Deputy Manager - Join a nursing home like no other!!

Linc-Cymru Housing Association Ltd
Pill, Newport
£42,192 pa
28 Mar 2017
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Nurse looking for a management role with a first class care provider?

Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a Deputy Manager to work alongside the Nursing Home Manager to continue to build on the success of Capel Grange Nursing Home which:

  • Is generously staffed with qualified Nurses, with no vacancies, and a significant number of nurses with considerable length of service.
  • Has a stable management team, where the previous Deputy Manager has been in post for 2.5 years prior to promotion to the Home Manager, and whom has a vast array of experience in both the nursing home and wider healthcare sector, and a passion for the CPD and development of his nursing team.
  • Has a great reputation with residents and families, evidenced by an ever increasing waiting list of potential customers, which is enhanced by external professionals referring to Capel Grange as the local Nursing Home of choice.
  • Has a recent CSSIW Inspection which was very positive with no areas of non-compliance.

In this role, we offer a great opportunity for a highly experienced Registered Nurse (RGN/RMN), who can demonstrate strong clinical, leadership and management skills. A clinical expert in elderly nursing, you should ideally possess a QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent (NVQ Level 4 in Management in Care) or be willing to be supported in working towards this. You will possess sound leadership and management experience in a nursing setting. Strong clinical knowledge and an interest in caring for the elderly who might have complex nursing needs; dementia or require palliative care. You will also lead, carry out and be responsible for the clinical assessments of all potential residents to the Home and at all times working very closely with the Home Manager in managing waiting lists, occupancy and voids. You will ensure that all the nurses in the Home are up to date with their skills training and competencies and will work very closely with Learning and Development team and Health Care Authorities.

You will have bundles of enthusiasm, professionalism and a sound head for business management. Your fantastic communication skills and confidence in delivering clear instructions to your team will be vital, and you should ensure you operate a genuine open door policy and are considered approachable by staff, family members, and external professionals. Listening skills are equally important as you'll encourage and receive regular updates from the staff throughout the day. You will be expected to lead by example at all times, ensuring that the home remains compliant with all current legislation, and be able communicate sensitive information to residents and their relatives with empathy and reassurance. You will need to demonstrate experience in leadership, management, and working autonomously.

The role will essentially involve working 9am-5pm, 5 days out of 7, with the expectation that the Deputy Manager will provide a management presence in the home on some weekends. The role is essentially supernumerary to our nursing team, however the successful candidate will be required to be both flexible with their hours of work and attitude to provide nursing cover on the floor as and when needed, which may sometimes be at short notice.

In addition to the basic salary, we offer 34 days annual leave (including bank holidays), up to 6 months full sick pay, enhanced maternity pay and a generous pension.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 11th April 2017, however applicants are advised to apply for the role as soon as possible. Linc reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date should an outstanding applicant be found.

We do not require the assistance of agencies.