Unit Lead (RGN) - Bolton

15.00 - 16.00 GBP Hourly + GBP15 - GBP16/hour
12 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client, a Nursing Home based in the Bolton area are looking for a unit lead (RGN) on the nursing unit on a permanent basis.

Main Purpose

To co-ordinate and lead on the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment. Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and undertake direct patient care. Manage and direct the delivery of clinical services within a unit, ensuring it complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards. The clinical Lead for Nursing / Dementia will provide clinical leadership and expertise to other staff on shift as required, assuming the role of nurse-in-charge of the unit whilst on duty.

Key Accountabilities


1. To promote, monitor and implement standards for resident care within the unit environment, evaluating through clinical governance and audit.

2. Provide clinical leadership, positive role modelling to the unit team, ensuring effective communication across the multidisciplinary team, through supervision, mentoring and appraisal. Lead on formal care reviews with commissioning Trust.

3. Ensure all Care records, risk assessment, audit and any other agreed outcome measures are an integral part of the patients care and that these are monitored and updated on a regular basis.

4. Develop and lead regular resident feedback mechanisms e.g. satisfaction surveys, outcome studies, resident forums.

5. Ensure that all nursing staff provide an appropriate care plan which is written with the resident and that the resident's progression against these are documented within care notes.

6. Undertake regular audits to assess the quality of care given to the patients on his/her unit (Nursing Clinical Lead / Dementia Clinical Lead) and presents these within Clinical Governance meetings with Manager.


7. Assist and support local management in developing and implementing new services within own site.

8. Looks at developing their own unit to ensure they provide innovative frontline services to the resident group in line with NICE guidelines, regulatory requirements and best practice agenda.

9. Take a lead on individual projects that will demonstrate improvements in the quality of care and standards.

10. Act as mentors to ensure that staff are developing, whilst leading a shift as Senior Nurse.

11. Take part in the on-call system and service for both Senior Nurse on Duty and Senior Nurse on Call. Ensuring that the site is being safely and effectively managed and staffed over a 24hr period.


12. Assist the Deputy manager to help achieve the set objectives for their unit and the site.

Knowledge & Skills

First level NMC Registered, qualified nurse with regular updating of skills -



The role holder will have experience within a related operational, professional or educational environment, including experience managing a number of staff. - They should be skilled clinical nurses - able to lead on clinical issues within the Home.

Intelligent Problem Solving

Problem solving often relates to the adaptation of existing systems and processes in response to clinical or operational needs - some adaptive or creative thinking is occasionally required when translating best practice and evidence based research.



Managerial responsibility for a team of clinical staff whilst on duty (Shift Patterns) assuming responsibility as Nurse-in-Charge, to ensure resident safety and appropriate staffing levels. Identify training needs for staff employed in the clinical environment.


Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of resident records, data and information. Ensuring good quality patient documentation, which meets the Regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.

Communication & Interaction

Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills are a key feature of the role, involving counselling, coaching and/or supervision. Ensures effective communication across the multidisciplinary team. The role holder will be in charge of a unit regularly.

Working environment

The problems faced by residents may present difficult and challenging situations, which may heighten the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.

Special Features

Facilitate clinical supervision for the clinical team. Participate in Audit/Research projects as part of Clinical Governance. Demonstrate the ability to monitor staff performance and, with support from the Manager, be able to take appropriate action.

Working Hours and base

The post holder will work a total of 40-48 hours per week.

If interested, please apply or alternatively if you do know of anyone that may be interested then do let us know. As if they are successful, you will be entitled to a GBP250 referral bonus