Senior Staff Nurse - Birmingham

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Position – Senior Staff Nurse- Neuro-Rehab - RGN- Birmingham 
Ref – ST094152
Location: Birmingham
Salary –£28,000- £32.086
Hours – Full Time- 38.5 Hrs- Permanent

My client is currently seeking an experienced Senior Staff Nurse to join our specialist neurological rehabilitation team in Birmingham, providing intensive assessment and rehabilitation for a spectrum of neurological conditions including acquired brain injury, spinal injury and stroke, alongside longer-term support for individuals with progressive neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease.

My clients Senior Nurses are key in the delivery of clinical excellence to our residents. As a Senior Nurse you will be able to make important decisions affecting the health and welfare of the residents and guests, providing leadership and guidance to our nursing and rehabilitation teams.

Exercise general and professional supervision of nursing and care staff on shift.
Lead and work with nursing and care staff to ensure a high standard of care for residents and guests.
Assist with recruitment and selection in the absence of the Clinical Services Manager.
Oversee induction and performance reviews of staff and assist with staff training as required.
Monitor performance and assist in identifying training and development needs in accordance with laid down requirements.
Assist in resolving grievances and disciplinary matters in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.
Supervise rehabilitation care pathways according to pre-set goals and care plans.
Supervise nursing and care activities according to pre-set care plans.
Ensure the updating and adaptation of rotas as necessary to ensure adequate cover in the nursing and care team, keeping within allocated staff establishment hours.

Take overall responsibility for assessing each resident or guest prior to admission and ensuring care plans are in place.
Ensure nursing policies are in place, implemented, and reviewed regularly.
Carry out all procedures relating to the administration of medication when required, as specified by the current legislation and NMC and registration guidelines.
Carry out all procedures relating to the personal care and nutritional needs of residents and guests, dealing with emergencies as they arise.
Be aware of the emotional and pastoral/spiritual needs of staff, residents, guests and their relatives, and provide support and guidance as appropriate, referring to senior management when necessary.

Administration and other skills: 
Ensure record keeping and documentation meets relevant legal and statutory requirements as well as best practice, assisting the Clinical Services Manager as appropriate.
Monitor medical supply requests and order within budget.
Assist with arrivals and departures of residents and guests ensuring a welcoming atmosphere at all times.
Provide residents and guests with information, advice and support in the management of their condition.
Liaise with residents’ and guests’ own GPs or other social and health care professionals to provide information for ongoing care needs.
Agree and implement a suitable social activity and therapy plan for each Guest. Participate in outings, in-house entertainment and recreational activities with the Guests as required.
Be part of the MDT and assist in agreeing and implementing the goal-orientated programmes for the rehabilitation residents.
Take part in and contribute to meetings.
Constantly analyse processes and procedures contributing constructively to the improvement of services.
Participate in staff performance reviews and staff training as required, and assume responsibility for own personal professional development plan.
Provide as much flexible assistance as possible with sickness/absence and holiday cover.
Share the 24 hour on-call cover with other senior staff as designated.
Take charge of the building and grounds when in charge out of normal office hours, dealing with and reporting any emergency situations that arise.
Respect confidentiality of information according to policy.
The post holder will be working in a developing environment and he/she will therefore be expected to undertake other appropriate duties as required for the effective operation of the centre.
The post holder will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure check.

Personal Specification : 

Registered member of NMC
Ability to make important decisions affecting the health and welfare of the residents and guests.
Ability to make decisions, in line with policy and guidance, regarding the day-to-day operation of the centre in the absence of the senior management team.
Significant professional post-qualification experience.
Staff management.
Communication Skills.

Neuro Disability experience
Neuro Rehabilitation experience
Organisational skills
Budget management skills
Neuro Disability experience

In return you will be offered the following:
Competitive salary, reflective of your skills and experience
25 days annual leave (with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days)
Death in service – lump sum of 4 times basic salary
Cycle to work scheme
Childcare vouchers
Free eye tests and VDU glasses
Where applicable staff will be provided with the required amount of free uniforms
Pension scheme
Professional fee re-imbursement
A wide range of fully or part-funded professional learning and development opportunities from the moment you join us
Spinal Injury experience is essential
To undertake this role you will be required to hold a current and valid registration with the NMC

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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