The role and key responsibilities are:
To lead, develop, monitor and promote the clinical provision of care and support which optimises the health, safety wellbeing and happiness of the people who use our services.
To oversee, monitor and ensure effective implementation of mental and physical healthcare which is based on service users’ needs and wishes, which is underpinned by current legislation, best practice and company policy.
To educate care staff to a level which enables them to meet service users’ uncomplicated health needs, and to identify health concerns which are beyond their level of knowledge.
To oversee the clinical practice of other registered nurses and to provide guidance, coaching, mentoring and training as necessary.
To act as a consultant in any areas of complex physical or mental health needs.
To support responsible staff and participate in the production of outcome based support plans which are effective in meeting the health needs of service users.
To liaise and work with visiting Multidisciplinary professionals as required, and to act as the service user’s advocate.
To complete relevant managerial tasks as requested by the Home Manager. To perform managerial responsibilities in the absence of the Manager in conjunction with the Care & Support Lead.
Directly contribute to and support the implementation of the organisation’s quality assurance systems
What we need from you:
Qualification – First Level Registered Nurse.
Experience – Minimum 3 years post registration in relevant clinical/teaching role
Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to research based practice.
Proven expertise and understanding of current best practice in at least two clinical areas relevant to older people’s care (e.g. Tissue viability, nutrition, dementia care)
Understanding of legislative framework surrounding the provision of care services.
Strong written and spoken communication skills
Experience of mentoring/coaching /training
Understanding of and strong commitment to underlying principles of individual, holistic care
Qualification in training and/or other relevant post graduate qualification
Five years in active clinical/teaching role
Expertise and experience in a number of relevant clinical areas
Experience of writing formal reports and/or presentational experience
Experience of teaching non health professionals
Experience of service user focused systems of care and support. Specific knowledge of broadest spectrum of older people’s needs.
Personal Qualities Required:
Able to operate under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills