Registered General Nurse

Negotiable Salary
16 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Registered General Nurse

Location: Cleeve Hill Nursing Home

Salary: Negotiable

Reports to: Manager

Hours: 36 hours per week (variable shifts)

Responsible for: Promoting and restoring resident's health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with external multi agencies and internal colleagues; providing physical and psychological support to residents and supervising assigned team members.

Responsibilities -

* Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in resident's conditions
* Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
* Record resident's medical information and vital signs
* Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess resident's condition
* Modify resident treatment plans as indicated by resident's responses and conditions
* Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit
* Consult and coordinate with internal team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate resident care plans
* Monitor all aspects of resident care, including diet and physical activity
* Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention and develop health improvement programs
* Prepare resident's for and assist with examinations or treatments
* Identify resident's care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual resident's and other persons in a position to understand care requirements

* Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to resident's, friends, and families
* Promote resident independence by establishing resident care goals; teaching resident's, friends, family and colleagues to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
* Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against resident care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations (CQC)
* Resolve resident problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel
* Protect resident's and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
* Maintain resident confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
* Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
* Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
* Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
* Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
* Taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures

To provide a high standard of nursing care, in accordance with the NMC code of professional standards and behaviour for nurses and midwives and in accordance with placement policies and procedures

Maintains continuing professional development in line with own scope of practice and in accordance with NMC Revalidation

A Registered General Nurse is responsible for all tasks and responsibilities listed, but not limited to this.

Skills and Experience required:

Clinical Skills

Bedside Manner

Infection Control

Nursing Skills

Physiological Knowledge

Administering Medication Trained

Medical Teamwork



Verbal Communication

Health Promotion and Maintenance

Nursing Qualification

* Good health and fitness
* Caring and compassionate nature
* Excellent teamwork and people skills
* Observational skills
* Ability to use initiative
* Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations
* Verbal and written communication skills
* Resilience
* Stamina

Updated PIN

At least 1 year post registration experience

Has a valid NMC registration