Lead Nurse

Set in the stunning seven acres in Cambridgeshire, Askham Village Community is looking for a lead nurse with a desire to learn and grow with our company. 

Your benefits

Welcome bonus

Competitive rate of pay

Opportunities for growth

Contributory pension scheme

Annual attendance bonus

Loyalty bonus on selected work anniversaries

Healthcare cash plan

Cycle to work scheme

Compassionate leave

Wellbeing leave

Compliance bonus

Reliability bonus

Salary sacrifice scheme on childcare

Paid breaks

50% discount in the café

Study / Training allowance

Birthday present with items from the café

 Wellness app to support mental health

We look after our staff

The Lead Nurse Role has additional governance responsibilities over and above the role of Registered Nurse including clinical governance and management support. The Lead Nurse is responsible for ensuring that the standard of care across all shifts is consistently high and in line with regulation, procedures, policy and nursing framework – this includes role modelling of best practice at all times. The Lead Nurse is also responsible for supervision of Nurses and Care Team and must take charge of the Home when on duty. The Lead Nurse is accountable to the Head of Nursing and Care, and deputise in their absence.

The role has responsibility of 20 direct reports.

 

  1. To work closely with the Registered Manager to understand and oversee the running of the Home and the care provision
  2. To deputise for the Registered Manager when required
  3. To ensure that work is conducted according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines
  4. To support the Registered manager in interviewing and investigating situations relating to personnel issues, professional conduct/professional performance attendance etc
  5. To provide clinical leadership for Staff Nurses, Adaptation Nurses, Students Nurses and all other staff, so that they develop their competence and skills which enable them to become competent practitioners and supporting staff
  6. To support the Registered Manager in investigating complaints or concerns with regards to delivery of care services to any of our residents at Askham Care Homes, including cases reported under Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
  7. To carry out and assist with Pre-Admission Assessments
  8. To ensure that communication between the Residents, their families, and the Home is appropriate, effective, and evidenced
  9. To ensure shifts are covered appropriately with RGN’s and care staff and in accordance with Residents Assessed needs and occupancy levels.
  10. To make decisions about nursing management strategies for residents with complex physical and sensory disabilities, seeking specific/specialist advice when appropriate
  11. To continually ensure that nursing practices of the Home comply with the Nursing policies and procedures as laid out by the NMC and supported in Askham’s policies and procedures including the regular review & update of documentation to ensure relevant and accurate
  12. To promote nursing practice in line with relevant research and evidence based practice
  13. To perform audits as appropriate to ensure Excellence in Care and to deliver good clinical governance
  14. To assist with other duties as required. The Lead Nurse Role has additional governance responsibilities over and above the role of Registered Nurse including clinical governance and management support. The Deputy Manager is responsible for ensuring that the standard of care across all shifts is consistently high and in line with procedures, nursing and otherwise – this includes role modelling of best practice at all times. The Deputy Manager is also responsible for supervision of Nurses and must take charge of the Home when on duty. The Deputy manager is accountable to the Nurse Care Manager.
  15. To work closely with the Registered Manager to understand and oversee the running of the Home and the care provision
  16. To deputise for the Registered Manager when required
  17. To ensure that work is conducted according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines
  18. To support the Registered manager in interviewing and investigating situations relating to personnel issues, professional conduct/professional performance attendance etc
  19. To provide clinical leadership for Staff Nurses, Adaptation Nurses, Students Nurses and all other staff, so that they develop their competence and skills which enable them to become competent practitioners and supporting staff
  20. To support the Registered Manager in investigating complaints or concerns with regards to delivery of care services to any of our residents at Askham Care Homes, including cases reported under Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults.
  21. To carry out and assist with Pre-Admission Assessments
  22. To ensure that communication between the Residents, their families, and the Home is appropriate, effective, and evidenced
  23. To ensure shifts are covered appropriately with RGN’s and care staff and in accordance with Residents Assessed needs and occupancy levels.
  24. To make decisions about nursing management strategies for residents with complex physical and sensory disabilities, seeking specific/specialist advice when appropriate
  25. To continually ensure that nursing practices of the Home comply with the Nursing policies and procedures as laid out by the NMC and supported in Askham’s policies and procedures including the regular review & update of documentation to ensure relevant and accurate
  26. To promote nursing practice in line with relevant research and evidence based practice
  27. To perform audits as appropriate to ensure Excellence in Care and to deliver good clinical governance
  28. To assist with other duties as required

 

Benefits:

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness programme

Schedule:

  • 12-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate: MARCH: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

 

Reports to: Registered Manager and Clinical Lead

Hours: Full Time, Part Time. Shifts are 12 hours per shift

Salary: Competitive and dependent on experience

If you are interested in this position, please complete the form that you can find clicking on the button below. If you are UK-based, please send this form to recruitment@askhamvillagecommunity.com. If you are an overseas/international candidate, please contact our partner company AVC Recruit at team@avcrecruit.com.

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