Registered Nurse - RGN / RN - Carlisle

Four Seasons Health Care
02 Dec 2017
12 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Site or Unit :Blackwell Vale Care HomeAddress :Durdar Road Blackwell Carlisle Cumbria CA2 4SEContracted Weekly Hours : 44Blackwell Vale is situated on the outskirts of historical Carlisle with easy access by public transport to a good range of shops and amenities in the city. Blackwell Vale is within easy reach of the M6 Motorway and the very beautiful countryside of Cumbria and the Lake District. The home is registered for 51 beds which includes nursing of frail elderly and Dementia care. Blackwell Vale has 3 units, 2 dementia units with a total of 27 residents and 1 elderly frail unit with a total of 24 residents. Blackwell Vale provides a person centred approach to care for all residents and their loved ones ensuring each individual quality of life is maintained to a standard of their choosing. Blackwell Vale has recently undergone a full refurbishment programme to ensure our environment meets the needs of all residents. We have a lovely warm homely feel which our staff maintains to ensure the well-being of all residents, their friends and relations and a safe, friendly working environment for staff. The management at Blackwell Vale encourage staff to work in all environments whilst promoting each individuals strengths and experience. Regular supervision is provided for all staff to ensure full support is given and to ensure training needs are identified early for all. Qualified nurses are fully supported with their individual revalidation programmes and personal development plans whilst we have a programme of diplomas for all care and support staff available to enhance job skills and future career prospects within Four Seasons Health Care. JOB PURPOSETo prescribe, deliver and supervise the execution of excellent standards of care in accordance with our policies and procedures; To lead a care team promoting rehabilitation and independence, together with dignity and respect, such that the lives of our residents is as they would wish it, and choose it, to be.Key Responsibilities 1. Ensure the highest possible standards of care, assessing residents' needs and wishes, and developing services to enhance their quality of life. 2. Champion appropriate independence and personal choice; developing, reviewing and updating care plans to meet our residents physical, social and psychological needs. 3. Oversee all aspects of medicine management on your shift – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered, in accordance with company policies and current legislation. 4. Build the positive reputation of the Business; liaise professionally with visitors and other external stakeholders. 5. Ensure all elements of resident experience are positive, from admission to discharge. 6. Participate knowledgably and professionally to all inspection visits, ensuring your team is ready at all times to do the same. 7. Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – identify, investigate and resolve risks proactively.8. Ensure you follow a rigorous monitoring and recording practice; documenting efficiently, and thoroughly all matters relating to residents and employees. 9. Promote a cohesive team approach and a welcoming atmosphere to ensure staff members feel a connection to our residents and the home, and they are well supported to deliver high quality care.10. Understand the key targets of your host home and support the Home Manager in their achievement by promoting and practicing high standards of nursing care and ensuring staff and shifts are supervised in a smooth manner. 11. Support, guide, teach and mentor others in line with the NMC Code, following its guidance at all times.12. Attend relevant meetings both internal and external; attend regular team meetings and monthly appraisals with line manager. 13. Act as a reflective and developmental practitioner participating to continual professional development and meeting the requirements of professional revalidation. Qualifications & Accreditations NMC Registered Nurse Key Skills and Behaviours – (Essential) 1.The ability to lead a team, analyse problems and propose solutions or improvements2.Able to communicate effectively and to develop professional relationships3.Understands and effectively uses IT and communication systems required for the role 4.Respectful of the values, views and needs of others 5. Able to work under pressure and prioritize workload Key Experience and Knowledge - (Desirable)1. Experience of delivering nursing care within elderly health care sector 2. People Management experience 3. Experience of participating in quality and clinical governance programmes