Clinical Lead / Frailty Lead

Job Reference: coltencare/WG/83/53
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum, plus up to 40% bonus
Working Hours: 40 hours per week including some weekends, night and 'on-call' duties
Closing Date: 28/08/2020
Job Types: Clinical Lead
Cluster: East
Site: Wellington Grange
Location: Chichester, West Sussex

Job Description

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)

certificates of sponsorship offered including one dependent (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

About the job

Clinical Lead / Frailty Lead

Based at Wellington Grange in Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6ED

Circa £45,000 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 “second in command” who, as a trained nurse, brings their skills of leadership, clinical excellence, frailty experience and passion for older person’s care, to work side by side with the Home Manager to be the Clinical Lead, continuing Wellington Granges’ journey to ‘Outstanding’. Is this you?

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 ‘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. As the clinical leader, this is the most satisfying senior role we offer in the care home environment to promote clinical excellence, providing an excellent career move for aspiring clinical managers.

Clinically you will be at the “top of your game”. You will be knowledgeable about the Care Quality Commission’s regulations and take centre stage clinically with the Home Manager, to lead the home to meet the 'Good' and 'Outstanding' characteristics of the CQC key lines of enquiry.

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 will regularly speak to residents, families, staff, outside agencies and the wider multidisciplinary team in a confident and professional manner.

In the absence of the Home Manager you will take the lead in the day to day running of the home.

About you

Ideally, you’ll be actively looking for the next move in your career. As a current Senior Nurse, Clinical Lead, Nurse Qualified Deputy Manager or Clinical Head of Care with experience in the management of frailty, in care homes or the NHS, you’ll be 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. All leading to a role that is such an important role to deliver the wellbeing of our residents and home-based teams and a great career move for you.

This role will suit someone who is 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. 

About us

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. 

Our established services are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.

We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work. 


Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’ 


For more details, call our friendly recruitment team on 01425 460955