RGN/Staff Nurse Job DescriptionLocation – East SussexSalary - £23,000 - £27,500Main PurposeRequired to undertake and manage direct resident care, having participated fully in the assessment, planning and evaluation of care needs. To undertake the delivery of care, including individual and group sessions to agreed quality standards as prescribed by internal procedures and health legislation.Key AccountabilitiesQuality1.Manage the assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual resident care plans while promoting a professional working environment to ensure a high standard of resident care.2.Adopt a systemic, individual approach to all resident care plans and communicate the outcomes to the clinical team both verbally and in writing, ensuring all CPA and risk assessment documentation is kept up to date.3.Ensure effective communication of any concerns relating to resident care.4.Deputise in the absence of the Unit Manager and their Deputy to manage the staffing and clinical needs as required.5.Support and supervise care staff or new recruits.6.Professional experience and nous to know when medical concerns or decisions need referring to Deputy or Home Manager.Innovation7.Assist and support regional management in developing and implementing new services.Value8. Manage the assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual patient care plans while promoting a professional working environment to ensure a high standard of patient care.Knowledge and SkillsFirst level registration.Experience Sound, demonstrable post qualified experience, acquired through professional training in a related environment.Autonomy and ImpactOrganises and prioritises own workload within established procedures, focussing on short-term objectives. Refers complex issues to senior staff. Oversees work of care staff.Intelligent Problem solvingProblem solving is based on acquired knowledge, skills and experience usually requiring the adaptation of existing systems and processes in response to clinical needs.Responsibility Staff May be required to allocate and oversee the work of care staff.Budgets & equipment Delegated responsibility for the care, security and maintenance of equipment, drugs and other consumables in the home.Informatics Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of resident records, data and information. Ensures good quality resident documentation, which meets the regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.Communication and Interaction Communication and interpersonal skills are key and will usually involve activities such as coaching, counselling with residents, their families and local external partners.Working Environment The problems faced by residents may present difficult and challenging situations, which may heighten the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.Special Features Prepared to undertake Continuing Professional Development.