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Registered Nurse

Job posted: 05/06/2021
Job closes: 05/07/2021

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Laura Fergusson Trust

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Registered Nurse (RN) – Full Time

We are looking for a Registered Nurse who has had a wide range of experience in health care settings.  Like our residents who take every opportunity for continued growth and wellbeing, we expect our team to demonstrate a willingness to grow and learn every day.

We are a specialist provider for adults with disability.  Our sector balances residential care with a strong community-based, wellbeing focus.  You will have the wisdom to see ability, and not a disability, in the people who make LFT their home.

As a Registered Nurse you’ll be completing assessments and patient care planning, providing care and evaluation outcomes of care for patients and their families, monitoring change to patient conditions and behaviours, reassuring and educating families, administering medicines and assisting residents with daily activities.

Skills and Attributes required:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and delegate
  • In-depth knowledge on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in health and disability care settings.
  • High energy with excellent time management
  • Provide a full range of nursing services to a diverse range of clients
  • Work collaboratively with our interdisciplinary team to support clients to maintain their health and wellbeing
  • Work as an integral part of our clinical and care team providing clinical and rehabilitation services to disabled people aged 20+
  • A commitment to clinical quality, safety and improvement
  • A proactive critical thinker
  • Patience and compassion with a holistic approach to nursing to assist residents to maintain and improve independence where possible
  • Coach, mentor and support staff to ensure the delivery of safe, appropriate and individualised care in an environment of continuous improvement
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse
  • A current practising certificate

Key Responsibilities

  • To plan, deliver supervise and evaluate professional nursing care
  • To establish and manage effective care plans and assessments in partnership with residents and other members of the team
  • To provide supervision and monitor nursing care of all residents
  • Supervises, orientates, coaches and evaluates Enrolled Nurse and Support Workers
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with Management, Key stakeholders, residents and the team
  • Facilitates regular meetings and clinical, educational sessions as required

Actively involved in Quality Improvement Programmes

How to Apply

Job Description

Purpose of the Position
  1. To provide competent, efficient and effective nursing / clinical care services through appropriate assessment, care planning and intervention that enhances and achieves the optimum health and wellbeing of clients.
  2. To establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with LFT clients, their families and whanau.
  3. To assess health needs, provide care and support people to manage their health.
  4. To work independently and in collaboration with other health/allied health professionals and the Rehabilitation and Programmes Team in a manner that facilitates the organisations mission.
  5. To orientate, coach, mention and supervise staff and, provide direction and delegation to Enrolled Nurses(EN), Coordinators and care and support staff.
  6. To support the leadership team ensuring it is well-equipped with the appropriate level of information to drive forward the LFT continuous quality improvement strategy.
    Key Areas of Responsibility  
  1. Clients
The Registered Nurse promotes an environment that ensures the safety of clients / health team members and others, acting as a resource, role model or leader as appropriate. Identify and manage risk as applicable to
  • Infection control/ communicable disease.
  • Health and safety / environmental issues (i.e. Cold chain policy).
  • Restraint minimization and safe practice (NZS 8141:2001).
  • Incident reporting.
  • Cultural safety.
  • Physical safety of clients /self/ others
  • Client non compliance
  Implement nursing responses and policies for risk management within area of practice.   Recognise and respond to changes in client health status including critical or unexpected events, being able to initiate appropriate / immediate response.
  1. Staff
  • Coordination and delegation of support care needs appropriate to staff role
  • Manage/maintain the staff roster, populate and circulate rosters in a timely manner, ensure that rostering practices are fair, transparent and appropriate for the needs of clients, staff and organisation. Arrange replacements for rostered staff that are unable to work their rostered shifts due to unplanned and planned leave, training / professional development.
  • Act as a mentor for new Team Leaders during the Orientation process and assist with the orientation of new staff.
  • Support, coach and empower staff to fulfil the responsibilities of their role
  • Assist the Clinical Manager with staff skills assessments and performance appraisals.
  • Monitor staff training and ensure that time is made available on the roster for staff to attend required training.
  • Foster team work and collaboration in person-centred care
  • Participation in monthly staff meetings and staff training
  • Complete allocated staff appraisals on a yearly basis and report back to Clinical Manager
  1. Quality Management
  • Influence and support staff in Organisational projects/Quality initiatives
  • Conduct quality audits and surveys, as per the Quality Management System policies and procedures, as required and/or when requested
  • Actively participate with clients Lifestyle Plans, monitoring and reporting on progress to the Clinical/Rehabilitation teams
  • Consistently review processes to improve service delivery
  • Ensure compliance with LFT policies and procedures both for self and reporting staff.
  1. Workplace Health & Safety
  • Comply with health and safety policies and procedures to maintain a safe workplace and report all incidents, adverse events, accidents and near misses in a timely fashion.
  • Role model health and safety standards and practices
  • Identify and assess risks within the working environment and take all practical steps to control those risks.
  1. Professional Development
  • Maintains a high level of professional responsibility and performance
  • Actively participate in training and other activities to maintain and improve competence.
  Note: The duties and responsibilities described above should not be construed as a complete and exhaustive list as it is not the intention to limit in any way the scope or functions of the position.  Duties and responsibilities may be amended from time to time, in consultation with the employee, to meet any changing conditions and service requirements.

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