Working as a Registered Nurse within a nursing care or dementia nursing care home is a very rewarding and challenging experience. During a shift you are responsible for the clinical care and well-being of residents within your unit. You have to make quick judgements and decisions, and are constantly using your clinical skills and knowledge to assess residents’ conditions, acting at all times as an autonomous practitioner.
To coordinate and ensure delivery of holistic evidence based person-centred care. Assess residents’ needs, plan, implement, deliver and evaluate care maintaining well-being and dignity at all times.
1. Deliver and coordinate delivery of high quality, evidence based clinical and holistic care.
2. Act as role model to all care colleagues in the delivery of residents’ well-being and care.
3. Practice within the guidance and legal framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations, fundamental standards of quality and safety and NMC’s Code and revalidation requirements.
4. Ensure that all Health and Safety legislation and St Monica Trust’s policies including Safeguarding Adults, Infection Control, Medication and Confidentiality are adhered to at all times.
5. Performance and line manage appropriate care colleagues.
Clinical duties and responsibilities:
1. Assess and monitor residents’ clinical needs, including referral to medical/multi-disciplinary specialists as require, to enable care to be planned to meet residents needs.
2. Administer drugs and undertake clinical procedures, such as venepuncture, subcutaneous fluids, intravenous medication, catheterisation, wound care and PEG feeds (etc.), within St Monica Trust and legislative guidelines and evidence based practice.
3. Prepare for GP visit, join them on their rounds and document outcomes of visits.
4. Liaise regularly with pharmacists and oversee medication and clinical stock.
5. Make referrals to and liaise with internal specialists such as physiotherapists and external professionals and agencies such as specialist nurses, mental health in-reach teams etc.
6. Lead on complex clinical care needs – referring to colleagues and GP as appropriate.
7. Deliver and direct on end of life care, including liaising with palliative team.
8. Manage and direct during medical emergencies.
9. Support incident investigation and management, including slips, trips and falls.
10. Undertake ‘trusted advisor’ role in delivering nursing advice and guidance to residents, their family/friends and colleagues.
Well-being and person-centred care:
11. Deliver support and counselling to residents, their family and significant others. De-escalating issues where necessary.
12. Build relationships of trust with residents, family, significant others and care teams.
13. Maintain a positive working environment which supports the holistic care of individuals.
14. Liaise with catering team (and other St Monica Trust departments) to continually enhance residents’ diet, health and well-being.
15. Liaise with the Trust’s Volunteer Programme, supporting and encouraging volunteer opportunities within the activities programme and community events.
16. Liaise effectively with pastoral care team to address spiritual care needs of residents, particularly at end of life.
17. Lead and direct the care team (as appropriate to the service specification). Hold accountability of care of residents under the direction of the Care Home Manager and senior nurses.
18. Manage and respond to complaints or concerns.
19. Conduct return to work interviews following line reports’ sickness absence (as appropriate to the care home’s procedures).
20. Support and direct appropriate care colleagues in initiatives, listening to their feedback and ideas.
21. Undertake line reports’ employee supervisions and appraisals – manage performance issues.
22. Maintain a full understanding of others’ roles to encourage team working across the unit.
23. Refer clinical, care or staffing issues to appropriate channel when necessary.
24. Keep updated on knowledge and best practices.
25. Regularly review and reflect on clinical, administrative and other practices and recommend suggestions for improvement.
Administration and record keeping:
26. Manage the process of admissions and discharges.
27. Make and ensure residents meet appointments and transfers.
28. Undertake and review risk assessments.
29. Co-ordinate the development of care plans in partnership with residents, keep them updated, and ensure they are reviewed and evaluated regularly.
30. Deliver end of life care planning in full collaboration with resident and residents’ family and significant others.
31. People management related paperwork and records.
32. Store information confidentially.
33. Ensure care colleagues report all appropriate incidents and near-misses.
Whether you already work with older people, or are looking for a new challenge, there is no better time to join the St Monica Trust. We recognise the contribution that our nurses make and are therefore pleased to announce the launch of our improved rates of pay and our development guide. We recognise the individual capabilities of our nurses and wish to reward them accordingly. With our new development structure, each of our nurses has an understanding of where they are, how they can progress and the training and support available to allow them to do so. Therefore, in addition to annual salary reviews, a rewarding working environment where they can use and develop their clinical skills, our nurses have a clear career pathway.
You may not have considered working in a care home before, but here it’s different… St Monica Trust is at the cutting edge of caring for older people and people with dementia. We boast award winning, ample facilities and services and pride ourselves on our commitment to continued learning and development for our employees. Our Nurses enjoy the responsibility; taking the lead when caring for their residents, spending valuable time with them to build trust and rapport, really getting to know the person they are caring for. Our nurses have a much more rounded nursing experience in our nurse-led teams delivering consistent, resident-focussed care.
As Registered Nurse at The Chocolate Quarter you'll coordinate and deliver high quality, evidence-based clinical and holistic care. You will role model your delivery of care and well-being to all care colleagues and will supervise the care team daily to ensure that people's dignity, equality, diversity and rights are promoted every day. Assessing and monitoring residents' clinical needs will be an important part of your role, applying clinical reasoning skills to each action. You'll make referrals to medical and multi-disciplinary specialists as required so appropriate care can be planned and implemented. You will manage medicines using Electronic systems and undertake clinical procedures such as venepuncture and intravenous medication. Showing a genuine concern for residents you'll build relationships of trust and maintain a positive working environment.
Other responsibilities include ensuring that all Health and Safety legislation and the St Monica Trust's policies are rigorously followed - from Safeguarding Adults and Infection Control to Medication and Confidentiality. You'll practice within the legal framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations and NMC's Code of Conduct 2015. You will display a passion for customers problem solving and continuous improvement. Demonstrating effective interpersonal communication and influencing skills. Additional duties include joining GPs on their rounds and documenting the outcomes of their visits; liaising regularly with pharmacists; overseeing medication and clinical stock and undertaking regular audit
What we’re looking for:
You should be a highly motivated Registered Nurse (adult level 1) with a current NMC registration. Experience in social care with older people, people living with disabilities and dementia, and those requiring rehabilitation and short term care, is essential for the role. However it is also the perfect opportunity for an experienced nurse looking for a change in specialism. In addition to top-class clinical skills and a proven track record of nursing, you’ll possess exceptional communication, team working, supervisory and problem solving skills. Equally important is a collaborative approach to reviewing and developing care plans with residents and the ability to build strong relationships of trust with residents, their families and teams. You'll have the ability to ensure that the care is delivered to a very high standard whilst retaining a customer focus ethos and inspiring the team to enable the residents to lead a valued, fulfilling life. Experience working in a nursing home/ hospital/ community services/ social care setting or working with older people is crucial. You'll also have an in depth understanding of the ageing process and the desire to join a charity who recognises the importance of employing and retaining great people in an organisation where your voice will be valued.
St Monica Trust is committed to paying the Nursing and Midwifery Council annual registration for Registered Nurses on a permanent contract with the Trust.
This is your chance to make a difference – to utilise and enhance the clinical and nursing skills you’ve been honing throughout your career within a rewarding and forward thinking environment.
Saturdays and/or Sundays - shift times are 7.30am - 3.00pm, 2.00pm - 9.30pm. £19.94 per hour including the weekend enhancement (£14.34 per hour basic).
You can find more details about the role and the person we are looking for, through the role profile, which is available on our website.
If you are ready for this new challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.
How to apply:
Click on apply, where you can submit an application through our website.
The St Monica Trust is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and therefore encourages applications from all age groups, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and the LGBT community. Where required, appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.