Unit Manager - Senior Nurse

The Lodge, Swallownest

Unit Manager/ Senior Nurse
The Lodge, Swallownest 
Hours: Full Time
Shifts: 12-hour shifts, permanent days but flexibility for night where needed
Hourly Rate: £17.22 per hour
 
 
About the Home
The Lodge is a nurse-led care home for six adults with complex learning disabilities. The Lodge is a caring, welcoming and truly person-centres home. We build our care and activity plans around individuals, supporting and encouraging them to be happy, cared for and as independent as possible.
 
As a Unit Manager with Exemplar Health Care, you will take the role of a senior nurse on duty and have responsibility for a team of nursing and care staff. You will lead by example, delivering hands-on nursing care and providing strong leadership to your team. You will have a person centred ethos and be committed to enriching the lives of the individuals in your care.
 
About the role…
At the forefront of clinical care delivery, as registered nurse you will be responsible in providing strong leadership to develop and improve the standard of daily living. 
 
Nursing is all about person-centred care, meeting the needs of all individuals. It is important for an Exemplar nurse to be able to demonstrate a flexible attitude, person-centred care and develop strong relationships with service users and their families. We aim to make every day better for those in our care, by promoting independence and dignity throughout everyday life
 
Key Duties: 
  • Working with the MDT to ensure that care provided is appropriate.
  • Provide safe and effective processes for the ordering, handling, storage, administration, recording and disposal of drugs.
  • Review and document care plans on a regular basis.
  • Positively promote the home.
  • Participate in training of newly qualified nurses.
  • Participate in an on-call system to support the nurse in charge.
  • Participate in supervision and training of new and existing staff.
  • Complying with all legal and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Promoting choice, independence, dignity and respect.
  • Adhering to the NMC Code and updating your professional knowledge.
 
About you…
You will be a registered nurse RMN/ RGN/ RNLD with a valid NMC PIN. You are a well organised individual with outstanding time management skills and are able to make decisions and work using your own initiative whilst working collaboratively within the nursing/care team.
Most importantly you are motivated by helping every individual, whether colleague or service user, to realise their full potential and be treated with dignity and respect, making every day better.
 
What do we offer…
You will receive the training you need as soon as you join Exemplar. Your first two days will be spent completing a comprehensive induction and training programme, designed to give you all the information that you’ll need before you start working in the home. As an Exemplar Nurse you will then receive training on a continuing basis to help you build your clinical skills.
Your prospects for career development with Exemplar will be second to none because we support, nurture and develop all our staff. We recognise talent and commitment and promote from within.  Exemplar can support you on your chosen career path.
 
Our benefits include:
  • £1500 Exemplar Welcome Reward*
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Paid NMC registration
  • Paid DBS check
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers
  • Refer a Friend scheme - Up to £1,500
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline
  • Pension plan
  • Free uniform
  • Free car parking
Exemplar Values:
Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:
  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork
For more information or an informal chat please call our Nurse Talent Specialist 
** Terms Apply
Apply today and make every day better with Exemplar.
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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

And for new Nurses joining our team:

Paid NMC membership

Paid NMC membership – we’ll reimburse nurses for the cost of renewing your Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration (NMC PIN) once you’ve been employed by the company for 12 months. Here’s a form to claim back your NCM PIN cost.

Free RCNi membership

Free RCNi membership – all Registered Nurses have access to the RCNi Learning Platform, which has over 200 RCN-accredited learning modules to help you to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for revalidation.

£1500 welcome bonus

£1,500 welcome bonus – new nurses will receive £500 when you complete your 3 month induction and training period, and a further £1000 after 6 months

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.