We are seeking caring and dedicated Nurses to join our friendly team at Aaron House Care Home, in Penicuik, Edinburgh.
Our clinical roles are demanding, busy and full of personal reward and job satisfaction. If you are committed to delivering first rate care to elderly people, whilst maintaining their dignity, independence and individuality, we’d love to hear from you.
For this role we are offering:
£1,000 joining bonus (paid net & subject to certain conditions)
Night shifts available
Full time contract on offer
On-going support with Training and Development
28 Days Annual Leave including bank holidays
Provide leadership and support for care staff and act as an champion for residents safety and dignity
To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available
Ensure the ongoing safety of residents, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes.
Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used
Act as a role model for good clinical and care governance practice
Provide effective leadership and support for the care team within the home
Supervise care staff on a day to day basis and through formal supervision processes
Liaise with GPs and other health professionals to ensure that residents receive the medical and clinical support they require
Undertake the role of Named Nurse for a cohort of residents
Demand high quality care delivery focused on residents individually assessed needs and choices
Promote the professional image of the services through excellent communication, appropriate behaviour and professional appearance
Support new nurses and care staff in the completion of induction programs, training and competency assessment
Maintain skills and keep up to date with clinical developments and best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home
Undertaken training appropriate to the roll, as agreed with the Home Manager, and ensure learning is shared and transferred into practice
Review the daily delivery of care, including pressure area prevention, nutrition and infection prevention and control procedures.
Ensure high standards of care delivery are maintained
To be responsible for the safe and appropriate management, administration and recording of medication, including controlled drugs and oxygen, in accordance with NMC requirements and New Century Care Policies and Procedures.
Act at all times within your own skills and competence in accordance with the NMC code of practice
Conduct and document care and risk assessments and develop care plans related to the assessed needs and choices of individual residents
Ensure that areas of identified risk are appropriately monitored and outcomes recorded and acted upon e.g. fluid and nutrition charts, turning regimes, blood glucose monitoring
Report all accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with New Century Care Policy. Ensure accident/incident reports are written clearly and concisely and that any remedial action or learning is incorporated into care delivery
Ensure that residents are encouraged and supported to remain as independent and active as possible. Promote the philosophy of activity based care
Ensure the safety and comfort of all residents, whilst encouraging a happy, homely atmosphere
Be knowledgeable about Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures and report any untoward events in accordance with New Century Care and Local Authority requirements
Ensure that clinical equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and fully functional state. Report any equipment failures or damage to the Home Manager
Be responsible for the care and protection of residents property
Be aware of company policies and procedures and ensure requirements are incorporated into practice
Ensure effective and clearly documented handover systems are maintained to facilitate the effective transfer of information between staff and shifts
Attend and participate in nurse and staff meetings as arranged by the Home Manager/Clinical Lead
Understand the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2008) in relation to consent and best interest decision making
Provide information to residents and relatives in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection and Caldicott requirements
Ensure high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with NMC, Health and Social Care Act (2008) and
Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (2010) and company requirements
Act at all times within own competence and knowledge in line with NMC registration requirements.
Report any concerns regarding poor performance or unsafe practice via line management
Intervene immediately in situations where there is significant risk to residents
Assist the Home Manager to meet all relevant regulatory, contract and good practice standards.
Maintaining necessary residents confidentiality; at all times being mindful of Caldicott requirements and following the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct
Participate in continuous professional development to ensure requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for PREP and continuing registration are met.