JOB DESCRIPTION REGISTERED NURSE ACCOUNTABLE TO: HOME MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Nurse (1st Level) (With current NMC PIN No) Previous Supervisory Experience Ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Genuine interest in working with the relevant client group. Knowledge and experience of working in the independent sector JOB PURPOSE To achieve the highest possible standard of care in a professional manner through direct nursing care and effective supervision of Staff Members To create an environment which respects the rights and wishes of the Residents and encourages person centred care and independence, whilst Working within the guidelines of CQC and Social Services. Introduction All Staff should maintain and provide a high standard of care. All residents should be treated with respect and dignity, given a choice, privacy and allowed to be as Independent as their emotional and physical condition will permit. The duties listed below may vary according to the differences between the Homes. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. To take management responsibility for a shift as directed. 2. Ensure that all staff members contribute, to the best of their ability, to the efficient running of the Home and the creation of an atmosphere conducive to the best interests of the Residents. Duties may include acting up for the Deputy Home Manager and/or Home Manager in their absence 3. Report any ill health amongst the Residents and make requests for GP/Professional visits where necessary. 4. Ensure that Residents care plans are completed and maintained in conjunction with Residents, relatives and other health care professionals, and in accordance with NMC guidelines and the Homes policy 5. Assess all aspects of Residents care needs, and provide health supervision and direct Nursing Care when required. 6. Assess social and health care needs of new Residents, and maintain on-going assessment and review of all other Residents. 7. Maintain accurate records and ensure that each Resident within the Home has an individualised Care Plan. Resident care plans to be reviewed on a bi-annual basis, or more frequently as and when required, in accordance with NMC guidelines and the Home’s policy. 8. Carry out regular checks on Residents at intervals determined by the Home Manager. Ensure a clear and concise handover report is given to all relevant Staff Members at the end of each shift. 9. Administer prescribed medicines and document the same in accordance with the Home’s procedures and NMC guidelines. 10. Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Residents personal and financial affairs, and avoid abuse of the privileged relationship which exists with Residents. 11. Participate in Staff and Resident meetings as and when required. 12. To take responsibility for the well being of all service users in the Home according to the principles outlined in the Homes Core Values, Aims and Objectives and Philosophy of Care. 13. To ensure that all service users have a clearly written and meaningful care plan that caters for the totality of their care needs including their physical, emotional and social well being. 14. To report regularly to the Proprietor advising of any problems and issues within the Home in order that remedial action can be taken promptly. 15. To manage a simply petty cash system. 16. To be familiar with the Care Standards Act 2000, and to keep all records as required by the Act. 17. To be aware of Health and Safety issues, ensuring that the Home complies with Local and National Standards at all times and keeps the required records. 18. Beware of and implement, all procedures appertaining to the running of the Home as laid down in the Commission for Social Care Services guide lines in particular: Admission and discharge procedures and dealing with deaths Financial affairs dealing with Social Services and private service users Health and Safety Fire Procedure Drug Control Infection Control Record keeping Complaints Staff training and assessing professional competence 19. Manage sales and marketing strategies in such a manner as to maximise occupancy and bed rates 20. Budgetary control and provision of weekly management information, including occupancy, sales promotion, expense control and other related matters 21. Carry out all duties in a safe manner having regard to the health, safety and welfare of self, staff, service users and other persons visiting the Home. 22. Any other duties that may be required. General Conduct Be conversant with the homes policies and procedures and the regulatory framework with which the home is required to comply. To ensure that the home operates in accordance with these, and to carry out all duties in accordance with the homes policies and procedures. Maintain good staff relationships within the Home and with all visitors to the Home. Treat with respect and dignity, given a choice, privacy and allowed to be as independent as their emotional and physical condition will permit. To understand the rights of the individual to confidentiality and to maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times. Answer the door and telephone appropriately, respond accordingly and pass on messages promptly. Ensure an appropriate exchange of information between all grades of staff which promotes continuity of residents care, and the efficient operation of the home Using resources economically and effectively Training & Development Contribute to the continuing development of the home through professional self development and the promotion of evidence based practice. To attend mandatory training arranged as part of staff development. To take part in staff and other meetings as necessary Health & Safety Take all steps to protect the welfare and safety of residents, visitors and staff. Observe the homes Health & Safety Policy at all times Ensure that you have sound knowledge of the following: Fire Precautions and Procedures How to use necessary equipment in the case of a fire Report immediately to the Proprietor, any accident or incident which has or may occur to residents, visitors and staff. To report to senior staff any hazard or unsafe equipment that may be injurious to the Health & Safety of residents staff or visitors. Be familiar with the laid-down instructions for the operation of any equipment or machinery that you utilise as part of your duties, and ensure that these are followed at all times Wear the correct uniform and protective clothing as required and instructed Night Duty This is a wakeful duty unless notified otherwise.