Deputy Manager/Clinical Lead

Recruiter
BRIGHTERKIND LIMITED
Location
Swallowfield
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
brighterkind is a dynamic care home group that is delivering a new approach to care, putting residents’ happiness and health at the heart of our philosophy. Currently a standalone business within the Four Seasons Group, brighterkind has aspirations to develop independently into one of the leading care home providers in the UK. This role presents a unique opportunity to join a caring, fun and forward thinking business which is currently in its early stages of development. brighterkind operates in excess of 70 care homes throughout England, Scotland and the Channel Islands and employs more than 4,000 people. We are already the 5th largest provider in the UK with aspirations to develop further over the next three years. brighterkind is focused on becoming the brand of choice within the care sector. Our aspiration is that in time brighterkind becomes a byword for unrivalled levels of personal and nursing care, offering outstanding recreation and activities, and delivering a high quality food and dining experience to all our residents. Put simply, our aim is to establish ourselves as the best known and most highly respected operator in the care sector. We are investing heavily in our estate as part of a comprehensive re branding and refurbishment strategy. £25m has been earmarked to refurbish our homes and turn them into contemporary and comfortable places to live and work; £12m of this capital has already been invested. We are also investing heavily in professional development and have created a number of industry leading training programmes to help our managers and leaders to be the best that they can be. We aspire to provide our employees with a truly rewarding opportunity to proactively shape the company culture and influence the development of the business. This really is an exciting time to join us. We offer a challenging and rewarding environment for proactive and innovative individuals to flourish and develop. We are looking for professional, creative and energetic candidates to join our friendly and passionate team all working towards the same goals – to help those we care for, love every day! www.brighterkind.com You will be experienced in ensuring the effective Nursing of the Home and the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care as part of a multi-disciplinary team. With previous experience in conducting care audits, monitoring standards of care and promoting high standards of nursing care for your team and actively seeking ways to improve levels of service. Deputising for the Home Manager, you will take a leadership role for the team, ensuring all staff are supervised appropriately and rotas are in place to enable the smooth, efficient running of the business. Compliance and Quality Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines ensuring all risks are proactively managed and issues identified, investigated and resolved; Conduct care audits and monitor standards of care and take corrective action where appropriate; Ensure the delivery of quality care continually assessing our residents’ needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life. Professional Nursing Oversee all aspects of medicine management, ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to our clients; Promote high standards of nursing care for self and your team, actively seeking ways to improve levels of service; Be prepared to cope with incidents or emergency situations as they arise and report them to the Home Manager; Report to Clinical Manager any relevant changes in patients’ conditions and situations. Performance and Leadership Take a leadership role for the 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 ensuring the team’s skill and knowledge levels are able to meet the changing needs of the business; Be responsible for supervising staff, allocating work, encouraging staff development and ensuring brighterkind policies are followed; Management of the Homes budgets. Health and Safety Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks in particular the moving and handling of residents. Carry out risk assessments, having due regard for personal safety and safety of residents, visitors and staff; Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act and fire safety and evacuation procedures, demonstrating a working knowledge of COSHH assessments applicable in your area of work. Professionalism Conduct yourself in a professional and courteous manner at all times towards residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident; Contribute to, and encourage team-working at all times, responding positively to colleagues and actioning all reasonable work instructions promptly; Advise on the supply and quality of items used to carry out tasks, ensuring the timely and appropriate ordering of replacement goods within the Home budget; Take reasonable care of items of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults or the need for maintenance or replacement; Responsible for the safe and tidy storage of supplies and equipment. An energetic, committed yet approachable team member, the person who fulfils this role will add real value with their obvious passion and commitment to both residents, families and staff alike, but will have the ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment with care and compassion. Your talent and ability will be a reflection of the brighterkind culture and values and will help showcase the best of our organisation. If you possess these skills and the drive to succeed in this role we would love to hear from you. In return brighterkind provide a variety of competitive benefits including a generous holiday allowance, a bespoke development programme, child care vouchers and an employee discount scheme. Their talent and ability will be a reflection of the brighterkind culture and values and will help showcase the best of our organisation. To succeed you will be: A team player - brighterkind is a low ‘ego’ organisation; Strong communicator and influencer; Energetic and hard-working; Passionate about offering superior services and want to make a difference in everything that they do A sense of humour and positive outlook on life – Glass half full rather than half empty is key! We offer unrivalled employee benefits as our staff are at the heart of our achievements and future vision. Rewarding commitment and long service are important to us and all employees are entitled to the following benefits and incentives. Competitive salaries and generous holiday allowance Ongoing personal development plan and career progression Team Meal Offering Free uniform Childcare Vouchers High street discount vouchers NEST work place pension contributions Long service awards and vouchers All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. As you can imagine we receive very high volumes of applications for some of our roles. Whilst we are not able to respond personally to each applicant, we appreciate the time you have taken to consider and apply for a new role with brighterkind. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, then on this occasion your application has not been successful. Please keep checking our website for upcoming opportunities. www.brighterkind.com

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