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Work with us and make a real difference to peoples lives.
Job vacancy
Work with us and make a real difference to peoples lives.
Job vacancy
Work with us and make a real difference to peoples lives.

Lead Nurse – Community £35 per hour/ £54,600 Per Annum

Job details

Job Ref
10209-A3883

Salary
£22 - £44 Per hour (£68,000 pro rata)

Location
Gloucester - Gloucestershire

Job type
Nurse

Closing date
30-Sep-2017

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Job description

Apollo Home Healthcare have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Nurse.

The role will involve hands on Nursing looking after a young boy who has acquired a spinal injury following a road traffic accident as well as playing a key lead role within the package.

The role is based on 30 hours per week and is based in the child’s home in Hereford.

The hands on care that is required includes the following:-

  • Management of tracheostomy care
  • Enteral management and feeding
  • Bowel Management including administration of suppositories
  • Managing symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Ventilation and airway management
  • Intermittent urinary catheterisation
  • Spinal injury management; positioning and spinal brace and limb brace care
  • Epilepsy management and medications
  • Physiotherapy

The Lead role will include the following :-

  • Clinical care planning and risk assessment
  • Reviewing of care plan when needs change
  • Carrying out competency sign offs for all clinical tasks with all Healthcare Assistants on the package.
  • Ensuring all HCAs are competent in any clinical tasks
  • Working with the office staff the ensure a smooth running of the care package in regards to rota management.
  • Reviewing clinical paperwork, daily records and MAR charts.
  • Transcribing MAR charts

We have a robust clinical infrastructure within the business and we will support with your professional development.

Hours of Work

The role is based on 30 hours per week, this will be based on working on two 12 hour shifts per week on the rota alongside the care team and 6 hours of Lead nurse.

The rota is arranged one month in advance and there will be the need to work both day and night shifts as part of the rota. Overtime may be available during holiday periods and shortages in the team

Travel

The role will be based in Hereford, as part of the role you will be required to spend some time at our office based within the West Midlands. Any expenses for this travel will be reimbursed.

Essential skills

  • Valid NMC PIN
  • Relevant hands on experience with the complex needs and conditions listed above. We can provide training to Nurses who require updates in some of the areas listed.

Why work for Apollo?

We are passionate about delivering the highest standard of care and we recognise that our employees are integral to doing this. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Full clinical training specific to your client's needs
  • Opportunity to work with other clients in the area
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • 24/7 emergency on-call

To apply for this position please feel free to call us on 01902 847111 or click apply now and a member of our recruitment team will be happy to contact you.

Apollo Home Healthcare is an equal opportunities employer (Agy). Please do not apply unless you can evidence previous experience.

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