Deputy Manager



Deputy Manager


Hounslow, Greater London, United Kingdom 

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Why work for Advinia?Advinia is a network of care homes providing the full spectrum of care services. Our senior management team has been involved in care since 1999 and works in partnership with staff, residents, family and social workers.At Advinia Health Care the difference that sets us apart from others is the quality of the Care Givers we choose and the thorough training and support we provide. If you share our passion for excellence and improving quality of life for people then you could work with Advinia Health Care.Job OverviewTo assist in the effective management and administration of the home under the supervision of the Home Manager and assist in providing a caring environment that meets the individual needs of the service users. To work as part of a team and be a proactive team member.Main Duties1. Quality care of residents - Establishment of an agreed pattern of work that is planned in collaboration with residents (and/or relatives and friends) to ensure a high standard of nursing care on a continual basis. - Responsibility for admission planning, on-going assessment of nursing care needs and discharge planning for each resident; regular reviews with Senior Carers and compilation of records. - On-going support of a flexible pattern of daily living, supporting residents` freedom of choice while maintaining their privacy and dignity. - Ensure a good level of stimulation and varied activities for all residents tailored to their preferences with evidence of good diversional therapy; organisation and active contribution to social events for residents. - Support of emotional and spiritual needs of all residents and at all times aim to optimise their quality of life, empower residents, where possible, and encourage their family and friends to take greater involvement in the quality of their care thereby promoting quality of life. - Support the Home Manager in the development of in-house systems for quality assurance of nursing care. - Ensure good standards of hygiene are adhered to in all work and residential areas. - Ensure effective systems of infection control and wound management are in place. - Support the Home Manager in ensuring an effective system for accident reporting in the Home.2. Management of Staff - Supervision and support of all staff including nurses, care-assistants, kitchen, domestic and other ancillary staff to ensure the highest standard of resident care. - Assist in the preparation of an efficient weekly rota, ensuring adequate staff levels, including bank staff, and an adequate skill mix. This duty rota should be planned in advance to allow for costing by the administrator. - Encourage maintenance of staff morale and development of a good rapport with all employees. - Assist with conducting of quarterly formal staff meetings and holding of informal meetings as required. - Identify any training needs for staff and address these accordingly. The Deputy Nurse Manager will show a commitment to the continuous professional development of nursing staff and other key workers. - Assist the Home Manager in selection of new staff in accordance with statutory requirements and best practice under Equality Commission Legislation - Ensure adequate induction and training of all new staff and to provide on-going in service training - Perform regular appraisals of staff. - Assist the Home Manager in the implementation of the Home`s Disciplinary, absence and sickness procedures. - Ensure regular instruction on fire prevention and equipment in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work policy.3. Working with the administrator - To provide information relating to hours worked and payments due for the compilation of the monthly payroll. - The Deputy Nurse Manager will work closely with the administrator at all times and have a good awareness of their clearly defined duties.4. Storage and Use of Medicines - Adhere to policies for medicines management in the nursing home and ensure an adequate system of safe storage of all medicines in the nursing home is maintained. - Ensure adequate systems for administration of medicines to residents. - Ensure systems for drug ordering and administration are efficient and appropriately documented. - Liaison with the community pharmacist, pharmacist proprietor and local GPs to promote effective medicines management so as to optimise therapeutic outcomes from medicines for all residents.5. Other Duties - Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Home Manager to ensure the efficient running and continued development of the Home.Qualifications, Skills & ExperienceEssential criteria - Minimum of two years post-registration experience in care of the elderly and evidence of interest in care of the elderly. - Demonstrable management experience with evidence of good people management skills and the ability to lead and motivate others. - Live registration on NMC Register as RGN/RMN and working knowledge of the Registered Homes (N.I) Order 1992, Nursing Homes Standard 2004. - Committed, reliable, industrious and strives to meet quality professional standards. - Excellent interpersonal skills. - Enthusiastic and dynamic with the ability to manage and influence change. - Enjoys working as part of a team. - Computer literate.Desirable criteria - Motivated and innovative self- starter. - Strategic planner with good organisational skills; ability to manage workloads within specified time frames. - Counselling and guidance skills/coaching and mentoring skills. - Good communication and report writing skills; influencing and negotiating skills. - Previous working experience as a Senior Nurse, Unit Manager or Deputy Manager in a nursing home - Previous experience in staff training and development
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Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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