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Registered Nurse - RGN / RN
Job Overview
  • Base Pay : £13.23 /Hour
  • Other Pay : N/A
  • Location : UK-Kirkcaldy, Fife
Job Description

Site or Unit :
Gowrie House Care Home
Address :
18-20 West Albert Road Kirkcaldy Fife KY1 1DL

Contracted Weekly Hours : 39.37

Gowrie House is a 60 bed purpose built care home.Our care home is located on West Albert Road, Kirkcaldy in a quiet residential area close to the town centre and all its amenities including train station. We provide a high standard of care in six homely and welcoming units, including general nursing, residential care and specialised nursing and residential care for people with dementia along with respite and palliative care. All our staff work within a person centred approach and strive to make Gowrie a pleasant and happy place to live. We are PEARL accredited providing high quality specialised care for people with dementia.

We have 2 Dementia Ambassadors, who attended training and conferences to enhance their own personal development, to support residents, relatives and staff, One of our main focuses is to help staff further develop their skills and knowledge, especially around dementia care, we believe that by supporting our staff and enhancing their knowledge, they can deliver the best quality of care to our residents and relatives will feel relaxed and trust us to look after their loved one, We aim to be a skilled workforce.


To prescribe, deliver and supervise the execution of excellent standards of care in accordance with our policies and procedures; To lead a care team promoting rehabilitation and independence, together with dignity and respect, such that the lives of our residents is as they would wish it, and choose it, to be.

Key Responsibilities

1. Ensure the highest possible standards of care, assessing residents' needs and wishes, and developing services to enhance their quality of life.

2. Champion appropriate independence and personal choice; developing, reviewing and updating care plans to meet our residents physical, social and psychological needs.

3. Oversee all aspects of medicine management on your shift – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered, in accordance with company policies and current legislation.

4. Build the positive reputation of the Business; liaise professionally with visitors and other external stakeholders.

5. Ensure all elements of resident experience are positive, from admission to discharge.

6. Participate knowledgably and professionally to all inspection visits, ensuring your team is ready at all times to do the same.

7. Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – identify, investigate and resolve risks proactively.

8. Ensure you follow a rigorous monitoring and recording practice; documenting efficiently, and thoroughly all matters relating to residents and employees.

9. Promote a cohesive team approach and a welcoming atmosphere to ensure staff members feel a connection to our residents and the home, and they are well supported to deliver high quality care.

10. Understand the key targets of your host home and support the Home Manager in their achievement by promoting and practicing high standards of nursing care and ensuring staff and shifts are supervised in a smooth manner.

11. Support, guide, teach and mentor others in line with the NMC Code, following its guidance at all times.

12. Attend relevant meetings both internal and external; attend regular team meetings and monthly appraisals with line manager.

13. Act as a reflective and developmental practitioner participating to continual professional development and meeting the requirements of professional revalidation.

Qualifications & Accreditations

NMC Registered Nurse

Key Skills and Behaviours – (Essential)

1.The ability to lead a team, analyse problems and propose solutions or improvements

2.Able to communicate effectively and to develop professional relationships

3.Understands and effectively uses IT and communication systems required for the role

4.Respectful of the values, views and needs of others

5. Able to work under pressure and prioritize workload

Key Experience and Knowledge - (Desirable)

1. Experience of delivering nursing care within elderly health care sector

2. People Management experience

3. Experience of participating in quality and clinical governance programmes

Job Requirements

We are recruiting for nurses with strong passion and commitment to enhance the specialist services we deliver, together with a positive and flexible attitude and person centred ethos. Our ideal candidates are forward thinking and up to date with current practices, with the ability to show leadership qualities and desire to maintain excellent industry knowledge.

Four Seasons Health Care provide a variety of competitive benefits, including:

- A generous holiday allowance

- Contributory pension scheme

- Bespoke development programme

- Childcare vouchers

- Employee discount scheme

- Free parking and uniform (where applicable)

As a qualified nurse you can also enjoy up to £1,250 in your first year as a "Welcome Bonus".

  • subject to terms and conditions.

If you have the skills to succeed in this role and are committed to the provision of quality care please apply now.