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Job Summary

Shift leaders hold an extremely important role in the management team since they are the representatives of management in closest contact with the service users and the people who actually produce the service.

Main responsibilities-Nurse in Charge job description

You will provide continuous and consistent support for service users, both physical, practical and emotional which reflects any individual changing needs in line with their identified desires and their care plans. This support should be provided in a manner that promotes their independence and safety, dignity and privacy, and be non-discriminatory. They must also ensure that their team deliver our service to these standards.


o You are regarded by the Senior Managers as important members of the management team and therefore must be understood to be such by employees. It is therefore exceptionally important that you conduct yourself professionally and lead by example at all times.


o You will have a clear understanding of our philosophy, aims and objectives and of their own role and personal objectives.


o You will be committed to ongoing training in management techniques and other relevant subjects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Nurse in Charge job description

Person Specification


Qualifications and Further Training


    * -First Level Registered Nurse (RN)

    * -Post basic qualification relevant to Rheumatology

    * -Masters degree in relevant subject

    * -Teaching qualification or equivalent


Consultant Nurse -Rheumatology job description




-Advanced knowledge, skills and competency gained through a minimum of five years experience working at a senior level in Rheumatology


-Evidence of working in an autonomous manner and holding responsibility for making expert decisions, whilst valuing and respecting contributions from others at all levels.


-Evidence of effective leadership at senior level in specialist area


-Service development and clinical audit experience


Evidence of developing practice including the management of education, training and information strategies that support changes.


Experience of presenting to multidisciplinary groups and larger audiences


Consultant Nurse -Rheumatology job description


Knowledge & Skills













Evidence of highly developed specialist knowledge and skills, and innovation in Rheumatology


Lecturing and presentation skills with expertise in use of multimedia


Information management skills including data collection and analysis, report writing and critical appraisal skills


Consultant Nurse -Rheumatology job description


Advanced leadership and practice development skills


Ability to hold a clear strategic vision and develop implementation plans to contribute to the development of the service.


Ability to work within a multidisciplinary forum with credibility and in a time-effective manner, Including;


    * -Motivation of staff and team building

    * -Coaching skills

    * -Complex decision making skills

    * -Negotiation/influencing/persuading skills

    * -Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

    * -Ability to address and resolve conflict

    * -Appreciation of the role of operational management and the context of this within the NHS


Nurse in Charge job description


o It is expected you will facilitate workplace communications by being an effective link between their teams and their senior managers, and also between other shift leaders and other units

o You will promote good employee relations

o Attendance at staff meetings as required by the Unit or Registered Manager.

o You will be aware exactly how the unit works and how it fits in with the rest of our service provision.



 To achieve all care tasks with the aid of your team by planning, co-ordinating, motivating and monitoring its performance – using:

Motivation - gaining commitment and co-operation and making the best use of the skills and talents of each individual.

Familiarity - getting to know members of the team and respecting them as individuals.

Setting Targets - agreeing achievable targets with the team for the shift.

Information - explain reasons why tasks need to be achieved and keeping staff informed of developments as they occur

Approachability – listen to suggestions, grievances and consult your team

Praise – give praise where praise is due (and be specific)

Leadership – the overall performance of the shift is your responsibility

Awareness – looking out for the health & safety of your team

Leading by example

 To communicate effectively with all members of the work team including senior managers; staff of the other unit and support staff.

 To comply with the requirements of the Registered Homes Act and any other professional memberships (i.e. NMC)

 To accurately record (to the standard specified in our Policy & Procedures) all care planning and care delivered to our service users, to ensure this care planning is kept ‘up to date’ and to report promptly to Unit Manager or Registered Manager any problems or concerns in delivering this care.

 To meet legal and professional requirements with regard to the dispensing, storage and administration of medication.

 To ensure that any complaints received from whatever source are properly logged and reported to Unit Manager or Registered Manager




 To fully understand and observe confidentiality in all matters concerning service users and staff members.

 To accurately maintain all other documentation necessary to ensure the smooth running and quality of service provision


 To communicate effectively with service users, their families and representatives and all professional associates and visitors


 To further develop your team by providing suitable supervision for staff that have been allocated as your supervisees.

 To take a key role in promoting the Philosophy and Policies and Procedures and disseminating knowledge of these throughout the organisation.

 To be familiar with Health & Safety at Work Regulations and take responsibility for the Health & Safety of Service Users and your staff team.


 To ensure that fire alarms, service users call systems and door alarms are fully functional during each shift and to report and log immediately any faults reported and follow policy to rectify this.

 Monitor the effective use of resources in providing our service

 Maintaining discipline within your team and using the authority to issue cautions for minor ‘one off’ breeches of Policies and Procedures or underperformance by individuals. Repeat or serious non- compliance / underperformance must be reported immediately to Unit Managers

 To understand the role of the named nurse / keyworker and ensure you carry out this role effectively and that your staff team are also familiar with and carry out this role effectively

 Ensure adequate staff cover at all times, including forthcoming shifts where there is known to be a problem due to sickness etc.

 Work as part of the team within a flexible rota which will include shift work, weekends, bank holidays and may include working in any of units.

 To be prepared to accept other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post, in light of changing circumstances.

 To establish and maintain good relationships with service users, their family and representatives, professional contacts, members of the local community, suppliers and any other parties with whom we have dealings and to welcome and be courteous to all visitors at all times.













 In the absence of the Unit Manager or Registered Manager to record appropriate details of any prospective service users, following the policy and procedure and provide this information to Unit Manager or Registered Manager as soon as they are next available.

 To be fully conversant with all Policies & Procedures, contribute to the review and development of these, and take a key role in monitoring staff’s conversance and compliance with these.