Reports to: Ward Manager
Direct reports: Rehabilitation Assistants, Senior Rehabilitation Assistants
Are you looking for a role where you can spend time caring for individuals and their families?
Would you like to work in an environment where you can provide high quality care in a safe and therapeutic environment?
What we are looking for
We are recruiting for two Staff Nurses on our Langford and Kennet service and two Staff Nurses within our Neuro Rehabilitation Hospital.
Langford and Kennet form a step down service within the neurorehabilitation pathway. Individuals can be admitted directly, or transfer internally from Glenside’s hospital neurorehabilitation unit at Salisbury.
This service provides comprehensive individualised nursing care for adults with complex care needs with high physical dependency; a disorder of consciousness; or in need of tracheostomy management, including those in a Persistent Vegetative State, or those who have ‘locked-in’ syndrome requiring ongoing, long-term support, as well as palliative care and family support.
Service users benefit from high nursing skill ratios, with SMART assessments and ongoing SMART treatment programmes to ensure their care plans are personally developed and monitored to ensure they achieve their individual goals. Glenside can offer WHIM assessment and service users have access to therapy input on a referral basis, where required.
Our Neuro Rehab Hospital provides rehabilitation to adults with a brain injury or complex neurological condition by a multi-disciplinary team with specialised training, supported by our Consultants in Neuropsychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine.
Staff Nurses on HNRU typically support a ward of 8-9 patients under the supervision of a Senior Staff Nurse and a Nurse Manager. You will be providing high dependency nursing to patients who are undergoing intensive rehabilitation. Patients benefit from a variety of therapies individual to their needs. Intensive rehabilitation ranges from 6 – 12 weeks with weekly reviews within an MDT. Our patients have high dependent complex care needs including tracheotomies and ventilators, PEGS, catheters etc. Some patients may also need nursing support as a result of a spinal cord injury.
Patients benefit from a short period of intensive rehabilitation, provided by Glenside’s specialist team within a personalised treatment programme to help them achieve the highest quality of life and independence as possible. These individuals will be in the early stage of their recovery, or those at a later stage of their rehabilitation but who have demonstrated a change in their presentation requiring specialist nursing and intensive rehabilitation. Patients benefit from high nursing skill ratios, with SMART assessments and ongoing SMART treatment programmes to ensure their care plans are personally developed and monitored to ensure they achieve their individual goals. Patients have access to Speech and Language, Physio, OT and Psychology therapies as required.
Our Staff Nurses help to set the tone within our services. We are looking for individuals who can provide a positive influence while supporting junior members of staff.
You should have either experience of or an interest in neuro disabilities with the skills and empathy to support individuals and their families.
Of course experience is important, but as important are the personal qualities you will bring to Glenside. We are looking for people who can display kindness, empathy and a genuine dedication to assisting people in the steps they take while celebrating each success no matter how big or small.
Who are we and what do we do?
Glenside are the largest provider of specialist neurological rehabilitation in the South. We are recruiting Staff nurses for our Neuro Rehabilitation Hospital and our high dependency, complex care homes.
Our Neuro Rehabilitation Pathway provides care and rehabilitation for individuals with high dependency complex care and rehabilitation needs. Service users and patients are admitted to Glenside from acute hospitals or other complex care providers where care and rehabilitation continues under the care of an MDT.
Our nurses are a vital part of our teams providing personalised person-centred care and developing individualised care plans in consultation with service users and family members.
We employ a high staff to service user ratio which means our nurses get to do what they do best; caring for individuals and their families. Our nurses provide care that assists in providing the very best quality of life in whichever environment is best suited to the needs of the patient or service user.
What we offer to you
We offer lots of support and development opportunities from in house training and support with revalidation to access to specialist training opportunities. We are committed to retaining our great staff and therefore we promote career development opportunities to our existing staff ranging from Senior Staff Nurse posts through to a variety of Management opportunities.
You will work within enthusiastic and caring teams where every member is committed to providing care which enables our service users to achieve the very best outcomes possible. You will have the opportunity to work within an MDT who are constantly looking for ways to improve outcomes for our service users.
The size of our organisation enables us to not only individualise the support given to all new employees but for those employees to have a direct line to senior management.
All of our nurses have access to peer to peer support forums and have the opportunity to get involved in a number of service development and improvement committees.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from diverse communities.