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Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for individuals who share Quarriers values.
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy. We are an Independent Hospital operated by Quarriers Charity providing services to patients and clinicians across Scotland. Our modern 12 bed in-patient facility provides flexible, patient-centred residential assessment for adults aged 16 years and over.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award.
We are looking for a Nurse to support the senior staff in the day to day management of patients in the assessment unit and ensure service complies with appropriate legislation, policy and guidance. This includes supporting and training the staff team in implementation and compliance with the policies and procedures of the Scottish Epilepsy Centre and to take a lead nurse role in the absence of the senior nurse.
The successful candidate has a number of key objectives and accountabilities including:
- To assist in the maintenance of the physical, emotional well-being and general health of the patients to the highest possible standard and to create an environment which provides for patients feelings of security, responsibility and worth.
- To contribute to the compilation of nursing records, the preparation of individual assessments, contribute to clinical records and to share responsibility for a regular case review system.
- To assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidenced based programmes of care to patients without direct supervision.
- To share responsibility for the development and maintenance of professional and caring relationships between staff and patients in pursuit of patients development.
- To coordinate the provision of care for patients from admission to discharge by utilising efficient verbal and written communication practices with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, patients and carers.
- To actively participate in regular multidisciplinary and review meetings producing regular verbal/ written reports and making recommendation if appropriate.
- To liaise with medical practitioners, registration officers, Social Workers and other agencies as required
- To ensure that all written documentation in the unit is clear, concise, timely and complies with the NMC Standards for Records and Record Keeping.
- To be aware and adhere to organisational and national policies.
- To ensure NMC professional requirements are met and maintained.
- To ensure standards set out by the regulatory body are adhered too.
- To control and administer drugs to patients as demonstrated in Quarriers’ policies and procedures and NMC guidelines.
- To ensure that all procedures for the observation, recording and management of seizures are carried out.
- To assist with the process of recording all nursing care given, evaluating outcomes and modifying care plans accordingly.
- To actively support the governance framework through engagement with continuous improvement interventions
- To ensure all patients are fully involved in all aspects of their care including facilitation of regular named nurse, patient meetings.
- To attend and contribute to team meetings and team events.
- To have a flexible approach to ensure individualised care appropriate to support patients with complex support needs and behaviours.
Nurse registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council is essential for this post.
This is full time, 39 hour post which rotates nights and days.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
Please contact Lorraine Jackson on 0141 445 7750 for furhter information.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.
Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.
Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.
We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.
WHAT WE OFFER
Help with training and development
- We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications.
- We are an SVQ accredited centre.
- We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
- The opportunity to work additional hours in another service.
Help with family life
- Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.
- Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
- Opportunity to join our HSF Employee Benefits service.
Extra support when you need it
- Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
- Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
- Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
- Workplace pension.
- Christmas savings scheme.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Long service rewards.