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Registered Night Nurse (Inglefield, Totland IOW)

We are seeking a Registered Night Nurse to join our friendly team at Inglefield Nursing Home in Totland (near Yarmouth) on the Isle of Wight. The candidate must have experience in a UK nursing home and be kind and compassionate. We are open to part time applicants as well as full time. The salary will depend on experience.

Principal Responsibilities:

• To promote professional, clinical and holistic care for the residents.

• To maintain and monitor the health and welfare of the residents

• To manage the care staff team and allocate duties

Objectives:

Functional, Professional and Administrative

  • To supervise work of other staff working the shift.
  • To prepare and receive reports at shift changes.
  • To maintain custody of medications, checking and witnessing their administration and recording.
  • Assisting and reporting to authorised medical practitioners and to Matron. Ascertaining medical treatment and receiving related instructions.
  • Carrying out nursing procedures and treatments and to participate in all day to day personal resident care.
  • To assist in the direction and training of Auxiliary staff.
  • To participate in the development and implementation of activities and outings, to give a better quality of life for all residents.
  • To follow the nursing care plan and discuss with Matron any progress, changes required or further ideas as and when they arise, at an appointed time.
  • To ensure any residents receive special diets as ordered, and to participate in the meal time routine.
  • To be aware of the N.M.C. code of professional conduct and Health and Safety requirements.
  • To maintain any such records and charts as may have been previously notified.
  • To be fully conversant with the procedures for dealing with resident enquiries, and to assist in the reception and admission of residents in accordance with the standing procedures.
  • To have regard to the condition and serviceability of equipment within the Home and to liaise with Matron/Home Manager in this respect.
  • To have regard at all times to the aims and ideals of the management of …Nursing Home and to maintain good order and discipline within the Home.
  • To ensure adequate staff cover for each shift.
  • To receive and distribute mail to all residents, and the management as necessary.
  • To communicate with residents, relatives and visitors and to refer to Matron as necessary.
  • To attend such fire precaution lectures and demonstrations as management shall see fit to arrange.
  • To perform any such duty as may be necessary to ensure the smooth efficient running of the Home, and to maintain the welfare and well being of all residents.
  • To work as a member of the team to create a homelike, supportive, stimulating and comfortable environment within the Home, including organising housekeeping duties as are necessary for the residents’ comfort and well being, and for the efficient running of the Home.
  • To introduce new members of staff to their duties.
  • To refer to Matron/Home Manager any staff problems that are not resolved on her shift.
  • To hand over to the RGN coming on duty at the end of each shift.
  • To attend and participate in staff meetings.

Clinical

  • To give medication as prescribed in accordance with medication policy and procedure.

Training

  • To be up to date at all times with mandatory training
  • To attend other appropriate training
  • To teach relevant information and knowledge to other staff