Job Description

We are seeking applications for the position of Health Care Assistant for full time permanent roles.

This is a great opportunity for both experienced and newly qualified Health Care Assistants to be an active part of a committed multidisciplinary team and to make a significant contribution in the area of mental health.

The successful candidate will have completed a QQI Level 5 (8 modules) in Healthcare and will have a minimum of 6 months experience as a Healthcare Assistant. Previous experience in a psychiatric environment is an advantage.

Mandatory Healthcare modules required are: Communications, Work Experience, Care Skills, Care Support, Safety & Health at Work.

Elective modules are: Recovery Mental Health, Social Studies, Care of the Elderly, Nutrition, Activities of Living Patient Care, Infection Prevention & Control , Human, Growth and Development, Care of the Elderly, Palliative Care, Team working, Nursing theory and practice, Anatomy and physiology, Occupational first aid, Equality and disability, Understanding mental health, Exercise and fitness, Understanding special needs, Gerontology, Health promotion, Disability awareness.

We offer first class training and a professional work environment with excellent career opportunities to progress and advance your career.

Our benefits include:

  • Fixed roster patterns
  • Generous shift premiums (25% night duty, double time Sundays and bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • Further education supports available
  • Comprehensive training
  • Free onsite staff parking
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Career development
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Uniforms supplied on commencement of employment
  • Dublin Bus & Irish Rail Tax Savers Scheme

Our Services

Bloomfield Health Services is an independent not for profit healthcare provider located at the foot of the Dublin Mountains at Stocking Lane in Rathfarnham Dublin 16. It commenced its service provision in 1812 and was originally located in Donnybrook Dublin 4 until 2005 when it moved to its current location which provides a state of the art environment for the care and treatment of its patients and residents. Bloomfield Health Services is owned by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is based on their ethos and principles.

The Centre at Rathfarnham consists of two services:

Bloomfield Hospital

This service is a 114 bed Mental Health Hospital, registered as an approved centre with the Mental Health Commission. Bloomfield Hospital provides specialist Neuropsychiatric assessment and continuing care services for individuals with complex mental health needs on a national basis and also specialises in the provision of mental health services to adults and older persons with serious and enduring mental health needs.

We also provide specialist palliative care to individuals with mental health needs. Registered as an approved centre with the Mental Health Commission, Bloomfield Hospital continues to develop its leadership role in innovative and effective treatment programmes for its patients. Referrals are accepted nationally. While providing excellence in clinical treatment and care to patients and their families, we are committed to training healthcare professionals and to conducting clinical research designed to enhance treatment programmes for the continued improvement of outcomes for patients and residents and the overall enhancement of their quality of life. It has formal academic links with Trinity College Dublin

New Lodge Nursing Home

This service is a 36 bed Nursing Home, registered with the Health Information & Quality Authority. It provides for excellence in delivery of care and treatment to frail Older Persons and Adults in comfortable and well designed environment.

Our ability to innovate and deliver on the promise of a being a leader in the provision of quality treatment, care and best practice is made possible through our team of highly trained, dedicated and committed professionals within our medical, nursing, clinical and support services here at Bloomfield Health Services.


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