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Deputy Care Home Manager

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of a full time Deputy Care Home Manager at Clifton Lodge Care Home based in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. This is a unique career opportunity to become a key member of the nursing team. You must be enthusiastic, motivated with good communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure. You must be a team player and willing to go the extra mile for our residents care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder works under the overall supervision of the Home Manager, but is required to undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision. They are required to teach of other nursing and non-nursing staff allocated to their particular area. The post holder is designated as the person to take charge regularly in the absence of the Home Manager, with prior in agreement with that person, undertaking defined managerial responsibility for the home. In addition, the post holder will be expected to take a key role as lead on the clinical practice within the area, will demonstrate good leadership skills whilst ensuring robust standards of care are in place, including physical, mental health and social needs ensuring theses are implemented and evaluated.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team where resident care is always at the forefront. As part of the team you will be supported and encouraged to develop your skills whilst working for an organization that values their staff.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

Regularly take charge of the home in the absence of the Home Manager

Liaise with the Clinical Team and other disciplines to ensure appropriate continuity of resident care as part of the Care Programme Approach and improve the quality of care provided

In liaison with the Home Manager, ensure that Trust Policies and Procedures are communicated, implemented and developed within the area and staff are aware at all times that current information is available via the Trust Intranet.

Be mindful and uphold all infection control policies and procedures

Utilise nursing staff in order to maximise resident care, performance and staff morale.

Assist the Home Manager in the maintenance and development of team morale, by demonstrating support for colleagues and showing high level of enthusiasm and commitment.

Contribute towards team education sessions, providing opportunities for a change of ideas, experience, techniques and interventions.

We are looking for people who can bring commitment, reliability, enthusiasm and determination to take forward our service in new and innovative ways. In return we offer training and development of staff, support through regular Supervision and Appraisal, assisting you in setting realistic objectives.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RGN
  • Sound Knowledge of CPA
  • Proven experience at band 5
  • Excellent knowledge of clinical conditions and systems of good practice in modern mental health services
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Competent in leading a shift prioritising, assessing and managing risk
  • Ability to deputise for the Home Care Manager when required
  • Able to undertake comprehensive assessments, including physical health, health promotion and social inclusion
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Competent to work effectively in a busy environment
  • Commitment to the principles of recovery and work in a way that identifies people's needs and strengths and enhances hope, optimism and respect during the recovery process

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