Senior Nurse/Unit Manager The Lodge18 hours per week contractThe Lodge is a 6 bedded home which provides care for young adults with complex learning disability. It has such a warm and welcoming feel when you walk around, the service users are happy and are very well supported by the team.We recognise that being a nurse is at the heart of what you do – so you’ll be able to keep your skills and experience up to date but, as a Senior Nurse/Unit Manager, you’ll also have the opportunity to use and develop your management abilities.About the job……On a day to day basis, you’ll have responsibility for clinical matters, people and general management duties. Whilst you’ll still be delivering hands-on nursing care, you’ll also be involved with:Conducting pre-admission assessments, assessing client care requirementsProviding safe and effective means for the ordering, handling, storage, administration, recording and disposal of drugsOrdering clinical supplies to budget, ensuring safe storage, stock rotation and usageReviewing and documenting care plans on a regular basisParticipating in an on-call system to support the nurse in chargeDeputising for the Registered Home Manager where necessaryAbout you……We expect that you will be a first level nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD) with a current PIN. You should be up to date with current evidence based practice and have a working knowledge of CQC Standards and Regulations. You’ll probably have had some supervisory experience previously, combined with a couple of years nursing experience.You’ll have great communication and leadership qualities to ensure that the unit runs effectively and efficiently, delivering a high standard of clinical care. What do we offer…..?Your first seven days will be spent in a classroom environment, where you’ll complete a comprehensive induction and training programme, designed to give you all the information that you’ll need before you start working in the home.Our homes offer a rewarding and stimulating working environment, where you will enjoy a varied role.Working for an Exemplar home means that you‘ll have genuine prospects for career development. We have a City & Guilds centre which offers a variety of QCF qualifications, as well as a tailor made management development programme, to help you to achieve your goal, whether you want to climb the career ladder to Deputy Manager or enhance your clinical skills, we can support you.BenefitsPerkz- an online benefits scheme that offers market-leading offers and discounts with high street and online retailersWhen registering to Totaljobs you will be redirected to the online application form. Please make sure that this is completed ready for review.