Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) Motherhouse for a congregation of religious sisters
May 16, 2017 - June 13, 2017 £22128 - £27635

Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM)

Motherhouse for a congregation of religious sisters

Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood

Charitable Trusts of the Congregation of Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood

Charity Registration Numbers   (England and Wales): 232098   (Scotland): SC039352


As an employee you will be expected to uphold the mission statement of Ladywell which is:

In Ladywell we seek to create a hospitable Franciscan place,

with a peaceful atmosphere rooted in Gospel values,

which nurtures life for everyone



Job Title :  Registered Nurse
Department: La Verna
1.   Job Details
(a)        Responsible to: Care Manager La Verna
Responsible for (subordinates) Carers La Verna
(c)              Working Hours: 35 per week

5 shifts over 5 days
(d)             Salary Range – Band 5 range
(e)            Essential Qualifications:

Registered with the NMC and holding a current RGN PIN Number

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service
(f)              Essential Experience:

Experience in the care of elderly is desirable
2.   Job Summary (Description of main purpose of job):

To assist  in the care of the resident Sisters in La Verna under the direction of the Care Manager
3.   Key Tasks:

Delivery of care to the Sisters:

·         To lead a team of care staff that provides excellence in clinical practice and ensures that the sisters’ rights to privacy, dignity, choice autonomy and safety are actively promoted at all times

·      To respect the confidentiality of the Sisters and the Home life at all times, including when you are using social networking systems

·         To prescribe, promote and assist in personal hygiene, mobility, toileting and continence training for all sisters, in conjunction with care assistants.

·         To promote the general physical appearance of sisters at all times

·         To assist in the serving of meals and feeding of sisters monitoring adequate fluid and food intake.

·         To help to promote a better quality of life for the sisters by encouraging them to join in activities and in general conversation, with the assistance of the care staff

·         To demonstrate effective communication skills with the sisters, their families and friends, being aware of opportunities for health education; providing information and advice where appropriate

·         To facilitate and engage in positive working relationships with the GP’s, hospitals and other medical professionals, acting as the sister’s advocate where necessary to ensure the best outcomes

·         To attend GP rounds , as per Duty Roster

·         To provide nurse escort duties when required

·         To undertake drug rounds at prescribed times- ensuring sufficient drugs are available for the 28 days cycle.

·         To administer all medications as prescribed and to sign all medical records appropriately

·         To ensure all medication cupboards/trolley are kept locked at all times.

·         To ensure that accountability for and communication of sisters care is maintained consistently throughout the 24 hour period of care

·         To ensure all recording charts, when in use, are kept up to date, including monthly baseline observations

·         To carry out nursing procedures as necessary, which may include blood glucose estimation, blood pressure measurements, temperature measurement, urine testing, etc

·         To design, implement and review care plans for all the sisters following needs assessment

·         To be fully aware of all agreed emergency procedures and be prepared to take a lead role in any acute or non- clinical emergency , in the absence of the Care Manager or until specialist assistance arrives

·         To assist the sisters with their personal needs and ensure they enjoy a good quality of life by providing a friendly caring environment



·         To lead and supervise a team of care assistance in carrying out their key worker roles

·         In the absence of the Care Manager, whilst on duty , to take charge of the Home, ensuring that there are sufficient staff to carry out all duties whilst ensuring the Home continues to provide a safe and secure environment for the sisters

·         To demonstrate effective time management and leadership skills and work closely with the Care Manager to develop own managerial skills

·         To participate in the induction, mentorship, teaching and supervision of the care staff to enhance learning and improve outcomes

·         To be responsible for an area of clinical competence and complete all appropriate nursing audits as requested by the Care Manager

·         At the beginning of the shift, to check the Diary/Communication book and Appointments book to ensure that no messages or appointments are missed.

·         To manage the home daily staff allocation system

·         To countersign the Timesheets for Care Staff at the end of the shift and for the Shift Leader going off duty.

·         To liaise with the relevant home departments: eg kitchen, maintenance, and communicate any needs appropriately

·         To deal with short-notice home absences as and when required

·         To undertake any training necessary for the completion of your duties

·         To attend staff and other meetings, as requested

·         To work as a Team Leader recognising the skills of each person.

·         To undertake any other appropriate duties as directed by the Care Manager


Clinical Governance

·      To read and promote the Home Policies and Procedures on Health and Safety in accordance with the Employee Handbook and the Health and Safety Executive.

·      To be aware of all health and safety and fire regulations at all times and practice accordingly.

·      To read and implement the Home Policy and Procedure on Infection Control

·      To ensure the appropriate segregation of waste material. That it is disposed of in accordance with current legislation and Home Policy and Procedures for Infection Control

·      To report and record all complaints, accidents, happenings and untoward incidents to the Care Manager, or to Director or Deputy Director of Operations, in her absence

·      To be aware of the NMC Code of Conduct and adhere to the Code at all times

·      Ensure that NMC Registration is current

·      To adhere to the Policy related to personal appearance and the uniform policy whilst on duty

·      To ensure that all medications, including controlled drugs are ordered, stored, administered and disposed of in accordance with the home policies and procedures








Note:  This description is not intended to establish a total definition of the job, but an outline of the duties.