Nursing Home Manager

Reference:

VAC-2343

Sector:

Healthcare, Management

Salary:

£38,152 to £43,636 Per Annum

Benefits:

See Job Description

Town/City:

Belfast

Contract Type:

Temporary

Closing Date:

08/10/2018

As Home Manager, you will lead all aspects of the Housing with Care homes. You will be passionate about providing care and support for frail older people including people with dementia and promote a caring supportive environment which fosters independence ensuring everyone is treated with choice, respect, dignity and privacy. You will lead the staff team providing services across both premises 24/7 to ensure a smooth and consistent service for residents. You will be responsible for working closely with the Scheme Co-ordinator in the Independent Living (Sheltered housing) schemes adjacent to optimise the older person services for the benefit of all. You will recognise the value of active aging and promote services that stimulate meaningful activities for individuals.

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Lead the support and care services and housekeeping within the homes and garden environment.

Assess individuals needs and referring to relevant professional agencies and families to provide person centered care and support plans for each individual.

Responsible for complying with statutory requirements relevant to residential care and supported housing. Ensure that the standards of The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority are met. You are required to have due regard to the guidance and requirements of The NI Social Care Council. You will also lead a team that is skilled and compliant with health and safety policies and procedures, carry out risk assessments to maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

Arrange assessments, allocations and the settlement of residents and arrange review meetings care and support plans are adequate and of a high quality.

Ensure residents are provided with a varied, nutritious and well balanced diet that provides choice and promotes independence.

Report repairs and maintenance work and ensure all work undertaken meets the required standards.

Develop and support resident and relative involvement and hold regular meetings with residents families and ensure minutes are recorded and actions arising are followed up. are

Provide management cover at Clanmil homes as required.

Lead a culture of promoting active ageing to support residents retain skills with a focus on doing with and not just doing for. Also and to provide activities that meet the needs of individuals and combat social isolation.

STAFF MANAGEMENT

To lead and motivate the team across both premises by example. Be an active, visible and encouraging Manager, who is passionate about providing the services for older people. To establish and maintain effective means of communication and good relationships with residents, relatives and staff in the home, for the provision of a high quality twenty four hour service.

Lead and delegate responsibilities with approriate training and support for the team, to ensure there is appropriate staff in place including the rota, recruitment, inductions training and development of staff. You will ensure that frequent supervisions are carried out with all team members.

Ensure communication is appropriate: lead team meetings focusing on two way communication, reflective practice and ensure records and actions are followed up and closed down.

Ensure staff rotas and out of hours support is in place when needed.

Take professional action on any grievance or disciplinary matters, in liaison with Corporate Services department.

Ensure that electronic records and systems are in place to improve efficiency and value for money in record keeping and information sharing.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the financial effectiveness of the home in line with procedures. Responsible for working to budgets, fundraising for the Residents Comfort Funds and financial controls within the homes.

Approve invoices for payments promptly and ensure that monthly returns on the finances in the home are submitted to Finance Department.

Ensure that accommodation is occupied and that void properties are allocated promptly.

Provide staff duty sheets to the Payroll & Treasury Officer within agreed timescales for salary purposes on a monthly basis.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Be responsible for Continuous Personal Development to ensure you are aware of issues and training appropriate to your role.

Embrace all opportunities for learning and development to help you fulfil your

role to the best of your ability.

FOLLOW THE ASSOCIATIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Familiarise yourself with the companies policies and procedures which you

will be provided with at the start of your employment and during your

induction period and induction training.

Understand the role of the Association and its mission, and display our core values in your actions and words.

To work to all guideline as laid down by external organisations, including Hazard Analysis, COSHH, Health and Safety and Basic Food Hygiene.

Generate creative and innovative ideas to challenge and contribute to the Association’s way of working.

Staff are encouraged to embrace the Association’s Equality & Diversity

Policy and commit to the principles and aims of the Equality Scheme S75

duties with regard to religious faith, political opinion, racial groups, men and

women generally, marital status, age, persons with a disability, persons with

dependants and sexual orientation.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

One of the professional qualifications below:

· A Professional Social Work qualification & registered on the appropriate part of NI Social Care Council (NISCC) register, without condition

· A first level registered nurse on the appropriate part of the Nursing & Widwifery Council register

· Allied Health professions registered with the Health Professions Council

AND

· A minimum of 4 years work experience in health and social care setting (At least two years of this experience must be in a relevant operational management capacity in a health and social care setting).

OR

A Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care Services (Adults’ Residential Management) for Wales and NI

and registered or be eligible for registration on the appropriate part of the NISCC register, without condition AND have a minimum of 5 years practice experience in any health and social care setting (At least two years of this experience must be in a relevant operational management capacity in a health and social care setting) should also apply.

2 years experience in leading a team of staff through periods of change in a positive and encouraging way

Experience in the control and management of budgets and accounts

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of The Residential Care Homes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and

The Standards of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages to include Word, Excel & Outlook

Knowledge of providing for the safe and controlled administration of medication.

SKILLS / ABILITIES

Ability to influence others

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the confidence and ability to facilitate discussion in a group at meetings.

Demonstrate a passion for providing services for older people in a supportive way that focuses on promoting retaining skills and independent living.

Experience on providing meaningful activities.

Ability to use initiative and plan and organise work and encourage and support staff to use initiative and delegate appropriately.

Ability to gain the trust of others in challenging circumstances

Able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and enthusiasm along with influencing and motivational skills

Able to empower teams in the workplace and encourage responsibility of key tasks

Have a flexible attitude to work, and be able to provide out of hours ‘on call’/’sleep in’ service as required

Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post without reliance on public transport

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Knowledge of Supported Housing Supporting People Quality Assessment Framework.

Skilled in developing partnerships with other agencies to optimise services for residents.

 

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