Bank Registered Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £20.32 weekdays £21.32 nights and weekends
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Registered Nurse to join our team of highly-experienced and compassionate health professionals, who are experts at caring for people with challenging health conditions.

As a nurse working at Lindridge, you will give care to adults of all ages with complex physical health needs, as well as end of life and dementia care, within a beautifully appointed environment. Our nurses offer a patient centric approach, ensuring the best possible outcomes for people in their care, engaging with other multidisciplinary team members to achieve these outcomes. You will professionally lead the care team during any span of duty, ensuring that a safe, effective and efficient care service is maintained and you will provide nursing care to residents in accordance with their assessed needs to an industry leading standard.

If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a highly rated care home with the stability and backing of a large NHS Trust, then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

As a Nurse at Lindridge you will develop good relationships with service users under your direct care and provide them with daily care to help them maintain and improve, where possible, their independence and mobility. Demonstrating knowledge of relevant professional and organisational statutory legislation and contributing to the ongoing quality of service and care, you will identify and promptly report any risk issues or other significant factors in relation to the service users' health and social care.

As an integral part of our well-established multi-disciplinary team you will act as a role model and mentor for other care staff in respect of day to day activities, maximising their ability in providing a high standard of skilled nursing care and encouraging recognition of the Service User as an Individual.

About us

Lindridge is a care home in the West Hove community of Hangleton, specialising in providing flexible long and short-term care packages which are tailored to support the unique needs of every individual who stays with us. Managed by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves as being one of the region's premier care home facilities, currently holding one of the top review scores for care homes in Hove on

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

As a nurse at Lindridge we can offer you:
  • Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development
  • Access to a host of NHS discount schemes
  • Entitlement to join excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Free DBS & Uniform
  • Revalidation support
  • Recognition schemes including personal bests and annual National Care Home Awards

Job description Job responsibilities


To be successful as a nurse at Lindridge you will be:
  • A Registered Nurse
  • Comfortable being the primary interface with families and other professional colleagues
  • Basic IT skills e.g. composing and sending Emails, Electronic Care Notes Systems

It would also be advantageous if you have:
  • Experience working with dementia patients or with older adults in a care home setting
  • Experience in managing, coaching and supporting a team

Flexibility with working patterns to include some weekend and evening work is essential.

We operate COVID secure home and have strict procedures in place to ensure the safety of all residents and staff. This includes regular Covid testing and wearing appropriate PPE, including a face mask to be worn at all times whilst on shift, unless medically exempt.

All staff working within Lindridge are legally required to be double Covid-19 vaccinated from 11 November 2021 unless they are medically exempt. It will only be possible for a newly appointed member of staff to start working at Lindridge once they have provided evidence of their vaccination status or a medical exemption.

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate service users needs.
  • To demonstrate awareness of how clinical procedures related to service users care are carried out and administered to maintain their wellbeing, ensuring that there are clear pathways in place to support service users with a range of presenting co-morbidities.
  • To ensure that service users physical and emotional needs, comfort and dignity are met and maintained and that staff understand these needs and provide appropriate supporting care.
  • To adhere to all procedures in place within the service and demonstrate understanding in practice, identifying and reporting any incidences of poor practice or abuse in line with the Safeguarding Policy and escalating concerns/issues to the Service Manager as appropriate.
  • To advocate for service users with multi-disciplinary team colleagues to ensure that the most effective and agreed care pathways are in place.
  • To recognise the legal implications of nursing documentation and to ensure that all records are kept in accordance with both legislative and best practice requirements.
  • To manage all aspects of the shift, including medication, care reviews, delivery of rotas.
  • To educate and enable other care staff to practice skills under direct supervision until competent.
  • To safeguard residents property, valuables and personal possessions and ensure relatives are informed when additional clothing is required.
  • To maintain and record service user records accurately and contemporaneously. To carry out any other administrative duties as using both hard copy based systems and IT systems, including composing and sending Emails and Electronic Care Notes Systems.
  • To engage with professional supervision and to use this to reflect on clinical and professional practice.
  • To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio, participate in further training to comply with professional registration and clinical governance requirements.
  • To recognise own responsibility in and contribute to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • To contribute to ensuring effective communication with service users, their family, friends, external agencies and staff colleagues. Always acting in a dignified and responsible manner with service users, visitors, carers and colleagues; listening carefully and responding using appropriate language and communication skills which acknowledge cultural differences and professional boundaries.

  • To assess elderly persons with previous H/O psychiatric illness, general acute chronic illness and dementia using various models of care, analyse, plan, implement and evaluate care programmes on an ongoing basis and document in appropriate forms in compliance with policies and procedures of the Home.
  • To demonstrate awareness of packaging of equipment and medical aids related to client care and how to use, store and dispose as necessary.
  • To be able to assess types of wounds and to use various types of wound management products (bandages, tubigrips, primary and secondary dressings, micropore etc.) according to the type of wound, demonstrating an understanding of the ageing process and how it affects functions of the body as a whole.
  • To order, receive, store, administer and dispose drugs as necessary and to keep accurate and legible records, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Ensure effective exchange of information concerning resident care and Homes matters at each shift handover or at any other time during the shift to enhance care delivery.
  • To liaise with statutory and voluntary agencies in order to provide the best possible package of care for the residents.
  • To ensure safety of all service users/residents and staff through regular attendance at fire drills and other training required.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

Domizia Sgammini Recruitment and Team Administrator:

Person Specification Education/ qualifications Essential
  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with older people
  • Knowledge and use of clinical assessment tools e.g. Waterlow
  • Understand care planning processes and have experience of writing care plans
  • Experience of working in the care home environment
Skills Essential
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to plan, allocate and delegate work appropriately
  • Basic IT skills e.g. composing and sending Emails, Electronic Care Notes Systems

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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