bookings allocated and sent to you a month in advance therefore we can work around your personal needs.

Our carers are expected to maintain the dignity, respect, lifestyle and confidentiality of the client at all times, with particular regard to assisting with:

  • Dressing and undressing
  • Bathing, washing, shaving and oral hygiene
  • Toilet and continence requirements
  • Medication requirements and other health related issues
  • Manual handling
  • Hygiene and awareness of infection control
  • Eating and meal times
  • Handling personal possessions and documents
  • Entering the home, room, bathroom or toilet

Our requirements

Experienced carers only please as we require up to date certificates and training documents. Successful applicants will be asked for two written references from previous positions in the care industry.

A full UK driving licence is desirable.

Skills

Please specify if you have any of the desired experience and to what level of training:

  • NVQL2 or higher (or the equivalent of) in health and social care
  • Moving and handling
  • Personal Care and Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Dementia Care
  • Food Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Medication administration
  • Catheterisation experience
  • PEG Feeding
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care

All applicants are subject to a DBS check. If you are with the update service please can you let us know in advance as this will speed up the application process.

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