We are seeking PT Care Assistants – ‘Twilight’ shift – working evenings from 6/7pm to 11pm/midnight.

Range of shifts and hours per week: 2 – 6 evenings on a rota basis – 10 – 30 hours.

This is a great opportunity to join our dynamic and caring team at Abbey Court Care and Nursing Home. You must be committed and passionate, reliable and friendly, and determined and driven to deliver the highest standard of care.

Abbey Court is a passionate, people driven home. We challenge boundaries, think ‘outside of the box’ and strive to make our residents’ dreams come true… And we share that and the life of our home around the country, (and the world) on social media! We are a proud of what we do – where we lead, others follow.

Purpose of the Role

  • To provide and maintain a highest standard of person centred care and comfort enabling the quality of life of our residents to be maximised in a caring, supportive and friendly team and environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a high standard of care and comfort for all residents in the Home, with the help of other designations of staff, in line with their individual care plans.
  • Assist residents where appropriate with all care connected with daily living, including household duties, mobility, dressing, undressing, bathing, toileting and nutrition.
  • Help promote social activity within the Home and help residents to participate in chosen activities in their local community.
  • Support residents in all matters of hygiene, maintaining a high standard and respect of personal clothing and possessions.
  • Maintain excellent standards of hygiene and infection control at all times, as per the Home’s policy.
  • Report any concerns, worries or ill health of residents to the person in charge.
  • Provide and participate in activities, and/or outings for the residents – provide a sense of well-being and maximise quality of life.
  • Respect resident wishes and involve them in their care, allowing them to make choices and define their own lives in every possible respect.

The above key result areas are considered to be a broad representation and not necessarily a comprehensive list. Additional responsibilities will be agreed from time to time as the needs of the Home dictate. Any major variation to the key tasks will be the subject of discussion and agreement between the post holder and Management.

Fantastic opportunities for career development and progression, ongoing personal and professional development and to be part of a terrific and ambitious team!

Our home provides attentive, dignified and loving care to a wide range of residents, including those who stay with us on a residential basis, to those who are experiencing dementia, have nursing needs, and some who maybe facing the last leg of their journey.

Experience welcome but not essential as comprehensive excellent training can be given… Commitment, empathy, a calm patience, determination, consistent reliability, ‘can do’ attitude, attention to detail and a sense of humour all essential!

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Additional pay:

  • Bonus Scheme

Benefits:

  • Company Events
  • Discounted or Free Food
  • On-site Parking
  • Sick Pay
  • Store Discounts

Schedule:

  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
We operate the absolute highest standards of infection control and protection for all our residents and staff team – including ample and appropriate PPE always available, training, support and leadership.

Location:

  • Leek ST13 6NF (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No
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12th March 2020

TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
12 th MARCH 2020
REF: COVID – 19: RESPONSE MEASURES AND MANAGEMENT PLAN


It is with regret that I am writing to you to confirm that we have closed all our homes to non-
essential visitors. This is with immediate effect, 12 March 2020.

Essential health service and emergency personnel will still enter our home, as will appropriate new
admissions as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our county health services, and of
course offering care to those who urgently need it.

This is not a decision that has been taken lightly, it follows detailed analysis of all current information
and advice available from the government, health authorities and other relevant sources.

Our priority has to be to protect the health and wellbeing of all our residents. They represent some of
the most vulnerable in our healthcare system, and as such are at the highest risk from this dangerous
virus. We must do all we can to minimise that risk and to protect them, we felt we had no choice but
to take this decision.

I am genuinely sorry for any inconvenience or distress this might cause, but I am sure you understand
that perhaps a relatively small sacrifice now might go a long way to averting a far bigger one in days
and weeks to come.

If there is a situation that requires a non-routine visit, we would ask that you discuss this with the
Registered Manager of the home to ensure that the appropriate precautionary measures are taken to
limit any potential risk.

In addition, we are limiting visits overall, and visits from the local community and external
entertainment are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Our staff will do all they can to ensure that life
in our services remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. We will still ensure that vital medical
visits are made and will be sure that only visitors who are not displaying symptoms come in, and that
they wash their hands on entering.

We are able to offer various options to assist you to stay in touch, including ‘phones to the bedside
and even ‘face time’ and skype calls. Let us know if we can help in any way to facilitate these
facilities for you. We will also post updates regarding both incident management progress, and
resident activity and wellbeing across all our social media platforms, keep a good eye there as well!

We remain dedicated to ensuring and protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents and
team, of friends and families, I know you are too. Thank you for your consistent support it is
hugely appreciated and valued.

Yours Sincerely
Adam Knights,
Managing Director