Clinical Lead - Carlisle
Site or Unit :Blackwell Vale Care HomeAddress :Durdar Road Blackwell Carlisle Cumbria CA2 4SEContracted Weekly Hours : 44 hours days Blackwell Vale is situated on the outskirts of historical Carlisle with easy access by public transport to a good range of shops and amenities in the city. Blackwell Vale is within easy reach of the M6 Motorway and the very beautiful countryside of Cumbria and the Lake District. The home is registered for 51 beds which includes nursing of frail elderly and Dementia care. Blackwell Vale has 3 units, 2 dementia units with a total of 27 residents and 1 elderly frail unit with a total of 24 residents. Blackwell Vale provides a person centred approach to care for all residents and their loved ones ensuring each individual quality of life is maintained to a standard of their choosing. Blackwell Vale has recently undergone a full refurbishment programme to ensure our environment meets the needs of all residents. We have a lovely warm homely feel which our staff maintains to ensure the well-being of all residents, their friends and relations and a safe, friendly working environment for staff. The management at Blackwell Vale encourage staff to work in all environments whilst promoting each individuals strengths and experience. Regular supervision is provided for all staff to ensure full support is given and to ensure training needs are identified early for all. Qualified nurses are fully supported with their individual revalidation programmes and personal development plans whilst we have a programme of diplomas for all care and support staff available to enhance job skills and future career prospects within Four Seasons Health Care. As a Clinical Lead Nurse you have responsibility for leading a team of nursing staff to ensure the delivery of an excellent standard of care, which promotes independence and dignity and positively enhances the lives of individuals in our care. So as a clinical lead nurse, what do you need to do to make this happen? Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents' needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life. Champion independence and personal choice – develop, review and update care plans to meet our clients changing physical, social and psychological needs. Build the positive reputation of the home and unit – liaise professionally with visitors, including family, friends and other external stakeholders. Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – risks are proactively managed and issues identified, investigated and resolved. Oversee all aspects of medicine management – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to our clients. Conduct care audits – monitor standards of care and take corrective action where appropriate. Promote high standards of nursing care for you and your team, actively seeking ways to improve levels of service. Take an active role in training for the team of nurses, working in conjunction with the training resources of the company to ensure that nursing staff are kept up to date with current practices and research led developments. Take a leadership role for your team – ensuring all staff are supervised appropriately and rotas are in place to enable the smooth, efficient running of the business. Take an active role in the development of yourself and others – ensure that the team's skill and knowledge levels are able to meet the changing needs of the business.