Senior Care

Promote, supervise and ensure that high standards of care

Reporting to – Nurse in charge / Modern Matron  

Throughout this document individual refers to people residing at Towerview

Job purpose

  • To promote, supervise and ensure that high standards of care are provided
  • To promote and ensure high standards of professional practise are maintained which are conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the individuals
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to throughout the service
  • To provide person centred care in a safe, warm and friendly environment – in conjunction with Towerview Care’s visions and values
  • To carry out the role of Key Worker for designated individuals

Skills, knowledge and qualifications

Required

Desirable

Qualified to NVQ level 3

Prior experience with nursing people with mental health and or challenging behaviours

Ability to communicate effectively on all levels

Ability to lead and direct a team under direction from the Nurse in Charge

Satisfactory DBS check

Flexible

Knowledge of safeguarding processes

Experience with CQC inspections

Medication Management qualified

Principle responsibilities

  • Carry out senior guidance / leadership (senior care role and duties) when on duty – nurses are the professional in-charge of the ward when on duty
  • To maintain professional integrity of the home and represent its interests in any dealings with other bodies, groups or individuals
  • To ensure that the highest standards of care are applied by staff
  • To co-operate with CQC inspector and inspections
  • Promote and support effective communication throughout the service
  • Ensure training is attended and up to date
  • Maintain infection control procedures

Care and support of individuals

  • To support in decision making – ensuring appropriate capacity is known and appropriate support sourced if required
  • To ensure that positive, therapeutic relationships are formed with all individuals whom you are caring for
  • Have working knowledge of all individuals who you support care plans, risk assessments and treatment pathways in place
  • To promote relationships which enable each service user to participate in social activities both within the home and in the community – supporting and directing good quality of life
  • To support and assist the nurse with the administration of meds when required (must be meds trained)
  • To provide direct care to the individuals living in Towerview.
  • To participate in any audits undertaken within the home.

Key worker role

  • To contribute and support the named nurse in the completion of care planning, risk assessment and treatment pathway for your allocated individuals
  • Along with the named nurse, communicate on a regular basis with family, next of kin, person identified as important to the individual
  • To spend 1:1 time whilst on shift with your allocated individuals
  • To ensure that your allocated individuals belongings are maintained, and all provision required provided / or supported to obtain

Staff management

  • To ensure staff have an effective induction into your service – taking lead from nurse in charge
  • To work alongside your staff team and provide support and leadership for staff
  • To provide and support staff with training and skill development if a deficit is identified
  • Ensure all team members are aware of any changes in care to be given, liaise with Nurse in charge on all changes implemented
  • Recognise the importance of personal contribution to staff morale
  • To provide supervision to care staff.
  • To receive regular supervision and annual appraisal.

Premises and Service

  • Be diligent in all aspects of health and safety polices (awareness of your responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974) and COSHH regulations, identify and record / report any concerns
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of all matters they may learn in the source of their employment. Under the requirements of the GDPR guidelines
  • Report all accidents and incidents to the Nurse in Charge
  • Ensure all records and documents are files appropriately and safely
  • Liaise with Housekeeping, Kitchen and maintenance to ensure efficient working and communication.

This Job description indicate only the main duties and responsibilities of the position; it is not intended as an exhaustive list. Towerview Care reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time according to business need and individual needs. Any changes will be confirmed in writing. Please note that you share the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties in order to improve the effectiveness of the position.

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