Nursing Home Manager

48000.00 - 52000.00 GBP Annual + GBP48000 - GBP52000/annum
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Nursing Home Manager

Job Specification - Nursing Home Manager;
To take joint responsibility with the operations manager as the person-in-charge for the dayto-
day running of the home.
To take full professional accountability in respect of the clinical management of the home.
To promote a caring environment for service users through high standards of professional
practice which are conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual
needs of the service users.
To demonstrate leadership of your staff team and to act as a positive role model ensuring
your presence is visible within the community of the home.
To ensure that each service user receives care appropriate to their individual need.
To manage expenditure in accordance with allocated budgets.
To ensure achievement of Company Standards by the implementation of the Investors in
People Standard Principles
To implement the requirements of the recognised outcomes for Care Homes for Older
People, published in accordance with the Care Home Act 2008 and ensure that all outcomes are met.

Person Specification of the Nursing Home Manager;
Essential: Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse
Extensive post registration experience
Registered Managers Award / NVQ 5
Previous experience at Deputy Manager level or equivalent
Previous experience of working with assessment and care planning
Previous experience of managing in a complex organisation
Experience of managing budgets
Experience of Managing Health and Safety
Previous demonstration of the ability to market successfully
Computer literacy, including the use of word processing and other software packages
Genuine interest in working within a caring environment
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Team Player
Willingness to participate in vocational training programmes
Satisfactory DBS
Basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act
Basic Understanding of Infection Control
Willingness to hold the registration as manager for the home

Desirable skills of the Nursing Home Manager;
Evidence of continuing professional development

Job Description of the Nursing Home Manager;
Day-to-day running of the home
1. To manage the day-to-day running of the home and to act as person-in-charge.
2. To provide all relevant information and leaflets to prospective new service users and to make appointments
and show them and their relatives around the home.
3. To arrange and access trial visits.
4. To assess whether the home is able to meet the personal care needs of any prospective service user and to
negotiate an appropriate fee with the purchasing authority or the client or client?s family (if not in receipt of
local authority assistance).
5. To ensure that each new service user receives a written copy of the ?Terms and Conditions? of residence, a
copy of the Pre-Admission Assessment and letter confirming admission to the home. Ensure that each
service user and, where appropriate, their representative or carer understands them.
6. To ensure that adequate arrangements are made for the introduction and reception of new service users.
7. To investigate complaints in accordance with CQC Guidelines and Company Policy, take appropriate action
and report to Operations Manager, Directors and/or the CQC
8. To liaise with and co-operate with CQC inspectors and inspections.
9. To implement and operate the Company Quality and Observational Tool.
10. To ensure that all data held on behalf of staff and service users is stored in accordance with the Data
Protection Act.
Service User Care
1. To ensure that the emotional, spiritual, physical, medical and material needs of the service users are
recognised, assessed and met.
2. To support service users in the taking of decisions in matters which affect their lifestyle.
3. To make or contribute to the assessment of needs of each service user in conjunction with the service user,
relevant professional agencies and, where appropriate, the service user?s family, and develop a care plan
which provides a satisfactory quality of life for that person. Ensure that all care plans are reviewed regularly
and kept up to date in accordance with CQC and company requirements.
4. To promote relationships which enable each service user to participate in social activities within the home
and in the life of the local community to the maximum of their ability.
5. To ensure that regular relative?s and resident?s meetings are arranged. In addition, to ensure that Service
User Focus meetings are held at least three monthly.
6. To ensure the provision of health care arrangements, which may include the ordering, recording, and where
appropriate, the administration of prescribed medication.
8. To be responsible, with the operations manager for the efficient running of the
domestic character of the home, which will include the following:
a) Planning menus with service users and catering manager
b) Ensuring that the dietary needs of the service users are met
c) Ensuring that good standards of food presentation are maintained
d) Ensuring that supplies are ordered
e) Ensuring that good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained.
f) Planning social events/activities with service users and staff
g) Ensuring that the house has an homely feel and is tidy
h) Ensuring that fresh flowers are visible daily
i) Ensuring that background music is played throughout the day
9. To ensure the provision of care, including that which may be provided by a competent and caring relative
and which may include terminal care, under the direction of the GP and with the support of the community
nursing service.

Staff Matters
1. To recruit, appoint and deploy care, catering, administrative and domestic staff according to Company Policy
and CQC Requirements.
2. To ensure that there is a good communication with and between staff and to arrange regular staff and Head
of Department meetings. Staff meetings should be minuted and carried out every six weeks and Head of
Department meetings every month.
3. To ensure that effective induction, supervision and assessment of staff is carried out and that training needs
are identified and met. Organise training sessions in accordance with Company Training Plan.
4. To ensure that employment protection legislation is implemented.
5. To arrange staff rotas one month in advance.
6. To implement the Holiday Management System in accordance with Company guidelines.
7. To oversee and manage the preparation of payroll information via the Caresys System to ensure correct
payment of staff.
8. To oversee the mentorship of NVQ students within the home.
9. To ensure that each member of staff is aware of the Home?s policies and has recorded their awareness in the
company documentation.
10. To enforce any disciplinary procedures and dismissals when necessary. Take advice from the Company
Employment Law and Health and Safety specialists at all stages to ensure Company Indemnification.
11 To ensure that each member of staff is providing safe and good care for each resident by following the
Company Policy and Procedure in respect of staff supervision.
12. To provide regular teaching sessions on topics relevant to activities and residents within the home.
1. Manage any malfunction of the heating, lighting or emergency systems and ensure the security of the
premises. Advise the Operations Manager of any issues that have been addressed.
2. Ensure that the Weekly environment audit is carried out.
3. Ensure that risk assessments are carried out as per Company and Legislative requirements.
4. To ensure that the fire regulations are complied with, ensuring that any items of risk are
managed effectively. Advise the Operations Manager , Facilities Manager and Directors immediately if there
are areas of risk.
5. To ensure that legislation and regulations concerning environmental health, infection control, building
control, planning and health and safety are complied with, and to advise the Operations Manager and
Director accordingly where action is required.
6. To read the Annual Health and Safety Reviews carried out by Bibby and instigate all requirements.
7. To ensure that the standards in the kitchens meet current EHO guidelines in respect of cleanliness and
regulatory guidelines
1. To be responsible for all petty cash transactions, keeping accurate records and auditing the funds on a
monthly basis.
2. To be responsible for the monitoring and control of day-to-day expenditure within the limits prescribed by
the home budget provided by the Directors.
3. To ensure that service users are, whenever possible, supported in retaining responsibility of their own
money and financial arrangements.
4. To ensure that, where a service user is assessed as incapable of handling their own financial affairs, that their
money is handled properly and with the utmost probity and that records are kept of all financial
5. To ensure that monies collected via fundraising are managed correctly. Ensure that the Resident fund
account requires two signatures for all expenditure. Liaise with families and residents in respect of the way
the monies are to be spent.
6. To ensure that the staff fund is managed appropriately. Make a collective decision with your staff as to how
the funds should be spent.
7. To ensure that all fees are paid on time..... click apply for full job details