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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Medical Social Worker at Rockgarden Homes

Rockgarden Homes is a prestigious elder care home for older adults in Ikorodu, Lagos State. We provide medically-skilled nursing care in a respectful and cozy shelter for geriatric assisted living residents. We are guided by passion and excellence, as we provide quintessential residential care services for the elderly. 

Duties:
  • The successful candidate will work as part of a team of professionals and medical staff that includes doctors, physiotherapists and Home Care Assistants providing care to aged adults in a Residential Setting.
  • She will evaluate clients, and develop as well as coordinate plans of care.
  • You will be involved in the social work aspect of healthcare as well as the clinical aspect.
  • You will plan, coordinate, manage and implement support packages to help clients deal with difficulties and overcome dependencies.
  • You will address each case as a unit, set tailored measurable goals while ensuring our vulnerable clients are protected against all possible harm.
  • You will be responsible for case management, psycho-social assessment, development and implementation of intervention strategies.
  • You will be expected to execute supervisory and administrative nursing functions, with an aim of ensuring clients' lives are easier and more comfortable. 
  • You will spend much of the day managing the clients in the facility and providing needed companionship, in order to guarantee a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Duties include daily tasks such as personal grooming, dressing, feeding, making beds and giving patients their medications.  
  • You will supervise junior staff to ensure thorough cleaning and sanitizing of clients’ rooms and the work environment, maintaining excellent standards of cleanliness. 
  • You must be willing and motivated to work extra hours in order to meet up with responsibilities, and may be assigned other tasks as management decides.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • The position attracts good remuneration packages with opportunities for further career development.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing holistic healthcare to elderly clients in a residential setting.
  • Fulfilling all reasonable requests from clients, to ensure their comfort, satisfaction and safety.
  • You will consult with physicians, establish treatment plans, operate medical equipment and perform diagnostic checks and tests.
  • You will plan and coordinate the clients’ daily indoor activities and quarterly outdoor activities.
  • You will efficiently supervise Home Care Assistants and other junior staff.
  • Availability and willingness to lift patients into and out of their beds, chairs, or bathtubs.
  • Checking vital signs and performing wound dressings. 
  • Helping patients get a bath, get to and from the toilet, and sometimes changing a patient's adult diaper.
  • Monitoring and recording patient’s condition and documenting daily care services. 
  • Educating and supervising junior staff on how to follow their nursing care plans. 
  • Escorting clients to appointments (doctor, physical therapy, hair salon, etc) and religious services.
  • Maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following aseptic standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards.
  • Respect for patient rights regarding choice of lifestyle, i.e. political, social, religious, sexual and cultural. 
  • Service marketing and promoting responsibilities.  
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with all prospective clients and relatives. 
  • Implements administration strategies, policies and procedures.
  • Managing the office environment, including sanitation and maintenance activities.
  • Liaises with other staff and conducts checks to ensure the safe keeping and efficient utilization of all facilities and equipment.
  • Keeps up to date with trends in the local sheltered healthcare service industry.
  • Suggests and oversees improved efficiency in service.
  • Ensure property and facilities meet legal, environmental, health, security and safety standards and requirements. 
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.


Essential Requirements
  • RN, BNSc, BS or Diploma in nursing.
  • A certification in Social Work from a recognized Institution, or a similar relevant qualification or license.
  • Applicants must hold a valid nursing license with a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role in the homecare or healthcare industry. 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Social worker in the healthcare industry. 
  • Full registration and affiliation with relevant professional bodies with the knowledge, ability and experience caring for elders.
  • International Experience as a Support Worker in the Care Industry is a major advantage.
  • BLS, ACLS will be an added advantage.
  • A compassionate, caring and patient nature. 
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks and intense pressure to perform. 
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations.
  • Ability to provide first aid during medical emergencies, such as heart attacks, strokes etc. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and proactive problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Pleasant personality, team player, with good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in both written and spoken information. 
  • Ability to start-up and run a well funded NGO will be a key advantage.
  • Knowledge of the environment and more than one major Nigerian language will also be an added advantage.
  • A flexible and highly adaptable approach to work.
  • Proven administrative experience.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and social aspects of mental and emotional disturbances and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
  • Attention to detail and proactive problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to relocate as accommodation may be provided.
  • Willingness to work on a Shift / Rota basis, including weekends. 
  • Willingness to earn a performance related bonus.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit:
An Application letter of no more than 2 pages (2,000 words) explaining how your experience matches the essential criteria. 
An up - to - date CV. This should include the names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of two professional referees.
A recent Passport Photograph.

Apply by Sending us a Message using the Form

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