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Nurse - Hawthorne Court - HCC9843

Job Details:

Salary Range: £25,833 - £28,791 per annum*, plus a market supplement value of up to £3,000 per annum

Work location: Hawthorne Court, Fareham

Hours per week: Various hours available - please state your preference on your application

Contract type: Permanent

Applications will be reviewed as and when received so we invite you to apply as soon as possible. 

Alternatively you can submit your interest and CV to

*Salary correct as of 01 April 2019

Advert Text:

The nurses on the front line of Hampshire County Councils Adults Health and Care service do so much more than care, they transform lives. Our nurses are caregivers, advocates, innovators and true heroes of healthcare.

We are currently offering opportunities for passionate and dedicated nurses to join the team at Hawthorne Court. Hawthorne Court is a nursing home specialising in dementia care and is set in the beautiful historic Coldeast estate between Southampton and Portsmouth. The home is set in beautifully landscaped gardens and offers a perfect balance of 80 spacious en-suite bedrooms coupled with a true ‘home from home’ atmosphere.

Our service users are at the heart of everything we do and our sole aim is to give them the dignity, respect and independence that they deserve. We recognise and celebrate the individuality of all our residents which is why they are encouraged to participate in creating and maintaining their own support plans.

The varied nature of the care that we provide means every person we help is a new opportunity to excel and develop your skills. Whatever your nursing background, you will be joining a supportive multi-disciplinary team that is committed to your development and wellbeing, enabling you to be the best nurse you can possibly be.

Hampshire County Council cares for those who care and we recognise the outstanding contribution you make to peoples lives, so we offer a market supplement of £3,000 (pro-rata if part-time) in addition to your annual salary. This is offered alongside a competitive benefits package, including access to Local Government Pension Scheme (employer contributions starting at 16.1%), generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, interest free travel loans and discounts.

Job Purpose:

  • To manage, direct and evaluate a high standard of nursing care for a designated number of residents in a social care setting.
  • To maintain and develop relevant skills, specialist knowledge and competencies to care for Older People and / or Older People with Mental Health problems.
  • To contribute significantly toward the continuing development of professional nursing practice in the unit.
  • To act as a mentor and role model to others, reflecting a holistic and person-centred approach to professional nursing practice and resident care.

Role Responsibilities:

  • The postholder will be responsible for the provision of person centred, professional nursing care to residents within Older Persons’ nursing homes. This requires developing specialist knowledge of nursing practice to care for Older People and Older People with Mental Health problems. The postholder will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care plans for a designated number of residents and be responsible for the accurate documentation and reporting to other members of the team. The postholder will supervise, mentor support and educate junior nurses in the unit. They will adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice at all times. The postholder will liaise with other healthcare professionals with responsibility for the residents’ care.
  • The postholder will act as a role model to all staff to ensure that professional standards are set, maintained and monitored in the delivery of care. This involves maintaining accurate records on resident care and reporting clinical and non clinical events to assist with external audits. The postholder is responsible for promoting good practice to achieve continuous improvements in nursing developments and assist in audit trials and benchmarking clinical services within the nursing unit.
  • The postholder must keep up to date with new developments in clinical practice and implement changes to the provision of nursing care wherever necessary. Promote and practice evidence based care, embracing new ideas and changes for the benefit of residents. Act as a mentor for students and colleagues providing clinical supervision, participating in induction programmes, guiding practice, assessing competence and supporting learning. Accept responsibility for own personal and professional development needs and maintain a record of evidence within a Personal Professional Portfolio. Expand your own knowledge and act as a resource for others by developing an area of interest relevant to the care of older people. Assist in clinical research that may be undertaken within the department / uses current practice to assist in the process.
  • The postholder must maintain good working relationships within the team and ensure that resources are used efficiently within the unit. They will act as the duty coordinator in the absence of the senior nurse.
  • The postholder is responsible for promoting equality of opportunity in the provision of nursing staff and nursing care. Also be responsible for developing IT systems and use of resources to support the sustainability of nursing care.

Role Requirements:

  • Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Nurse (RGN or RMN).
  • You will have a good knowledge and understanding of elderly care, rehabilitation and Health and Social Care agenda.
  • Able to provide direct care for the client group you will be managing, and have an understanding that the delivery of care is within a social care setting.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience of involving residents / families or carers in care planning, monitoring and evaluating services.
  • Basic IT skills / or a willingness to undertake training.
  • Able to work as part of a team - self motivated and flexible in your approach to work.
  • General range of medical, surgical nursing and elderly care.
  • A good working knowledge of clinical governance standards and good clinical skills.
  • The ability to engage successfully with residents, families and carers and able to support and mentor students and more junior nursing staff within the team.
  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the role.

Working Conditions:

Please note the following conditions can and will be encountered in this position:

  • Manual handling of people/objects 15kg+ on a daily basis
  • Display Screen Equipment user
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Job Characteristics

  • Working with Vulnerable Adults
  • Night Work (19.45 - 8.00)
  • Participating in direct personal care
  • Food Handling
  • Sharps (e.g. Needles)


Work Environment

  • Hot Environment           
  • Entry into confined spaces


COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)

Biological Hazards

  • People with infections e.g. TB
  • Human Blood or Human Bodily Fluid e.g. First Aid
  • Waste

Chemical Hazards

  • Cleaning materials

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Oladunni Bello, Registered Manager, on 01489 556720


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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