Key Objective: To take the lead in the provision of nursing care, ensuring that the nursing and personal care of residents is maintained daily and in strict accordance with the individuals’ care plan.
To ensure the well-being of all residents in maintaining the Six broad values of Privacy, Dignity, Independence, Choice, Rights, and Fulfilment.
To liaise with the residents’ family, friends, GP, Community Nurses, specialists, pharmacists, local authorities, local councils, voluntary bodies and any other associations related the care for the residents.
To actively promote and encourage as much personal independence and choice as possible in the residents’ daily living and activities undertaken within the home.
To ensure that as much of a stimulating and attractive environment as possible is provided for the residents.
• To ensure the correct level of care and assistance is always delivered to each resident enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence.
• To maintain effective communications with residents, relatives, staff and external bodies to ensure that appropriate information is shared, and residents’ needs are met.
• To ensure that all care practices within the home are always maintained at the highest level.
• To complete all residents’ documentation in line with the regulatory framework of the Care Standards Act.
• To be responsible for and to carry out general nursing duties including but not limited to maintaining peg tubes, catheter care, the changing of dressings and administering of medication etc.
• To be responsible for the ordering of repeat prescriptions, administration and strict handling of residents’ medication in line with the Company’s policies and procedures, ensuring adherence always to be in line with the Associated Minimum Standards and pharmaceutical guidelines.
• To ensure that all care practices within the home are always maintained to the highest-level reporting concerns immediately to the Home Manager.
• To ensure effective handover at the end of shift to ensure the continued safe care of residents.
• To report to the Home Manager any incident or activity which may affect the well-being, safety or welfare of any resident.
• To carry out, support and assist any activity as designated by the Home Manager in a timely and effective manner.
• To support and assist the residents to live as normal a life as possible, recognising that assistance should only be given when necessary.
• To ensure that the aims and objectives of the home are always met and to undertake direct or indirect care to the residents as part of a team. To assist in the individual care plan delivery under the direction of the Home Manager and/or Deputy Manager.
• To supervise and support the Care Assistants and other members of staff by acting as a mentor.
• To assist, support and identify Care Assistants and other members of staff training and development needs.
• To assist in all aspects of personal care including but not limited to toileting, dressing, eating, personal hygiene and intimate personal care.
• To ensure that any relevant documentation and/or reports relating to but not limited to care plans, diaries, health and safety practices, and maintenance practices are completed fully during a working shift.
• To ensure that the highest quality of care is always maintained and to consistently display a courteous and helpful manner towards the residents, staff and all visitors to the home.
• To ensure that due regard is given to residents’ customs, values, culture, religious and spiritual beliefs, always acting in a facilitative manner that promotes the residents’ dignity, independence and choice.
• To assist with maintaining a safe and healthy environment, consistently demonstrating safe practice, both within the home and on occasions when escorting patients off site.
• To report any maintenance or health and safety issues to the Home Manager.
• It is the responsibility of every member of staff to protect themselves and others against an infection risk. All staff regardless of whether clinical or not are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems regarding this to the
manager. All staff undertaking patient care activities should attend infection control training and updates as required by this organisation.
• Support the equality, diversity and rights of Residents, Carers and Colleagues.
• Be committed to personal and professional development, and ensure any required training is met in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.
• To ensure that revalidation is completed when required and maintain a valid NMC PIN.
• To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses are met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.
• To ensure adherence to the Company’s dignity at work and bullying a harassment policy is always adhered to Racial, sexual or any other harassment will not be tolerated.
• It is the personal responsibility of all staff to act in accordance with The Care Act 2014, (UK). The Nursing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005. The Residential Care Homes Regulations and Associated Minimum Standards (NI)
• To be flexible and perform any other duties that may arise from time to time to meet the ongoing needs of the company.