Ashgrove House Nursing Home in Purton, Wiltshire are currently looking to recruit a Registered Nurse who is available to work 3 or 4 nights per week covering maternity leave starting 25th March 2015.
In the past 30 years, care as a whole in the UK has changed, mainly as a result of changing legislation. However, Ashgrove House Nursing Home is still owned and managed by the family who set it up, Keith and Mary Trowbridge, who are both registered nurses with almost 80 years of care experience between them.
Most residents are highly dependent and frail, aged between 48yrs and 102yrs. Their problems vary from moderate to late stage dementia, bariatric, stroke, brain injury or physical disability. The home organizes regular activities for residents and encourages them and their families to treat the home as their own home, with no set visiting times, a family kitchen and bedrooms that the residents are encouraged to personalize and decorate.
Ashgrove House Nursing Home, has recently won the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) challenge 2014. The home regularly enters the NAPA Challenge and came runners up in the competition two years ago. However, the approach the home took had to be adapted due to the vast differences in capability, skills, interests, abilities, needs and tastes of residents at the 34-bed home.
The role itself:
• To be part of an allocated team of Trained Nurses, Team Leader, Senior Carers and Carers.
• To accept responsibility for the care of allocated residents and for day care clients during the shift period.
• To provide effective communication across the multi-disciplinary team and care staff using both written and verbal means.
• To participate as a member of the team by providing a high level of professional guidance and support to ensure a high standard of care is maintained.
• To be aware of the requirements and ensure compliance with CQC in relation to the nursing care of all residents and day care clients.
• To be familiar with and work within the NMC Professional Code of Conduct
• To demonstrate a commitment to developing and improving clinical skills based on research, to enhance the delivery of care.
• To take responsibility for their own personal and professional growth as required by the NMC.
• To be familiar with and work within the homes Health and Safety policy.
You will be responsible to: Matron, Deputy Matron and Senior Nurse
You will be accountable to: Matron, Proprietors, NMC and CQC
The post is subject to an exemption order of section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
The applicant must undergo a satisfactory disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau, have 2 satisfactory references, one from present employer and have a valid RMC pin number before the post can be confirmed
This job advert is a guide to the duties and responsibilities and is not exhaustive, a more detailed job description will be provided prior to interview, should you be successful.