Senior Registered General Nurse

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2017-12-28 Care Homes Job Title: Senior Registered General Nurse

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Clinical Lead / Nurse Team Leader

Date Posted: 28 Nov 2017

Job Location: Stanmore , London

Salary: £0 0 per annum £33,502 per year + Benefits

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Elizabeth Mandeya

Job Reference: 1282SRGNPAH


In addition to undertaking all other clinical and non-clinical nursing responsibilities, the Senior Nurses is in charge of the shift and oversees the nursing and care practice and assists the management team in the planning and delivery of seamless care and services to the residents of the home/unit. 

The Senior Nurse holds a key role in ensuring that all clinical and operational activities that are required for the provision of care are in place and running effectively. He/she  also takes the lead in updating nursing practice and improving the standards of nursing and care delivery 

In the absence of a more senior member of staff in the home (care manager or registered manager) the senior nurse is expected to take the lead responsibility for the shift providing management support and guidance to the staff group on shift as well as being the key contact person for any inquiries, emergencies etc.

What you’ll be doing:

  • In the absence of the Care Manager and/or Registered Manager, to take responsibility and accountability for the shift and act as the named person in charge.
  • Lead an effective, motivated and committed team of nurses and care staff providing residents with person-centred care that will meet their personal, physical, social and psychological needs in accordance with National Care Standards, GSCC Code of Conduct and organisational values. 
  • Ensure that good nursing and care practice are up to date with national and professional recommendations and that these are made clear to all staff and are implemented into practice.
  • To provide one to one supervision and performance reviews to nurses and carers as allocated.
  • Undertake responsibilities for the shift and be the named person in charge in the absence of the Care Manager and Registered Manager
  • Be responsible for and contribute to the preparation of care plans, their updating and review by the care team, to be relevant to each individual resident’s needs.  This should be done in consultation with residents, advocates and their families. 
  • Ensure effective, open and positive communication (verbal and written as appropriate) within the Home including residents, staff, relatives, volunteers, other professionals and all visitors to the home.
  • Demonstrating commitment to excellent customer service and representing the Home and Jewish Care in a professional manner.
  • Engage in meetings, supervision and hand-overs and encouraging reflective discussions. 
  • Be accountable for the safe-keeping, storage, administration, ordering, recording and handling of drugs in accordance with current legislation and NMC guidelines.
  • Take responsibility for keeping relevant records in accordance with professional, organizational and regulatory standards (e.g. CQC, Jewish Care, NMC) and ensure others also keep appropriate records.
  • Understand, respect and support the physical, psychological, social, spiritual needs of individuals and respond to these in a person-centred way.

What you’ll need:

  • RGN or RMN, registered with NMC
  • Post basic qualification relevant to care of older people (desirable)
  • Recent experience and evidence of leading and supporting an effective motivated and committed team in the health or the social care sector
  • Experience of working with older people in an environment that promotes choice, well-being, diversity and protection.
  • Evidence of promoting best practice in Safeguarding Adults
  • Active practice of administration of medicine and understanding of the regulations regarding administration and storage of medicines
  • Understanding of governance and auditing and ability to carry out regular audits of key areas.
  • Ability to manage emergency situations effectively and sensibly, making appropriate decisions and communication with all required personnel and agencies.
  • Good Literacy and numeracy and ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to plan and monitor care for residents and other ‘activities’ necessary for the provision of care (i.e. ordering medication etc)
  • Knowledge of National Care Standards and other relevant legislation
  • Evidence of understanding of confidentiality and data protection
  • Good Computer skills (desirable)


Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.


Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are proud to be a multi award-winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified, therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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