Registered Nurse job in Exeter at The Old Rectory

Registered Nurse

Company: The Old Rectory

Location: Exeter UK

Date Posted:Oct 25, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTIONApplications for this role by the 25th Nov 2017  Position: Registered NurseReports to: Home ManagerQualifications required – Registered General Nurse  Accountability and Professional behaviours                     The Nurse will set high standards of professional practice in line with the NMC guidelines and create a caring environment conducive to the individual physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual need of each Resident.                     The Nurse will be responsible for, and write within correct time frames within the correct computerised format within the Home, comprehensive and appropriate Care/Support Plans/ Carer Plans catering for the emotional, psychological, spiritual, physical and material needs of each individual involved and to review these monthly or if care Needs change, and to ensure that they fully understand the importance of this.                    The Nurse is to accept responsibility in a professional manner and act in a professional way according to her professional accountability.                    The Nurse must be forward thinking, anticipating events happening at all times as much as possible                     The Nurse is to be fully aware of The Home Policies and Procedures and to adhere to them at all times and to sign the document to confirm understanding on a regular basis.                    The Nurse must ensure that all responsibilities have been carried out prior to ending a shift of work and that issues have been clearly logged on the computer and relevant documentation                    The Nurse is to  be fully aware of the  standards and regulations laid down by the CQC                    The Nurse will follow  the  direction of the Manager and give full support to her at all times.                     The Nurse will be expected to liaise with senior nurses/Managers and other health professionals on a daily basis                    The nurse must know how to access up to date information regarding the role, and keeping themselves up to dateand the importance of undertaking training as required.                    The Nurse must understand the importance of Reflective Practice, and continually improve the service they providethrough this means and be able to discuss their revalidation folder upkeep with key senior nurses within the Company                    The Nurse is required to take responsibility (individually or jointly with the Manager of the Home) to secure, sustain and promote the reputation of the Home for the benefit of the Residents.                     The Nurse must understand their responsibilities regarding their own personal development                    The Nurse must value others and team spirit by recognising and valuing the individuality of all team members.                    The Nurse will demonstrate personal strengths and effectiveness by displaying appropriate behaviour, showing an awareness of their own capabilities and areas for improvement, displaying flexibility and adaptability and initiating and participating in change-management processes. The Nurse is to ensure that whilst on night duty no member of staff is allowed to sleep during this duty during working time. Any member of the night staff found to have slept or are caught asleep whilst on duty must be dealt with under the Gross Misconduct Rules which in this case would result in instant dismissal. The Nurse must be flexible in hours and be prepared to work extra duties as well as contracted hours when requested if staffing is short within the Home.Care PracticeIn addition, regarding care practices, the Nurse will;-                     Ensure the smooth introduction and induction of new Residents into the Home and liase with the appropriate professionals and family members                    Recognise the importance of working in a Person Centred way, and to understand why it is important to find out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of the residents they are supporting                    Ensure that all care given to residents is in a Person Centred Care approach, and that the whole Team abides by those principles through guidance from the Nurse on a daily basis                    Use the information obtained from nursing history assessments and from subsequent observations, to identify the patient's individual nursing problems and needs, and to plan and implement care.                    Set goals for the resolution of each of the identified nursing problems, and to help the resident achieve these goals through appropriate care planning.                    Ensure that Care Planning is reviewed regularly by the Team with residents and relatives, and any concerns are immediately dealt with to the satisfaction of all parties.                    Document and evaluate care given and discuss progress, condition and treatment with the resident, colleagues, alerting the  Manager of the residents’ changing health care needs.                    Help residents who need assistance with washing, toileting and undressing as required                    Care for Residents who are dying, and acting appropriately to Company Policies.                    Care for those residents who need particular  nursing procedure management, ie PEG feeding, venepuncture, verification of death etc once fully trained                    Ensure the Residents always receive the care that has been laid down in the Care Plan                     Be aware of the importance around enabling residents to make informed choices                    Be aware and ensure inclusion of the resident(or LPA) within the care planning process at all times, ensuring that they are always kept up to date with information regarding their care they can expect to receive or are receiving.                    Know how to contribute to an environment likely to promote spiritual and emotional well being and to ensure that this also promotes self esteem and a sense of identity with the residents                    Understand the importance of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining residents well-being and ensure that check charts are correctly filled out on a daily basis for those that need them.                    Be proactive in ways to  promote adequate hydration and adequate nutrition at all times                    Ensure that residents pressure points are adequately protected through care and correct equipment being used                    Be aware of how many pads have been allocated to each resident and that they are made correctly available on a daily basis                    Develop time-management skills and the ability to prioritise nursing care                     Ensure practice is promoted and is based on sound evidence in audit and research. Attendance to trainingRegarding keeping up to date and compliance, the Nurse will;-        Attend training sessions both mandatory and voluntary and to keep fully up to date to enable them to work within the Home under correct policies.       Be fully aware of the Outcomes set out by the CQC in the New Regulations and to   ensure implementation these to the best of your ability.       Ensure that their professional practice is kept up to date through the attendance of formal training agreed by the Managers, and/or any relevant information gained from professional publications MedicationRegarding medication Administration, the Nurse will;-        Ensure that they havea full knowledge and understanding of medication and drug management and policy in the Home, and   is administering all  medicationwithin  NMC andSouthern Healthcare Policy guidelines. Team ManagementRegarding Team management the Nurse will;-                     Lead and supervise all staff employed within the Home to the best of their ability when on duty, and act accordingly in line with SHC expectations                    Maintain an awareness of all routines within the Home, and to ensure that staff are working efficiently and effectively within those routines.                    Write staff absences or sickness  and log why the staff member has chosen to take the day off                    Help ensure that the staff rota is sufficiently covered for the foreseeable future                    Ensure that all staff incidents are written/logged onto the computer with names and action taken and logged correctly                    Provide Clinical Supervision (one to one’s) to junior staff and other nurses regularly and document according to SHC Policy                    Hold Team Meetings weekly regarding relevant residents with care staff                    Initiate and undertake performance monitoring                    Take responsibility as Named Nurse for a group of residents and to support the Team of workersEstablish a detailed and focused relationship with the residents and their family.                     Be aware of attitudes and ways of working that help improve partnerships with others                    Understand the importance of confidentiality and the Data protection legislation relevant to the Home                    Fully understand the importance of effective communication within the work setting                    Understand what is meant by equality and inclusion, and how this can reduce discrimination                    Ensure that breaks  are taken only within correct time periodsby themselves and other staff ProtectionRegarding protection, the Nurse will;-                     Practice maximum integrity in all dealings with Residents’ personal and financial affairs .                    Not abuse the privileged relationship that exists with Residents ensuring that all information of a confidential nature gained in the workplace is not divulged to third parties.                    Have  a good understanding and abide by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971                    Understand and know how to implement the Whistle Blowing Policy                    Understand and know how to implement the home Safeguarding Policy                    Carry out duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Fire Regulations.                    Understand the procedures regarding adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses                    Understand why and when to report health and safety risks that  have been identified                    Ensure an awareness of emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire                    Carry out duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and current Fire Regulations. and ensuring that Fire exits are clear at all times.                    Understand the importance of food safety and food hygiene                    Follow infection control policies and comply with all measures known to be effective in reducing infection risk.                     Ensure that  the Team abides by current manual handling policies and procedures.                    Assist in control of incontinence, providing comfort with dignity.                    Be alert to any misdemeanour undertaken by other staff and inform senior staff accordingly                    Ensure an awareness of the complaints policy, and ensure that all complaints are logged immediately together with an appropriate action plan                    Fully understand the importance of reacting promptly to complaints                     Ensure that any accidents are reported and documented immediately with full clear details of appropriate action that has been taken to avoid reoccurrence                    Participate in Appraisals of care staff according to guidelines                     Delegate to junior members of staff efficiently and effectively  Quality AssuranceRegarding Quality Assurance the Nurse will;-                     Assist the Owner/Manager in any marketing and promotional initiatives that takes the Home forward                     Ensure that rooms and common areas and service areas are properly cleaned and well presented at all times, and maintained and in good working order.                    Make visitors welcome, give them refreshments and any assistance that they may require                    Ensure that all call bells are always responded to promptly by all staff                    Ensure that the door and telephone are answered in a courteous manner.                    Help the manager with feedback from audits in establishing full and comprehensive action plans and their implementation Reporting and Recording;Regarding reporting and recording the Nurse will; ?        Write the Daily Log/handover notes on the PCS (Person centred software programme at the home for care planning)        Write Notifications and send to CQC  in the event of a significant occurrence within the Home       Ensure the correct details and medication lists are sent upon referral to hospitals or care settings with a copy being kept on file in line with Company policy.       Ensure that all deaths of residents are recorded correctly according to policies       Ensure that multidiscipline staff document accurately updated on PCS       Give clear, appropriate feedback after a Doctors visit, and update the PCS       Ensure that any individual wishes, to do with the taking of medication or care provided that deviates from the normal is clearly assessed and written in the care plans signed and dated by the resident/residents family       Ensure that new admissions care plans are active on the person centred software for carers to read       Ensure wound care documentation is completed as directed on PCS (person centred software programme)       Complete care plan reviews on PCS       Ensure new staff have a log in on the ipods       Support staff with entries where applicable        Monitor reports and care notes made on ipods via the PCS    Other DutiesRegarding other duties, the Nurse will be expected;-                     To demonstrate an enquiring, critical and research-based approach to nursing practice.                    To be motivated and committed to the Nurse role by displaying consistent enthusiasm and interest and demonstrating initiative and drive.                    To undergo Clinical Supervision (one to one)  and training sessions with staff  ensuring that mandatory courses have been taken within set time periods and are kept up to date by all team staff.                    To participate when asked to attend  meetings                    To help out in other SHC homes if at all possible should help be needed due to sickness etc                    To show around prospective new clients according to protocols                    To support the Manager both when she is on duty and off duty                    To answer the telephone and either forward calls or take messages in a capable and professional manner                    To ensure rooms and communal areas are tidy at all times during the day                    To ensure that the rooms are free from offensive smells                    To promote the Home in all ways according to Marketing Procedures                    To liase with Directors in the absence of the Manager                     To attend regular appraisal meetings with the manager                    To  remain receptive to the changing needs of the Home and sensitive torequests from the  Owner /Manager and to accept or undertake duties and responsibilities not covered in this document but falling within the generalscope. Legal Responsibilities;Regarding Legal responsibilities, the nurse will;-        Have responsibility for their quality of nursing care in the Home       Have a good knowledge of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.       Comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, and the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009.These regulations describing the essential standards of quality and safety that people who use our care services have a right to expect.       Have a good understanding of legislation governing the prevention or control of healthcare-associated infections (regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010). This guidance being  the Department of Health’s publication: The Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance. And any subsequent guidance. To have an understanding of and abide by ;-The Human Rights Act 1998The Mental Health Act 1983The Mental Capacity Act 2005Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in accordance with your role.The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971The SHC Whistle Blowing PolicyThe Devon Safeguarding PolicyThe Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Fire Regulations.  Health and SafetySHC Employees are required to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and other relevant health and safety legislation and SHC Policies and Procedures. All staff are required to make positive efforts to promote their own personal safety and that of others by taking reasonable care at work, by carrying out requirements of the law or following recognised codes of practice and co-operating with safety measures provided or advised by SHC to ensure safe working.   Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work  It is the aim of SHC to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, creed, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status or on the grounds of disability or sexual preference, or is placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. Selection for training and development and promotion will be on the basis of an individual's ability to meet the requirements of the job. All staff should treat other staff, patients and the public with dignity and respect. Safeguarding SHC is committed to safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults.  All employees have responsibility for safeguarding and must report any abuse according to SHC policy. Nurses have a responsibility to understand and uphold local and national policy in relation to safeguarding Adults and an understanding of safeguarding children Deprivation of liberty safeguards and Mental CapacityUnderstand local policies in DOLS and which residents require referral and work with the manager to apply for this  Confidentiality and Data Protection SHC employees will have access to confidential information and will be required to ensure that the highest level of confidentiality is maintained at all times, adhering to all policies relating to confidentiality. Employees are required to obtain, process and/or use person identifiable information in a fair and lawful way. The use of such information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and includes both manual and electronic records.  Staff are expected to hold data only for the specific registered purpose and not to use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such purpose, and to disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.   THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT MEANT TO BE DEFINATIVE NORRESTRICTIVE AND WILL BE MODIFIED TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS   View full job description
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