The staff nurse is primarily responsible for delivering the highest possible standard of nursing care to the service users throughout a 24-hour period.
• To maintain high standards of care for all service users on the basis of individualised care. • To act in a professional manner at all times and to uphold the NMC Code of Professional Conduct. • To plan and implement a high standard of care for service users which is evaluated at regular intervals with input from the residents and their families when appropriate. • To monitor the standard of care delivered by care assistants and ensure that all residents needs are met. • To undertake the role of named nurse for a group of service users. • To abide by all policies and procedures of Bassett House Care Home at all times. • To establish effective liaison with other healthcare professionals eg. GP’s, Physiotherapist, etc. • To administer medicines and adhere to the Regulations regarding the Administration of Medicines. • To admit new service users to the home and complete the appropriate documentation. • To undertake nursing procedures and clinical treatments as required and assist service users through direct care. • To act as the designated First-Aider. • To ensure that a safe environment is maintained at all times. • To organise cover for the duty rota if required in times of staff sickness or absence. • To participate in training programmes which may be required by law or by company standards thereby improving professional knowledge and competence in accordance with PREP. • To report to the Manager any accidents, complaints, thefts and mishaps at the home including the action taken and to provide a written account of the incident or accident. • To develop good personal contact with service users and relatives or their representatives and all visitors to the home. • To co-operate and maintain good working relationships with all staff in the home and with Head office staff. • To attend staff meetings as requested by the Manager. • To promote the good name of the home and the company at all times. • To handle enquiries for prospective service users and when the Manager is not available show people around the home. • To ensure that the home is kept clean and tidy at all times and liase with housekeeper regarding any specific cleaning duties that may be required.
In addition to the above duties the Manager may from time to time request the staff nurses to undertake other tasks reasonably related to their employment. « Return to the search results