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- CNM required for Blainroe Lodge Nursing Home, Blainroe Coast Road, Blainroe, Co. Wicklow, A67 VK52

Overview of the post:

The Nurse Team Leader will lead a team of nurses, care assistants and domestic staff to ensure that all care rendered is to the highest clinical standard. The Nurse Team Leader will monitor and review the work of staff nurses ensuring that each resident is properly managed based on individual nursing needs and that the care plan accurately reflects care rendered.

• Follow the Code of Professional Conduct guidelines as set down by NMBI
• Ensure provision of quality resident care on a daily basis in accordance with NMBI Guidelines, Best Practice Documents for Nursing Care of Older People in Residential Care Settings
• Maintain a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.
• To undertake delegated responsibility for the unit(s) in the absence of the Clinical Nurse... Manager/Director of Nursing.
• Act as an ambassador for the The Centre and be a professional representative the organisation at all times.
• Foster an environment which enhances the retention of staff.
• Continue to develop clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide clinically effective evidence based nursing care.
• Continue to develop management skills in an effort to promote best practice amongst team members.
• To act as a role model in clinical duties, work performance, work behaviour and attitude towards the job.
• To provide effective leadership, expertise and support to the care team ensuring the provision of high quality care all residents.
• To provide and maintain effective, individualized nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care, as appropriate to every resident.
• Ensure all treatment and procedures are carried out correctly, safely and effectively, especially in emergency situations.
• To be a highly competent, knowledgeable practitioner in the care of the elderly.
• Ensure an appropriate care plan created and implemented for all residents and that all information is accurately documented.
• Implement change in accordance with new development in nursing research.
• Maintain safe custody, proper checking and safe administration of all drugs, in accordance with the guidelines set forth by NMBI
• Ensure that the treatment and medication prescribed is correctly administered and recorded.
• Accurately document all resident's health conditions, drugs and medications administered, and any other pertinent data and observations.
• Practice infection control techniques and use proper barrier nursing.
• Use correct moving and handling techniques.
• Ensure the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of all residents.
• Ensure that all medication incidents and near misses are adequately and objectively reported and appropriate action is taken as per our medication policy and NMBI guidelines.
• Provide clinical supervision to staff nurses, new nurse hires and student nurses.
• Provide supervision and training for all Senior Care Assistants and Care Assistant Staff.
• Ensure a welcoming and friendly environment for all new staff members.
• To facilitate the development of all staff within the team by identifying training and development needs of staff members.
• Monitor clinical and non-clinical performance standards and take action as required.
• Delegate work load efficiently and fairly among staff.
• Effectively manage the staff roster, ensuring that the skill mix is appropriate for the resident dependencies.
• Manage the staff roster on a daily basis ensuring that all changes are made efficiently.
• Liaise with nurses, care staff and domestic staff to ensure a safe, clean and home-like environment for residents and their visitors.
• Ensure all staff members safely and effectively use equipment.
• To report any event or situation that threatens to affect the safety of the environment or compromises the care of the residents.
• To participate in discipline meetings as appropriate.
• To contribute to the appraisal process of staff as appropriate, offering meaningful professional development plans of nurses and care assistants.
• Manage resident and visitor complaints and enact steps to fix issues.
• Recognize own limitations and request assistance when necessary.
• Report any malfunctioning equipment in a timely manner and immediately remove it from use by staff.
• Monitor ordering, receipt and distribution of stock and supplies.
• Ensure there is an efficient and responsible use of all stock.
• Respond to all resident and guest complaints swiftly and in a courteous manner adhering to The Centre's complaints procedure.
• Encourage good communication with relatives and visitors.
• Be knowledgeable of fire and safety policies and act as a fire marshal when assigned.
• Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
• Work co-operatively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
• Communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.
• Attend meetings as requested.
• Abide by the Centre's Policies and Procedures and set guidelines.
• Other duties which may be required from time to time.
• Ensure monthly audits of wounds are carried out and appropriate action taken.
• Ensure 3 monthly care plan audits are carried out and assigned staff nurses monitored.

• Maintain current registration as an RGN with NMBI
• Attending mandatory and non-mandatory training, including Fire and Safety, Manual Handling and CPR courses.

Working conditions:
• Work is normally performed within the confines of the Centre.
• Physical activity requiring the handling of residents and objects.
• Standing and/or walking for more that 4 hours per day.
• Occasional computer work required.
• Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

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