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Date Added: Tue 10/05/2022

RGN

NW2, UK
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Company: TLC GROUP

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £19 - £21.50/hour

As a Nurse with TLC Care you are responsible and accountable for the wellbeing of our residents within the care home, ensuring their physical, emotional and social needs are met. You would be expected to provide leadership to the care team, and assess, develop and evaluate individualised resident care ensuring consultation with and involvement from residents, GPs, relatives and carers.

Why join the team at TLC Care?

TLC Care's values of Truth, Love and Compassion are embedded in everything we do. Our people are our core asset and we work hard to engage with employees and maintain our homes as preferred places of work.

Main Purpose

To achieve the highest possible standard of care in a professional, manner through direct nursing care and effective supervision of employees

To take management responsibility for a shift as directed.

Main Responsibilities

Care and Care Planning

Report any ill health amongst residents and make requests for GP/ Professional visits where necessary

Ensure that resident's Care Plans are completed and maintained in conjunction with residents, Relatives and other Health Care Professionals, and in accordance with NMC guidelines & Company policy

Assess all aspects of residents' care needs and provide health supervision and direct Nursing Care when required

Assess social and health care needs of new residents and maintain on-going assessment and review of all other residents

Maintain accurate records and ensure that each resident within the Care Centre has an individualised Care Plan

Administer prescribed medicines and document the same in accordance with the NMC guidelines

To be the named Nurse for a number of residents

Tissue Viability

Ensure there are no Home acquired pressure sores by the delivery of a high standard of care

Detail any pressure sores and ensure these are reported to appropriate parties

Ensure residents identified at risk of pressure sores have an individualised care plan

Nutrition

Ensure residents have a MUST assessment completed monthly

Ensure that residents at risk have an associated care plan, detailing interventions required

Ensure fluid and food intake charts are in place for residents with problems relating to nutrition or hydration

Record special dietary requirements in the care plan and ensure this is communicated to the kitchen

Ensure residents requiring food via a PEG have a care plan in place

Continence

Complete continence assessments where required

All residents with catheters must have a care plan detailing the catheter care

Infection Control

Uphold and promote the Home's infection control policy

Observe staff to monitor they are maintaining standard universal precautions, washing hands appropriately and gloves and disposable aprons are worn by staff to deal with body waste

Resident Hygiene

Observe to ensure all residents are well groomed, wearing appropriate clothing and that the care records detail resident choices

Resident Mobility

Ensure that residents are enabled to move independently when possible and walking aids are accessible for resident use

Check to ensure that bedrails are not being used routinely

Residents at risk of falling must have a care plan detailing the interventions required to minimise risk

Dignity and Respect

Observe and ensure that residents are always addressed by their preferred name and in a courteous and respectful manner

Monitor care staff to ensure they knock on residents room doors prior to entering and they are observed engaging with the residents personally

Communication:

Participate in Staff, resident and relative meetings as and when required

Establish and maintain good communication with residents, relatives and with the multidisciplinary team

Deal effectively with complaints

Training & Development:

Act as mentor to student nurses and carers

Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence. Keep professionally updated in all areas of clinical expertise

Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required

Health & Safety:

Understand, and ensure the implementation of, the Care Home's Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures

Promote safe working practice within the Care Home

General:

Adhere to all appropriate NMC guidelines / regulations.

Maintain all records as required by both the Registering Authority and the General Manager

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

NMC Registered Nurse - valid NMC PIN Number

* Ability to motivate and delegate effectively

* Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

* Genuine interest in working with the elderly

* Satisfactory DBS and DBS Adult First check

* Team Player - Ability to work across a multidisciplinary Team

Applicants who require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants.

Requirements:

* NMC Registered Nurse - valid NMC PIN Number

* Ability to motivate and delegate effectively

* Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

* Genuine interest in working with the elderly

* Satisfactory DBS and DBS Adult First check

* Team Player - Ability to work across a multidisciplinary team
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