Our Client based is looking for a friendly, Caring experienced Registered Nurse RGN for their care home based in Leigh-on-Sea.
Our client specializes in elderly care and are therefore looking for a passionate and caring Registered Nurse RGN.
The Nurse works as part of the Care Services Team, and will be primarily responsible for promoting and delivering person-centered care within care philosophy, being mindful of each resident’s age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and spiritual needs.
The post-holder will work within a team ethos with the resident’s choices, dignity, independence and personal safety at the core of all clinical activity.
The post-holder will work within their professional accountability and competencies for their professional registration
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
He or she will act as Named Nurse for identified residents ensuring all risk assessments, Care Needs
Assessments and Personal Care Plans are in place and evaluated monthly, promoting resident involvement and choice in this process. In addition, the post-holder will attend case reviews and, during periods of planned leave, will ensure all documentation is up to date and that a nominated person will assume this role in their absence.
Provide leadership and guidance for the day-to-day running (in charge) of a defined area, ensuring resident care is delivered in line with their Care Needs Assessment. This includes being available to offer professional advice and support to Lead Care Assistants coordinating residential care areas.
The post-holder will respond to clinical emergencies irrespective of the care delivery status of residents.
Support and, where identified, take the lead in managing monthly routine medication for a defined area.
This may include supporting and mentoring Lead Care Assistants to take on this role in residential areas under their supervision.
Work with the Care Services Manager and Nursing Care Manager in developing and completing.
Clinical and environmental audits according to the agreed annual governance program.
In the absence of a Nursing Care Manager or Care Services Manager, provide on-site cover over a 24-hour period. This will include offering advice and support to residential support services and operational support teams.
Participate in events held in the home.
Ensure efficient stock control of clinical supplies, supporting efficient budget controls.
Provide direct care for residents including washing, dressing, and support with nutrition and hydration.
Adopt a Link Nurse role and take the lead for evidence-based practice in a defined area across the home, as agreed and supported by the Care Services Manager or Nursing Care Manager, for example, continence, infection control, tissue viability, nutrition, end-of-life care and so on.
Where agreed, extend clinical competencies and nursing practice to offer comprehensive services, for example, venipuncture, IVI therapy, ear syringing and so on.
Comply with the HR policies and procedures, providing a role model for departmental staff.
Attend initial and updated mandatory training as required, and actively engage in clinical or professional supervision and annual appraisals, ensuring personal professional knowledge and competency is maintained with live NMC registration.
Support a learning culture providing skills-based experiential learning to care staff.
Work with the Human Resource and Care Services Managers to deliver clinical supervision for care staff.
Work flexibly within contracted hours (days, nights, weekends, and bank holidays) to ensure resources are used efficiently and, where chosen, sign an opt-out clause under Working Time Directives.
Wear the provided staff uniforms in order to reflect a positive image.18. When required, provide support in the recruitment of staff.
Key Competencies Skills and Knowledge
Active NMC Registration
Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation