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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/05/2021.

Lead Unit Nurse

Job Reference: J265-LEAD-NURSE-AG3

Elysium Healthcare

Are you a Registered Staff Nurse looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck! Join out team in Stoke-on-Trent.

As an experienced Nurse from the NHS or private care, you'll join the team at Adderley Green Hospital as a Lead Unit Nurse and change lives for the better. Working 37.5 hours a week.

Your career within Elysium will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

It’s a career that you can take pride in and enjoy. It’s what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

What you will be doing

As one of our Lead Unit Nurses you will be influential in the successful management of your staff and ensure they are equipped to care for our complex elderly residents.

Providing personal centred care within a homely environment is one of our main aims. To realise this aim you will work effectively with families, our therapy team and alongside key social and health care partners.

Manage all clinical staff ensuring the staffing levels are met on all shifts through the production of 4 weekly rosters.

Have responsibility for the clinical care of all residents in the absence of the Clinical Services Manager

Participate as a member of the nursing team in the assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans including liaising with other relevant agencies as appropriate.

Provide ongoing monitoring, support and assessment of residents’ physical and physiological needs.

Be aware of the effects of prescribed medication, advising residents and liaising and/or informing other health professionals as necessary or required.

Maintain safe custody, accurate administration and recording of drugs at all times.

Be aware of and have regard for the advice from the NMC and other statutory bodies in relation to professional matters.

Promote personal and social skills and leisure activities for all residents.

Liaise with relatives and carers with empathy giving information, support and advice whenever and as often as required. Participate in monthly relatives meetings.

Maintain concise records and provide reports as necessary for each resident’s case review.

Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all clinical equipment.

Ensure good record keeping and documentation

Things that you will have:

  • A relevant nursing qualification and registration RGN/RMN/RNLD
  • Strong team-working skills
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
  • A commitment to high-quality care and to values and evidence-based practice

The service operates 24/7. You will work shift patterns including weekends, bank holidays and nights. Standard shifts are 12 hours a day, working 3 days one week, 4 days the next on a 2 week rolling rota.

Where you will be working

Location: Dividy Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0TN

You will be working at Adderley Green, which consists of two units.

Moorcroft Manor is a specialist inpatient neurological rehabilitation and complex care service for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain and spinal cord injuries.

Gladstone House is our 40 bedded Elderly Care Centre where we assess the complex elderly who are referred from local hospitals and plans are put in place as residents then transition home or to other care settings, some stay with us and we become their home.

Both units have extensive facilities catering for the specific needs of people aged over 18 years who have complex neurological care and rehabilitation requirements, and those who are above 65 and living with complex dementia.

You will working alongside a multidisciplinary team to deliver truly person-centred services where each individual is at the heart of everything.

What you will get

  • Annual salary of up to £40,000 depending on experience (working 37.5 hours a week)
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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