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Lead Nurse

We are searching for a new Senior Registered Nurse to join our Team. To support the Lodge Manager and Deputy Manager as a hands on clinical leader in the day to day supervision of residents and staff ensuring the excellent delivery of care and support to our residents is maintained to the highest standard at all times.

About You

The right candidate will be:

  • A team player
  • Have an eye for accuracy
  • Proactive and enthusiastic
  • Passionate about delivering high-quality care

Main duties of the job

  • Providing leadership to the team on the floor, who will ensure that residents individual care plans are met to the highest standards and that all residents are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Regularly reviewing and completing all documentation as required.
  • Ensuring that the appropriate documentation reflects the care given and any clinical intervention.
  • Leaving clear, concise and personalised instructions for ongoing care delivery.
  • Monitoring residents nutritional and dietary requirements.
  • Supporting, guiding and leading the team to ensure the safety of residents and staff.

About us

  • £200 Refer a Friend Bonus
  • £100 Attendance Bonus
  • Employee of the Month Rewards
  • Reimbursed DBS Cost
  • Internal Career Progression Opportunities
  • Free Uniform
  • Excellent Subsidised Meals
  • Pension Scheme

Rate of Pay: £20 p/h + £1000 Welcome Bonus

Hours: Full-Time Days & Nights Available

Job description

Job responsibilities

Supervision of the nursing staff (RGN/RMN) within the Lodge whilst working as part of the care team, delivering the highest standards of individual care to residents. Always ensure that residents are treated with dignity and that individuals rights to independence and choice are met.

To provide the highest level of personal care (assisting to the toilet, assistance with bathing, dressing, oral/dental hygiene, eye care etc) and attention to residents, following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact is polite, friendly, warm and supportive.

Understand and comply with requirements such as Health and Safety, SOVA, Fire Safety, COSHH, Infection Control, Food Hygiene and all aspects of the Health and Social Care Act, to maintain a safe environment throughout the home.

To care for residents who may be temporarily sick or needs nursing procedures. To assist in the administration of medication where required in accordance with policies and procedures.

To assist with End of Life Care for residents who are terminally ill.

To participate in the formulation and maintenance of individual care plans for each resident and accurately maintaining and reviewing appropriate records.

To assist with organising social activities when required, and to participate in them to help promote residents physical and mental wellbeing. To accompany residents on community visits where required.

Liaise with other healthcare professionals relating to the care plans for each resident and accurately maintaining and reviewing appropriate records.

Be alert to residents physical and mental well-being, immediately reporting any changes in a residents condition to the Deputy/Manager and to accurately maintain and update residents records as required.

Respect and maintain confidentiality of residents personal information at all times, this includes residents behaviour and actions and any incidents that may occur in the course of day to day care, always being mindful of the GDPR Data Protection.

Be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs. Encourage, assist and support residents to participate in leisure activities and meaningful activities appropriate to the individual need, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met.

Overseeing the efficient running of the service of meals and drinks at meal times and other times ensuring that staff, when presenting meals and refreshments, do so in an appealing way, always being polite and courteous throughout. To ensure that staff are understanding with residents who need assistance and support, ensuring a good dining experience is maintained at all times.

Monitor and control residents nutritional and dietary requirements.

Assist nursing staff in the administration, control and storage of drugs and medicines ensuring all strict practices are maintained. Daily monitor and record drug refrigerator and treatment room temperatures and report to the Deputy/Manager accordingly. Complete weekly and monthly medication audits.

To issue instructions to, and monitor the performance of nursing staff, ensuring that all tasks are satisfactorily completed. Conduct Supervisions and appraisals of nursing staff.

To manage staff rotas and ensure staff are deployed effectively within the lodge

Answer nurse alarm calls promptly and appropriately.

To be the On Call point of contact only in the circumstances that the manager or deputy manager is unavailable.

To read and write reports when required, and to participate in staff and residents meetings as appropriate.

To attend mandatory training sessions, staff and residents meetings as required.

To undertake any additional duties as necessary.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Are currently registered with NMC for appropriate client group (valid PIN number)
  • Have experience in medication administration, wound care, infection control and pressure area care

Desirable

  • Have relevant care home experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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