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Clinical Lead Nurse

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About Abbeyfield

We believe that great care starts with a great team of people.  And that's where you come in.  Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.

The Role

As a key member of the Home Management Team, deputising for the Registered General Manager, you will lead our team of committed nurses, and contribute to the management of a sustainable registered care service for elderly residents, in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, and Abbeyfield’s mission and values.

With a dedicated team of nursing professionals, you will be at the forefront of clinical care provision; contributing to the promotion of high quality care, meeting CQC requirements, ensuring residents are treated with respect and dignity, and lead fulfilling lives.

You’ll also have a key role in managing and coordinating resources in the Home.  This includes assisting in the management and development of staff, ensuring high engagement and commitment from the team, and the necessary capacity and capability to ensure continuity of service provision.  You’ll also have a keen eye on the finances; supporting the Registered Manager to meet pre-agreed budgetary targets around revenue generation (void and occupancy targets), and cost control (staff, consumables and utility budgets).

However, helping to manage a care home requires other virtues too, such as promoting the Home so it sustains a good reputation in the local community.  You’ll also help to manage risks, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and policy, so that a safe environment for residents, staff and visitors is maintained.

Finally, you’ll deputise for the Registered Manager during their absence to ensure smooth running of Home.

Shifts are on a set four weekly rota covering seven days. 7.45am – 8pm / 7.45am – 2pm / 2 – 8pm.

Rewards & Benefits

At Abbeyfield, we are committed to rewarding our staff for their hard work. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • 33 days paid leave, including bank/public holidays
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Unlimited opportunities to earn £500 via our 'refer a friend' scheme
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Shop and save vouchers

About You

As a professionally qualified nurse, you'll have a relevant degree or diploma, registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), with a current Personal Unique Identification Number (PIN).  You will also need knowledge of CQC regulations, and be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively lead and manage a team of professional nursing and care staff.

Ideally you'll have experience working in elderly care, with a deep understanding of the clinical and psychological needs of older people. And because we take the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff seriously, ideally, you'll be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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