Job Title: Registered General Nurse
Location: The Heathers Nursing Home, Bristol, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AX
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Hours: 38 Hours per week, 4 days over 7, 8:00am – 8:00pm or 8:00pm - 8:00am
Job Type: Permanent
Aim of Post: - To provide a high standard of care through good nursing practice. To participate in the supervision and education of junior colleagues. To support the senior staff in the management of the home.
The post carries shift responsibilities for:- The assessment of care needs the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care.
The post holder will be expected to: - carry out all relevant forms of care. Develop enhanced elderly care nursing skills. Supervise junior staff. Be able to demonstrate procedures to both unqualified and qualified staff.
Professional: - to ensure that all activities in the home are in keeping with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Professional Conduct. To participate in the development and maintain of standards of nursing care within the Home. Contribute to and assist the management of the nursing services within the Home. Provide clinical nursing as required within the Home. Participate in and contribute to the teaching requirements of the Home. Implement and follow agreed policies and procedures in the Home.
Keep abreast of clinical development. Ensure the care activities are research based and in keeping with changes in the field of nursing. Subject to relevant policies, take part in the development and trial of new ideas and methods in the Home for the improvement of services provided.
Maintain custody of drugs, checking and witnessing the administration of drugs and medicines according to nursing policy. Order drugs for residents when required. Repeat prescriptions usually ordered monthly. Carry out nursing procedures a treatments. Supervise professional work of care staff. Prepare for and receive reports at changeover of shift. All reports put onto computer at nursing station.
Carry out General Practitioners instructions. Report conditions of residents to Managers and the residents GP. Communicate with relatives and other visitors in the Home. Participate in minutes meetings convened by Manager. Undertake any other duties as requested by the Manager. To keep adequate records of resident care including, Observation charts, Care Plans, Accident Report Forms, Property Books and render statistical information as required.
Personnel: - Introduce new members of staff to their duties ensuring that all staffs are familiar with policies and Procedures. Carry out induction Programme with all new members of staff. Promote good relationships between the staff, residents, their relatives and other visitors and the Town itself. Take all steps possible to safeguard the welfare, health and safety of all staff, residents and visitors at all times in accordance with local policy.
The Heathers Nursing Home is a privately owned, Grade 2 Listed Georgian Manor house, situated in a highly sought-after residential area within walking distance of the town centres of the picturesque Cotswold Market town of Chipping Sodbury, and Yate. A history of providing 24 hour, high quality care in South Gloucestershire.
Each resident is unique to us and treated as such.
The home is small and family run, offering a highly personalised service.