John Hourihan


Health Care Assistant


John A. Hourihan Abbey Road, Ovens, Cork. 087 2474941
[email protected] PERSONAL PROFILE A focused, trustworthy and responsible individual with a range of experience in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing, and stocktaking. Flexible, reliable and capable of learning on the job and maintaining a good working relationship with colleagues while also working to a high standard on own initiative. Proven leadership and communication skills as well as the ability to work in a highly pressurised environment Good hands-on practical skills. Highly adaptable with the ability and intelligence to learn new tasks and skills quickly. Currently seeking a new challenge in a role where my practical Education and Qualifications: 2012 – 2013 Coláiste Stiofán Naofa Cork Furniture Making & Design 2011 – 2012 College of Commerce, Cork
1998 – 2000 Canterbury University, Kent, England

Degree in Nursing. (DNF)
1993 – 1998 Colaiste Cholim, Ballincollig, Co. Cork Leaving Certificate Work Experience Oct 2015 – present Caremark, Cork.
Care Assistant
 Aiding in the day to day needs of the client, this included personal care i.e. washing.  Household Maintenance i.e. Laundry, cleaning, bin removal etc.  Stock taking and control. i.e. Meds Admin.

Working closely with colleagues to improve working conditions and effectiveness while maintaining best practice.
2012 Ballincollig Community Care Nursing Home
Care Assistant
 As above
2010 – 2011 Rose na Lee Nursing Home, Ballincollig
Trainee Care Assistant
 As above
2005 – 2012 Campbell Catering Limited, Aramark
Night Porter & Security
 Working, as part of a team, to ensure the security of residents at a Direct Provision Centre.
 Monitoring vehicle access on and off the site and maintaining a detailed log.
 Security camera operator.
 Refuse entry when applicable and trained in conflict resolution, communication
skills, Fire fighting and safety and Health and Safety and infection and control.
2005 The White Horse, Ballincollig, Cork
Bartender and waiter.
 Taking orders for food and drink correctly and clearly.
 Portraying a pleasant, approachable, helpful personality to guests.
 Maintaining and cleaning of facilities and clean work area.
2003 – 2005 Cork University Hospital, Cork. Care Assistant
2000 – 2002
2003 Flynns Nursing home, The Gun Powder Mills, Ballincollig, Cork.

Care Assistant.
 As Above. 2002-2003 Arklo shipping Company. Navigational studies in Seamanship, C.I.T. Trainee Officer
 Maintaining a safe working environment. Eg. Fire Fighting and Survival Course provided in the correct detection and ways of extinguishing different types of fire and personal protection and rescue. Experience in the use of Breathing Apparatus and the operation of a fire hose.  Keeping watch, responsibilities included the smooth running of the whole ship and to notify the captain of any danger to the ship.  Learning the running of different areas of the ship and how to work in these areas to a high safety standard. 2002 Alzheimer’s Foundation of Ireland, Wellington Road, Cork Care Assistant
 As Above. 1999 – 2000 Flexotronics, Dublin Hill, Cork Dec General Operator (Electronic Assembly) Responsibilities:
 Working as part of a team to complete a common goal.  Dependability, working to and meeting productivity targets.  Maintaining a clear workstation and constant flow on the line.  Reliability and punctuality. 1997 – 1998 Bons Secours Hospital, Cork Utility / Maintenance Person. Responsibilities:

Providing a service to different departments as the need arose ie deployed in the laundry and the kitchen when these departments were shorthanded on many different occasions.
 Provide a deep cleaning service for rooms in the wards and general cleaning and maintenance services for the buildings and grounds.
 Patient transfer.
 Secure files transportation between different departments and wards.
1996 – 1998 Dan Sheahan’s Bar, Srelane, Ovens, Cork Bartender and waiter
 As Above
1995 – 1995 Doc. Martins. Sunbeam Ind. Est. Cork
Warehouse Operator (Stocktaking)
 Working to a tight schedule while compiling outgoing orders for different vendors.  Stocking and sorting incoming deliveries.
 Working as park of a team to work more effectively and efficiently.

References on Request

  • Updated 5 years ago