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Clinical Lead Nurse

Job Introduction

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.

Role Responsibility

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.

The Ideal Candidate

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.

Package Description

At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.

By working at Abbeyfield you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents.  But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state of the art facilities. 

In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package.  This includes 33 days paid leave, (pro rata), including bank/public holidays, an occupational sick pay scheme, a pension scheme, plus shop and save discounts.  

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.

About the Company

A purpose-built nursing home in the Sherwood district of Nottingham, The Firs provides a warm and inviting home with 31 en-suite single rooms close to local amenities and good transport links to the town centre.  We believe that activities play an important role for our residents by enhancing their quality of life. Our residents have access to a varied programme of events and social activities which they can choose to participate in – from fantastic live music from local performers to regular film afternoons.

Families and friends are encouraged to visit to maintain relationships with our residents and are warmly welcomed to our home.  Our dedicated and friendly team provides support and guidance to our residents to promote their physical and emotional health by getting to know their likes and dislikes, including any special food preferences or dietary requirements.

Every member in our team plays a dedicated role in supporting our residents to improve their quality of care and wellbeing.  We are proud to invest in our team throughout their career with learning programmes and continual professional development.

As part of our team at The Firs, you will have excellent opportunities to work with some amazing people and give something back to our residents by enhancing and fulfilling their lives.

If this sounds like somewhere where you would like to work, please do contact us.

For more information about The Firs, please click here.

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