Hours of work:
Required hours will be stated on the job advert and will vary according to our needs and sites.
Clinical duties and responsibilities:
10. Undertake ‘trusted advisor’ role in delivering nursing advice and guidance to residents, their family/friends and colleagues.
Well-being and person-centred care:
11. Deliver support and counselling to residents, their family and significant others. De-escalating issues where necessary.
12. Build relationships of trust with residents, family, significant others and care teams.
13. Maintain a positive working environment which supports the holistic care of individuals.
14. Liaise with catering team (and other St Monica Trust departments) to continually enhance residents’ diet, health and well-being.
15. Liaise with the Trust’s Volunteer Programme, supporting and encouraging volunteer opportunities within the activities programme and community events.
16. Liaise effectively with pastoral care team to address spiritual care needs of residents, particularly at end of life.
17. Lead and direct the care team (as appropriate to the service specification). Hold accountability of care of residents under the direction of the Care Home Manager and senior nurses.
18. Manage and respond to complaints or concerns.
19. Conduct return to work interviews following line reports’ sickness absence (as appropriate to the care home’s procedures).
20. Support and direct appropriate care colleagues in initiatives, listening to their feedback and ideas.
21. Undertake line reports’ employee supervisions and appraisals – manage performance issues.
22. Maintain a full understanding of others’ roles to encourage team working across the unit.
23. Refer clinical, care or staffing issues to appropriate channel when necessary.
24. Keep updated on knowledge and best practices.
25. Regularly review and reflect on clinical, administrative and other practices and recommend suggestions for improvement.
Administration and record keeping:
26. Manage the process of admissions and discharges.
27. Make and ensure residents meet appointments and transfers.
28. Undertake and review risk assessments.
29. Co-ordinate the development of care plans in partnership with residents, keep them updated, and ensure they are reviewed and evaluated regularly.
30. Deliver end of life care planning in full collaboration with resident and residents’ family and significant others.
31. People management related paperwork and records.
32. Store information confidentially.
33. Ensure care colleagues report all appropriate incidents and near-misses.
The skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience listed here are requirements of the role and are assessed at different stages of our recruitment and selection process. Use this information to help you complete the ‘further information’ section of the application form.
Registered Nurse (adult level 2) with current NMC registration
Registered Nurse (adult level 1) with current NMC registration
Ability to attend to personal care needs
Experience in social care with older people, disabled people, people with dementia, rehabilitation and short term care
Experience of working in a nursing home/hospital/ community services/ social care setting or working with older people.
Experience in quality assurance systems
Experience of contributing to development of practice policies and procedures – assessment and review of internal practices
Experience of performance managing team members
Experience in undertaking risk assessments
Experience of writing or maintaining care plans/other documentation
Good practice in relation to Health and Safety, First Aid and Moving and Handling
Good food, safety and infection prevention and control practices
Excellent working knowledge of relevant professional standards
Standards of records and record keeping
In depth understanding of the ageing process
Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated activities) regulations and fundamental standards of quality & safety
Whether you already work with older people, or are looking for a new challenge, there is no better time to join the St Monica Trust. We recognise the contribution that our nurses make and are therefore pleased to announce the launch of our improved rates of pay and our development guide. We recognise the individual capabilities of our nurses and wish to reward them accordingly. With our new development structure, each of our nurses has an understanding of where they are, how they can progress and the training and support available to allow them to do so. Therefore, in addition to annual salary reviews, a rewarding working environment where they can use and develop their clinical skills, our nurses have a clear career pathway.
You may not have considered working in a care home before, but here it’s different… St Monica Trust is at the cutting edge of caring for older people and people with dementia. We boast award winning, ample facilities and services and pride ourselves on our commitment to continued learning and development for our employees. Our Nurses enjoy the responsibility; taking the lead when caring for their residents, spending valuable time with them to build trust and rapport, really getting to know the person they are caring for. Our nurses have a much more rounded nursing experience in our nurse-led teams delivering consistent, resident-focussed care.
“I wanted to work for an organisation where I had time to care, where opinions mattered and where equality meant that everybody had a right to care and support".
What we’re looking for:
The ideal candidates will have experience of working with older people or within specialist care units, such as working with people with dementia. However it is also the perfect opportunity for an experienced nurse looking for a change in specialism. In addition to top-class clinical skills and a proven track record of nursing, you’ll possess exceptional communication, team working, supervisory and problem solving skills. Equally important is a collaborative approach to reviewing and developing care plans with residents and the ability to build strong relationships of trust with residents, their families and teams.
This is your chance to make a difference – to utilise and enhance the clinical and nursing skills you’ve been honing throughout your career within a rewarding and forward thinking environment.
You can find more details about the role and the person we are looking for, through the role profile, which is available on our website.
If you are ready for this new challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.
St Monica Trust is committed to paying the Nursing and Midwifery Council annual registration for Registered Nurses on a permanent contract with the Trust
How to apply:
Click on apply, where you can submit an application through our website.
The St Monica Trust is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and therefore encourages applications from all age groups, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and the LGBT community. Where required, appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.