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Head of Care based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

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Head of Care
Up to £35,000 per annum
23/11/2014 13:12
Permanent, (30-40hrs/wk - Days, nights and weekends on rotation)
Healthcare Thread Recruitment
Tammy / Stefannia
IT Thread/HOC2803451

We have a requirement to fill the role of Head of Care for a client based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

I hope this role is suitable for you. If however it is not the right opportunity but you know someone who would be interested please pass the email on. We offer up to £250 for any successful placement so it will definitely be worth your while

Job Purpose:

  • To undertake all care management responsibilities
  • To undertake Management duties in the absence of the Deputy Home Manager and/or Home Manager and take an active part in the client’s Management Team
  • To promote and maintain high standards of care to all residents
  • To direct the care team and provide skilled care at all times
  • Assuming an on-call functionality, to ensure service delivery continuity

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the management and leadership of the care team.
  • Taking control of delivering a high level of care, and developing an ongoing improvement programme to ensure that the residents and their families have a positive experience at all times.
  • Creating and maintaining good relationships with outside agencies to enhance and promote the professional profile of the client

Delivery of Care to Residents:

  • Carry out all clinical care practices in accordance with care procedures, and the client’s philosophy of care
  • Ensure that the initial assessment of residents and subsequent care plan is completed in line with the client’s procedures
  • Supervise and participate in the delivery of care to the resident in line with the care plan. Anticipates the needs of the residents, monitor the effectiveness of the care plan, making changes as necessary, ensuring that the plan reflects changing circumstances and current objectives, Working in line with the CQC directives and NMC guidance.
  • Ensure that all resident’s care plans and records are maintained and updated in line with Care Homes regulations
  • Ensure that all medications, including controlled drugs are administered, recorded, maintained and replenished at all times consistent with the Homes written policies and procedures and in line with NMC guidance on drug administration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding procedures, recognition of the signs of abuse and procedures to follow in the event of an allegation of abuse.
  • Act as a key communicator on resident care matters (including any change in condition, concerns, requests etc.) to the resident or to the friends/relatives/advocates of the resident, or to the registered nurses and other members of the care team.
  • Direct and promote the inclusion of the resident in all appropriate social and recreational activities designed to enhance, stimulate, develop and maintain the highest quality of life and enjoyment with-in the home


Supervision of Staff:

  • To anticipate and identify staffing and recruitment needs. Participate in recruitment and selection of appropriately trained staff in line with CQC regulations, ensuring that all appropriate checks are made and evidenced on personnel records.
  • Organize and participate in the induction of new staff to the home.. Ensure the detailed familiarization of their duties and responsibilities.
  • Supervise and co-ordinate staff to ensure that their jobs are prioritized and performed in a diligent, caring appropriate and attentive manner at all times.
  • Assist the Deputy Home Manager to ensure that official supervision of all care staff takes place on a formal basis in accordance with client’s protocols.
  • Where necessary, instigate and/or participate in the disciplinary process where conduct, attitude or quality of work is inconsistent with goals and objectives of the home
  • Where necessary, provide advice and counsel to staff, being particularly supportive at times of severe emotional need or stress.
  • To initiate and participate in regular staff meetings. Create and maintain a calendar to illustrate type and frequency of meetings
  • To support the Home Manager/Deputy Home Manger in all decisions that will enhance the quality of care within the home.

Essential Criteria:

  • Registered General Nurse with current NMC Registrations
  • Clinical experience in relevant areas
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to be self-directing and motivate others
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, recognising stress in self and others



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