Intermediate Care Nurse - Leeds
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Intermediate Care Nurse, joining a newly developed Four Seasons Health Care Intermediate Care Service. Reporting directly into the Intermediate Care Senior Nurse this is a rare chance to join an award winning business who are at the forefront of innovation in the independent health and social care market. Four Seasons Health Care has just under 300 care homes across the UK, each one specialises in providing safe, high quality care for patients and residents. Within the group are three brands - Four Seasons, brighterkind and The Huntercombe Group, offering a variety of services including residential care, dementia care, respite care, rehabilitation and intermediate care. We are currently focusing on future opportunities to develop intermediate care and this role will focus on the regional development of these services across England, with a particular emphasis, initially, in the East Midlands and Yorkshire. If successful you will be responsible for the quality and development of the existing IC services. The Intermediate Care Nurse is responsible for leading and supervising the excellent standards of care to patients and their families, ensuring the effective provision of nursing care for patients requiring rehabilitation. The IC Nurse is supervised by an IC Senior Nurse and overseen by the leadership of the home and the operational leaders of the service. We are recruiting for nurses with strong passion and commitment to enhance the specialist services we deliver, together with a positive and flexible attitude and person centred ethos. Our ideal candidates are forward thinking and up to date with current practices, with the ability to show leadership qualities and desire to maintain excellent industry knowledge. Our Intermediate Care Nurse must hold a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC). Why intermediate care is important This allows people who are medically stable to complete their recovery in homely and welcoming surroundings, rather than in a hospital ward. While they're relaxing with us, people still receive the same day-to-day care they would receive in hospital, provided by our own fully qualified nurses, carers and clinical support teams. And most importantly, our team will also devote lots of time to help people regain their old sense of confidence and independence including physiotherapy and occupational therapy as well as a great activities and entertainment programmes so that they're fully prepared to return home when the time comes. Main duties and responsibilities To lead and motivate a team to deliver high quality and skilled nursing/rehabilitation care and support to patients and their families/ carers for defined patientsLiaise with community teams, GP surgeries, statutory and voluntary agencies in the provision of care to patients and their families/carers in order to facilitate a safe dischargeTo undertake holistic assessments of the patient, using appropriate documentation according to Four Seasons Health Care's Quality of Life Programme and other policies and procedures. This may include: falls, continence, wound care and outcome measure assessments.Fully responsible and accountable for the teaching of, and the giving of information to patients and their families, so they may be able to make informed decisions for their care.Develop, implement and evaluate and progress plans of care/treatment or one-off interventions for patients. Ensure the care/treatment plans are formulated with the agreement of the patient in order to ensure concordance to facilitate patient choice and self-care where possible.Oversee all aspects of medicine management, ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to patients, and where necessary disposed of, in accordance with company policies, ensuring each stage is properly documented.Assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and work within the legal framework with patients who lack capacity to provide formal consent.Extended clinical assessment (listening to vital signs) and interventions (venepuncture, cannulation and prescribing medication).To participate in multi-disciplinary activities such as case conferences, joint assessments, goal setting, team meetings and discharge planning.To plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based programmes of careEnsure that all electronic and manual data is collected / recorded in an accurate and timely manner including incident reporting (datix) and management of incidents.To work and maintain intermediate care nursing standards as agreed by Four Seasons Health Care and take responsibility to inform managers and leads when FSHC's quality standards cannot be met.To collaborate with others in the planning and implementation of health promotional strategies and activities.To participate in the pre-assessment of new patients as set out by the service objectives for Intermediate CareTo provide clinical leadership, advice and expertise to staff within the service, as required. Four Seasons Health Care provide a variety of competitive benefits, including:A generous holiday allowanceContributory pension schemeBespoke development programmeChildcare vouchersEmployee discount schemeFree parking and uniform (where applicable)As a qualified nurse you can also enjoy up to £1,250 in your first year as a "Welcome Bonus". *Subject to terms and conditions.