Unit Lead

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Henley-on-Thames, UK
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Chilterns Court is a 64 bed Care Home situated in Henley on Thames. The home offers dementia, nursing, residential and respite care in a comfortable, homely setting. We are rated 9.6/10 by Carehome.co.uk and 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. ABOUT THE ROLE Are you an experienced senior nurse who thrives on making a real and positive difference to the lives of older people? Are you qualified with a current NMC pin? Our care teams make a real difference every day and your professionalism, teamed with kindness and compassion, will be at the core of everything you do. You will support the Home Manager with the management of the home, with a particular emphasis on clinical nursing leadership which can involve making critical decisions and managing clinical issues within a person-centred care model. The role holds responsibility for the quality of nursing assessments, care planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure that our residents receive an excellent standard of care. You will be responsible for leading, motivating and managing your team, actively monitoring and supervising care practices to ensure that high standards of nursing and personal care are met and, where necessary, you will provide clinical guidance and leadership. ABOUT YOU You’ll need to be an RGN or RMN with an active PIN. You will have extensive post-registration experience in leading a care team in an elderly care or related clinical setting and be able to demonstrate continued professional development. You will have a clear understanding of regulatory frameworks and will 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, able to work autonomously and, at times, under pressure, with excellent communication and organisational skills and a natural ability to build positive working relationships with others. Above all, you will understand and manage the complexities of a multitude of clinical and psychological factors that affect the health and wellbeing of our elderly residents. A supportive leader, you will motivate your team to always deliver the best possible care to our residents. AND 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, unless you are clinically exempt or under 18 years of age). As a key member of our family, we will ensure you presented with a wide range of clinical experiences to develop your skills and opportunities for career development. 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 (exclude for Oxon) * 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 Senior Nurse/Unit Leader within our care homes, then you could be next to join us. So, apply and get your career started with us today.