Clinical Lead Deputy Manager
Provide assistance with the management of the day to day
running of the home
Take responsibility for the running of the home in the absence of the
Help the registered manager with the general management of the home
working under their guidance and leadership.
Support the registered manager in his or her duties to ensure the
home complies with all health and safety requirements, including the
fire safety regulations and procedures.
Help the registered manager produce and maintain systems and
procedures for auditing and assuring quality of care provided by the
home, including quality control and satisfaction surveys.
Strive to ensure the home is continuously improving and providing the
best possible care.
Complete required documentation and reporting to CQC on all
reportable events involving residents and staff.
In liaison with the Manager, provide information for regular audits
of efficiency, maintaining and improving standards, the environment,
staffing and care. From the audits, devise and execute an action plan
to continuously make improvements to the running of the home.
Assistance with the management of resident care
Provide a high standard of direct nursing care to residents,
assisting them with the planning and meeting of their personal care
and other needs.
Assume responsibility for the nursing services provided within the
home, reporting directly to the Registered Manager. Ensuring and
providing appropriate nursing cover is maintained at all times.
Be responsible for care planning, monitoring and reviewing
arrangements, to ensure high standards of care plans are maintained
and auditing of care plans. Ensure the implementation of care plans.
Help with the formulation of holistic person cantered social and
health care plans for new residents and with resident reviews, monthly
as a minimum, to regularly reassess the needs of the residents in
consultation with the resident, their relatives and the care team. To
effect change required to achieve planned goals.
Liaise with and support residents GP in the weekly clinics and other
healthcare professionals involved such as physiotherapist, taking
follow up action as required.
To support the nursing staff with the preparation and evidencing of
the requirements relating to FNC and CHC applications.
Help to control the issue of medication for which the home has taken
responsibility, to maintain the necessary records and to ensure the
accuracy and reliability of the systems for administering medicines.
Administer and order medications as required by residents and
following the homes policies and procedures.
Participate in the development of activities for residents in which
they can join and which will enhance their quality of life and wellbeing.
Help to ensure that the preparation, cooking and serving of food meet
the required standards.
Work within the NMC codes of conduct and Scope of Practice and within
the homes policies and procedures.
Assistance with the management of the premises
Help to ensure that rooms and common spaces are properly cleaned and
maintained and adequately heated.
Help to maintain the standards set for the appearance and upkeep of
the premises, indoors and outdoors.
Manage, as required, any planned maintenance programmes.
Assistance with staff management
Supervise and support staff contributing to the best of their ability
to the efficient running of the home and the creation of the right atmosphere.
Provide support and professional supervision to care staff, acting as
a role model to other nursing staff at all times.
To assist the Manager in arranging staff training in all aspects of
residents care both in house and through external courses, that these
are recorded/documented and training is on-going. To promote
progression of staff by training and guidance and ensuring they attend
mandatory courses which enable them to continue working.
Ensure all staff adheres to the Homes Infection Control Policy and
Procedures in line with the health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of
Practice on the prevention and control of infections.
Participate in staff supervision, training and development activities.
Induct new staff as per Skills for Care Induction Care Standards.
Take responsibility for the management of specific staffing matters
such as staff rotas, as required by the home manager.
Administration and Finance
Help the registered manager with the management of the home’s
staffing, financial and material resources, including involvement in
staff recruitment and selection, invoicing and ordering/auditing of
healthcare and other products used by the home.
Help the registered manager maintain the administrative systems for
keeping records, particularly those required to comply with the
Help the registered manager to produce and maintain the operational
policies and procedures needed to run the home effectively and
efficiently and to achieve legal compliance, including sickness monitoring.
Occupancy and Marketing
Assist the Registered Manager to maintain high occupancy levels.
Undertake pre-admission assessments as required by the Registered
Manager, ensuring high priority is given to undertaking assessments
quickly and efficiently.
Undertake audits of waiting/enquiry list with Registered Manager and
agree strategies to improve time lines and efficiency.
Actively promote the Home in a professional manner within the
community, to the multidisciplinary team and professionals involved
with the home or with whom you meet in your role.
Strategic Management, Planning and Control
Assist the Registered Manager in the preparation of management and
control statistics and figures.
Actively participate in the development of business plans, annual
budgets, reporting and control procedures.
Competence and professional development
This role requires the following competence and commitment to
continuing professional development (CPD)
· Maintain professional RN registration with NMC with evidence of
competencies and revalidation and enhance qualifications to
continually develop knowledge.
· Working towards Leadership and Management in social care diploma
· Participate in annual appraisal and personal development planning
and six-monthly review.
Participate in teaching as required.
Undertake training and development as agreed with the Registered
Manager, owner or General Manager.