Registered Nurse

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Aims and Responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the service users needs.
  • To create and maintain with the home’s staff an environment in which all members of staff can contribute to the maximum of their ability in providing a high standard of skilled nursing care to the service users and encourage recognition of the service user as an Individual. (see Charter of Rights of Service Users)
  • To enable Service Users to live a fuller life style within the nature of their capability/disability.
  • To know what is meant by essential standards, what constitutes these standards and how they assist the home to maintain and promote standards of care and administration in the home.
  • To demonstrate awareness of how clinical procedures related to service users care are carried out and administered to maintain their well being and to prevent symptoms of ill being.
  • To develop an understanding relationship with the relatives and visitors.
  • To understand and demonstrate in practice how the job contributes to the First Care Homes Ltd goals and objectives.
  • To demonstrate dissemination of information and reporting to/from Manager.
  • To control the Home’s supplies and that these are used effectively and economically.
  • To recognise the legal implications of nursing documentation.
  • To safeguard service users property, valuables and personal possession sand ensure relatives are informed when additional clothing is required.
  • To be aware of demonstrate relevant statutory legislation and company policies and procedures eg CS Act, NMC guidelines, Health and Safety (see role specification).
  • To adhere to all procedures (see Policies & Procedures Manuals) implemented in the Home and demonstrate understanding in practice.
  • To demonstrate the importance of variation in service users’ condition, staff compliance or non-compliance and any learning points that you might need to know or unsure of or additional skills to remain competent to practice as registered nurse.  Report on any mishaps as soon as possible to Manager and record in the Incident/Accident Report book.
  • To report on condition of service users, receive instructions and ensure that these instructions are carried out or document reason for non-compliance.
  • To assess, implement and evaluate care for the residents.
  • To ensure correct implementation of the complaints procedure.
  • To record any faults or repairs in the maintenance book.
  • To act as Nurse-in-Charge of shift.

This is not intended as an exhaustive description of duties and responsibilities and may be amended following consultation with the jobholder.

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