At Somerset Care, our values and culture is what makes us different. It is a culmination of all things we do that makes us a very special company to work for.

As a Nurse, you will be closely supporting customers to enable them to do everything they need to do to live well. Our customers deserve to be supported by someone who can share the next chapter in their life and make a real difference.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Nurse to join our Clinical Team at Lavender Court

A Nurse is one of our most essential roles and involves:

Building meaningful relationships with our customers, in a holistic environment.
Ensuring that a person centred approach is adopted to meet the identified needs of our customers.
Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the customer’s clinical care including participation in customers reviews.
Supporting our customers with daily living routines including washing, dressing and personal care.
Working/liaising with other professionals, such as a GP, Social Worker and families.
Keeping clear and accurate computerised records of the care and support provided.
Supporting customers in order to improve health and wellbeing in order to maintain contact with family and friends e.g. skype, internet.
Maintaining the safety and well being of staff, customers and visitors during the course of your shift.
Following Company policy in relation to the safe storage, handling and recording of medicines and treatments.
Maintaining awareness of evidence-based practice.
Participating in clinical supervision and contributing to annual appraisal.
Leading, training and co-ordinating the care and support staff working within the home.
Contributing to the completion of audits/monitoring as part of the Company’s Quality Assurance scheme or external requirements. Having an awareness of the costs of care, ensuring that resources are utilised efficiently and with best value for money.
Ensure that any concerns raised by the team are appropriately managed.

What you’ll need:

A caring, kind and empathetic approach
To be passionate about making a difference
To be a Registered Nurse with the NMC whose competent in all basic RN procedures
To have thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice
An understanding of NMC Code of Practice and the requirements of it for own practice and behaviour
An understanding of the needs of older people
Good communication skills
Ability to lead, motivate and engage a team
To work flexibly across shifts including weekends
A basic level of IT or willingness to undertake basic IT training with support

You will be given full training and support right from the out set. We can offer you so much more than a career, we offer the chance to gain qualifications whilst working, progression opportunities and many other fantastic benefits of working for a large care company. All we ask is that you are passionate about helping others.

We believe in the financial wellness of our employees and as such we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with wagestream so you can now access your earned wages into your bank account before payday if needed, please ask the Recruitment Team for more information on this.

If you would like to make a difference to people’s lives we would love to receive your application, or to find out more, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01823 448321.

Somerset Care, so much more rewarding. Do more than a job, change a life………