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Title:  Covid Tester

Location: 

Hatfield, South East, GB, AL10 9AX

Department:  Care (Administrative Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  131623

 

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our ‘family’ at Sanctuary Care, whether that’s our staff, residents or family members.

 

COVID Tester – Temporary contract to 31st December 2021

 

Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home, Tamblin Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AX

 

£10.20 per hour

 

39 hours per week

 

Why work for us?

 

Our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Let’s have some fun while we’re at work, support each other and work hard as a team. There’s loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it.

Due to COVID-19, Sanctuary Care are seeking to appoint a COVID Tester at  Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home on a 6 month fixed term contract.  The team at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home  is special and we’re looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

 

Where you’ll work

 

In the borough of Welwyn Hatfield, our residential and nursing home is situated in a community filled with a rich heritage. In the 1930s the De Havilland Aircraft Company opened a factory, where the first every Comet Racer was designed and manufactured. Some of our residents even worked at the Hertfordshire factory, and now the home proudly sits where that very factory once stood. To mark our community’s legacy, we have named our very own pub ‘The Comet’, which is wonderful for reminiscence. Complete with pumps and optics and vintage aviation décor, including traditional pictures of bi-planes and the Comet Racer itself. As you can imagine, The Comet is a popular spot in the care home. It ignites wonderful memories and a passion for the history of Hatfield that we are so proud of. The Comet is also a social hub right in the heart of the home. It’s the perfect place to challenge a loved one or friend to a game of cards or catch up over dominoes.

Click here for further information about the home.

 

Are you our next Covid Tester?  Here’s more about the role:

 

  • Responsible for administering all Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Lateral Flow Tests (LFT), whilst ensuring adherence to strict testing guidelines             
  • Ensure that the tests are carried out in a safe and effective manner within the home and within Government timescales                                                                
  • Maintain awareness of Government Guidelines on Covid-19 and strictly adhere to protocols and clinical practices as they are reviewed and changed   
  • Process data from the tests in a prompt, safe and accurate manner, including the administration associated with correctly entering the personal data in to the Government portal for PCR testing                                                                 
  • Maintain records within the home of LFT testing including the date tested and results and also notify staff of their results in a prompt and supportive manner                                    
  • Organise repeat testing in line with Government guidelines to ensure compliance  
  • Answer questions from Staff and Residents on testing in a caring and supportive manner so they understand the testing processes and any concerns are addressed           

                                        

What skills do I need?

 

  • Team work!  A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • Experience is not essential but is desirable, what is important is that you are caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share
  • Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach
  • You’ll also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve
  • Literacy and numeracy equivalent to GCSE grade C English and Maths
  • Organisational skills

 

Benefits and rewards

 

We know you work so hard and being the best Covid Tester you can be needs to be rewarded.  As part of this role you will benefits from the following:

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £750 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via ‘My Rewards’
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

 

We hope you feel you could be our next team member. 

 

The reference number for this position is 131623.

 

Closing date: 12 October 2021

 

To join Sanctuary Care you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza prior to commencing employment, unless you are medically exempt. You will be required to provide evidence of all vaccinations as part of the recruitment process.

 

We may receive a high volume of applications so we reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.  Don’t miss out, please apply early.

 

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.


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