Dementia Clinical Lead / Frailty Lead
Dementia Clinical Lead / Frailty Lead
Please note you will be contacted prior to the closing date, interviews will be ongoing and we may close this vacancy early.
Based at Newstone House our 'Outstanding' care home in Sturminster Newton
Circa £47,000 per annum, plus generous performance bonus, up to 40% of salary
This contract is offered as 40 hours per week to include some weekends (usually one in four), occasional nights and share of the emergency ‘on-call’ support line, shared with the management team.
About the job
Colten Care are recruiting for a dynamic Clinical Lead (Frailty Lead /RGN / Senior Nurse) who can lead the management of clinical frailty in the nursing home.
Our care home residents are living with moderate to severe frailty and your role will be to take the lead in ensuring that they receive outstanding clinical care. Leading the clinical team you will manage the complex clinical needs of the residents whilst also promoting their independence and well-being.
The scope of the role is diverse, requiring a flexible individual with a ‘can do’ approach. Responsibilities include leading and mentoring the clinical team to ensure timely escalation to emergency care services when needed, acting to reduce the risk of avoidable hospital admissions, as well as expert advance care planning at end of life.
The role is ‘hands on’ ensuring that whilst your leadership and management skills are supported to grow and develop, you will be able to maintain a high level of clinical skills practice, enjoy continuity of care and truly meaningful engagement with residents and their families.
Excellent communication skills are a fundamental part of the role as you'll regularly speak to residents, families, staff, outside agencies and the wider multidisciplinary team in a confident and professional manner.
You will be knowledgeable about the Care Quality Commission’s regulations and take an active role, in partnership with the Home Manager, to lead the home to meet the 'good' and 'outstanding' characteristics of the CQC key lines of enquiry.
In the absence of the Home Manager you will take the lead in the day to day running of the home.
Ideally, you’ll be a Senior Nurse, Clinical Lead, Nurse Qualified Deputy Manager or Clinical Head of Care with experience in the management of frailty, looking to develop your career in older peoples care. You relate well to people at all levels, enjoying all aspects of nursing and managing teams. You’ll be someone who can inspire, motivate and lead by example.
This role will suit someone who is a strong leader, highly clinically skilled, well organised, able to take the initiative, has a positive outlook, enjoys a challenge, works hard and is motivated to make a positive difference to the lives of our residents.
A flexible approach to the rota is essential to meet the needs of the care home.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including:
- competitive salary
- generous bonus scheme based on performance against clinical KPI’s (up to 40% of salary)
- relocation assistance (conditions apply)
- professional subscriptions reimbursed, including NMC registrations
- induction, training and ‘on the job’ support from day one
- fantastic homely environments
- friendly teams
- 24/7 network of internal senior clinical and facilities support
- real career progression opportunities
- staff recommendation scheme
- paid breaks
- hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu
- free uniforms
- contributory pension scheme
- all background checks paid for
We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in older person’s care, recognised as the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the national public review site Carehome.co.uk (rating awarded March 2020).
For more information about joining our team as a Clinical Lead, please call 01425 482477.