Registered Nurse- Night Duty
1st LEVEL NURSE (RN) - NIGHTS
Line Manager: The Manager/General Manager
Purpose of position: To assist in achieving the highest possible standard of individual holistic care by supporting the authority and control of the Manager. A professional qualification is essential and relevant to the post. To support clinical standards and health promotion.
1. To administer drugs in accordance with the Home’s Policy and Procedures and NMC Guidelines, recognizing the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
2. To formulate and evaluate the care plan for which you are responsible, including day to day progress notes. If the plan dictates further action, to take the necessary action.
3. To assist clients with their personal care and help to provide health supervision and attention.
4. To carry out regular checks on clients at intervals determined by their condition and with due regard for the client’s privacy and dignity.
5. To recognize hazards or risks with special reference to the Fire Regulations and Health and Safety Act (1974).
6. To answer emergency bells, assess the situation and deal with the client seeking help. Administer first aid if necessary.
7. To ensure that aids and equipment are maintained and in good order and report if necessary.
8. To assist clients who need help, reassurance and comfort.
9. To support the Manager to observe and maintain such records as may be directed by the Care Quality commission and Company Policy.
10. To foster the co-operation between Day Staff and Night Staff ensuring continuity of care throughout the Unit and communicate effectively.
- To oversee the fabric of the buildings and equipment therein. Ensuring safety and security.
- To ensure clients have positional changes in accordance with care plan and turning regime, recording relevant actions.
- To supervise and instruct team leaders and carers in good practice.
- To ensure clients receive adequate diet, drinks and reduce the risk of dehydration.
- To risk assess clients as depending on physical condition in areas of pressure, nutrition, handling, incontinence and bedrails.
- To promote continence by changing clients at intervals and ensure appropriate use of pads in accordance with care plan.
- To communicate with management on relevant issues assisting where reasonably required.
- To support good practice in hygiene and infection control.
- To be aware of policies and procedures relevant to the home and adhere to instructions.
- To carry out required treatments or nursing intervention.
- To report and re-order out of date or stock balance ie dressings, tubing or disposable.
- To liaise with external agencies on matters affecting client care or referrals required.
- To update relatives on conditional changes and accidents.
- To assist in the training and development of staff including induction and ongoing suitable training.
- To attend staff meetings and training as relevant to the post. Maintain registration in accordance with NMC code
- To work as part of a team, upholding philosophy in line with the Statement of Purpose.
- To act in the clients best interest, improving life quality where possible.
- To recognize and report abuse suspected or evidence of willful neglect.
- To participate in investigations into safety or disciplinary matters.
- To take advice (if appropriate) from the f health care professionals such as:
- Tissue viability nurse
- Inco advisor
- Macmillan Service
31. To take responsibility for own development and professional actions relating to NMC code of conduct.
NO AGENCIES NEED APPLY.