Complex Care Nurse for Severely Disabled Patient - East Sussex

£40000 - £55000 per annum
18 Dec 2013
15 Jan 2014
Brian Christie
Job Type
We are looking registered nurses (RGN, RMN or RCN) to join the care team of a lovely 17 year old young man who lives in East Sussex. Our client ‘S` resides at home with his parents in their beautiful, spacious family home in his own annexe. He is wheelchair dependent and requires fully assisted 24 hour care. Despite his considerable care needs, he has the most wonderful personality and sense of humour. At all times ‘S` has a nurse and carer working together. Whilst unable to verbalise his communication ‘S` is very able in making himself understood through signs and noises. During term time ‘S` attends a specialist school accompanied by his on duty team. At weekends and in school holidays he enjoys going out in his car and ‘people watching`, you should therefore be able to drive. About the Role: Nurses and carers will be with 'S' in the family home, at his school and on the road. As such, you've got to have the right personality for the role. This is a very demanding role as 'S' does have seizures and sometimes requires resuscitation. Although a challenging job, it will be incredibly rewarding for the right person. Requirements: - NMC registered: RGN, RMN or RCN; - Experience of care to include: airway suctioning, nasogastric feeding, BLS/ ILS and seizures; - Full clean driving license desirable; - Past experience of working with severely disabled patients; - Ability to work in a family home and to liaise effectively with family members is of crucial importance. Full training will be provided. Shift pattern: - 7 shifts per fortnight, Monday to Sunday; - 12 hour shifts, rotating through nights and weekends. Salary: - £40,000 to £55,000 (based on experience and shift pattern). We are looking for nurses to start as soon as possible. To apply or to find out more information, please call me on 02078618950 (extension 1573) or email your CV to me at