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Senior Nurse

Job Description

Senior Nurse/Unit Manager
Meadowcroft, Sutton in Ashfield
£14.20 per hour
40 hours per week contract

Meadowcroft is a home which cares for individuals with complex mental health needs, as well as Huntington’s disease and neurological disorders.  It prides itself on the level of care offered and as one relative recently told us 'all the staff pay attention to looking after my sister which leaves me able to get on with my life and not have to worry as I know she is very well cared for'

We recognise that being a nurse is at the heart of what you do – so you’ll be able to keep your skills and experience up to date but, as a Senior Nurse/Unit Manager, you’ll also have the opportunity to use and develop your management abilities.

About the job……

On a day to day basis, you’ll have responsibility for clinical matters, people and general management duties. Whilst you’ll still be delivering hands-on nursing care, you’ll also be involved with:

  • Conducting pre-admission assessments, assessing client care requirements
  • Providing safe and effective means for the ordering, handling, storage, administration, recording and disposal of drugs
  • Ordering clinical supplies to budget, ensuring safe storage, stock rotation and usage
  • Reviewing and documenting care plans on a regular basis
  • Participating in an on-call system to support the nurse in charge
  • Deputising for the Registered Home Manager where necessary

About you……

We expect that you will be a first level nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD) with a current PIN.   You should be up to date with current evidence based practice and have a working knowledge of CQC Standards and Regulations.   You’ll probably have had some supervisory experience previously, combined with a couple of years nursing experience.

You’ll have great communication and leadership qualities to ensure that the unit runs effectively and efficiently, delivering a high standard of clinical care.

What do we offer…..?

Your first seven days will be spent in a classroom environment, where you’ll complete a comprehensive induction and training programme, designed to give you all the information that you’ll need before you start working in the home.

Our homes offer a rewarding and stimulating working environment, where you will enjoy a varied role.

Working for an Exemplar home means that you‘ll have genuine prospects for career development.  We have a City & Guilds centre which offers a variety of QCF qualifications, as well as a tailor made management development programme, to help you to achieve your goal, whether you want to climb the career ladder to Deputy Manager or enhance your clinical skills, we can support you.


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Can you see yourself working in an Exemplar home?  If so and you want to find out more, please call our Recruitment Team on 01709 565822 or click Apply Now. 

You can find out more about Exemplar by visiting

Being the care provider of choice for our customers

Encouraging communication, sharing knowledge, and embracing the views of stakeholders

Investing in our personal and professional development

Networking with others to expand our horizons

Growing in confidence, competence, and capability

Individually and collectively making a positive difference

Nurturing innovation and encouraging new ideas

Sharing our passion and enthusiasm with those around us

Providing high quality care services in high quality purpose built homes

Improving our status, ensuring quality standards and financial targets are met or exceeded

Recognising achievement

Enjoying what we do

Delighting all our stakeholders

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Company Overview

Exemplar started life as a training company, helping a care home operator get to grips with an ever-increasing regulatory burden. We helped co-ordinate nursing adaptation courses for overseas nurses too.

Having all this knowledge at our fingertips, we quickly moved into care home operation, taking over 5 elderly care homes in need of some tlc. We still have these homes and they form the bedrock on which the rest has been built.