Thistle Recruitment is currently looking for a mature and responsible Registered Nurse with a naturally caring nature to take the role of Lead Nurse for a nursing home. As well as good care quality reports, the home boasts a comforting and caring atmosphere for the frail elderly residents with physical disability and adult care needs.
My client is one of the leading companies in this provision of patient orientated care and they are looking for outstanding clinicians to join their ever expanding organisation.
As the Lead Nurse you have responsibility for assisting in the management of a business and a team. As part of the leadership team you will be responsible for ensuring the whole facility operates effectively and of course ensuring we deliver the very best quality care.
So as a Lead Nurse what do you need to do to make this happen?
Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents' needs and wishes and developing the service to enhance their quality of life.
Assist the home manager - deputise in the overall management of the care home as required.
Positively influence the reputation of the home - communicating professionally and warmly with visitors including family, friends and other external stakeholders.
Play an active role in ensuring compliance within the home - managing the implementation of company policies and regulatory requirements; striving to achieve the best possible care rating and other external recognition of quality.
Maintain clinical excellence - role models high standards of nursing care, ensuring legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines are followed.
Support the financial effectiveness of the home - ensure the home operates within budget through effective use of resources and identify areas to improve efficiency.
Take on an active leadership role - you will need to be a visible leader in the home supporting the operation of a twenty four hour business.
Developing your people - oversee the induction of all new employees and participate in the training development of the team.
People management - play an active part in the recruitment, assessment and supervision of the team.
- Must have extensive experience as a Nurse (RGN/RMN/RNLD)
- Experience in a Clinical Lead/Unit Manager/Charge Nurse post is preferred
- Must have great clinical experience along with excellent leadership skills