• The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Gloucester, UK
  • 12 Oct, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Are you a Registered Nurse with NMC pin, who thrives on making a positive difference to the lives of older people? We have an excellent opportunity to join Chestnut Court Care Home on our assessment unit! 

Location: Quedgeley, GL2
Rate of pay:£18.18 per hour
Hours of work: 37.5 per week - 07:45-20:15 or 07:45-14:15/ 13:45-20:15

Chestnut Court is an 80 bed Care Home situated in the small town of Quedgeley in Gloucester. The home offers high-quality compassionate and personalised nursing, dementia and respite care in a comfortable, homely setting. We are rated 9.6 by and Good by the Care Quality Commission Our care teams make a real difference every day and your professionalism, kindness and compassion, will be at the core of everything you do. At times, you may be the only nurse on the shift and will be responsible for leading and managing the care team to ensure that high standards of nursing and personal care are met, providing clinical leadership and guidance where necessary. You will deliver, monitor, and re-evaluate care needs in partnership with each resident, their key carers, family members and the wider team at the home, as well as liaising effectively with GPs, hospitals and external agencies.

About the role: The role is incredibly rewarding, and you will regularly be presented with a wide range of clinical experiences to develop your skills and opportunities for career development, all delivered in a nurturing, engaging, and rewarding environment. You will be responsible for : * Delivering and supervising the care team to ensure effective delivery of personal care and well-being of the residents. * Undertake all aspects of nursing care, including advanced clinical skills where the appropriate training and supervision have been obtained. * The day to day management of the care and support team on the nursing ward during the course of a shift. * Ensure that all medications, including controlled drugs, are ordered, stored, administered and disposed of in accordance with the Trust’s Medicines Policy, NMC and CQC guidance on drug administration * Ensure that all care and nursing employees maintain written and electronic care records and Trust records in accordance with record keeping standards * Ensuring effective collaboration with GPs and the wider multidisciplinary team, including hospitals and outside agencies. About you: You will be a qualified Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse and currently registered with NMC. You will have post-registration experience, able to evidence continuing professional development activities and comfortable working autonomously. You will have a clear understanding of regulatory frameworks and also have experience of or be willing to train in: * Medication administration * Catheterisation * End of life care * Verification of death * Syringe drivers * Gastrostomy care * Venepuncture * Diabetic awareness * Tissue viability * Epilepsy awareness * Management of deterioration – sepsis awareness You will be a positive role model, with excellent communication skills and a natural ability to build positive working relationships. As a supportive leader, you will motivate your team to always deliver the best possible care to our residents.

What you will get in return: The rewards for our Nurses are great. Our roles offer greater flexibility in working patterns, more autonomy with decision making, the opportunity to build close relationships with the residents in your care in a consultative, case-management role. The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and comfort in knowing all your colleagues will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (in line with government legislation; please do not continue with this application if you have not received all doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, or clinically exempt or under 18 years of age). Here are some of the other benefits you will enjoy as a valued member of our team: * 30 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) * Higher rates of pay at weekends * Fully funded renewal of your NMC PIN * Payment of Tier 2 visa application fee for eligible nurses * A Company pension * Free uniform * Free DBS * Access to our Employee Assistance Programme * “My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Registered Nurse within our care homes, then you could be next to join us! Should you have any questions about this role or our application process, please call our recruitment team on 0345 013 1714. 

Your place of work is Chestnut Court, Saint James', Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 4WD whilst our Covid Assessment Unit is open. Once this unit closes you will berequired to work at and travel to another Care Home as required by the Trust on a permanent basis. This will be based within 15 miles of your address, unless you wish to travel further. You agree to travel on the Trust’s business when required for the proper performance of your role under this contract. OSJCT provide full PPE for all our services, along with clear protocols for its use, alongside weekly PCR tests and daily Lateral Flow tests.