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Regsitered Nurse posted by St Monica Trust

Full Time
Sandford
£14.34/ hour

Job Description

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.


Duties

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.

Main Tasks

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.

Job Requirements

Registered Nurses to work day shifts required at Sandford.  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. 

Some of our benefits include:

      Paid Nursing and Midwifery Council annual subscription for Registered Nurses (PIN's)

      29 days holiday

      Contributory pension scheme

      Life assurance

      Childcare vouchers

      Gym/pool where relevant

      Subsidised restaurant

      Revalidation and ongoing CPD



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.


Various hours available, including weekends.  Some flexibility around shifts. £14.34 per hour basic, £19.94 per hour weekends.


What we’re looking for:


The ideal candidates will have experience of working with older people or within specialist care units, such as working with people with dementia. 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.


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.


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.


Reference Number

REQ1615

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