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It takes a special kind of person to be considered for a position at a Livewell Village. If you feel that you have the necessary qualifications in dementia and Alzheimer’s care and have the Livewell family-disposition, we look forward to meeting you!

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 14 days of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

SOMERSET WEST

JOB SPECIFICATION

Remuneration: Market Related

Location: Somerset West

Travel: N/A

Type: Permanent

Reference: HRRAS297

 

Job description

The Livewell Group, a Dementia and Alzheimer’s care facility, is looking for a dedicated individual who in a spirit of excellence, integrity and professionalism would like to join the Healthcare Team in Somerset West as a Registered Nurse on Night Duty. Responsibilities will include:

 

Nursing duties, including but not limited to:

  • day-to-day training of Enrolled Nurses, Enrolled Nurse Auxiliaries, and care providers during your shift to ensure best nursing practice
  • wound & catheter care,
  • compiling reports for incidents, resident care operations, hand-over and WCA as well as weekly reports to the Village Manager;
  • monthly observations, urinary testing, weight charts and blood pressure tests of all residents;
  • six-monthly assessments on the residents;
  • ensuring medicine are administered correctly and chart in medicine file;
  • double checks on blister packs;
  • ordering of incontinence wear and medical equipment;
  • making doctor and specialist appointments for residents;
  • manage script renewals and follow up on expiry dates;
  • equip nursing station and report faulty equipment;
  • ensure resident care is happening in accordance with DOH regulations;
  • ensure staff allocations are correct and attendance registers completed and signed-off.

 

Assist new residents in settling into the mini-Livewell:

  • ensure that all new residents’ medication has been handed over properly and that we have all the necessary healthcare reports and information needed;
  • make an appointment with the relevant GP/Specialist when a resident is admitted and ensure the settling in booster is implemented;
  • ensure staff allocations with care providers are in place.

Supervisory duties, including but not limited to:

  • building and training the best healthcare team;
  • be a leader to your Healthcare team, including monthly staff training, development and education, duty rosters, allocation of extra shifts, attendance registers, payroll calculations of shifts, recruitment, leave and disciplinary actions.

 Other duties, including but not limited to:

  • liaise with the rest of the Quality of Life team to improve residents’ quality of life;
  • maintain healthy relationships with families of the residents living in your allocated mini-Livewell;

 Qualification and experience:

  • Registered Nurse qualification (with valid SANC registration)
  • Nursing experience of at least 2 years as Registered Nurse
  • Experience in Dementia and Alzheimer care
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Computer literate, including Excel, and WORD
  • Strong administration and report/incident writing experience

Skills and characteristics required:

  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and well developed emotional intelligence
  • High energy levels, are flexible, resilient, creative, well balanced and a focused individual
  • An ability to multitask, work independently and under pressure
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Be a team leader and a team player
  • Empathy to the elderly
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English

Essential:

  • Valid SANC registration as Registered Nurse
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport
  • Clean criminal record (proof to be submitted)

Contact person

Please take note:

  • When submitting your CV, please indicate salary expectation and use the reference number HRRAS297 in your application.
  • If you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

BRYANSTON

Position:  CompanionDate:25 January 2019
Start Date of Advertisement:25 January 2019Job Ref:HRRAB164
Cut off date for Advertisement:08 February 2019

 

NOTE: PLEASE CHANGE THE DETAILS ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFIC JOB DETAILS
The information below is as it will appear on the advertisement

This below job specification is seen as final.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Position: Companion

Department: Quality of Life

Location: Bryanston

Remuneration: Market Related

Travel: Yes, within Bryanston and surrounding vicinity.

Type: Permanent

Reference: HRRAB164

 

Job Description

The Livewell Group, a Dementia and Alzheimer’s care facility, is looking for a dedicated individual who in a spirit of excellence, integrity and professionalism would like to join the Bryanston Livewell Village as Companion. 

 

Job responsibilities will include:

Encouraging and assisting Livewell residents to have optimal quality of life: 

  • Spend time with our residents to support them socially, physically and emotionally;
  • Create a safe, happy, peaceful and harmonious environment within Livewell for the residents;
  • Maintaining one-on-one caring relationships with residents;
  • Ensuring the Activity Programme runs smoothly and enjoyable to the residents.

 

Completion of activities as requested by the Activity Coordinator, as per activity programme:

  • Presenting activity groups and engaging all residents in meaningful activities;
  • Welcoming new residents the Livewell way and settling in the resident into the program;
  • Assisting in presenting and arranging Livewell events.

 

Maintaining constructive communication and reporting with the rest of the Livewell team

  • Keep close communication with the Occupational Therapist (OT) and Quality of Life Leaders;
  • Attending Occupational Therapist meetings, and assist with management as and when required;
  • Reporting any issues of concern with regards to residents, visitors and staff to Occupational Therapist;
  • Completing the necessary documentation, such as Companion session feedback report, Resident’s reports as requested and incident reports when applicable.

 

Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree or Certificate in Caring or any health or psychological field is desired
  • Courses completed in Sensory Intelligence, Eden Alternatives, Jackie Pool and Validation Therapy
  • Basic CPR will also be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge in dementia and behaviours
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Computer literate
  • Mature problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Music Abilities

 

Skills and characteristics required:

  • Emotional stability
  • Positive influence on those around you
  • Patience and Maturity
  • Reliable, responsible and trustworthy
  • Assertive yet compassionate
  • Adaptable and a positive attitude to change
  • Empathy towards families and the elderly
  • Good self-management

 

Essential: 

  • Fluent in English
  • Computer literate with good writing and communication skills
  • Clean criminal record (proof to be submitted)
  • Own transport
  • Have a wide basis of general knowledge, historically, locally and internationally

 

Contact person

 

Please take note:

  • When submitting your CV, please indicate salary expectation and use the reference number in your application.
  • If you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Applications close on 8 February 2019
Position:  Driver CompanionDate:25 January 2019
Start Date of Advertisement:25 January 2019Job Ref:HRRAB165
Cutt off date for Advertisement:08 February 2019

 

NOTE: PLEASE CHANGE THE DETAILS ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFIC JOB DETAILS
The information below is as it will appear on the advertisement

This below job specification is seen as final.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Position: Driver Companion

Department: Quality of Life

Location: Bryanston

Remuneration: Market Related

Travel: Yes, within Bryanston and surrounding vicinity as driver companion

Type: Permanent, Monday to Friday

Reference: HRRAB165

 

Job Description

The Livewell Group, a Dementia and Alzheimer’s care facility, is looking for a dedicated individual who in a spirit of excellence, integrity and professionalism would like to join the Bryanston Livewell Village as Driver Companion. 

 

Job responsibilities will include:

 

Encouraging and assisting Livewell residents to have optimal quality of life through: 

  • Driving and accompanying the Residents on external visits (i.e. doctor visits)
  • Maintaining one-on-one caring relationships with residents
  • Ensuring the Activity Programme runs smoothly and enjoyable to the residents
  • Create a safe, happy, peaceful and harmonious environment within Livewell for the residents

 

Completion of activities as requested by the Activity Coordinator, as per activity programme: 

  • Escorting residents on outings and taking charge of situations that arise on outings
  • Giving feedback and report back on outings to the Occupational Therapist/Activity Coordinator
  • Welcoming new residents the Livewell way and performing the settling-in-boosters
  • Assisting in presenting and arranging Livewell events

 

Maintaining constructive communication and reporting with the rest of the Livewell team

  • Keep close communication with the Occupational Therapist and Quality of Life Leaders (QOLL)
  • Attending Occupational Therapist meetings, as well as Family Relations Meetings with individual families as and when required
  • Reporting any issues of concern with regards to residents, visitors and staff to Quality of Life Leader
  • Completing the necessary documentation, such as Companion session feedback report, Resident’s reports as requested and incident reports when applicable

 

Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree or Certificate in Caring or any health or psychological field is desired
  • Courses completed in Sensory Intelligence, Eden Alternatives, Jackie Pool and Validation Therapy
  • Basic CPR will also be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge in dementia and behaviours
  • Good driving skills and experience in transportation of the elderly
  • Computer literate
  • Mature problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Good writing and communication skills

 

Skills and characteristics required:

  • Emotional stability
  • Positive influence on those around you
  • Patience and Maturity
  • Reliable, responsible and trustworthy
  • Assertive yet compassionate
  • Adaptable and a positive attitude to change
  • Empathy towards families and the elderly
  • Good self-management

Essential:

  • Valid driver’s licence with own reliable transport, as own vehicle will be used;
  • Valid professional drivers’ permit;
  • Clean criminal record (proof to be submitted)
  • Fluent in English
  • Have a wide basis of general knowledge, historically, locally and internationally

 

Contact person

 

Please take note:

  • When submitting your CV, please indicate salary expectation and use the reference number in your application.

 

  • If you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Applications close on 08 February 2019

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