Careers

SOMERSET WEST

JOB SPECIFICATION

Position:  Quality of Life Leader (Care Facility)

Department:  Quality of Life

Location: Somerset West

Remuneration: Market Related

Travel: Yes

Type: Permanent

Reference: HRRAS229

 

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 Quality of Life Team in Somerset West Livewell Village as Quality of Life LeaderThe successful applicant will work very closely with the Livewell residents and families and multi-disciplinary village team, to ensure quality of life in all aspects of our Livewell residents, living with dementia.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Ensure optimal quality of life of Livewell residents, including oversee of the resident’s holistic care, daily care, accommodation and attend to ensuring continuous improvements thereof;
  • Daily interaction with the Quality of Life (QoL) Team, including Village Manager (VM), Occupational Therapist (OT), Dietician/Kitchen Supervisor, other Quality of Life Leaders (QoLL) and Registered and Enrolled Nurses;
  • Ensure that the following services are delivered effectively on the floor:

 

Quality of Life:

  • Attending the Morning Meeting and prepare feedback to all applicable supervisors
  • Attending and preparing for Quality of Life Brainstorm Meetings with the multi-disciplinary team consisting of the VM, OT, Dietician / Kitchen Supervisor, RN/EN/ENA and / or Village Manager
  • Ensure that the residents grooming is of a high standard
  • Ensure a therapeutic environment is maintained and liaise with the OT once a month to ensure the Eden alternative, assessments, assistive devices and adaptations are met in your Mini-Livewell
  • Ensure that the OT protocols, action plans and programmes are implemented as per the checklist from the OT and report to the OT thereon
  • Ensure that residents birthday parties are arranged and be host or hostess at the party
  • Ensure that the following services are applied when needed:
  • Research and innovations – ensure proper implementation of new ideas as agreed during the Brainstorm Meetings or any training sessions
  • Do spot checks on the CCTV camera on a weekly basis to ensure that the care of the resident is being done to the Livewell standard and that no abuse, sleeping or any other misconduct is taking place
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to
    • The QOLL is required to be on call for a weekend on a rotation-basis with the other QoLL, with specific weekend duties such as:
  • Visit every Mini-Livewell on a Saturday and Sunday to spend time with the residents and Quality of Life Team
  • Complete a checklist on the facility and operations of each Mini-Livewell and hand the checklist to the QoLL of that Mini-Livewell or the Village Manager
  • Complete job cards with regards to any breakages or maintenance needed for your Mini-Livewell as was mentioned in the weekend checklist
  • Be available on your phone throughout your weekend on call

Activities

  • Ensure the activity programme is followed and enjoyed by the residents; and regularly liaise with the Occupational Therapist and the companions to ensure that optimal activities are done according to resident’s needs

Family Relations

  • Maintain and build a healthy relationship with the families of the residents in your mini-Livewell
  • Arrange QoL meeting with the families, Village Manager, Occupational Therapist and the Healthcare team as needed or as per family request
  • Keep families regularly informed and updated on the overall wellbeing of the resident, activity participation, any action plans to be implemented
  • Address and resolve any family concerns together with the RN/EN and give feedback to the VM

 

Operations and Facilities

  • Perform room and safety checks and ensure passages are free of obstacles according to Health and Safety checklist
  • Report any hospitality incidents to appropriate supervisor
  • Complete job card requests to the Village Office for any repairs or maintenance in your mini-Livewell
  • Make relevant recommendations for any new development ideas and needs to the VM

Human Resources

  • Manage the HR Processes and administration of Floor Companions in your mini-Livewell, including recruitment, leave, payroll administration, attendance registers, discipline and monthly training
  • Inspire and lead the team under your supervision to always give the best care and devotion to the Livewell residents
  • Identify any on-going training needs and communicate to the VM and/or Training Facilitator

 

Assist new residents in settling into the mini-Livewell

Qualification and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in the Healthcare field (beneficial)
  • Relevant work experience in frail care industry will be beneficial
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Computer literate
  • A third language will be an advantage, preferably German
  • Courses completed in Sensory Intelligence, Eden Alternative, Jackie Pool, Validation therapy and/or Neuro-Developmental Techniques desirable

Skills and characteristics required:

  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and well-developed emotional intelligence
  • An ability to multitask and work independently with pro-active approach
  • Administrative and organizational skills
  • Good English written, communication and report-writing skills
  • Responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • Empathy to the elderly
  • Patience and maturity

Essential:

  • 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 HRRAS229 in your application.
  • If you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Applications close on 16 August 2018.

Remuneration: Market Related

Location: Somerset West

Travel: N/A

Type: Permanent

Reference: HRRAS212

 

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 Human Resources Department as Payroll Clerk.  The successful candidate will be required to perform administrative and clerical duties to support the Payroll Administrator.

 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain payroll information by collecting, calculating and entering data on Employee Masterfile;
  • Review timesheets and liaise with supervisors regarding any discrepancies;
  • Update payroll records by entering changes and adding new employees, including salary/hourly rates, update banking details, pay-out of leave, staff loans;
  • Distribute departmental payslips;
  • Provide payroll information by answering questions regarding payroll related issues and requests;
  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures & report needed changes to ensure compliancy;
  • Maintain employee confidentiality and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential;
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Perform administrative and clerical duties as assigned;
  • Participate in developing department goals, objectives and processes;
  • Assist with UIF, PAYE and ETI requirements;
  • Assist HR Training Facilitator with capturing training information relating to Skills Development Plan;
  • Any other related work and ad hoc HR duties;
  • Sound knowledge and in-depth experience with excel spreadsheets.

 

Qualification and Experience:

  • Grade 12 and payroll qualification;
  • At least 1 year recent experience in payroll and accounting;
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English;
  • Computer literate, including Excel, WORD and Microsoft outlook;
  • Proficiency in the use of payroll/accounting software
  • Knowledge of Labour Legislation, PAYE and UIF policies;
  • Booking experience will be beneficial.

 

Skills and characteristics required:

  • High attention to detail and accuracy to complete tasks thoroughly;
  • An ability to multitask, work independently and under pressure;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, understanding the various needs;
  • Be a team player;
  • Empathy to the elderly.

 

Essential:

  • Driver’s license and own transport
  • No criminal record (Proof to be submitted)

Contact person

Jacolane Eksteen (021 851 6886); jacolane@livewell.care

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.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Position: Healthcare Manager

Department: Head Office (Management)

Location: Somerset West with regular commute to Bryanston

Remuneration: Market Related

Travel: Yes – commute between Somerset West and Bryanston

Type: Permanent

Reference: HRRAS221

 

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 Management Team at Head Office as Healthcare Manager.  The successful applicant will be the expert and head of our healthcare services in dementia care.

 

Job responsibilities will include:

 

Ensure that all Healthcare Policies and Procedures are in place and up to date, included but not limited to:

  • Healthcare Manual
  • Healthcare Induction Policy
  • Healthcare Uniform Policy

Ensure Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses are fulfilling their duties according to Livewell Standards and Department of Health requirements:

  • Medication and Script Management
  • Wound Care
  • Resident Management

Ensure sufficient and qualified staff is available at the Livewell Villages to ensure Quality of Services delivered:

  • Assist with recruitment of Senior Healthcare Staff
  • Approve additional Healthcare appointments
  • Assist with Healthcare Disciplinary Actions
  • Assist with Performance Appraisals and Probation Evaluation of Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses
  • Identify training needs and assist with providing training to the Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse

Assist with risk management and handling of external queries regarding Livewell’s Healthcare Department:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Social Development
  • Department of Labour
  • Essential Services
  • Complaints Management
  • Infection Control

Assist with Healthcare consultation / brainstorm sessions with Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare teams (RN, EN, ENA, O/T and QOL Leader) to resolve:

  • Medication challenges
  • Behavioural changes
  • Level of care
  • Wound care progress
  • Staff ratios and allocation
  • Identification, development and implementation of new Healthcare Policies and Procedures
  • Manage Healthcare Service Level Agreements (‘SLA’s)
  • Health & Safety of residents and Livewell area

Conduct regular audits on all aspects of the Healthcare team.  Be flexible with working hours and traveling:

  • Conduct weekly audits on Day and Night Shifts on Healthcare work (currently Somerset West and Bryanston Villages) on compliance, staff management, resident management, medication management etc. Conduct Audits on the following (but not limited to):
    • Monthly rosters, staff allocation and ratios
    • Leave Management of Healthcare Team
    • Compliance and registration of Healthcare staff
    • Payroll Calculations for Healthcare Team
    • Medication Management and distribution
    • Recordkeeping and Resident Files
    • Incidents: Reporting and Protocol
    • Quality Control on Communication to team, handover, doctor’s and families

Provide feedback to Operations Director and Village Managers on:

  • Outcome of Audits conducted at Villages
  • Action Plans to improve Healthcare within the Group
  • Outstanding, Work in Progress and completed Policies and Procedures
  • Equipment outstanding / required
  • Potential risk areas of concern
  • Allocations and restrictions on staff
  • Any changes in Legislation regarding Healthcare
  • Performance of Senior Nursing staff (Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse)

Qualification and Experience:

 

  • Qualified Registered Nurse
  • Strong Management experience
  • Experience as Unit Manager at a Hospital or similar institution
  • Experience in dementia care
  • Experience in managing a budget
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Conducting of internal audits in Healthcare teams
  • Experience with management and discipline of staff

Skills and characteristics required:

 

  • Excellent written, communication and report writing skills
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Emotional stability
  • Positive influence on those around you
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Patience and Maturity
  • Reliable, responsible and trustworthy
  • Assertive yet compassionate
  • Adaptable and a positive attitude to change
  • Empathy towards families and the elderly

Essential:

  • Flexible to working hours, with day and night shifts and travelling nationally
  • Latest knowledge on Healthcare legislation, compliancy, policies and procedures
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Pro-Active approach and ability to work independently and computer literate
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Valid driver’s licence with own transport

Contact person

  • Human Resources Manager: Elizabeth Fullard (021 851 6886)
  • elizabeth@livewell.care

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 31 July 2018.

BRYANSTON

JOB SPECIFICATION

Location: Bryanston

Remuneration: Market Related

Travel: N/A

Type: Permanent

Reference:HRRAB99

 

Job description

The Livewell Group, a Dementia and Alzheimer’s care facility, is looking for a professional individual to join the Village team in Somerset West as Maintenance & Security Team Leader. Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Inspect facility and identify areas requiring maintenance;
  • Carry out maintenance work as requested/identified, ensuring that work is carried out safely and with minimum disruption to residents; guests and fellow employees;
  • Ensure that all effort is made to repair any faults without delay and in a swift manner so as to reduce disruption of any kind;
  • Procure, keep record of and store all items pertaining to maintenance in the allocated store room(s);
  • Carry out regular checks and tests, for example, fire extinguishers, gas bottles, etc and complete records as required;
  • Coordinate, assign and direct daily, monthly, weekly and annual maintenance schedules;
  • Monitor job completion and assignments through frequent observation and inspection to ensure compliance with regulations and Livewell standards and regulations;
  • Serve as safety representative including coordination of safety training, assist with safety audits and help maintain all related safety records;
  • Assist Facilities Supervisor with Health and Safety portfolio and ensure that all safety measures are adhered to when using equipment;
  • Assist with Security supervision, inspect uniforms and general neatness, check and sign OB Book daily and conduct regular checks on the electric fence and perimeter fence;
  • Assist with Facility upkeep and ensure that the facility and gardens are always up to Livewell’s standard;
  • Transporting of assets and maintenance of assets;
  • Report weekly to Facilities Supervisor;
  • Provide weekly feedback to all departments regarding job cards;
  • Assist with duty rosters, attendance register and team discipline;
  • Check all firefighting equipment on a monthly basis and provide report
  • Follow up with Departmental Supervisors and Management to ensure issues have been resolved and/or necessary procedures implemented;
  • Ensure that residential units are cleaned and checked for faults by with the various departmental supervisors, prior to occupation;
  • Performing an after-hours emergency standby duty on a roster basis;
  • Conduct emergencies and ad-hoc site visits.

 

Qualification and experience:

  • Proven working experience in building related repair and maintenance including woodwork and painting;
  • Experience and sound knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical equipment;
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English;
  • Be able to work independently;
  • Minimum Grade 12 qualification.


Skills and characteristics required:

  • Good English written and communication skills
  • Emotional stability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be a team leader and a team player
  • Empathy to the elderly
  • Sober habits
  • Patience & maturity
  • Reliable, responsible and trustworthy

 

Essential:

  • Valid driver’s license with own transport

 

Contact person

 

Please take note:

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

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