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Charge Nurse

Posted 15 November 2023 by Randolph Hill Nursing Homes Group
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Salary icon £22.00 per hour
Location icon Broxburn , West Lothian

The Role

We are currently looking for a Charge Nurse with the right skills, experience and personality to join our exceptional team. It is essential that candidates have a post registration qualification, experience of care of the elderly along with a knowledge of dementia, strong communication skills, experience of team working and supervisory management.

It would also be desirable for candidates to have knowledge of employment law and knowledge of legislation surrounding Care Homes.

Company Benefits

Rate of pay £22.00, plus a fantastic joining bonus of £1500 and free uniform.

Overtime rate paid at time and a third.

Fully-funded stakeholder pension scheme.

Enhanced sick pay scheme covering week 3 to week 26.

Our Nurses are well supported by management and there is a positive working environment in place.

Statutory training and in-house training.

Opportunities for further personal development progression.

Positive Care Inspectorate grades across our Group - well organised homes with good staffing levels.

Consistency of management means stability for staff, residents and relatives (average Manager’s service is over 10 years).

Long service holidays and awards.

Low staff turnover against industry average (over a third of our overall staff have been here for 5 years or longer).

Good level of Senior Management support - including a Director of Nursing Homes Operations, Director of Care Standards and Group Nurse Managers.

A family feel to our organisation with 7 Nursing homes - all homes are extremely well supported.

Full clinical autonomy - run your shift effectively with guidance from an experienced management team.

Lower agency use as we have a successful Staff Bank which provides greater care continuity for both staff and residents.

Death in service scheme.

Location

A well-established part of the local community, Holmesview is situated in Broxburn and is a modern, purposely designed building with high quality furnishings throughout. It’s set in beautifully maintained private and secure gardens. It even has its own hair and beauty salon. The home excels with a full and varied schedule of activities for residents to enjoy, depending on their particular choices.

Job Purpose

To provide professional clinical nursing to all residents

To uphold residents’ participation strategy

To assist the Manager in daily running of the nursing home

To implement all company policies and practices

To liaise with all personnel to ensure high standards of patient care

To assist the manager with staff training, assessments, inductions, supervision and counselling

To abide by the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC’s) code of professional conduct

To respect residents’ and workplace confidentiality

To achieve and maintain full bed occupancy, using correct company documentation and procedure

To promote and show loyalty to the company, both inside and outside the nursing home

To treat colleagues with respect and ensure teamwork is good

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To promote the highest standards of clinical nursing within the nursing home

To set a good example at all times in respect of dress, manner, hygiene and behaviour

In the absence of the Manager/Deputy, assume responsibility of operational overview of whole home

To accept extra duties, e.g. compiling duty rota, reflecting the ability to skill mix and meet SCSWIS staffing notice

To appraise staff and, if necessary, counsel, adhering to company procedure and documentation. Communicate outcomes with Manager/Deputy

To participate in the on-call rota, as required, giving support and advice to junior staff

To understand company structure and, in the absence of Manager and Deputy, whom to contact if advice is required

In absence of Manager/Deputy, to complete Head Office and senior management reports timeously and accurately

To understand the SCSWIS inspection process and assist in the inspection as required

To provide a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff and visitors

To become familiar with all aspects of the building’s layout, fire evacuation procedure and equipment, and to instruct staff

To become familiar with and strictly adhere to company policy and procedure and SCSWIS guidelines

To act at all times in a manner which reflects a good company image

To maximise bed occupancy opportunities by being friendly and helpful to all enquirers and visitors, either personally or on the telephone

To maintain correctly written records as required by the company and statutory bodies

In the absence of the Manager / Deputy to delegate daily workload, ensuring efficient and cost effective use of manpower

To communicate all requests and changes of practice to all relevant personnel

To report any injuries, disease and dangerous practice to all relevant personnel

To read and observe all notices and instructions displayed in the work area

To wear and use correct protective clothing/equipment as directed and report any damage or wear to superiors

To dispose of rubbish and waste materials in the appropriate manner

To wear company uniform at all times when on duty

To attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required by the company or the unit manager

To feedback and communicate to the Manager/Deputy or, in their absence, Director of Nursing, any complaints, suggestions or wishes arising from residents, relatives or staff

Housekeeping

To maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness by instructing staff on good housekeeping practices and ensuring these instructions are carried out

To dispose of rubbish and waste materials in the appropriate manner

To instruct and supervise in the use of company goods and equipment, and to report immediately damage or breakage to equipment, furnishings or fabric of the building and any repairs required

To undertake any reasonable duties as directed by managers to ensure safe, smooth and efficient running of the nursing home

To communicate and discuss concerns arising from this area with Manager/Deputy

Reference: 51347515

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