• The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Wallingford, UK
  • 02 Nov, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Westgate House is situated in the Oxfordshire town of Wallingford at the end of a quiet and residential cul de sac and offers compassionate respite, dementia, nursing and residential care. The home is short distance of the town centre, shops and local amenities.Are you excited about the opportunity of providing excellent nursing care to the elderly?   As one of the largest Not for Profits Care providers in the UK specialising in providing relationship-centred care for older people in nursing, residential and independent living homes. As a charity we ensure that any revenue goes straight back into our homes for the benefit of our residents and staff who look after them. We have a deep commitment to quality and this is shown by our 2nd place in the national CQC compliance league table rating 87% of our homes good or outstanding. The Meadows offers compassionate, individualised residential and nursing care for up to 68 residents in a modern, comfortable environment. Opened in 2004, the care home is situated in a quiet residential location in the growing south Oxfordshire town of Didcot. With good transport links to the A34 and half a mile from Didcot Parkway railway station, The Meadows is in easy reach of the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, River Thames, Vale of the White Horse and the beautiful Berkshire Downs. What will you be doing?   You can expect a wide range of responsibilities, from developing tailored care plans, providing medicine safely to overseeing the care team; overall delivering excellence in everything you do.   Working autonomously, managing a caseload of complex cases which will be challenging as well as rewarding. You will have the ability to understand and manage the complexities of the multitude of clinical and psychological factors that affect the health and well-being of our elderly residents, whilst in turn supporting their families.   Our Nurses also supervise our Nurse Associates and support the care team by designating the nursing assignments, leading on clinical issues and making up the working schedules. Ensuring everyone does things the right way.   What experience do you need?   We believe our Registered Nurses are highly valued, combining a set of key skills and experience that are essential to delivering the quality care that allows our residents to age with dignity. The social care landscape is changing: as we live longer, we have more complex clinical needs. We are therefore looking for nurses who have the following qualities that we consider to be essential to this role:   Professionalism and resilience Caring for our resident’s psychological and social well-being can be challenging at times. It’s during these times we expect our Nurses to continue to act in a professional manner, show determination, drive and commitment to work through the set backs. You will also be patient, understanding, empathetic, and compassionate, with a true desire to build relationships with your patients rather than them just be a number.   Effective communication The ability to communicate is crucial to any healthcare role, but particularly for those working with our dementia residents. We are looking for Nurses who’s verbal and written communication is clear, effective and appropriate for the situation or audience.     Providing excellent care A strong commitment to providing the highest standards of care to achieve freedom of choice for our residents wherever possible. By recognising that each person is an individual, involving them in daily decisions, we believe enables them to feel control in their own life.   Leading and getting the best from others We expect our Nurses to lead by example, share their own knowledge and skills and challenge poor practice to ensure our residents receive best quality of care all of the time.   In addition we require you to have at least an associate degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and be currently registered with NMC. Experience of producing well developed care plans and detailed risk assessments is important too, as is an understanding of regulatory frameworks, including DoLs and MCA.   What will you get in return?   Despite the challenges, the rewards for both our Nurses are great. Our roles offer greater flexibility in working patterns, a little more autonomy with decision making, in a consultative, case-management role.   We are committed to continuing professional development of our staff and you will have excellent opportunities to specialise in many different areas such as palliative care or dementia care through mentoring and further education.   In addition to this, as a key member of the OSJCT team you can expect benefits such as: * Fully funded renewal of your NMC PIN * Company pension * Paid breaks * Overtime and weekend rates of pay * Free DBS * Free uniform * Refer a Friend bonus scheme paying £1000 for nurse recommendations * Offer to pay Tier 2 visa application fee for eligible nurses * “My Rewards” offering you discount on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more #RWN