Since 1985, Randolph Hill have had an enviable reputation for quality care provision. We are large enough to be able to provide great support, whilst small enough to avoid becoming overly bureaucratic and make decisions to fit every circumstance. We have a low staff turnover with 7 high performing nursing homes offering long and short-term care to those with particular medical needs, especially frail elderly people. Each Home’s philosophy is to provide competent, skilled and empathetic individual care. The Company is committed to future expansion, therefore each unit operates on a professional business basis, maintaining budgeted profit margins. Our homes are well run, attaining positive grades with the Care Inspectorate. Randolph Hill are committed to quality and look for like-minded people to support us achieving our objectives.
In a recent staff survey, 100% of respondents would recommend Randolph Hill to others.
We are currently looking for a Charge Nurse with the right skills, experience and personality to join our exceptional team in East Lothian. It is essential that candidates have a post registration qualification, experience of care of the elderly along with a knowledge of dementia, strong communication skills, experience of team working and supervisory management.
It would also be desirable for candidates to have knowledge of employment law and knowledge of legislation surrounding Care Homes.
Rates of pay £20.27, plus a fantastic joining bonus of £1500 and free uniform.
Overtime rate paid at time and a third.
Fully-funded stakeholder pension scheme.
Enhanced sick pay scheme covering week 3 to week 26.
Our Nurses are well supported by management and there is a positive working environment in place.
Statutory training and in-house training.
Opportunities for further personal development progression.
Positive Care Inspectorate grades across our Group – well organised homes with good staffing levels.
Consistency of management means stability for staff, residents and relatives (average Manager’s service is over 10 years).
Long service holidays and awards.
Low staff turnover against industry average (over a third of our overall staff have been here for 5 years or longer).
Good level of Senior Management support – including a Director of Nursing Homes Operations, Director of Care Standards and Group Nurse Managers.
A family feel to our organisation with 7 Nursing homes – all homes are extremely well supported.
Full clinical autonomy – run your shift effectively with guidance from an experienced management team.
Lower agency use as we have a successful Staff Bank which provides greater care continuity for both staff and residents.
Death in service scheme.
Our two nursing homes in East Lothian are situated in the scenic coastal town of North Berwick and another in the pretty village of Gullane. Both nestle within the community and have strong relationships with people and organisations in the surrounding areas and are also set in beautifully maintained private and secure gardens.
Fidra House in North Berwick is a modern, purposely designed building with high quality furnishings throughout. Muirfield, in Gullane, is a fully-equipped luxurious new-build with bedrooms in a range of sizes from standard, to premium and deluxe
Both homes excel with a full and varied schedule of activities for residents to enjoy, depending on their particular choices.
To provide professional clinical nursing to all residents
To uphold residents’ participation strategy
To assist the Manager in daily running of the nursing home
To implement all company policies and practices
To liaise with all personnel to ensure high standards of patient care
To assist the manager with staff training, assessments, inductions, supervision and counselling
To abide by the Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC’s) code of professional conduct
To respect residents’ and workplace confidentiality
To achieve and maintain full bed occupancy, using correct company documentation and procedure
To promote and show loyalty to the company, both inside and outside the nursing home
To treat colleagues with respect and ensure teamwork is good
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To promote the highest standards of clinical nursing within the nursing home
To set a good example at all times in respect of dress, manner, hygiene and behaviour
In the absence of the Manager/Deputy, assume responsibility of operational overview of whole home
To accept extra duties, e.g. compiling duty rota, reflecting the ability to skill mix and meet SCSWIS staffing notice
To appraise staff and, if necessary, counsel, adhering to company procedure and documentation. Communicate outcomes with Manager/Deputy
To participate in the on-call rota, as required, giving support and advice to junior staff
To understand company structure and, in the absence of Manager and Deputy, whom to contact if advice is required
In absence of Manager/Deputy, to complete Head Office and senior management reports timeously and accurately
To understand the SCSWIS inspection process and assist in the inspection as required
To provide a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff and visitors
To become familiar with all aspects of the building’s layout, fire evacuation procedure and equipment, and to instruct staff
To become familiar with and strictly adhere to company policy and procedure and SCSWIS guidelines
To act at all times in a manner which reflects a good company image
To maximise bed occupancy opportunities by being friendly and helpful to all enquirers and visitors, either personally or on the telephone
To maintain correctly written records as required by the company and statutory bodies
In the absence of the Manager / Deputy to delegate daily workload, ensuring efficient and cost effective use of manpower
To communicate all requests and changes of practice to all relevant personnel
To report any injuries, disease and dangerous practice to all relevant personnel
To read and observe all notices and instructions displayed in the work area
To wear and use correct protective clothing/equipment as directed and report any damage or wear to superiors
To dispose of rubbish and waste materials in the appropriate manner
To wear company uniform at all times when on duty
To attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required by the company or the unit manager
To feedback and communicate to the Manager/Deputy or, in their absence, Director of Nursing, any complaints, suggestions or wishes arising from residents, relatives or staff
To maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness by instructing staff on good housekeeping practices and ensuring these instructions are carried out
To dispose of rubbish and waste materials in the appropriate manner
To instruct and supervise in the use of company goods and equipment, and to report immediately damage or breakage to equipment, furnishings or fabric of the building and any repairs required
To undertake any reasonable duties as directed by managers to ensure safe, smooth and efficient running of the nursing home
To communicate and discuss concerns arising from this area with Manager/Deputy
Applying from outside the UK?
From time to time we offer sponsorship to nurses who are not living in the UK just now but are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and who must have the correct documentation in place to come to the UK to work as a nurse.