Unit Manager/Senior Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)
£14.30 per hour
Cygnet or Teal Unit
36 - 42 hours per week contract
Fairburn Chase is a 73 bedded specialist home that is made up of 4 differents units: Cygnet which is our 18 bedded Nursing unit, Teal our 11 bedded Nursing unit, Kingfisher our 24 bedded Residential unit and Athena our 20 bedded Residential unit.
At Fairburn Chase we offer care and for support adult service users who present with complex general nursing and complex physical health needs such as, but not exclusively to Cerebral Palsy, Challenging Behavior, Head/Brain Injury, Huntington's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke.
There is the opportunity not only to join an exciting, dynamic company that places emphasis on helping people to live the life they want but also to be part of the Fairburn site which also has our two sister homes; Fairburn Mews and Fairburn Vale. It’s a great opportunity to develop collaborative working, skill sharing but also to promote best practice and drive forward excellence in care.
About the job……
We have a vacancy for a senior nurse on our Cygnet Unit, we believe in providing the skills to meet our service users needs and that means we employ registered nurses from 3 disciplines – RGN, RMN or RNLD
You will be the Senior Nurse/Unit Manager in charge of an 18 bedded unit (Cygnet) ensuring a high standard of person centered care is delivered by the team.
So, what will your role be?
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.
As a Unit Manager with Exemplar Health Care, you will take the role of a senior nurse on duty and have responsibility for a team of nursing and care staff. You will lead by example, delivering hands-on nursing care and providing strong leadership to your team. You will have a person centred ethos and be committed to enriching the lives of the individuals in your care.
On a day to day basis, you will have clinical, people and general management responsibilities and these will include:
- Conducting pre-admission assessments, assessing client care requirements
- Working with the MDT to ensure that care provided is appropriate and relevant to the individual's care package
- Provide safe and effective processes for the ordering, handling, storage, administration, recording and disposal of drugs
- Maintain cost effective controls of all clinical supplies (including ordering, storage, stock rotation and correct usage)
- Review and document care plans on a regular basis
- Positively promote the home
- Participate in an on-call system to support the nurse in charge
- Participate in recruitment, supervision and training of staff
- Report all compliments , comments and complaints
- Complying with all legal and regulatory policies and procedures
- Promoting choice, independence, dignity and respect
- Adhering to the NMC Code and Revalidation
We expect that you will be a first level nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD) with a current PIN.
More importantly though, you’ll need to be passionate about what you do, and that means leading by example. You’ll need to be well organised, be able work on your own initiative and make decisions, whilst working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
You should be up to date with current evidence based practice and have a working knowledge of CQC Standards and Regulations.
What do we offer…...
A comprehensive seven day induction, designed to give you all the information that you’ll need before you start working in the home.
Our home offers a rewarding and stimulating working environment, where you will be supported to develop your clinical, leadership and management skills, to prepare you for future opportunities that the group offers.
Working for an Exemplar home means that you‘ll have genuine prospects for career development, including opportunities to move into a more senior post or develop in a specialist clinical area.
Comprehensive induction and training programme
Competitive rates of pay
A challenging and rewarding work environment
Employee benefits scheme - online shopping, discounts and vouchers
An opportunity to join an exemplary organisation, with an excellent reputation.
If you would like to find out more please contact the Recruitment Team on 01709 565822.
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
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.