Registered General Nurse

35000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000/annum
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Registered General Nurse needed for a fantastic home in Verwood


Days and Nights available

A fantastic and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered General Nurse to join their fantastic team on a permanent basis in Verwood Dorset .

Job role

* To ensure residents are cared for to their satisfaction by leading, motivating and developing the team effectively. Utilising your nursing expertise, to ensure the safe and smooth running of the unit.
* To take full responsibility for maintaining professional standards of care and nursing for residents within the home.
* To support the Care Home Manager in the day to day operation of the service, deputing as directed in their absence.
* To manage lower grade nursing staff and nominated care staff.
* To ensure that care delivered is compliant with current CQC requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

* To manage the care planning process, including risk assessments, in a way that meets the individual's needs and Health & Safety requirements.
* To assess the needs of residents, in order to organise and manage the shift. Ensuring that the appropriate nursing care is delivered.
* To be aware of the general condition and well-being of each resident and to make appropriate referrals to other professionals/agencies.
* To ensure plans produced are delivered on time, with quality. To develop effective working relationships with residents and their families.
* To gain a thorough knowledge of each individual and their circumstances and use this in care planning.
* To build good working relationships with other external professionals, e.g. GPs and District nurses in order to meet residents care goals.
* To ensure that up to date nursing practices are carried out for the benefits of the residents.
* To share good nursing practices where appropriate with care staff, including attending update training and then putting this into practice.
* To recruit, support, supervise and manage the performance of staff in accordance with C&C policies and guidelines.
* To provide honest development feedback, in order to improve staff performance and to use this and other information to produce development action plans and to follow up on progress.
* To conduct regular communication with staff on a one to one and team basis on key issues. Ensuring adequate staff coverage at all times.
* To contribute to Rota planning when requested to do so.
* To maintain effective working relationships and lines of communication with other staff and ensure that the quality of care and safety in the home is not compromised.


* To be able to demonstrate post qualification learning and development
* To demonstrate a willingness for further training and development
* To demonstrate adherence to the required regularity updating of nursing qualifications


* Must provide direct personal and social care
* Must have RGN Band 5 qualification with NMC Pin (up to date)
* Previous experience of using care planning software
* Experience of communicating with professionals and other agencies
* Have experience of team working
* Have experience of providing personal care
* Managing a team of care staff
* Demonstrable experience of training, coaching and developing staff
* Must be RGN (with experience of working with this client group)
* Must have good clinical and care planning skills
* Must have good written and verbal skills
* Must be able to work effectively as an individual and within a team
* Must be confident
* Must be flexible to meet individual's needs


* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Knowledge of the statutory requirements associated with care of the elderly
* Competent in Outlook and MS Word
* Be able to train coach and develop staff
* Good interpersonal skills
* Up to date medication and manual handling
* Be able to demonstrate post qualification learning
* Commitment to working to enable and empower older people

Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of application. If you haven't been contacted within this period, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If you have any questions at all please call Jody at SkyEx Resourcing on