At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
Harry Sotnick House is a 92 bed nursing home, spread over 2 floors and 4 wings and is rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission. At Harry Sotnick, we deliver a broad range of healthcare services to older people with mental and physical health needs, offering long term dementia care and bed based re-ablement for hospital leavers. These vacancies will be based from the new Gunwharf Discharge to Assess Isolation Unit at the home in response to the current pandemic.
You will be responsible for deciding on appropriateness of care plans and assessing the quality of care being delivered by junior staff to ensure that health care is fully met. You will need to decide on the appropriateness of clinical and non-clinical issues that need reporting for monitoring purposes. It will also be your responsibility to decide whether care planning and delivery of care enables residents to exercise choice and control over the lives. You must ensure that new developments in clinical practice are incorporated into the policies/ procedures. It will be part of your role to decide on quality of care planning and quality of delivery of care to meet required standards for audits.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will need to be educated to degree level or equivalent in Nursing and be registered. You should have proven experience working in a health or care setting and evidence of personal and professional development. You will need to have the ability to provide care and compassion to service users, along with the ability to promote respect and appreciation whilst being honest and integral. You should be flexible in your approach and have a good standard of written and verbal communication. You will need good record keeping and the ability to act as a role model.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.
To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
This is a rolling advert and suitable candidates will be contacted as they apply. Please be advised we may not be able to get back to everyone who is not successful.