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Support Worker: Port Harcourt

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Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient- centred environment. We are located in the heart of Nigeria – Abuja, with branches in Lagos, and Anambra state. We provide first class psychological and psychiatric care, with a range of therapeutic programs suited to individual needs.

We are about starting a New Service in Port Harcourt called The Synapse Japonica and seek suitable candidates to join the team in the position below:

Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Port – Harcourt, Rivers
Reports to: Ward Manager

Job Purpose

  • To assist in the provision of care and support under the guidance of a qualified nurse.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide personalised care and support services to patients
  • Support the nurses on duty and the clinicians while they carry out their duties
  • Assist patients with their personal hygiene in the morning
  • Make sure patient’s bed area and the dining area are cleaned after use
  • Interact more with patients during their activity schedule
  • Maintain continuous contact with patients in the Facility without ever leaving them unattended to.
  • Receive instructions from the nurse in charge of the ward at all times
  • Complete observation charts and handover checklist
  • Ensure the patient’s environment is safe and neat; free from harmful objects
  • Ensure that electrical appliances e.g. bulbs, Air conditions and other appliances are switched off when not in use.
  • Monitor and observe patient closely and report behavioural changes.
  • Physical Care: intervene in areas of physical need to ensure that patients have good levels of personal hygiene, nutrition, sleep et cetera.
    • Assist in patient’s body, oral, nail and hair cares.
    • If the need be, bathe patients, lay their beds
  • Manage potentially violent and confrontational situations with patients
  • Assist service users/patients with activities of daily living under the supervision of senior staff
  • To escort service users/patients as required under the guidance and supervision of the qualified nurse
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Nurse or clinicians

Qualification

  • Minimum of ND in Health-Related and other Social Sciences Course

Application Closing Date
20th August, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications and CV to: japonicaadmin@synapseservices.org

Note: The subject of the email should be the job title – location e.g “Support Worker- Port Harcourt” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

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