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Head of Care/Clinical Lead in Dorchester at Altogether Care

Date Posted: 6/6/2017

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Job Description

Head of Care / Clinical Lead

Salary: Based on experience + staff benefits

Full time (42 hours per week including supernumery time)

Use your clinical expertise and strong managerial skills to make a real difference to the lives of older people!

Altogether Care has an opportunity for an experienced RMN or RGN to join their team as a Head of Care/Clinical Lead, where you will play a vital role supporting the Registered Manager in the delivery of exceptional quality, person centred care both to elderly frail residents and those at various stages of dementia.

Our Care & Nursing homes are situated in the beautiful locations of Weymouth, Maiden Newton, Winterbourne Steepleton (all within 9 miles of Dorset's bustling County town of Dorchester) and Yeovil.

The ideal candidate will be a strong and dedicated leader, who is passionate about delivering consistently high levels of care. You will need to be a proactive individual, with excellent administration and clinical skills, who will ensure the team delivers excellent person centred care, helping each resident enjoy the highest possible standards of life.

Duties will include:
  • Leading by example to ensure consistently high levels of care are maintained
  • Promote professional, clinical training & care & support planning within the home to maintain the health, welfare and wellbeing of the residents.
  • Manage, maintain and oversee all care plan reviews and medication audits
  • Staff supervision and appraisal
  • Training of staff
  • Delivering hands on care when required

Various shifts will be worked (including bank holidays and weekends) and there is a requirement to participate in the on-call rota.

This role would suit someone with previous experience in a care home environment or someone with very strong clinical skills.

All new staff are given industry standard induction training, to include health and safety, manual handling and food hygiene and will be actively encouraged to continue their professional development.

We offer competitive hourly rates, free professional training and a great range of staff benefits! The staff benefit scheme also includes: retail discount vouchers, child care vouchers, discounted holidays and travel insurance, various leisure and restaurant vouchers, a hospital plan and much more.

Applicants must:
  • Have a valid NMC PIN
  • Have sound clinical knowledge & strong leadership qualities
  • Be prepared to complete an application for a full DBS disclosure
  • Have 2 suitable references (professional and/or educational)
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Have a good standard of verbal and written English (or be prepared to further their English skills)
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good verbal/written communication skills
  • Have resilience and stamina.
If you want to explore a rewarding career as a Head of Care/Clinical Lead with Altogether Care, please apply online today!