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Registered General Nurse - Lead

  • Posted: 27-08-2019
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Location: Croydon, London, UK
  • Type: Full Time / Permanent
  • Salary: Dependent on experience

Our client is a care home based in Croydon, London and they are looking for a Registered General Nurse.  


1. Day to Day Duties: 

  • Work as a RGN LEAD “on the floor” (including dispensing the medication
  • Assisting with the Manager the Roster planning using ROTA CLOUD
  • Assisting to Manage the Daily Duty Allocation and off Duty
  • Ensure that there is a detailed morning Handover, and Evening Handover. 
  • Take overall responsibility for the running of the floor of home. 
  • Ensure front office telephones are answered in a timely manner if Manager is busy. 
  • Provide clinical leadership for the Registered Manager 
  • Monitor residents’ personal care and presentation
  • Monitor cleaning standards and odour control.
  • Monitor compliance & training standards 
  • Ensure best practise and correct induction of ALL new staff. 
  • Monitor personal care requirements and presentation of residents 
  • Feedback to staff on duty and cascade information 
  • Monitor cleaning standards and odour control 
  • Ensure ALL areas of the home are ALWAYS PRESENTABLE. 
  • Ensure all Clinical Audits are carried as per their respective schedule 
  • Ensure best practise across ALL staff members 
  • Ensure that you WALK through the Home throughout your shift and ensure the home is always correct.
  • Ensure Night handovers are correct and that ALL night audits are carried out.
  • Carry out Spot checks in the day and the night.
  • Ensure when Director is on site, that an inspection of the Home can be carried out of the home. 

2.New Residents:

  • Assist with “show-arounds” as necessary if Manager is absent. 
  • Assess prospective residents’ care needs and write up each pre-move assessment on PERSON CENTRED SOFTWARE within one working day. 
  • Brief the care staff prior to each new resident moving-in if Manager absent. 
  • All telephone enquiries, as well as visitors, are responded to promptly if Manager absent.
  • Enquiry forms are completed for all enquiries if Manager absent. 
  • All enquiries are followed up on at least a weekly basis. 
  • Both the resident and the care staff in the home are fully briefed before each new resident moves-in 
  • There is regular contact with local professionals (mainly Care Managers) who may influence potential residents to come to the homes together with Home Manager 
  • An e-mail list of all the above professionals is maintained. 

3. Staff

  • Assist the Registered Manager to interview new staff, carry out all regulatory checks and ensure that their induction programme is signed off before starting work on the floor. 
  • Ensure that staff training is always up to date. 
  • Ensure ALL staff are presentable at ALL times.
  • Create a harmonious and approachable open door policy

 4. General 

  • Observe Health and Safety requirements 
  • Attend training sessions in order to extend personal knowledge. 

Please note that this Job Description will be subject to continuing review and development. 

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