Support Worker

Job Category: Healthcare
Job Type: Contract Permanent
Job Location: Cork Dublin Limerick


  • Assisting patients to become as independent as possible by giving the appropriate level of support
  • Ensuring adequate nutritional intake and hydration
  • Assisting with basic patient care duties
  • Maintaining the ward/department environment to promote good infection control and health and safety at work.
  • Participating in discussion about patient care and ward/departmental development, including handover and team meetings.
  • Undertaking a range of administrative and clerical tasks associated with patient care to facilitate the smooth running of the ward/department
  • You must comply with all hospital policy’s in relation to Infection Prevention and Control. Every employee has a responsibility to know how to reduce infection in their role.
  • Communicating clearly and appropriately with patients, their relatives / friends colleagues and all other members of the multidisciplinary team including responding to queries, answering the phone, taking messages and passing on written and verbal information to patients.
  • Observe the appropriate lines of authority.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in all areas of the hospital/clinic as required.
  • Assists in orientation of new personnel.


  • Fetac Level 5 Healthcare support course
  • Have at least 1-3 years’ experience in a relevant care setting.
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ability to execute tasks assigned
  • Ability to work well under pressure

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