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Title:  Covid Tester


London, Greater London, GB, SE3 9YG

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Care
Requisition Number:  137806


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 - 19 Tester – temporary contract to 31st March 2022

Meadows House Residential and Nursing Home, 95 Tudway Road, Kidbrooke, London, SE3 9YG


£10.61 per hour

42 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 Meadows House Residential and Nursing Home on a 6 month fixed term contract.  The team at Meadows House 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

While we love our surroundings and being part of the local community, we think it’s what’s inside our home that makes us really special. For example, we have a lovely sensory room, complete with soft lighting and tactile furnishings for a multi-sensory experience. This is a tranquil area in the heart of the home, which promotes total relaxation. We’ve also created our very own pub, with a traditional bar and optics this is a popular spot for residents to catch up with friends over a game of dominoes or cards. This is a special place because it provides our residents with a real social setting, where they can spend time both together and with their visitors. It gives them the freedom to pop to the pub and meet people, as they would have done before moving to Meadows House, supporting their independence.


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
•    Season ticket loan available (Oystercard) 
•    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 137806

Closing date: 21 December 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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