The Company and the Role:
The Company is a charity providing residential nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their families.
This well-established charity enables residents to live as independently and as actively as possible within an environment that they can think of as their own home.
Currently seeking a Staff Nurse (Grade 5). This position is ideal if you are interested in developing your professional skills and knowledge within a flexible, supportive and nurturing environment. The position is based in West Sussex and is permanent.
Key Features of the Role:
Must be a State Registered Nurse (Band 5) with live NMC registration, sound knowledge of CQC legislation and the national minimum standard requirements for care homes for the elderly.
You will be expected to demonstrate immediately on taking up the post the minimum standards of performance. Progression will be monitored and assessed against these Band 5 competencies and any further outcomes derived from key targets and performance indicators.
You will be required to act as the Named Nurse / Associate Named Nurse for an identified caseload of residents taking responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, budgets and evaluation of their care.
You must be able to ensure that each resident has an accurate care plan and produce regular review reports, participate in the production of MDT reports and work in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that the agreed treatment programmes are implemented.
Facilitate social and recreational activities for residents if appropriate, participate in the induction and preceptorship of new staff members and act as a mentor / assessor for pre and post registration students and / or QCF Diploma students. Where necessary, deliver in-service training as delegated by the Training Co-ordinator, contribute to the development of evidence based practice within the ward environment and regularly take charge of the ward on a shift basis, as delegated by your line manager.
As an experienced mentor, you will supervise junior members of staff on a shift basis to ensure that the needs of each resident are met, support Junior Registered Nurses to develop their Named Nurse/ Associate Named Nurse role, support the introduction of new initiatives within the ward setting and be responsible as the link Registered Nurse for overseeing/advising/auditing Tissue Viability of residents.
Knowledge and Skills:
Must hold a live registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and be able to ensure compliance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct (1992).
You will be expected to adhere to professional standards and guidelines as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery council and must be able to implement and evaluate a plan of care to meet the needs identified in the assessment, demonstrate the necessary clinical expertise and knowledge to meet the needs of residents within the ward, develop specialist knowledge and expertise of nursing practice to act as a resource for other staff whilst being able to demonstrate an ability to reflect on their own practice and modify it.
You must actively participate in the assessment of CQF students and other students obtaining or holding the appropriate qualifications e.g Mentorship (ENB 998).
Due to the nature of the post a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. Previous experience within a care home setting is desirable.
What’s on Offer:
Basic salary is £ 22,692 - £ 28,180 depending on experience for 37.5 hours per week. Shifts are between 7am-3pm and 1pm-8.30pm on a rota basis.
In addition there is free parking, 25 days’ annual leave excluding bank holidays, a pension scheme, life assurance and subsidised meals.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced State Registered Nurse with live NMC registration with sound knowledge of CQC legislation and the national minimum standard requirements for care homes for the elderly.
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