Registered General Nurse

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United Kingdom

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Vacancy Summary
Employer: West Berkshire Council
Salary: From £34,834 To £41,418 per annum pro rata (Grade I)
Location: Birchwood Care Home, Newbury
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 31/03/2024 at 23:59
Reference: RA 04957, 05084
Vacancy Description
Do you thrive on a challenge? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team that supports its residents in a person centred way?
Do you want to progress your nursing career and work for a Local Authority that nurtures its staff and is committed to facilitating career progression?
Then come and work for West Berkshire Council as an RGN at Birchwood Care Home.
In return for your hard work, the Council will offer you training opportunities to fulfil your CPD requirements, regular supervision from the Clinical Lead and payment of your registration fees.
We will look to you to create a safe and supportive environment for residents with a range of physical and mental needs, whilst also relying on your professional judgement to make critical clinical decisions. You can expect a wide range of responsibilities, from developing tailored care plans to providing medicine safely and delivering excellence across everything you do. As a Registered Nurse (RGN), you’ll have the autonomy to do things the right way – and be truly valued and respected for what you do.
Birchwood benefits from a Clinical Lead and Team Leader to provide all of our RGN’s with a high level of supervision and support.
At Birchwood we have high levels of trained, supportive and committed dementia practitioners and residential care officers to support you across your role to ensure the highest level of care can be delivered.
You Will Need To Have
  • Current NMC registration and a good knowledge of the most up-to-date clinical practices to join us as a Registered Nurse (RGN)
  • Experience of producing well-developed care plans and detailed risk assessments is important too, as is an understanding of regulatory frameworks, including DoLs/MCA and Royal Pharmaceutical guidelines.
  • Dedicated and compassionate approach, you’ll pride yourself on your person-centred, thoughtful approach to nursing.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to lead a shift and provide direction to the staff group on the Nursing Unit at Birchwood Care Home.
West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit Registered General Nurses for Birchwood Care Home which provides nursing care and care for frail elderly residents, some with dementia and challenging behaviour; we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment.
We believe our residents have choices about their care, and we promote independence as much as possible. We aim to offer social and emotional support to our residents in order to meet their individual needs.
We are looking for Nurses to provide nursing care to residents in accordance with their assessed needs. We are looking for staff that can;
  • Maintain skills and keep up to date with clinical developments and best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home.
  • Undertaken training appropriate to the role, as agreed with the Home Manager, and ensure learning is shared and transferred into practice.
  • Review the daily delivery of care, including pressure area prevention, nutrition and infection prevention and control procedures. Ensure high standards of care delivery are maintained.
  • To be responsible for the safe and appropriate management, administration and recording of medication, including controlled drugs and oxygen, in accordance with NMC requirements.
  • Act at all times within your own skills and competence in accordance with the NMC code of practice.
West Berkshire Council Offer Excellent Employment Benefits Such As
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.
There are opportunities to pick up overtime within the home.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Isobel Montgomery-Smith on 01635 33967.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview
West Berkshire Council
West Berkshire Council

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West Berkshire Council provides important local services for around 155,000 people across the district. We provide education, housing and social services; we're responsible for roads in the area and we provide rubbish, recycling and other waste services. As well as these critical services we also make sure there are other local amenities and attractions such as Libraries, leisure centres, a museum and our Grade II listed Shaw House. We employ around 1,500 staff, not including those based in schools, and currently have three main offices in Newbury as well as smaller satellite offices across the district. Our vision is to make West Berkshire an even greater place to live, work and learn. West Berkshire welcomes business, enterprise and industry into a productive, growing and dynamic local economy. We are dedicated to supporting new and existing businesses as well as businesses looking to relocate to West Berkshire. For more information visit West Berkshire is an area which offers beautiful countryside, thriving market towns and good transport links to London and southern England. Covering 272 square miles, around 60% of our area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and our countryside is as varied as it is plentiful. Around 40% of residents live in rural areas although there are plenty of opportunities for urban living as well. Newbury is the largest town in West Berkshire, although Hungerford, Pangbourne, Thatcham, Theale and Tilehurst are also significant communities along with suburbs bordering Reading in the east. The district is widely recognised as an area with a high concentration of high-tech firms and is home to companies such as Norsk Data, Quantel, Vodafone and the Atomic Weapons Establishment. West Berkshire has a thriving economy with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and is at the hub of what is often called 'Silicon Valley'.
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