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Peripatetic Nurse - All Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes




SHIFT: Day & Night both required

SALARY - £23/hour

BENEFITS - 28 days paid annual leave.

To apply for this position please forward an up to date CV to







This post will mean that you will work in any of our 9 nursing homes within Gainford.  Your base will be Head Office from which your shifts will be allocated.


You will have the same duties and responsibilities as any other nurse that works within the home you are working in.


To assess care needs, develop programmes of care, implement and evaluate these using a selected model of nursing.


Carry out all relevant forms of care with/without supervision as necessary.


Take charge of the Nursing Home in the absence of person who has continuing responsibility.


Provide a leadership and supervise staff to maximum potential.


To provide cover to 24 hour care.




1.         Professional


1.1       Ensure a high standard of nursing care is maintained at all times.


1.2       Observe the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Home policies/procedures, and   statutory/legal requirements.


1.3       To be involved in an appraisal process and participate in staff appraisal below 1st 

            Level registration.


2.         Clinical/Practitioner


2.1       Develop and monitor systems of individualised care planning and appropriate 

            documentation.  Ensure consultation and involvement of patients/residents, relatives 

            and carers in stages of this where necessary.


2.2       Assist in the development of effective links with other discipline/agencies. Contribute

            with all aspects related to a multi-disciplinary team approach.


2.3       Initiate, organise and participate in social activities where necessary and appropriate.


2.4       Liaise with medical staff representing nursing team or allocated patient/resident 

            groups in case conferences.


2.5       Adhere to the procedure of administration of prescribed medicines/treatments, there

            storage and supply.


2.6       Make positive, efforts to maintain awareness of clinical developments and research 

            based practice - seeking out new knowledge of nursing and health issues.


2.7       Maintain a working environment conducive to job satisfaction, nurse education and 

            good morale. Promote and encourage ideas of innovation/initiate in delivery of care.


2.8       Supervise, demonstrate, instruct care assistants in their delivery of care, professional 

            conduct and environmental awareness, maintaining in-service training.


2.9       Recognise situations that may be detrimental to health and safety of individuals 

            reporting concerns promptly where necessary to senior staff.


2.10     Contribute to and provide flexibility of duty patterns to maintain 24 hour cover.



3.         Managerial


3.1       To take charge of the Home in the absence of the person who has continuing 



3.2       Provide effective deployment of available resources.


3.3       Provide information through nursing documentation and reports to aid assessment of individuals care.


3.4       Supervision and introduction of agreed clinical and administrative procedures.


3.5       Review patterns of work in consultation with the Senior Clinical Nurse/Home Manager.


3.6       Prompt reporting of serious accidents/incidents or abnormal occurrences to senior 



3.7       Awareness and participation (when necessary) of stock control/ordering systems.


This job specification should not be regarded as an exhaustive description of duties and may alter to reflect the changing needs of the service we provide.

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