To provide excellent Nursing Care within a private HealthCare Facility.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Registered Nurse
Responsible to: Director of Nursing
Hours of duty: Full-time post 36 / 48 hours per week
Qualifications: First Level RN/RGN/RMN/RNLD registered with NMC
Summary of Responsibilities
To support the (Senior Nurse/ Director of Nursing within the Facility/Unit) in providing leadership to the care team and effective management of the Facility within the available resources. The post holder will have a key responsibility for managing their team within their allocated unit ensuring quality of nursing assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation and associated care staff training issues to ensure that at all times residents receive an excellent standard of care. Take responsibility for the safeguarding of adults, and follow the Facilities whistleblowing policy as required.
Detailed description of Duties
- To have responsibility for the management and allocation of duties to care and support staff in the Facility during the course of shift.
- To lead a team of care staff that provides excellence in clinical practice, and ensures that residents’ rights to privacy, dignity, choice, autonomy and safety are actively promoted at all times.
- To understand the value of and promote a stimulating and enriching environment conducive to the well- being of residents, for whom the Unit is their long term place of residence i.e. their home.
- To demonstrate effective communication skills with residents, their families and friends, being aware of opportunities for health education; providing information and advice where appropriate.
- To facilitate and engage in positive working relationships with GPs and the wider multidisciplinary team, including hospitals and local agencies, acting as the resident’s advocate where necessary to ensure the best outcomes.
- To ensure that accountability for and communication of residents care is maintained consistently throughout the 24 hour period of care.
- To undertake, in partnership with the resident where ever possible, the assessment of their care needs and develop resultant care plans, evaluating programmes of care as necessary and overseeing transfers of care, e.g. to hospital.
- To actively supervise and monitor care practices, identifying and responding appropriately to the changing needs of residents to ensure that care needs are consistently met.
- To undertake all appropriate aspects of nursing care required, including advanced clinical skills having gained the appropriate training and supervision.
- To undertake all care procedures and practices in accordance with Maryland Health Care Policies.
- To be fully aware of all agreed emergency procedures and be prepared to take a lead role in any acute or non- clinical emergency, in the absence of more senior staff or until specialist assistance arrives.
- In the absence of the Senior Nurse/Director of Nursing, whilst on duty, to be responsible for the fabric and running of the Facility/Unit, ensuring that there are sufficient staff to carry out all duties whilst ensuring the Facility/Unit continues to provide a safe and secure environment for residents and staff alike.
- To demonstrate effective time management and leadership skills and work closely with the Senior Nurse to develop own managerial skills.
- To ensure procedures are correctly followed and accurate records of care documented and communicated effectively amongst the Care Team at all times.
- To participate in the induction, mentorship, teaching and supervision of care staff and student nurses to the Unit to enhance learning and improve outcomes.
- To take responsibility for own professional development and act as an effective role model.
- To be aware of the NMC Code of Conduct and all Maryland Health Care Policies and adhere to at all times.
- Ensure that NMC Registration is current.
- To ensure that all medications, including controlled drugs are stored, administered and disposed of in accordance with the Maryland Medicines Policy and NMC guidance on drug administration
- To discuss current performance and future development needs with Senior Nurse as part of the appraisal system.
- To keep up to date with relevant research and developments in practice, attending relevant study days / courses as identified through the appraisal process or as part of mandatory training.
- To maintain a professional portfolio
- To participate in internal and external audits and other quality systems to maintain and continuously improve standards of care, through a culture of continuous quality improvement.
- Ensure all accidents and incidents reported to the Director of Nursing in accordance with company policy.
- To be responsible for own health and safety and that of anybody else whom your acts or omissions may affect.
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Closing Date: 28th June 2019
This job description indicates the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as a complete list and may be subject to review periodically.