Care Practitioner - Aaron House

Care Practitioner - Aaron House
Aaron House
Full time

Are you looking to work locally, with hours to suit you? Are you caring, personable and trustworthy? We are seeking a Care Practitioner to join our friendly team, at Aaron House Care Home, in Penicuik.

Must have a SVQ3 or be actively working towards this qualification, ideally experience as a Care Practitioner would be an advantage or have the passion and willingness to learn as training will be provided.   

If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, then we’d love to hear from you.

For this role we are offering:

  • Full time hours
  • 36 hour contract
  • Ongoing support with training and development
  • An identified career pathway
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Uniform provided

Key Responsibilities:

• To undertake a wide range of duties in support of the Team Leader in a given work area, which will ensure that a high standard of care is received by all residents at all times.

• To only undertake delegated duties, which are within, assessed competencies for the Care Practitioner Framework

• To undertake clinical tasks such as physical observations, urinalysis, skin inspection, aseptic technique including simple wound dressings, blood glucose monitoring, gastrostomy care and administration of gastrostomy tube feeding

• To recognise and act on changes in residents conditions, including changes in physical and emotional health observations

• Undertake continence management

• Oversee nutrition and hydration management

• Undertaking designated aspects of medicine management in line with legal and company policy

• Assisting nurses with planning and delivering end of life care, alleviating pain through both pharmacological and non pharmacological means

• Ensuring safe medication orders, receipts, recording, storing and disposing of medication in line with legal and company policy

• Liaising with the multi-disciplinary team in writing Best Interest Decisions in relation to administration of covert medication under the supervision of the nurses

• To provide support to the Team Leader as required.

• To support the Team Leader in preparing and implementing procedures as directed.

• To provide the agreed level of support to residents as defined in their care plan.

• To supervise a group of care assistants as agreed with the Team Leader.

• To act as mentor to new care assistants as delegated by the Team Leader.

• To assist in obtaining, transmitting and storing information relative to the delivery of care whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.

• Recognising and acting upon any safeguarding risks to residents, including the reporting of safeguardings and complaints

• To co-operate with and gain an understanding of the professional role of other members of the team.

• To liaise with residents relatives as appropriate.

• To assist in the planning and monitoring of resident care.

• Maintain appearance and behaviour befitting a member of the care tea

• Demonstrate his/her skills, giving guidance and support to other care assistants.

• Ensure that rights of residents are recognised and acknowledged at all times.

• To work under the direction of the Team Leader/Home Manager at all times.

• To assist in the implementation of residents planned care.

• Practice effective communication.

• To be aware of the Health and Safety requirements and to act appropriately.

• Have a working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to fire, accidents and untoward incidents, attending mandatory training as required.

• Take prompt, relevant action regarding all accidents and untoward incidents. Participate where appropriate in official investigations.

• Take reasonable care of patients’ property and valuables according to Company policy.

• Maintain an awareness of and adhere to all relevant policies within the Company.

• Remain up-to-date with changing practices and make full use of training and educational facilities which are relevant for self-development.

• Have joint responsibility with Team Leader/Home Manager for own development.

• Participate in initial training programmes.

• Record keeping as directed

• Act as Mentor to new carers

• When appropriate act as liaison with residents/relatives

• Represent other carers at meetings

• Stock taking and ordering

• Assist with care assistant induction programme and Core Training Programme

• To undertake any other reasonable task as requested by a manager or more senior team member which is within the defined area of competency

Why join us?

Aaron House care home, in Penicuik, Edinburgh, is a grand, converted mansion house, located in beautiful, spacious grounds, in a quiet rural area of Edinburgh. The home is supported by a friendly and committed team, fully trained in providing care for older people who require residential, nursing, or who are living with dementia.

At New Century Care you’ll have quality time to spend with our residents, ensuring you can give truly personalised care.

If you too believe that this is the most important part of everyone’s role in a care home, then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply for a care assistant role you must be over the age of 18 years old.

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement:

As part of New Century Care’s recruitment and employment process you will be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status, including if required, your agreement to be vaccinated if not yet administered and your agreement to regular COVID-19 testing.

This is to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and staff.


For more information or to apply, please complete the form below. We will look forward in hearing from you.