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DATE ADDED: Wed 10/10/2018


Wantage, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

Purpose of the job: To be responsible for the well-being of residents within the Khiron House Hospital, ensuring that their physical, emotional and social needs are met, whilst helping them to achieve their full capabilities in line with the individual resident’s care plan. To ensure the safe, smooth and efficient running of the unit in accordance with the policies of the Company and the Registering Authority guidelines. Principal Responsibilities The main responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to: 1. Ensure new residents are orientated into their surroundings and introduced to residents and staff, and the appropriate documentation is completed on time. 2. Assess the resident’s physical, psychological and social needs and draw up a detailed care plan. This needs to involve the resident, family and multi-disciplinary team, and take the lifestyle, gender and background of the resident into consideration. 3. Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in accordance with the resident’s needs and within the ‘named nurse’ system. Ensure the named nurse system is kept up-to-date. 4. Continuously evaluate care needs with other members of the nursing team and seek to improve the care delivered to residents. 5. Visit each resident daily to assess their needs and assist residents to maximise their comfort, dignity and independence and create the right environment which supports their physical and mental well-being. 6. Lead a multi-disciplinary shift team, supervising staff in all respects including orientation of new staff, appraisal, training and development of care staff, organising and co-ordinating their duties, guiding, supporting, monitoring and evaluating staff performance. 7. Ensure that documentation relating to the delivery of care is completed accurately, legibly and in accordance with company standards. Participate in formal audit processes at the request of the Clinical Director. 8. Comply with the NMC Standards for Medicine Management at all times and ensure processes are adhered to for the safe ordering, custody, storing, disposing and administration of all medication. Accept responsibility for the safety of medication in store and during dispensing rounds. 9. Manage stocks of all supplies effectively and economically and ensure the timely order of replenishment stocks. 10. Work co-operatively with staff to ensure residents spiritual and social needs are met. To be involved with residents’ activities both in and out of the clinic and encourage leisure pursuits accordingly. 11. Proactively develop professional and clinical skills in order to enhance the knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective practice. 12. Contribute to the development of new ideas in nursing and social care in respect of stimulation for residents to improve their quality of life. 13. Participate in continuous process improvements and make recommendations for change with regard to clinical and non-clinical policy. 14. Participate in an on-call rota if required. 15. Maintain NMC registration, participate in necessary revalidation processes, including CPD and relevant training. 16. Assist with the investigation of any complaints. 17. Keep the Clinical Director informed of any relevant issues. All employees are required to:

• Adhere to the dress code at all times.

• Show courtesy and respect to residents and relatives and retain the confidentiality of residents and their families at all times.

• Greet all visitors in a friendly, courteous and efficient manner. Promote Khiron House positively in the local community.

• Maintain good working relations with all colleagues at all times. In order that the Company may maintain a positive environment, employees are required not to engage in or permit any fellow employee to engage in any unlawful discrimination against employees, residents or relatives.

• Attend and participate in training sessions and staff meetings as and when required.

• Be aware of and at all times comply with all company rules, policies and procedures, including the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, Care Standards Act and the relevant Regulations.

• Respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn in the course of their employment.

• Respect the requirements under the GDPR Act 2018. This job description is intended to give the Registered Nurse an appreciation of the role and envisage the range of duties. However, it is not exhaustive and may be reviewed from time to time.