Care Home Unit Manager - Orchard Lodge - Warnham, Horsham

Posted 8 April by Sussex Healthcare Ltd Featured

Care Home Unit Manager

Where you'll work

Orchard Lodge/ Bolding Lodge - Cares for adults with learning and physical disabilities

The Role

  • To facilitate and manage the care of service users within the home, working with service users, staff and other team members to ensure this meets a high measurable standard.
  • To support the Registered Manager in all aspects of the home management within the agreed budget allocations.
  • To assist in the development of care and business management to enable the home to meet the requirements of registration.
  • To assist the Registered Manager in leading a multi disciplinary team and enable/ensure that individual programmes of care are developed, executed and evaluated for each service user and reviewed monthly.
  • Assist Registered Manager in staffing of the home at all times ensuring that the needs of the service users and local registration requirements are met.
  • To maintain a multi disciplinary approach to care and ensure the environment acknowledges and respects service users' rights to choice, freedom, dignity and individual life style within the home.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure that staffing levels are maintained to the required levels.
  • To assist in recruiting and selecting staff working in the home.
  • To allocate roles and tasks of staff within the home to maintain an effective operation.
  • Undertake training of staff including induction of new staff.
  • Encourage other team members to bring ideas to fruition that will enhance the service users' individual care.
  • Ensure current working practice is up to date, eg palliative care and maintain an interest in current research.
  • Assist Registered Manager in carrying out staff appraisal/supervision and recognise the training requirements of all staff.
  • Manage and monitor all annual leave.
  • Effectively monitor and manage all sickness and absence.
  • Ensure that care plans are followed and reviewed monthly.
  • Be fully conversant with regulations regarding storage, administration and control of drugs used within the home.
  • Ensure that all regulations relating to fire safety are executed.
  • Maintain records as required by the local registration authority under the National Care Standards Act 2000, EHO, Fire Officer and Health & Safety Executive.
  • Ensure that satisfactory arrangements are in place for the disposal of clinical waste.
  • Ensure staffing rotas are completed and effectively managed.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and carry out the responsibilities as assigned to the Unit Manager.
  • To be aware of the current COSHH regulations and ensure they are fulfilled.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ideally you will be RN qualified.
  • Management experience and a full understanding of the National Care Standards Act 2000.
  • A commitment to a holistic approach to care is essential.
  • To be in possession of or working towards a relevant management qualification.
  • Good underrstanding of CQC requirements.

This job description should not be regarded as restrictive or definite but as a guide to the demands of the post and as such will be reviewed in the light of experience.

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Application questions

Do you have an active NMC pin?
Do you have management experience?

Reference: 34853158

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