Registered Nurse

Recruiter
Brooks & Brooks Recruitment
Location
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Salary
£25300 - £27300/annum
Posted
13 Jun 2017
Closes
13 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
POST REGISTERED NURSE
RESPONSIBILITY ALL STAFF ON DUTY
ACCOUNTABLE TO CARE MANAGER
REFERENCE 12JD Registered Nurse (1st & 2nd level)
DUTY PERIODS As agreed in letter of appointment with flexibility to adapt to meet the requirements of the post and needs of the organisation

PURPOSE OF THE POST
The registered Nurse will support and enable individuals to lead as independent a life as possible offering service users opportunities for personal growth and development. Work will be carried out at a high level within established procedure covering a diverse range of functions. The post holder will be expected to work under their own initiative, motivation and direction working closely with and providing support to the Care Manager.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION WILL FORM PART OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE POST AS TITLED ABOVE.

KEY RESULT AREAS
• To understand and comply with the requirements of the post held.
• To assist in the orientation and induction of new staff to the facility.
• To ensure all staff, within a team, have an understanding of and compliance with the philosophy of care as adopted by the organisation and facility implementing policies, procedures and guidelines in working practice.
• Have knowledge of and adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
• To have knowledge of and be able to facilitate the implementation of emergency contingency plans if required.
• To ensure the maintenance of accurate record keeping with regard to all aspects of activity within the facility.
• To ensure the safe administration of medicines in accordance with the Code of Practice adopted by Abbotsford and the NMC.
• To ensure the correct procedures are followed for the recording and reporting of all accident and incidents involving visitors, staff and or residents.
• To ensure that all temporary absences and deaths of residents are reported in accordance with policy and procedure.
• To ensure all complaints are recorded and reported to the Abbotsford management as detailed in the complaints procedure.
• To attend meetings, on behalf of the care manager, as requires by the organisation, providing a written report of the discussion for the service manager.
• To be committed to the named nurse/key worker concept of care delivery promoting health education at every opportunity with relatives and visitors.
• Adhere to the duty roster as posted, working with the care manager to ensure adequate staff cover in consideration of holiday, study and sickness absences and the effective planning of workload in consideration of the total manpower resources.
• To ensure practices and procedures are carried out in accordance with the guide-lines of the organisation offering teaching and learning opportunities where appropriate.
• To participate in regular staff meetings to discuss principles of practice and standards of service delivery the care manager, in
• To maximise the commitment and contribution of all staff towards an efficient and effective and harmonious environment.
• To be aware and adhere to the policy for confidentiality of information relating to clients, their families and fellow colleagues.
• To ensure the safe care of residents property.
• To be involved in the review of services to residents within the facility.
• To undertake the performance appraisal of care assistants within the working team.
• To establish and promote good communication among all staff providing system for the sharing of information.
• To assist the Care Manager in gathering information for investigation purposes prior to disciplinary procedures being instigated or following complaints.
• To establish and promote good communication among all staff providing effective system for the sharing of information.
• To participate in and promote at all times a flexible approach to service delivery which meets the needs of the resident.
• To provide the residents with a warm, homely environment.
• To participate in establishing and maintaining good communication between the resident, their family and other visiting professionals ensuring all parties are kept informed as to the well being of the resident and any relevant changes to the care plan for that resident.
• To ensure the establishment and review of individualised care plans in accordance with Abbotsford guide-lines.
• To ensure all resident receive an appropriate diet which takes into consideration likes, dislikes and abilities to eat and drink.
• To ensure a programme of activities is available and incorporated into the care plan for each individual resident which offers stimulus, enjoyment, social integration and participation.
• To assist with, as required, all aspects of personal care e.g. dressing, washing, bathing, toileting, eating etc.
• To provide companionship and friendship arranging for an escort and or driver, for the resident going to activities and appointments, health, social or educational, as the need arises.
• To ensure household tasks such as washing, ironing, housework and cooking etc. are adequately provided to meet the needs of the individual.
• To be sensitive to the individual needs of the resident and where ever possible offer choices and provide opportunities for self advocacy and decision making.
ABBOTSFORD JOB DESCRIPTION
POST REGISTERED NURSE
RESPONSIBILITY ALL STAFF ON DUTY
ACCOUNTABLE TO CARE MANAGER
REFERENCE 12JD Registered Nurse (1st & 2nd level).wps/May 2002/2
DUTY PERIODS As agreed in letter of appointment with flexibility to adapt to meet the requirements of the post and needs of the organisation

KEY RESULT AREAS
Continued

• To understand the principles of good practice in the moving and handling of people or loads in order to avoid accidents or injury to self, partner or person being moved.
• To facilitate the monitoring of the service provision.
• To ensure a safe and hygienic environment in accordance with health and safety and good practice for infection control.
• To participate in continued education ensuring the upgrading of skills and knowledge in line with new developments and principles of good practice.
• To provide support and supervision for junior staff members and students on placements creating a learning environment.
• To make and maintain good relationships with other professionals and to expand the network of contacts available to the organisation by publicly promoting the work of Abbotsford