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  • Full Time
  • North Devon
  • Applications have closed.
  • £17.75 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 030918-2851

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications Required

Hold relevant nursing qualification
Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
Ability to communicate appropriately, effectively and sensitively with staff, Clients and relatives and understand the importance of accurate and timely communication within the health care environment
Ability to work under instruction and within a team
Demonstrate leadership qualities to manage a team
Satisfactory police check and check against ISA list (where applicable)

Nature of job role

To achieve the highest standard of physical, social, emotional, psychological and nursing care needs for our Clients
Work under the supervision of the Registered Manager/Senior Person and as a team member participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care within the boundaries of their role.
Demonstrate ability to take charge in the absence of a Registered Manager/Senior Person
Promote professional, clinical and administrative arrangements, training and care planning within the Home
Provide care to a group of Clients in accordance with CQC guidelines, NMC, code of professional conduct and Company policies and procedures
Main Responsibilities



Administer any medication as prescribed, ensuring proper monitoring of the drug, dose, time, route and person to whom it is given. To ensure the medication is properly taken, and to monitor for any normal, positive or negative effects of that drug
Demonstrate knowledge of and the use of any equipment within the Home
Be knowledgeable regarding emergency procedures pertaining to our client group
Assess and respond to the spiritual, emotional, physical and mental needs of the client and their families
Liaise with clients, staff, GPs and other multi-disciplinary team members to promote good care
Monitors care and re-assess as appropriate highlighting gaps in care provision
Updates, promotes and facilitates new ways of working as they develop and evolve, e.g. care pathways, nursing interventions and practice
Plans evidence based care in conjunction with the care team and the multi-disciplinary team as appropriate
Provide care for Clients who are dying or who have a progressive illness
Ensure that full privacy and dignity is maintained for the dying and bereaved, in line with Company’s policies / procedures
Ensure that a death of a resident is managed in the most appropriate and sensitive manner.  Manage the communication to all required individuals/groups
Undertakes activities based on a holistic assessment and prepares the environment taking into account the privacy and dignity of the individual
Monitor clients’ hygiene and self-care
Promote the health and empowerment of the Clients
Ensures accurate, timely and detailed communication with the multi-disciplinary team when identified

Ensure all goods and equipment to be used within the current shift and beyond are available
Investigate complaints, and follow procedures for their resolution.
Ensures close liaison and excellent working relationships with the team
Actively participates in staff meetings
Demonstrate awareness of all the procedures of the Home
Comply with the Registered Homes Act 1984 as in the local authority guidelines which are available for reference purposes in the Home
Maintain proper and accurate records regarding the clients and other Home information
Be knowledgeable regarding the whereabouts of all clients at all times
Bring to the attention of the management any repairs and renewals of fitments and fittings
Resolve problems arising in the Home, if possible and, where problems persist, to refer to the proprietor
Records, reviews and discusses treatment outcomes with Clients, families and members of the team and multi-disciplinary team
Participate in the education and supervision of the team, including all staff within the home
Prioritises workload and uses resources effectively
Ensure stock levels are maintained
Communicate effectively with clients, visitors, colleagues and the multidisciplinary team

Health and Safety
Report immediately to the Registered Manager or Senior Person any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or another
Understand, and ensure implementation of, Eastleigh Care Homes Health and Safety policy, Emergency and Fire procedures
Ensure and faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or potential hazard are reviewed in line with Company policies and procedures
Promote safe working practice within the home
Take responsibility for identifying signs of risk
Initiates and communicates the requirement for protective measures

Training and Development
Maintain professional knowledge and competence
Participate in first aid training as required
Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required
Undertake training identified at appraisal
Participate in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the care plans

Promotes and contributes to the development of a culture that is open to change, innovation and quality improvement
Develops, maintains and promotes an understanding of ongoing developments/changes within Eastleigh Care Homes and the service provision
Promote and ensure the good reputation of Eastleigh Care Homes
Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties.  Respect confidential information obtained in the course of professional practice, refraining from disclosing such information without the consent of the client, or a person entitled to act on his/her behalf, except where disclosure is required by law or by the order of a Court or is necessary in the public interest
Ensure that the security of Eastleigh Care Homes is maintained at all times
Ensure that all equipment is clean and well maintained
Notify the Registered Manager, or Senior Person, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty, and also on your return from all periods of absence
Wear uniform as agreed with Eastleigh Care Homes
Maintain personal standards of hygiene and promote universal precautions to limit cross infection
Refer to the Registered Manager any situation which is not within your current responsibility
Adhere to all Company policies / procedures within the defined timescales

If required to work as part of the night duty team, providing wakeful cover of the Home. It is a dismissible offence to be found asleep on duty.

The post holder must devote their whole time and attention to such duties.

This job description is designed to identify the principle responsibilities of the post only, and is subject to review in the light of the changing needs of the business. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.  The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role of RGN to respond to new and changing demands.

Job location

90-91 East Street
South Molton
EX36 3DF

Job category

Nursing home


Eastleigh Care Homes

Type of organisation



Social care

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