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Registered nurses must be listed with a state/territory registration board. This is a comprehensive category and includes: community mental health, general nurse, intellectual disability nurse, midwife (including pupil midwife), psychiatric nurse, senior nurse, charge nurse (now unit manager), supervisory nurse and nurse educator. This category also includes nurses engaged in administrative duties no matter what the extent of their engagement, for example, directors of nursing and assistant directors of nursing.


Nursing jobs


Registered nursing jobs are available throughout the UK and employment ranges from the state owned hospitals through private healthcare to private contracts. Most positions are similar but have unique characteristics.


Post of: Registered Nurse
Responsible to: Matron
Reporting to: Day Sister/Charge Nurse
Accountable for: Nursing assistants and volunteers within the
nursing team
To participate as a member of the nursing team, demonstrating some organisational and teaching skills and having good patient care knowledge as in the nursing and palliative philosophy of care.

The work involves helping people recover from their illnesses, or come to terms with it, in order to maximise their life potential.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Matron/Nursing Sisters/Charge Nurse in the management of the care team, promoting innovation and delivering high standards at all time.
  • To have the competencies to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual holistic resident care and maintain clinical skills that are evidenced based.
  • To assess and identify the needs of individual residents to have the ability to implement comprehensive individualised programmes of care and by ensuring nursing practice is evidence based in the residents individual care plans and continue to review/update as relevant and complete, and by assessing and talking to residents about their problems and discussing the best way to plan and deliver their care.
  • To produce risk assessments for individual residents.
  • Be responsible for supervising, monitoring and delivering nursing care within a therapeutic framework which meets the needs of residents and carers.
  • Needs to maintain the standards of documentation and record keeping in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, hospital policy, and procedures, ensuring the principles of good practice are applied.
  • To ensure the correct administration of medication and monitoring the results of treatment.
  • Ability to use Information Technology for the resident dependency system.
  • To promote a caring environment conducive to the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of all residents.
  • Has a willingness to be flexible to the changing needs of the services, supporting the Matron/Nursing Sisters/Charge Nurse in an environment of innovation and change.
  • To ensure the administration and record keeping of drugs and therapeutic substances are given in accordance with the legal and Nursing & Midwifery Council requirements.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be requested by the Senior Matron.
  • To ensure that confidentiality of residents and resident’s records is maintained at all times within the recommendations of the Caldicott Guardian report.
  • Undertake the role of named nurse responsibilities.
  • Building relationships with residents to encourage trust, while listening to and interpreting their needs and concerns.
  • Organising social events aimed at developing residents’ social skills.

Training and Standards:

  • Competent to identify and report unsafe practice and areas of concern, understanding the appropriate procedures.
  • To participate in agreed training plan and will maintain up to date clinical and professional knowledge and adhere to the standards laid down by the NMC.
  • To ensure that all nursing staff are aware of and have up-to-date information on the Policies and Procedures of All Hallows Nursing Home.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings.
  • Take part in staff training for use of equipment introduced to clinical areas.
  • To take part in clinical supervision and demonstrate evidence of reflective practice through clinical audit and standard setting.
  • Liaise with multidisciplinary team and community to provide cohesion of care within the in-patient setting on discharge, according to the policies and procedures set.
  • Provide, supervision, support and appraise staff annually within his/her responsibility and assist with (mentor) in the induction of new staff as required.
  • To actively participate in the continuing development of ????? annual business plan and five year strategy plan.
  • To participate in clinical governance of …????? continuously monitor and improve standards of care by focusing on activities for improving quality, identifying and managing risks and continuing professional development by – be open to new ideas, support standards, take part in internal and external audit programmes including KPIs, voice your concerns and make suggestions for improvement.


  • To actively listen and communicate appropriately in different situations, acknowledging when intervention from more senior staff is appropriate.
  • Deal sensitively with residents, relatives, carers and staff concerns, using appropriate intervention and knowing when more senior staff intervention is necessary.
  • Develop close links with outside agencies to ensure effective communication takes place by liaising with multi-disciplinary team approach by the wider professional team and ensuring dignity and responsibility is promoted at all times.

Health & Safety:

  • Knows when and how to report to Matron/Nursing Sisters/Charge Nurse, or Estates Manager.
  • Able to assist in risk assessment and COSHH as necessary in accordance with the homes policy and procedure.
  • To ensure the appropriate use of equipment and facilities and that the environment is maintained in good order, including infection control policy and procedure.
  • To understand and observe the home’s Health & Safety policies, including the Health & Safety at Work Act.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • To maintain a clean and tidy appearance and good personal conduct at all times.
  • To be aware of and adhere to Legislative/Staff Handbooks and NMC Code of Conduct and other guidelines.
  • To attend Fire, Health & Safety and other Mandatory training lectures as required.
  • To observe and adhere to current policies and procedures including Fire, Health & Safety at all times.
  • To follow adult protection procedure and identify those adults who may be at risk.
  • Be aware of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Registered nursing jobs are highly demanding and call for top quality people to fulfil the roles.

Acorn Recruitment have the capability to source Registered Nurses from around the world, for more details please contact us today.