Manager - Nursing Home

Numada Healthcare
Pinner, Greater London
£56000 - £60000/annum
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Manager/Nursing Home

To become the registered manager of a new luxury purpose built 47 nursing home due to open Autumn 2017. We are looking to recruit a Registered Manager who must be a registered nurse and hold a valid NMC Pin. Must have experience of commissioning and managing.

Ideally you will have a QCF level 5 or be willing to work towards this.

JOB TITLE – Nursing Home

Position: Manager/ Head of Home
Line Manager: Director of Care
Responsible to: Registered Owner
Purpose of position:

1. To take joint responsibility with the registered owner as the person-in-charge for day-to-day running of the home.
2. To promote a caring environment for service users through high standards of professional practice which are conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the service users.
3. To ensure that each service user receives nursing care appropriate to their individual need.
4. To work in line with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct Standards 07/04.
5. To implement the requirements of the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People (or Care Homes for Adults 18-65), published in accordance with the Health & Social Care Act 2008 and Home Life: A Code of Practice for Residential Care.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Day to day running of the home.
• To manage the day-to-day running of the home to act as person-in-charge whenever asked to by the registered owner.
• To manage the home in a manner which will not bring the service users or home into disrepute.
• To have a working knowledge of the home’s policies and procedures and to ensure that staff are aware of and work in line with the policies and procedures.
• To ensure that in line with legislation, including NMC Guidelines for Records and Record Keeping Standards 01/05, proper and accurate records for each service user and the management of the home are maintained.
• To arrange preadmission assessments for all service users and trial visits.
• To decide whether or not the home is able to meet the social and care needs of any prospective service user and that the service user is within the home’s categories of registration.
• To provide all relevant information and leaflets to prospective new service users and to make appointments and show them and their relatives around the home.
• To negotiate an appropriate fee with the purchasing authority or the client or client family if not in receipt of local authority assistance.
• To ensure that each new service user receives a written copy of the “Terms and Conditions” of residence and ensure that each service user and, where appropriate, their representative or carer understands them.
• To ensure that adequate arrangements for the introduction and reception of the new service users are made.
• To investigate complaints in line with the home’s complaints procedure.
• To liaise with and co-operate with statutory agencies including CQC inspectors.
• To carry out on call during the week as per rota, to provide on call cover at weekends for at least 1 in 3 weekends.

2. Service User Care
• To promote and protect the interests and dignity of service users irrespective of their gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, religious or political beliefs.
• Ensure that service users spiritual, social and care needs are recognized, assessed and met.
• To support service users in making decisions in matters which affect their life style.
• To assessment the needs of each service user in conjunction with the service user, relevant professional agencies and, where appropriate, the service users family, and develop a care plan which provides a satisfactory quality of life for that person.
• To promote relationships which enable each service user to participate in Social activities within the home and in the life of the local community to the maximum of their ability.
• To ensure provision of high standards of nursing care.
• To ensure provision of medical care with General Practitioners, and if appropriate other health care professionals.
• In line with the home’s procedures and the NMC Guidelines for the Administration of Medicines 01/04, where appropriate to manage service users medication including ordering, and the administration of prescribed medication and maintaining records.
• To be responsible with the person-in-control for the efficient running of the domestic character of the home.
• To plan menus with service users and staff, ensuring that the dietary needs of service users are met.
• Ensuring that good standards of food presentation are maintained and that supplies of food are ordered.
• To ensure that good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained throughout the home.

3. Staff matters
• To assist the registered owner with recruitment and appointment of care, catering and domestic staff.
• To assist the registered owner to ensure that there is good communication with and between staff and to arrange staff meetings.
• To ensure that effective induction, supervision and assessment of staff is carried out and that training needs are identified and met.
• To ensure that the homes disciplinary procedure and employment protection legislation is implemented and followed.
• To arrange staff rotas and the deployment of staff.

4. Premises
• To advise the registered owner of any malfunction of the heating, lighting or emergency systems and ensure the security of the premises.
• To ensure that fire regulations are complied with and advise the person-in-control if there are areas of risk.
• To ensure that legislation and regulations concerning environmental health, infection control, building control, planning and health and safety are complied with, and to advise the person-in-control accordingly where action is required.

5. Finance
• To be responsible for the monitoring and control of day-to-day expenditure with the limits prescribed by the person-in-control.
• To ensure that service users are, wherever possible, supported in retaining responsibility of their own money and financial arrangements.
• To ensure that, where a service user is assessed as incapable of handling their own financial affairs, that their money is handled properly and with the utmost probity and that records are kept of all financial transactions.

Personal Specifications – Essential Criteria

1. A first level nurse with at least at least two years experience in a senior management capacity within the last five years.
2. A qualification in management equivalent to QCF level 5 or a QCF level 5
3. To become a Registered with CQC.
4. Be able to take responsibility.
5. Have strong leadership skills and be self motivated.
6. Well organized.
7. Be willing to work flexible.
8. An active team player but also able to work on own initiative.
9. A good communicator.
10. Committed to high standards of care.
11. Committed to staff training.

Hours of work: 36/40 hours per to include alternate weekends and on call as specified.