About the Role

At our St John Care Home, Whitstable we pride ourselves on providing professional quality care and support to our 18 residents.  

As a trained Nurse joining our small and friendly team you will be responsible for leading shifts and taking care of our residents by overseeing between two and four Care Assistants on duty and distributing daily tasks to ensure professional care.

You will be responsible for administering medication, applying and changing dressings as needed, organising and attending to the personal hygiene needs of residents and ensuring reports are written into our residents’ Plan of Care as well as liaising with the relatives of residents either in person or by phone where needed.

You will also be providing advice, support and training to our Care Assistants to aid their development and ensuring quality care for our residents’ and providing a handover at the end of each shift to the incoming Nurse to ensure continuity of care.  

Guidance and support will be given from the Registered Manager and Business Manager.

About you

You must be a Registered Nurse (level 1) and passionate about the care, dignity and individuality of residents to be successful in this role. You will also understand the importance of resident care and the following of a Plan of Care.

You will be required to be flexible and will work both daytime and evening shifts over a 35 hour week (including paid breaks)

Sunday hours will be paid at an enhanced rate of an additional £2.70 per hour on your basic pay.  

Starting salary to be discussed at interview. 

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Much of our front-line delivery is provided by our dedicated and highly-trained volunteers.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them under 18, also learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat, the communities we serve, and our own people.

We are a team of over 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid, training and campaigning.

Your wellbeing is very important to us, we, therefore, provide a variety of confidential services to help manage your money, health and mental wellbeing which you can start using from the moment you join.

You will receive; Competitive salary, fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, health and wellbeing portal, access to discounts portal including gym discounts, high street stores and restaurants and access to our confidential assistance programme.

Interview Date: 11 February 2019
Application Review Date: 31 January 2019
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role

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