Job title: Registered General Nurse
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Nursing
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £31,000.00
Location: Lisburn and Castlereagh, United Kingdom
Job published: 26/02/2020
Job ID: 32060
Contact name: Matthew Goalen
Contact email: matthew@healthconex.com

Job Description

Registered General Nurse – Job description 2017 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION – REGISTERED GENERAL NURSE

 

 

Reports to: Home Manager and Deputy Manager

 

Key Objective:

  • To take the lead in the provision of nursing care, ensuring that the nursing and personal care of residents is maintained on a daily basis and in strict accordance with the individuals’ care plan.
  • To ensure the well-being of all residents in maintaining the Six broad values of Privacy, Dignity, Independence, Choice, Rights, and Fulfilment.
  • To liaise with the residents’ family, friends, GP, Community Nurses, specialists, pharmacists, local authorities, local councils, voluntary bodies and any other associations related the care for the residents.
  • To actively promote and encourage as much personal independence and choice as possible in the residents’ daily living and activities undertaken within the home.
  • To ensure that as much of a stimulating and attractive environment as possible is provided for the residents.
  • To put residents at the heart of all we do. Key Accountabilities
  • To ensure the correct level of care and assistance is delivered to each resident enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence at all times.
  • To maintain effective communications with residents, relatives, staff and external bodies to ensure that appropriate information is shared and residents’ needs are met.
  • To ensure that all care practices within the home are maintained at the highest level at all times.
  • To complete all residents’ documentation in line with the regulatory framework of the Care Standards Act.
  • To be responsible for and to carry out general nursing duties including but not limited to maintaining peg tubes, catheter care, the changing of dressings and administering of medication etc.
  • To be responsible for the ordering of repeat prescriptions, administration and strict handling of residents’ medication in line with the Company’s policies and procedures, ensuring adherence at all times to be in line with the Associated Minimum Standards and pharmaceutical guidelines.

 

  • To ensure that all care practices within the home are maintained to the highest level at all times reporting concerns immediately to the Home Manager.
  • To ensure effective handover at the end of shift to ensure the continued safe care of residents.
  • To report to the Home Manager any incident or activity which may affect the well-being, safety or welfare of any resident.
  • To carry out, support and assist any activity as designated by the Home Manager in a timely and effective manner.
  • To support and assist the resident’s to live as normal a life as possible, recognising that assistance should only be given when necessary.
  • To ensure that the aims and objectives of the home are met at all times and to undertake direct or indirect care to the residents as part of a team.
  • To assist in the individual care plan delivery under the direction of the Home Manager and/or Deputy Manager.
  • To supervise and support the Care Assistants and other members of staff by acting as a mentor.
  • To assist, support and identify Care Assistants and other members of staff training and development needs.
  • To assist in all aspects of personal care including but not limited to toileting, dressing, eating, personal hygiene and intimate personal care.
  • To ensure that any relevant documentation and/or reports relating to but not limited to care plans, diaries, health and safety practices, and maintenance practices are completed fully during a working shift.
  • To ensure that the highest quality of care is maintained at all times and to consistently display a courteous and helpful manner towards the residents, staff and all visitors to the home.
  • To ensure that due regard is given to residents’ customs, values, culture, religious and spiritual beliefs, always acting in a facilitative manner that promotes the residents’ dignity, independence and choice.
  • To assist with maintaining a safe and healthy environment, consistently demonstrating safe practice, both within the home and on occasions when escorting patients off site.
  • To report any maintenance or health and safety issues to the Home Manager.

 

It is the responsibility of every member of staff to protect themselves and others against an infection risk. All staff regardless of whether clinical or not are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems with regard to this to the manager.

All staff undertaking patient care activities should attend infection control training and updates as required by this organisation.

 

  • Support the equality, diversity and rights of Residents, Carers and Colleagues.
  • Be committed to personal and professional development, and ensure any required training is met in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.
  • To ensure that revalidation is completed when required and maintain a valid NMC PIN.
  • To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses are met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.
  • To ensure adherence to the Company’s dignity at work and bullying a harassment policy is adhered to at all times. Racial, sexual or any other harassment will not be tolerated.
  • It is the personal responsibility of all staff to act in accordance with The Care Act 2014, (UK). The Nursing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005. The Residential Care Homes Regulations and Associated Minimum Standards (NI)
  • To be flexible and perform any other duties that may arise from time to time to meet the ongoing needs of the company.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Valid NMC PIN is desirable
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development linked to demonstrate clinical competencies
  • Leadership or Management training
  • Dementia Care Training
  • Palliative Care Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXPERIENCE • 6 month post registration

• Relevant experience within

care home setting

• Experience of coordinating

and managing

residents/patients care

• Previous experience of

working with

residents/patients suffering

with dementia

• Experience of handling

clinical incidents and

complaints

• Supervision and managerial

experience

• Wound care assessment

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KNOWLEDGE

• Knowledge of The Care Act

2014 or

• Knowledge of the Nursing

Home Regulations (NI),

Residential Care Homes

Regulations (NI).

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Standards (NI)

• Understanding of Mental

Health Act and Mental

Health Capacity Act

• Knowledge of NICE

guidance

• Understanding of legislation

relating to care including:

Deprivation of Liberty

Safeguards Act, Equality

Act 2010, Health and

Safety Act and the Data

Protection Act

• Understanding of

professional and current

issues in care for the

residents

• Aware of safeguarding

issues and responsibilities

under relevant legislation

• Thorough understanding of

care planning

• Handling Clinical Incidents

and complaints

• Current local and national

policy for dementia

• Current local and national

policy for palliative care

 

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SKILLS/ COMPETENCIES

COMMUNICATION

• Excellent verbal and written

communication and

interpersonal skills

• Clear and accurate record

keeping

• Active listening

• Ability to engage with

residents

• Ability to give clear

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• Excellent interpersonal

skills

• Recognise when residents

are in distress and respond

effectively

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

• Committed to own

continuous development

• Able to identify training

needs to meet standards

and achieve potential

• Mentoring and coaching

skills

SERVICE DELIVERY

• Able to recognise and

respond to needs of

residents

• Able to promote the rights,

choices and wishes of the

residents

• Respectful and caring

• Ability to keep calm and

respond appropriately

under pressure

• Show appropriate

professional and personal

boundaries

TAKE OWNERSHIP &

RESPONSIBILITY

• Ability to use own initiative,

to enable contribution to a

multi-disciplinary team

approach

• Ability to work with

minimum supervision

• Ability to prioritise and

delegate effectively

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empowering and motivating

other team members

• Affective time management

• Motivated, enthusiastic and

committed

• Takes responsibility for own

actions and promotes good

team working

• Shares information and

good practice appropriately

• A flexible approach to work

• Treats others with courtesy

and respect at all times

• Reliable

• Trustworthy

 

 

 

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In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amended) &

Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 - reasonable adjustments will be made to the above requirements to accommodate a suitable candidate with a disability

This is a controlled document. It should not be altered in any way without the express permission of the author or their representative. On receipt of a new version, please destroy all previous versions.

Document Number: QD-HR - 054 Document Title: Registered General Nurse Date of Issue: 05.12.17 Next Review Date: 11.07.19 Version: 3 Last Review Date: 24.04.17 Approved by: Logan Logeswaran