First Level Nurse
Edge View Homes
POSITION:FIRST LEVEL NURSE
ACCOUNTABLE TO:THE MANAGER
REPORTS TO:THE MANAGER
PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
1.To provide the best possible care and support to our clients in a safe way with empathy;
2.To supervise support workers showing them leadership by example and assertiveness whilst also being the first point of contact for clinical/care queries and any day to day staffing issues;
3.To assist in the formulation of a care system based on choice and independence for clients and the creation of a homely environment.
4.Maintain high standards of planned care, supporting the Manager and team in enabling clients to achieve maximum potential and to move on to other accommodation whenever appropriate.
5.Take charge of the home on a regular basis in the absence of the unit manager.
•To ensure that the requirements of all mental health legislation are met and that clients’ rights under these are upheld.
•To comply at all times with all relevant nursing legislation, guidelines and best practice.
•To ensure that all record keeping relevant to the role, such as but not limited to, medication logs, fire logs, records of care and any care plan reviews are undertaken on time and to a high standard with minimal supervision , these may be in a written or electronic format
•To ensure all clients receive excellent service putting their needs first where appropriate.
•To act with minimal active supervision and to be assertive in dealing with any staff issues or incidents involving clients.
•To carry out routine care procedures to include administration, ordering and disposal of medication, and to take clients pulse/temperature and blood pressures
•To be part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with a wide range of staff and agencies.
•To be responsible for the assessment of individual care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes of care.
•To carry out all relevant forms of care, acting as Named Nurse to specific clients and to take an enabling role, facilitating client’s choice and independence encouraging residents to direct they’re own care, wherever possible.
•To participate in the induction of new members of staff, familiarising them with their duties and expected level of performance.
•To supervise, teach and support all support workers and to act as a good role model, encouraging behavioural improvement.
•To report on the progress of support workers and other nursing staff and to conduct staff appraisals, staff development programmes and in-service training of a multi-disciplinary nature.
•To deploy staff appropriately according to benefit the business and service users, rather than personal staff choices.
•To ensure that support workers are aware of all nursing and other procedures that are formulated for the care and welfare of service users.
•To investigate, report on and take action about critical incidents, accidents at work, health and safety and first aid issues with minimal supervision.
•To assist and support management in the investigation of disciplinary, grievance and other HR issues under the direction of management.
•To provide clinical input and support to the multi-disciplinary team and its individual members and to assist clients to develop practical, domestic and social skills in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.
•To work closely with other disciplines in the planning and implementation of therapeutic activity programmes and to support and positively develop the relationship between the Home and other care service providers.
•To implement Quality Assurance initiatives, ensuring residents receive the best possible standard of care.
•To keep up-to-date and apply new knowledge to your job
•To undertake any tasks and responsibilities as requested by the Manager or Operations Team who have continuing responsibility for the Home.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of tasks and responsibilities associated with the post and may be modified as the need arises, following discussion with the line manager.
Registration to Part 3 of NMC Register
Previous experience of Special Needs Nursing / Mental Health Nursing
Relevant clinical knowledge.
Skills in care assessment / planning implementation.
Understanding of Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
Understanding of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
Ability to motivate
Good interpersonal skills
Able to use initiative
Relates to a team
Energy and enthusiasm
Full driving licence
ENB 998/Mentorship module.
Skin integrity/wound care/other clinical qualifications.
Previous experience in Rehabilitation/risk behaviour/mental health/LD/Positive behavioural support
Knowledge of Quality Initiatives. Experience of Staff supervision & Learner supervision.
Experience & examples evidenced.
Experience & examples evidenced.
Experience and examples evidenced.