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Head Nurse


My client is looking to recruit a Head Nurse based in the heart of the Forest of Dean.

The role will be to support the Home Manager with the smooth running of this 42 bedded nursing and residential home.

A busy home with a variety of clinical needs meaning no two days are ever the same.


The Purpose of the Head Nurse ( RGN / RMN ) is to support the Home Manager with the management and running of the home with emphasis on Clinical Nursing Leadership.
Duties of the Head Nurse ( RGN / RMN may include but are not restricted to:



  • Day to day management and allocation of duties to all nursing and care staff.

  • To proactively lead and motivate your team, ensuring residents privacy, dignity, choice and safety is everyone's main priority.

  • To provide, support and train excellence in clinical practice.

  • To be responsible for and ensuring high levels of care are given and maintained at all times.

  • To take responsibility for Safeguarding of adults under your care.

  • To do initial assessments for potential new residents.

  • To work with residents and their families to devise suitable care plans.

  • To ensure all medications, including controlled drugs are ordered, stored, administered, documents and disposed of correctly.

  • To deputise in the Managers absence.

  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of anybody else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.



For this role you must have:



  • A Nurse Qualification either RGN or RMN and currently be registered with the NMC.

  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks relating to Care Homes.

  • Previous leadership or management practice.

  • Ability to motivate and lead a team.