About This Job

The role of Agency Staff Nurse is to support the delivery of quality and person-centred care to people with a variety of needs such as mental health disorders, learning or physical disabilities and to the elderly.

You will undertake direct patient care in line with the agreed care plans and ways of working as set by the Hirer, this will include protecting their human rights, providing choice, limiting as far as possible restrictions and encouraging independence.

You may also be required to take responsibility for the shift and supervising unqualified staff.

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Main roles & responsibilities

Assist with the implementation of individual care plans, ensuring routine tasks and activities are completed including medication administration and to facilitate the well-being, dignity and treatment of all people in care.

Provide practical support and responsive care to those who require assistance with intimate personal needs such as dressing, bathing and toileting activities ensuring that such activities comply with procedures and the relevant legislation.

Observe and monitor the well-being of people in care, ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to permanent staff and are documented as appropriate.

Provide specific interventions following training and competency requirements including NMC guidelines. Such interventions include Observation and Engagement, Seclusion and medication administration, escorting leave, and being involved in de-escalation and management of violence and aggression.

Contribute to a team approach to care in conjunction with all members of the team on shift.