Staff Nurse - Bedford

Liberty Talent
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Staff Nurse

Reporting to: Deputy Home Manager

Location: Bedford

Job Family: Older People Services

My Client

My Client are a Prestigious Nursing home under the management of a large healthcare provider which also has private hospitals and schools around the UK. They are actively looking for a staff nurse to help maintain the companies fantastic reputation.

Required to undertake and manage direct resident care, having participated fully in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of care needs. To undertake the delivery of care, including individual and group sessions to agreed quality standards as prescribed by internal procedures and health legislation.

Key Accountabilities


  • Manage the assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual resident care plans while promoting a professional working environment to ensure a high standard of resident care.
  • Adopt a systemic, individual approach to all resident care plans and communicate the outcomes to the clinical team both verbally and in writing, ensuring all CPA and risk assessment documentation is kept up to date.

  • Ensure effective communication of any concerns relating to resident care.
  • Deputise in the absence of the Unit Manager and their Deputy to manage the staffing and clinical needs as required.

  • Support and supervise care staff or new recruits.
  • Professional experience and nous to know when medical concerns or decisions need referring to Deputy or Home Manager.

Knowledge & Skills

  • First level registration.


  • Sound, demonstrable post qualified experience, acquired through professional training in a related environment.


Staff: May be required to allocate and oversee the work of care staff.

Budgets & equipment: Delegated responsibility for the care, security and maintenance of equipment, drugs and other.

Informatics: Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of resident records, data and information. Ensures good quality resident documentation, which meets the regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.

Communication & Interaction

  • Communication and interpersonal skills are key and will usually involve activities such as coaching, counselling with residents, their families and local external partners.

Upholding Company Values

Quality of care, treatment, of facilities and of staff consumables in the home:

  • Checks quality of own work

  • Follows procedures

  • Corrects errors and mistakes

  • Complies with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements

  • Double checks accuracy of own and work of others

  • Carefully monitors and checks the accuracy and quality of others’ work

  • Values the input and expertise of colleagues

  • Keeps clear, detailed records and files

  • Introduces new systems and processes to improve quality

  • Highlights shortcomings in processes, investigating unusual behaviour and identifying underlying causes

  • Introduces performance standards and relevant KPIs to improve the quality of processes and outputs

  • Tests out hypotheses using modelling techniques to make predictions and forecasts

  • Develops broad plans to take into account risks, conflicts, resources as well as timescales

*** This is a full time permanent role ***