Dementia Care Manager (Maternity cover) - Surbiton

Carlton Recruitment
39000.00 GBP Annual
28 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Dementia Care Manager (Maternity cover)
GBP39,000 circa

Full time, 35 hours per week. On occasions you may be required to work outside of these hours, or complete a night shift

Carlton Recruitment is currently seeking a Dementia Care Manager to join their dynamic client - based in Surbiton. The successful candidate will be covering maternity leave for the current post holder, whose duties will include:

  • Being an 'engaged', hands-on manager (leading by example)
  • Achieving daily Visibility, Credibility, knowing the care of residents first hand, and knowing the staff

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage admissions to the Home for long term and short break care in compliance with the companies policies
  • Support and assess residents in views of where they are in their journey according to the dementia care model
  • Provide support to residents, their families and staff when there is change in a residents care needs
  • Participate at least monthly in the weekly GP visit either as the RN leading the visit or as a second RN to observe and monitor
  • Demonstrate warmth, love and understanding of older people with disabilities and physical care needs and, those living with a dementia
  • Demonstrate understanding and management of Clinical Governance and Risk Management
  • Advise the Home Manager of concerns to ensure quality and effectiveness of the care of residents
  • Work collegiately with peers and be available to meet periodically to discuss best practice and consistency in care strategy delivery
  • Demonstrate and provide effective leadership and management interventions to General Nursing Team
  • Be responsible for ensuring allocation of staff on duty to meet resident needs and to ensure the staff skill mix is appropriate
  • Support the Home Manager with staffing and roster management through use of the electronic Rostering & Holiday System (RHS)
  • Participate in the Senior Nurse on-call rota providing professional advice and attendance at the Home if required out of hours
  • Work with flexibility, plan and prioritise time to meet planned and unpredictable requirements
  • Working in partnership with residents and their families, assess their understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with residents who lack capacity to consent to treatment
  • Actively participate in and assist in the co-ordination of new staff induction
  • Ensure that regular supervision (at least six times each year) is conducted for each HCA and RN and that outcomes are followed up
  • Co-ordinate the annual appraisal for each HCA and RN relevant objectives are SMART with training/development identified and followed up
  • Comply with the companies Finance and Data Protection Policy & Procedures
  • Actively monitor and minimise the use of agency staff and the associated lack of continuity and costs to the company
  • Identify professional and managerial self development
  • Professionally represent the business when attending meetings and other events
  • Support the Home Manager in the management of complaints and participate in internal investigations to provide a customer focussed and honest response
  • This post requires a high degree of confidentiality; failure to comply with this requirement would be regarded as Gross Misconduct

Person Specification

  • A Registered General Nurse
  • Experience of providing clinical and management supervision to Registered Nurses and Care Staff
  • Previous management and leadership experience
  • High levels of emotional intelligence
  • Willingness to be part of 'our family '
  • Have a person centred approach, demonstrating appropriate attitude and language of care
  • Experience of dealing with complex staff issues in Disciplinary or Performance
  • Experience of and the desire to work in nursing and care of older people/ dementia care
  • Maintain confidentiality and dignity at all times
  • Be an advocate for residents and staff
  • Proven ability to motivate other staff and use initiative
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both written and verbal
  • Professional, positive attitude and care values
  • Effective organization skills
  • Excellent level of computer literacy
  • A demonstrated customer focused approach to problem solving
  • A flexible attitude to changing requirements

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications currently being received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.