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Clinical Lead Nurse

Clinical Lead Nurse
Location: Loughton
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Full Time / Permanent

The state of the art home provides outstanding nursing, residential, respite and dementia care.

Job Role:
To plan, implement and supervise nursing care.

To be physically involved in the nursing care of the residents and to meet all service user individual needs, either personally or through delegation.
To take responsibility for, and effectively supervise the day-to-day running of the service in the absence of the General Manager and Deputy Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

? To take responsibility for care plans by assessing, implementing and evaluating each service user's medical, psychological and social needs on a regular basis.
? Writing and implementing care plans and records in a person centred holistic way, involving both the resident and the family members.
? Carry out routine investigations and care procedures, such as administrating medication, and taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures.
? Monitor and record patient's condition and acting accordingly on any changes in condition.
? To lead and supervise a team of care workers in carrying out their roles.
? Undertake supervision sessions to staff on a regular basis in accordance with Company Policy and Procedures.
? To mentor, coach and develop junior staff.
? Ensure that the staff allocation sheet for shift is completed in full and offers the correct skill mix to meet the needs of the residents.
? To undertake drugs rounds at prescribed times : ensuring sufficient drugs are available for the following 24 hours.
? To ensure that controlled drugs are checked by and administered by 2 appropriately trained members of staff, one of whom must be a 1st level nurse.
? To complete medical administration records (MAR) correctly.
? To report and record all complaints, accidents, happenings and untoward incidents to the Deputy Manager or General Manger as per Company Polic