Minimum Qualifications: Registered General Nurse
Currently registered with NMC
Responsible to: Home Manager
Aims of post
1 To ensure that high standards of resident and family care are maintained at all times, under the direction of the Home Manager.
2 To maintain and motivate a professional and efficient staff and exercise leadership as part of the nursing team.
3 To maintain a homely atmosphere and create a dignified environment.
4 To ensure that all necessary standards are maintained in compliance with health care policy and Health Authority Guidelines.
4 Education and Training
Supervise the professional work of staff within the nursing home, in co-operation with the Home Manager in accordance with:
a) NMC Code of Conduct
b) Policy & Procedure Manual of the nursing home
c) Employee Handbook
d) Company Health & Safety Policy
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised care of residents.
Ensure treatments are carried out as prescribed.
Follow nursing home policy in respect of custody and administration of all drugs.
Maintain personal contact with residents, their relatives and visitors to enhance the residents’ quality of life, and the good standing of the business.
To continually update knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures and the relevant research that underpins nursing practice.
Participate in the evaluation and review of policies and report to the Home Manager matters that effect policy.
Assist the Home Manager and his/her Deputy in the overall management of the nursing home as required.
Assist in planning workloads and nursing resources as effectively as possible.
Assist in maintaining stocks/stores at adequate levels, being mindful of the need for economy and good housekeeping.
Ensure the safe care and custody of residents’ property in accordance with the nursing home policy.
Report any accident/incident, loss or theft to the Home Manager and complete necessary statements promptly.
Ensure that accurate nursing records are maintained in accordance with agreed policy.
Maintain a working knowledge of:
The Health And Safety At Work Act
The Operational Policies Manual
The Employee Handbook (for conditions of service, disciplinary/grievance procedure).
Assist with the orientation of new staff to the nursing home.
Assist with supervision and assessment of junior staff.
4 Education & Training
a) Attend study days and courses as appropriate with regards to PREP.
b) Update clinical knowledge and skills in current research and nursing theories.
c) Participate in in-service training for more junior members of staff.
d) Assist in the orientation programmes of all new care staff and nursing employees.
e) Participate in the NVQ programme for Care Assistants.