Remote Area Personal Care Assistants – The Resources Hub – Western Australia

Provide direct care to the Consumers who reside within the Aged Care facility and local Commonwealth Home Care Support clients under the direction of a Aged Care Manager working within their scope of Practice.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Assist consumers and local CHSP clients to meet daily living needs, including nourishment, mobility, and personal hygiene.
  • Ensure the comfort, privacy, dignity, and preference of each resident is respected and is culturally appropriate.
  • Assist and promote consumers to maintain independence, communication, and social interaction with others.
  • Support consumer rights, interests, cultural and spiritual needs in a non-judgemental manner.
  • Ensure all work and care is carried out ethically and within the framework of the Health Service in line with the aged care standards.
  • Respond to consumers assistance requests in an effective and timely manner.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of consumer information.
  • Provide domestic and laundry assistance, including consumers clothing and belongings.
  • Maintain the Aged Care facility in a clean, comfortable, and safe manner.
  • Use and store all cleaning and chemical supplies in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Adhere to legislative requirements, policies and procedures, Infection Control Guidelines and medication guidelines and protocols.
  • Complete all documentation according to policies and procedures.
  • Seek clarification on work activity or procedure when an unfamiliar or unknown situation arises.
  • Participate and contribute to effective teamwork through communication, organising of activities and sharing of duties.
  • As a team member provide support and act as a role model to all new employees.
  • Immediately report all accidents, incidents, and potential hazards to the most senior person on duty and complete the appropriate documentation on LogiQC record management system.
  • Comply with manual handling policy and procedures, using aids correctly and when required. At all times, a no lifting policy must be utilised.
  • Report any maintenance, losses, or breakages in a timely manner on LogiQC record management system.
  • Participate and contribute to quality activities that will enhance resident care, including assessing process.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities

Requirements:
Essential

  • Certificate III or IV in Aged Care or equivalent or working towards qualification
  • Previous experience and demonstrated commitment to aged care as Personal Care Assistant.
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral.
  • Utilised Patient Information System software for daily consumer notes
  • Understanding of the current Aged Care Standards
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work in a remote area.
  • Have personal values that are consistent with the organisation and aged care of Indigenous people.
  • Current Manual WA Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  • Ability to travel regional, remote, and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.

Desirable

  • Experience and understanding of remote Indigenous Health.
  • Four-wheel drive experience.
  • Medical Dispensary competent

Job Types: Full-time, Fly-In/Fly-Out

Salary: From $64,000.00 per year

Schedule:

  • Rotating roster

Licence:

  • Cert 3 or 4 in Aged Care or equivalent or working towards (Required)
  • WA Driver’s Licence (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Required)

Work Remotely:

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