Clinical Lead

Howdon Care Centre
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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.
Key Accountabilities

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.


Qualifications & Accreditations

NMC Registered Nurse

Key Skills and Behaviours- (Essential)

The ability to lead a team
Numerate and literate with the ability to communicate effectively
verbally and in writing
Understands and effectively uses IT and communication systems
required for the role
Able to analyse problems and propose solutions
Sensitive to and respectful of the values, views and needs of others
Able to effectively prioritise workload
Ability to develop internal and external business relationships
based on mutual respect and professionalism
Ability to work under pressure whilst motivating their team
Identifies and suggests ideas to improve their area of work and is
willing to make new ways of working a success
Encourages knowledge sharing and best practice

Key Experience and Knowledge- (Desirable)

Experience of delivering nursing care within elderly health care sector
People Management experience
Experience of participating in quality and clinical governance
programmes, including audit and care services

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