Residential care home manager- INTERIM POSITION

40000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000/annum
13 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a market leader in the provision of residential care for the elderly. They are currently looking for a residential care home manager to work on an interim basis on their Windsor site. (contract will run until the end of the year approximately.)

The successful candidate will be a registered manager who will:

* be responsible for understanding and complying with statutory and legal requirements relevant throughout the home, including health and safety legislation, all aspects of the Care Quality Commission Regulations 2009, the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, the Care Act 2014
* To lead by example acting as an ambassador at all times for promoting the vales and ethos ofour client and embedding these in own working practices.To maintain a comprehensive and personal knowledge of residents to ensure their care needs and preferences are met.
* To lead, direct, support and work with staff to ensure that care provided responds flexibly to the needs of residents as individuals and respects privacy and dignity.
* To ensure the emotional, spiritual, physical, medical and material needs of residents are recognised, assessed and where possible met through the effective formulation and review of care plans in liaison with staff, other health and social care professionals and family members.
* To be fully aware of the health and well-being of each resident and take proactive steps to address any concerns of poor health or signs of ill-being and where relevant make prompt and appropriate referrals to other professionals/agencies.
* To recognise, identify and respond to any incidents and accidents and safeguarding concerns appropriately. In the event of a safeguarding concern, record concerns within an incident report and also report to the local safeguarding team without delay and prior to leaving the shift.
* To accurately complete the necessary notifications and requirements to the CQC in line with relevant legislation including but not limited to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
* To encourage residents to maintain maximum independence and their active involvement where possible in decision making about activities, personal care and lifestyle, promoting choice and participation and stimulating their participation in the running of the service.
* To maintain proactive leadership and completion of Care Home Audits (using for example the Care Home Audit Tool - CHAT) including being responsible for developing and implementing action plans to secure continuous improvements.
* To monitor the effective running of the home and others within our clients portfolio ensuring all legislation and regulations concerning environmental health, infection control, building control, planning and health and safety are met and all risk assessments are regularly carried out (including fire checks) to meet the high standards expected in the Care Homes.
* To ensure that the staffing rota is organised to provide resilience cover and to required levels
* To lead on all safeguarding matters within the home ensuring that policy and national best practice is communicated and understood by staff and implemented at all times.
* To monitor the standards of care provided both by being 'hands on' working with care staff and checking that records and documentation comply with regulatory and legislative requirements and good practice.
* To ensure that the budgetary control of the home is maintained in accordance with our clients financial guidelines and procedures.
* To develop and implement new working practices and services to promote continuous improvement and inspirational standards of care that motivate staff to deliver the best for the residents.
* To recruit competent staff at all levels and ensure their management and monitoring of performance through Practitioners, Nurses and Team Leaders including regular supervision, and to ensure that any concerns are addressed at an early stage.
* To provide induction, training, information and supervision to staff as appropriate, ensuring they are conversant with their duties and responsibilities within the team and with the objective of maximising both individual and team potential.
* To lead by example in ensuring effective communication with residents, their relatives, friends, professional helpers and other members of staff, ensuring the continuity of quality and safety in the provision of personal care services.
* To promote good communication by means of staff meetings, written and verbal reports and encouraging openness at all levels.
* To lead on visits by prospective customers and their family members, promoting the services offered by the home
* To work with the Residents Engagement Team and local community organisations to arrange events and activities to contribute to the quality of life and social environment for residents, with the aim of providing a range of recreational, educational and leisure facilities.
* To work with the Property Services Team and contractors to ensure that repairs and maintenance are carried out promptly, with minimum inconvenience to residents.
* To manage and maintain the safety, integrity and confidentiality of all staff and resident personal records & management information systems based within the home.
* Ensuring the assets are routinely inspected, repaired and maintained, repaired to ensure their safe.
* To ensure that working practices, systems and procedures comply with health and safety legislation and policies, with responsibility for undertaking regular risk assessments and other checks and inspections e.g. fire precautions and lift safety, and the maintenance of associated records.
* To work with the Area Manager (Care) to ensure that the home is compliant, identifying areas of concern and implementing service improvement action plans as required.
* To work with the Learning and Development Coordinator and Organisational Development Manager to ensure that all staff receive required training, learning and development opportunities to ensure they maximise their potential