Deputy care home manager

SCP Recruitment
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Wage (£) : 18

Pay Type : Hourly

Pay Rate : Competitive

Part Time/Full time : Permanent

Contracted weekly hours :40

Job Purpose

To implement care home policies, directed towards high standards of resident care, staff welfare and training, and ensure thegood reputation of the business in co-operation with the Home Manager.


1 Professional2 Administrative/Managerial3 Personnel4 Education and Training1 Professional

Key Responsibilities

Supervise the professional work of staff within the nursing home, in co-operationwith the Home Manager in accordance with:

a. NMC Code of Conduct.b. Operational Manual of the Care Home.c. Employee Handbook.

1 - Professional

1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual care of residents.2. Ensure treatments are carried out as prescribed.3. Follow nursing home policy in respect of custody and administration of all drugs.4. Maintain personal contact with residents, their relatives and visitors to enhancethe residents’ quality of life5. Participate in the evaluation and review of policies and report to the Home Manager matters that effect policy.6. Take appropriate action in the event of an emergency, in accordance with care home policy.

2 – Administrative/Managerial

1. Assist the Home Manager and deputise in the overall management of the care home as required.2. Assist in planning workloads and nursing resources as effectively as possible.3. Assist in maintaining stocks/stores at adequate levels, being mindful of the need for economy and good housekeeping.4. Ensure the safe care and custody of residents’ property in accordance with care home policy.5. Report any accident/incident, loss or theft to the Home Manager and complete necessary statements promptly.6. Ensure that accurate care records are maintained in accordance with agreed policy.

3 – Personnel

Maintain a working knowledge of:The Health & Safety at Work ActThe Operational Policies ManualThe Employee HandbookAssist with supervision and assessment of junior staff.Assist in staff recruitment.Assist in staff disciplinary procedures as required.

4 – Education and Training

1. Attend study days and courses as appropriate.2. Update clinical knowledge and skills.3. Participate in in-service training for more junior members of staff.4. Assist in the orientation programmes of all new care staff.

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. Job descriptions will be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post.

Job Requirements

Job Characteristics

The post holder is expected to demonstrate competencies in line with the competency framework.

This role is at Level 1 within the competency framework.

Knowledge & Skills

Essential Desirable Desirable

(Key below)

The ability to lead and manage a team x 1,2 Numerate and literate with ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing x 1,3 Understands and effectively uses IT and communication systems required for the role x 1,3 Able to analyse problems and propose solutions x 1,3 Sensitive to and respectful of the values, views and needs of others x 2,3 Able to effectively prioritise workload x 1,2 Ability to develop internal and external business relationships based on mutual respect and professionalism x 1,2,3 Ability to work under pressure whilst motivating their team x 1,2 Identifies and suggests ideas to improve their area of work and is willing to make new ways of working a success x 1,2 Encourages knowledge sharing and best practice x Experience Essential Desirable Assessment Experience of delivering nursing care within elderly health care sector x 1 People Management experience x 1 Experience of participating in quality and clinical governance programmes, including audit and care services x 1 Qualifications & Accreditations Essential Desirable Assessment NMC Registered Nurse x 4 Leadership/management qualification x

Work related circumstances:

The role requires a flexible approach as hours will vary to reflect the work patterns and needs of the business