Registered Nurse – Gateshead

Job Category: RGN
Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Job Location: Gateshead
Days Hourly Rate: £17.37 per hour

We are recruiting nurses to work mixed shifts for a privately owned nursing home in Gateshead.

You will be responsible for providing the highest standards of nursing, clinical and personal support while promoting independence and choice to residents. You will supervise a team of care staff to ensure the smooth and efficient management of the shifts, whilst planning, delegating and monitoring duties to the team.

Gaining the trust and confidence of each resident is an important aspect of the job for nurses, especially as they have more contact with residents than other members of the care team. This extends to developing a good relationship with the resident’s relatives as well, particularly in cases of chronic illness where the resident may be receiving regular or continual treatments.

About the client:

The community nursing home offers a homely environment for older people’s care, making the most of versatile living areas and well-trained staff. A converted Victorian building, the home is comfortably furnished and includes specialist equipment to help those with reduced mobility, as well as allowing for round-the-clock access to care workers. There is much to enjoy as part of the activities programme, as well as beauty therapy and access to a hairdressing salon.

Exact duties may vary depending on your role but usually include:

  • Writing care plans
  • Implementing plans for wound treatment and monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature
  • Observing and recording the condition of residents
  • Checking and administering drugs and injections
  • Setting up drips and blood transfusions
  • Assisting with tests and evaluations
  • Communicating with and relieving the anxiety of patients and their relatives
  • Educating residents about their health
  • Organising staff and prioritising busy workloads
  • Mentoring student and junior nurses
  • Maintaining records

Job requirements:

  • NMC Pin
  • Nursing diploma (UK or Overseas)
  • 12 months previous UK nursing experience

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