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Staff nurse - Nursing home

Downpatrick, Down, Northern Ireland
BT30 6NR
£ 14.00 - 18.00 Per hour
Full time
Permanent, Contract, Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
6 May 2019
19 Jul 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse - Elder Care

Location: Down, Northern Ireland

Salary: £14.00 - 18.00 per hour DOE


Staff Nurse post available for luxury Private Nursing home.

The role involves being a member of the nursing team, responsible for carrying out duties within the programme of patient care. Working to an excellent standard ensuring all nursing practices are carried out in line with the Patient Charter of Rights, and under the Nursing Home Minimum Standards.

Professional responsibilities

Works within the NMC Professional Code of Conduct complying with all legal and statutory requirements outlined.

Admits patients into the Home and Makes assessments and develops care plans using the RLT module of nursing.

Completes assessments on nutrition, continence, skin viability and risks regarding falls and use of cotsides.

On the basis of assessments makes referrals to relevant authorities i.e. Speech and Language Therapists, O.T.’s, Physios, Dieticians and Social Workers.

Organises patient appointments outside the Home – ensures suitable transport and escort is in place.

Ensures that all patients receive the care identified in their care plans and that it is carried out to the highest standard.

Collects specimens including bloods and sends to laboratory.

Maintains enteral feeding tubes and replaces as necessary.

Ensures that nursing procedures and treatments are understood by staff and are carried out according to established policies and procedures.

Observes and reports on patients’ health status and maintains a high standard of record keeping and documentation by complying with the NMC Standards for Record Keeping.

Supervises the serving of meals and ensures that patients’ nutritional needs are met.

Ensures nursing care priorities are met and manages auxiliary staff in the non-nursing duties, when time permits these duties to be carried out.

Adheres to regulations outlined in the 'Controlled Drugs Act' and the policy entitled 'Custody, Storage and Administration of Drugs and Medicines'.

Ensures the social and spiritual welfare of each patient by monitoring social needs as outlined in the patients care plan, requesting external help from professional services and involving relatives and friends in the interaction of the patient with the environment.

Liaises with the named worker, G.P. and relatives in continuing care of the patients.

Liaises with Community Nursing Services to ensure a satisfactory integrated care program for each patient.

Observes confidentiality at all times.

Administrative responsibilities.

Personnel responsibilities.

Participates in the developing of good interpersonal relationships between all staff members.

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Ref: RN Nursing home

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