Key Relationships: Carers, Lifestyle Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and Assistants, Enrolled Nurses, Roster Coordinator
Main Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the Residential facility is run in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Capecare by working within the care team framework to provide holistic care for residents.
Occupational Safety & Health
Standards of Performance
Observe and comply with all health and safety instructions, procedures, signs and notices relating to your work and correctly use the appropriate protective clothing and equipment supplied.
Follow Infection Prevention and Control procedures and standards relevant to the role.
Use correct documented procedures to correct, if possible, and immediately report any unsafe situations, near-miss incidents and all work related injuries.
Maintain good housekeeping at all times.
Acts with honesty, empathy and kindness towards co-workers and clients
Engages and works collaboratively with others through a shared purpose to achieve goals.
Has a thorough awareness of cultural safety and conducts themselves to operate inclusivity.
Takes responsibility on an individual level to strive for excellence.
Accepts and responds constructively to feedback.
Is aware of own strengths and limitations and seeks help from others as required.
Adapts communication style and messages to suit different personalities and cultures.
Understand and proactively contribute to managing risk and to promote a culture of participation in the risk process.
Actively contribute to quality improvement activities in Capecare through initiating continuous improvement suggestions.
Contribute effectively towards the organisation’s quality accreditation processes.
Adhere to all Capecare policies and procedures.
Own conduct and approach aligns with the Capecare Way.
Commits to the values of: Compassion Respect Partnership Commitment
Challenges behaviour in others that contravenes the organisational values.
Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse.
Technical Competencies and Skills
Well-developed time management and organisational skills.
Ability to show initiative, discretion and judgement in carrying out assigned duties.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to be flexible, adaptable and innovative.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment and act as a positive role model with honesty and integrity at all times presenting a ‘can do’ attitude.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Strong empathy towards the elderly.
Relevant clinical experience, knowledge and demonstrated competencies within aged care.
Key Accountabilities of the Role
Comprehensive and individual assessment of residents.
Incorporate residents and relatives, where possible, in planning care and formulating expected outcomes.
Provide skilled care, with particular attention to:
Safe, accurate administration of ordered medication
Consistent application of infection control principles
Compliance with Standards as per the Aged Care Act 1997
Instigation of requests for medical intervention when necessary
Compliance and follow up with medical orders
Performance and documentation of, clinical observations, including neurological observations, in the event of a resident fall where a head injury may have been sustained
Performance of ongoing clinical assessments and observations, in accordance with identified clinical need for the individual resident
Evaluate results of care given and resident’s satisfaction with care
Document all aspects of care:
With knowledge and application of legal considerations
In order to validate ACFI responses
To reflect the clinical interventions required to be completed with the individual resident
Plan daily activities with staff
Incorporate resident’s individual needs in daily planning
Communicate effectively with staff and other health care personnel;
Ensure that all duty requirements are completed satisfactorily;
Observe and report matters, or take action where appropriate, to ensure smooth running of the care facility;
Provide input into overall management planning;
Ensure effective and economic use of resources and equipment; o Act as a role model for other staff;
Objectively evaluate standards of care of ENs and Carers;
Provide constructive guidance and feedback to ENs and Carers;
Communication relevant information to families or significant others as identified by the residents.