Head of care

Athona Ltd
Ipswich, Suffolk
£16 - £17.50/hour
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of care
To provide residents with the highest standard of basic care and support, in accordance with the Home's philosophy of care and the individual care plan. To act in accordance with the policies and procedures of the home.
Duties and Responsibilities:

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the resident's needs.

To create and maintain with the home's staff an environment in which all members of staff can contribute to the maximum of their ability in providing
a high standard of skilled nursing care to the residents and encourage recognition of the service user as an Individual. (see Charter of Rights of Residents)

To enable Residents to live a fuller life style within the nature of their capability/disability.

To know what is meant by essential standards, what constitutes these standards and how they assist the home to maintain and promote standards of care and administration in the home.

To demonstrate awareness of how clinical procedures related to residents care are carried out and administered to maintain their well-being and to prevent symptoms of ill being.

To develop an understanding relationship with the relatives and visitors.

To control the Home's supplies and that these are used effectively and economically.

To recognise the legal implications of nursing documentation.

To safeguard residents property, valuables and personal possessions and ensure relatives are informed when additional clothing is required.

To be aware of and demonstrate knowledge of relevant statutory legislation and company policies and procedures eg CS Act, NMC guidelines, Health and Safety.

To adhere to all procedures (see Policies & Procedures Manuals) implemented in the Home and demonstrate understanding in practice.

To demonstrate the importance of variation in residents' condition, staff compliance or non-compliance and any learning points that you might need to know or unsure of or additional skills to remain competent to practice as a registered nurse.


To assess elderly persons with previous history of psychiatric illness, general acute chronic illness and dementia using various models of care, analyse, plan, implement and evaluate care programmes on an ongoing basis and document in appropriate forms in compliance with policies and procedures of the Home.

To demonstrate awareness of packaging of equipment and medical aids related to residents' care and how to use, store and dispose as necessary.

To be able to assess types of wounds and to use various types of wound management products (bandages, tubigrips, primary and secondary dressings, micropore etc) according to the type of wound.

To demonstrate an understanding of the ageing process and how it affects functions of the body as a whole.

To involve Care Assistants at every step of this process. To ensure that they understand the importance of carrying out instructions and deliver care as instructed/expected.

To co-ordinate all activities and work of care assistants by giving support and advice as necessary.

To demonstrate understanding of primary nursing care and key worker systems implemented in the Home.

To enable or assist residents to wash/bathe, eat, mobilise, maintain continence or/manage incontinence through continence assessment of residents whilst acting as an advocate for the service user with his/her permission at all times.

To ensure there is adequate supply of continence aids, toiletries and cleaning materials and detergents.

To participate in staff meetings, relatives and residents' meetings as requested.

To order drugs, receive, store, administer, dispo