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Registered General Nurse

Lady Sarah Cohen House, Barnet, Barnet, Greater London, N11 3ND

Employment Type
Full Time

£33,298 + Benefits

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This  position is located at our Lady Sarah Cohen House - Residential Nursing Home in Friern Barnet,N11. The working hours are 40.25 each week, on a rota basis. This role will provide all activities to residents. Working closely with the Care Manager/Registered Manager, the post holder will manage, support and supervise a group of up to 8 carers.

Lady Sarah Cohen House is in the Borough of Barnet and provides personal care and nursing care to 120 residents. There are approximately 120 members of staff, nursing and care, who together with management, administrative, recreational and maintenance personnel as well as volunteers provide all care and services to the residents. 

Principal accountabilities / responsibilities of the Registered General Nurse

  • To lead an effective, motivated and committed team of care staff providing residents with person centred care that will meet their personal, physical, social and psychological needs in accordance with National Care Standards, GSCC Code of Conduct and organisational values
  • To be responsible for and contribute to the preparation of care plans, their updating and review by the care team, to be relevant to each individual resident’s needs. This should be done in consultation with residents, advocates and their families
  • To ensure effective, open and positive communication within the Home including residents, staff, relatives, volunteers, other professionals and all visitors to the home, using the Key Working system, as appropriate. All of which must be recorded and documented to agreed standards and timescales. To be accountable for the safe-keeping, storage, administration, ordering, recording and handling of drugs in accordance with current legislation and NMC guidelines
  • To take responsibility for keeping relevant records in accordance with professional, organizational and regulatory standards (e.g. CQC, Jewish Care, NMC) and ensure others also keep appropriate records to agreed standards
  • To ensure the proper and relevant assessment and induction of staff and residents into the Home according to the GSCC Code of Conduct, organisational and National Standards
  • To be responsible for the unit in the absence of the care manager or senior nurse
  • To ensure well-being of residents and security of the building by carrying out regular checks to ensure all criteria’s are met
  • To report to and alert the Care Manager or Registered Manager of any untoward incident, significant occurrences or anything that may impact on the service or care provisions
  • To keep abreast of Jewish Care’s policies and procedures as well as other professional and regulatory guidelines and standards ensuring that they are followed at all times
  • To contribute to the correct stock control and ensuring that consumables required for operations are available

 Requirements for the RGN:

  • RGN or RMN, registered with NMC
  • Post basic qualification relevant to care of older people is highly desirable
  • Experience and evidence of leading and supporting an effective motivated and committed team in the health or the social care sector
  • Experience of working with older people in an environment that promotes choice, wellbeing, diversity and protection
  • Evidence of promoting best practice in Safeguarding Adults
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills as well as ability to communicate effectively (Good telephone manner)
  • Ability to plan and monitor care for residents and other ‘activities’ necessary for the provision of care (i.e. ordering medication etc)
  • Good Computer skills (word, email) is highly desirable
  • Active practice of administration of medicine and understanding of the regulations regarding administration and storage of medicine
  • Evidence of understanding of confidentiality and data protection
  • Ability to provide learning, training and development opportunities for staff
  • Ability to deputise in the absence of a senior manager


Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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