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Positions at Oak Lodge

Registered Nurse, Oak Lodge

Teamwork and humour is encouraged, it’s like one big family.

Registered Nurse, Oak Lodge

Care Assistant, Oak Lodge

It’s nice to see members of staff, at all levels, work as a team to the benefit of the residents.

Care Assistant, Oak Lodge
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Activities Co-ordinator

Activities Co-ordinator (35 hours per week)

Based at Oak Lodge, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants, RG23 7EL – a care home with an “OUTSTANDING” CQC rating.

Starting salary £9.48 per hour

This role covers 35 hours a week to include every other weekend. Shifts will be 9.30am – 4.30pm.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Perks at Work scheme giving access to 1000’s of discounts and offers

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

We are looking for a reliable, caring Activity Co-ordinator who wants to make a difference by contributing to providing the best care possible at all times.

Main Duties of our Activity Co-ordinator;

  • Plan and organise programmes of individual and group activities
  • Be responsible for the appropriate use of the home’s activities budget.
  • Review and evaluate the activities programme so that it is kept up to date and fit for purpose.
  • Work closely with residents, staff and others involved in the organising and the running of events.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Activity Co-ordinator;

  • Previous experience of organising events and activities within a care home setting (not essential, as training is provided)
  • Good organisational skills
  • A moderate level of computer literacy

This role is subject to a DBS check.

Please note - with effect from 16th Nov, it is a legal requirement that we only employ people in our care homes who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Evidence of vaccination needs to be demonstrated by way of the NHS app. All applicants who are not yet vaccinated must have had their first vaccine dose on or before 16th Sep in order to comply with the 16th Nov deadline. We regret we cannot proceed with your application otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • £9.48 per hour
  • Oak Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Registered Night Nurse

Registered Nurse (Nights)

Based at Oak Lodge, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants, RG23 7EL – a care home with an “OUTSTANDING” CQC rating.

** Winner of the Manager of the Year award at the National Care Awards 2019**

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join the motivated and happy team working at our beautiful Oak Lodge care home. At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace.

Starting salary £18.94 per hour. There are a variety of shifts patterns including weekdays and weekend nights available.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • NMC Pin number revalidation fee paid
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform

Rewarding employees for their hard work is important to us, that is why we give all contractual employees free access to a “Perks at Work platform”, offering thousands of discounts and offers across high street brands.

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Nurses; 

  • Engage in nurse care planning and implementation of care plans.
  • Liaise with residents’ families and friends in planning, implementing and reviewing care plans.
  • Work closely with other members of the care team, ensuring that effective, high-quality care is given to achieve planned goals.
  • Provide support and professional supervision to other care staff as appropriate.
  • Administer and order medicines as required in accordance with residents’ needs
  • Liaise with residents’ GPs and other healthcare professionals such as Pharmacy’s, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, community nurses, etc.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience or our Nurses;

  • RGN/RNM/RNHM qualified
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Excellent understanding of the following:
    • Safe storage and administration of medication
    • Awareness of clinical policy framework
    • DoLS/MCA

Please note - with effect from 16th Nov, it is a legal requirement that we only employ people in our care homes who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Evidence of vaccination needs to be demonstrated by way of the NHS app. All applicants who are not yet vaccinated must have had their first vaccine dose on or before 16th Sep in order to comply with the 16th Nov deadline. We regret we cannot proceed with your application otherwise.

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  • £18.94 per hour
  • Oak Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Kitchen Assistant

Assistant Cook (20 hours per week)

Based at Oak Lodge, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants RG23 7EL – a care home with an “OUTSTANDING” CQC rating.

Starting salary £9.20 per hour

We are looking for an Assistant Cook for 20 hours a week, Monday -Friday, 2pm – 6pm.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Perks at Work scheme giving access to 1000’s of discounts and offers

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset. 

Main Duties of our Assistant Cooks; 

  • To prepare food and cook in a hygienic manner. Help come up with ideas for meals and mealtimes.
  • Clean and wash pots, pans and other kitchen utensils and items.
  • To be aware of the residents’ dietary needs and respond to their comments and requests in respect of the menu.
  • To hold a suitable food and hygiene certificate.
  • To dispose of waste correctly.
  • To ensure that all food is used within the prescribed period, with particular attention paid to perishable goods.
  • To contribute in the serving of food.
  • To perform other such reasonable duties as may be required.

Skills and Experience of our Assistant Cooks;

  • Previous experience working within a kitchen environment
  • High level of written and spoken English

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

Please note - with effect from 16th Nov, it is a legal requirement that we only employ people in our care homes who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Evidence of vaccination needs to be demonstrated by way of the NHS app. All applicants who are not yet vaccinated must have had their first vaccine dose on or before 16th Sep in order to comply with the 16th Nov deadline. We regret we cannot proceed with your application otherwise.

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  • £9.20 per hour
  • Oak Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Care Assistant (Days & Nights)

Care Assistant (Days & Nights, £9.48ph - £10.59ph)

Based at Oak Lodge, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hants RG23 7EL – a care home with an “OUTSTANDING” CQC rating.

** Winner of the Manager of the Year award at the National Care Awards 2019**

We are looking for a Day Care Assistant to join the motivated and happy team working at our Oak Lodge care home. At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace.

Starting salary £9.48 per hour. Full time required.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

Main Duties of our Care Assistants;

  • Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and toilet.
  • Assist residents with mobility problems and/or other physical disabilities.
  • Promote the mental and physical activity of residents through talking to them, taking them out, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, and any other hobbies that they might have.
  • Assist residents at meal times if required
  • Read and write reports in case notes.
  • Assist with medication administration as required/directed.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Care Assistants;

  • NVQ Qualification – (Desirable but not essential as full training is provided and NVQ training is available)
  • A genuine willingness to care for Senior Adults within a Care Home environment
  • High level of written and spoken English

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

Please note - with effect from 16th Nov, it is a legal requirement that we only employ people in our care homes who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Evidence of vaccination needs to be demonstrated by way of the NHS app. All applicants who are not yet vaccinated must have had their first vaccine dose on or before 16th Sep in order to comply with the 16th Nov deadline. We regret we cannot proceed with your application otherwise.

 

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  • £9.48 - £10.59 per hour
  • Oak Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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Employee of the Month

Every month we celebrate the hard work of our team by choosing an Employee of the Month. Residents, relatives and staff are all invited to nominate individuals.

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated as Employee of the Month for the October!

CQC Rating

Forest Care is delighted to announce the CQC has rated Oak Lodge ‘Outstanding’ on its most recent inspection. The home has been rated Outstanding in three areas in Good in the remaining two. This means that the service they provide is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. A great achievement for all the team at Oak Lodge in Basingstoke.

Years of Service Party

We celebrated our staff and their 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service. Although we couldn’t host the party we normally would because of lockdown restrictions, we still managed to celebrate in style!

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