Registered General Nurse / Registered Mental Nurse

Recruiter
Red Arrow
Location
Sutton
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We strive to promote its core values of Dignity, Respect, Privacy, Independence, Choice, Rights & Fulfilment. The home is a comprehensively equipped nursing home that also specialises in caring for those with Dementia. Having recently undergone heavy refurbishment, the home has grown from strength to strength since being taken under new ownership in 2007. The home is a family run home, and it is this sense of family styled care that we try to imbue into all that we do. We are currently recruiting for a Registered Nurse (RGN/RMN) to join our team who possesses a committed and passionate approach to providing quality care. Job Types: Full Time: 37 hours per week. Part Time: 20 – 30 Hours per week Main Aims of the Job: To be the nurse in charge when on duty To facilitate a high standard of care through written care plans for the residents as directed by the Matron To plan, assess, implement and evaluate the care given to the residents To delegate work to all care staff and monitor the care given in conjunction with senior carers To contribute to the personal needs of the individual resident and ensure they enjoy a good quality of life by ensuring a friendly caring environment To ensure that residents retain their dignity, choice and individuality To help induct, train and supervise colleagues and junior members of staff in all aspects of their work at the Home To provide care for the terminally ill resident and perform last offices To be competent in the specific nursing skills required of your position and training To be able to work as a team under the supervision of the Matron To provide and maintain the standard of care to our residents as required by NMC code of professional conduct Key Responsibilities: To ensure the highest possible standards of care are maintained through your own efforts and those that have been delegated to care for them on a daily basis To ensure well organised and efficient care is given at all times To ensure that all aspects of their care needs, i.e. physical, emotional, spiritual and social are met To keep all records of care given in the residents’ care plan after each shift To delegate responsibilities clearly, courteously and collaboratively, as required, to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained To ensure that any appropriate resident is commenced on the Liverpool Care Pathway when confirmed by their doctor as per protocol To work with the Hospice care nurses to ensure that the dying receive the utmost care that we can provide To develop a relationship of trust and friendship with the residents and their families To promote independence when possible To act as a Named Nurse to a group of residents to ensure continuality of care is maintained to the resident and their families To review your group of residents’ care plans on a monthly basis ensuring you have up-dated their care plans when necessary, ensuring that they have been weighed and observations have been checked such as blood pressure.Ensure that all risk assessments have also been up-dated Offer the resident and/or their relatives or relevant person a care plan review on a 3,6, or 12, month basis whichever they prefer To provide the resident with all their medication as prescribed to them by a medical practitioner To administer all medications with the utmost care and attention to the named resident, ensuring that it is the correct dose, given at the correct times, by the correct route and signed in the correct location in their MARS chart after the medication has been dispensed To ensure that any written entries for new drugs that have been prescribed are signed by yourself and countersign by another registered nurse To ensure that all drug trolleys are kept locked and not left unattended outside the nurses’ office of locked cupboard in top lounge at any time To ensure that the controlled drug and homely medication cupboards are kept locked at all times To ensure that the nurses office is kept locked when unattended by a registered nurse To carry the Homes’ keys on your person at all times To ensure that all controlled drugs are treated appropriately and countersigned when a new supply in received, when administering and when disposing of the controlled drug To dispose of any waste medication appropriately in the correct domes’ kits/bins provided and penned in the appropriate book To ensure the correct use of all sharps bins and arrange collection and supply when necessary To attend to all residents’ wounds etc as per care plan.If these are not responding to treatment then to seek advice from colleagues, GP or refer to Tissue Viability if necessary To participate in residents’ leisure activities and enhance their quality of life when required by encouraging individual hobbies and activities whenever possible To report any change to the residents’ health, well being or behaviour to the appropriate person To report any accidents/incidents immediately in the appropriate book Ensure that the call bell system is answered as rapidly as possible, giving assistance if required To follow infection control guidance at all times ensuring you have adequate protective clothing such as gloves and aprons when required To ensure all charts in residents’ bedrooms are accurately recorded as required i.e. fluid, food and mouth care charts To ensure all complaints are dealt with promptly and are written in the appropriate book and reported to the Matron and or owner of the Home To practice maximum integrity in all dealings with residents’ personal and financial affairs To contribute to in-house staff training when required To become a link-nurse in your chosen area (if possible) and attend meetings, up-date yourself as required and feedback any new information to the staff To take every opportunity to maintain and improve professional knowledge and competencies and to share this with your colleagues

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