Complex Care Lead Nurse - Whitstable, Kent

Posted 4 April by Additional Resources Ltd Easy Apply
Complex Care Lead Nurse - Whitstable, Kent

Salary: £35,000 a Year - 37.5 hours per week, used according to the needs of the business

Some night and weekend working may be required.

20 days + Bank Holidays - Increasing to 25 days + Bank Holidays after two years` service

As a Lead Nurse based within the Kent area Complex Care Division, you will have your own client caseload and will work with clients, their families and professional team to develop, implement and manage care packages that support clients to maintain their health and to enhance their independence.

You will be the nominated line manager for the care workers and nurses that are responsible for delivering care and support on a day-to-day basis and be responsible for ensuring that they do so safely and compassionately.

You will mentor the team that is responsible for delivering The Superior Healthcare Group`s service and be an ambassador for providing "excellence in care". The Complex Care Nurse is a fundamental member of this unique team.

Clinical Roles and Responsibilities

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate allocated patient`s needs

Ensure that professional standards are maintained in accordance with the NMC code

Ensure accurate clinical records including care plan, risks identified

Able to care for adults on ventilator via tracheostomy

Communicate effectively with family, client and others adjusting the style of delivery as appropriate

Ensure patient`s dignity is respected and TPG`s equality and diversity policies and procedures are enforced

Maintain clear, accurate and contemporaneous records in accordance with TPG policies, procedures and protocols

Act as a role model, assessor and mentor to less experienced employees and participate in reflective practice within the team

With due attention to safeguarding issues, report any suspected potential or actual abuse immediately and to the senior clinician on duty

Take reasonable care for the health & safety of themselves and other people who may be affected by their actions at work

Work in partnership with third-parties, both voluntary and statutory, following agreed patient pathways to provide comprehensive packages of care

Work at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct and scope of professional practice

Maintain own professional development in line with NMC code of practice, and attend training as necessary in order to develop and maintain evidenced based practice

Participate in audits as required

Handle conflict or/and complaints appropriately and report any significant incidents

Participate in regular appraisals with the line manager This job description is not exhaustive and will develop and change over time, within the boundaries of the job purpose.

Main Duties:

Ensure accurate clinical records are maintained

Ensures compliance with all TPG policies, local and legal requirements relating to clinical care and Health and Safety at Work Act (1998)

Participate in the TPG clinical governance framework

Participates in the development of new staff within Children's Complex Care

Ensures that confidential information is not disclosed to any unauthorised member of staff or public according to TPG Policy

Ensure that the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Professional Practice, TPG Policies and Procedures are adhered to at all times with particular reference to limitations of competence and conduct

Identifies personal training needs and career development with the clinical lead part of the TPG individual Performance Review Process

Develop and participate in training programmes as required

Ensures that personal mandatory and other training needs are met

Systems and equipment:

Microsoft Office - word, excel, PowerPoint to create reports and documents

Mobizio/People Planner with appropriate training

Decisions and Judgements:

The post holder will be required to provide expert advice and guidance to the carers and nursing team

The post holder needs to be able to work in community setting to appropriate advice and support is accessed using national guidelines

The post holder is required to escalate clinical or managerial decisions to the most appropriate person as per escalation policy

Person Specification:

Registered Nurse on NMC register

Awareness of the importance of protecting the dignity of others

Mentoring qualification

Demonstrate knowledge of clinical practice

Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the principles of safeguarding children

Excellent communication skills

Excellent leadership skills

Demonstrate teaching skills

Must have experience with adults and tracheostomy/ventilator care and evidence of clinical practice - although full training will be given

Demonstrate ability to lead by example and to motivate and empower others

Demonstrate communication skills including inter-personal skills, liaison and negotiating skills, and writing and presentation skills

Positive and enthusiastic attitude, well organised, flexible

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory professional references

Satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure (which must be maintained throughout term of employment)

Driving licence with 6 points or less (which must be maintained throughout term of employment)

Additional Resources are an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as defined within The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

Required skills

  • Healthcare
  • Nurse
  • Carer
  • Care Lead Nurse

Reference: 34826879

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