Primary Nurse

Job Category: Nursing
Job Type: Days and nights required Full Time
Job Location: Surrey Woodleigh Community Hospital
Pay Range: £18/h
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  • The post holder is responsible for the assessment of need and the development, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes designed to help a wide range of residents achieve and maintain maximum potential and quality of life.
  • The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care and may be required to take charge in the absence of more senior staff. The post holder is expected to supervise junior staff and to mentor student nurses.
  • The post holder is expected to participate fully in governance and audit programmes.




  • The post holder will, for a defined group of residents:
  • Be responsible for the assessment of need, goal setting, implementation and evaluation of individual programmes designed to help residents achieve and maintain maximum potential and quality of life. Able to deliver effective therapeutic interventions.
  • Attend key worker reviews, care planning and ERP meetings.
  • Write care plans, risk assessments, reports etc to the required standard
  • Must have effective liaison skills in order to communicate with relatives, commissioners, funders etc.
  • Assist in the facilitation of a positive therapeutic environment which meets the needs of the residents. Actively promote user involvement and empowerment and participation in their ERP’s.
  • Work with senior colleagues to develop further clinical expertise and develop research-based nursing practice.





  • Be able to safely co-ordinate a shift and ensure all care plans and exposure response programmes are followed.
  • Ensure the promotion of safety, well being and interests of the residents, staff and all visitors to the unit.
  • Be aware of all policies and procedures and carry these out on the unit, and ensure that all junior staff follow these policies and procedures.
  • Undertake all statutory and mandatory training and any other training deemed appropriate by your line manager or the Hospital Director.
  • At all times follow the Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the NURSING & MIDWIFERY COUNCIL and ensure all staff within this sphere of responsibility also follow the Code as laid down.
  • Develop personal skills and expertise in relation to clinical, personnel and management issues including becoming a student mentor.
  • Work and support all staff including student nurses to meet care and learning needs.
  • Work on day and night duty shifts as appropriate to meet the needs of the service unless otherwise contractually negotiated.
  • To carry out assigned Health and Safety duties as requested.
  • Clinical Governance


The post holder will:


  • Actively contribute positively to the clinical governance process and auditing requirements.
  • Accept personal responsibility for identifying own learning needs and professional development.
  • Assist in the facilitating of a learning environment conducive to the acquisition of further knowledge skills.
  • Contribute to the development of teaching strategies with staff and student nurses.
  • This job description is not a rigid or inflexible document but acts to provide guidelines to the duties expected whilst you are in post.
  • This job description will be reviewed and amended in the light of changing professional demands.


What you will get:


  • Salary: £18 per hour – Full Time
  • Hours of Work: (Mon-Fri, am to pm)
  • Annual Leave: 00 days including bank holidays

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