Clinical Lead

Reference

Hazel

Job Type

Permanent

Category

Older People

Location

Buckinghamshire

Clinical Lead
Hazlemere Lodge Residential Home
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £32,760 basic We also pay generous enhancements for weekends & nights
Hours: 35 hours per week
Accountable to: Registered Home Manager
Disclosure Level: Enhanced check for Regulated Activity

Job Purpose : To promote a high standard of care in accordance with Ambient Support’s policies and procedures and CQC Fundamental Standards. As a Clinical Lead Nurse, you have responsibility for leading a team of nursing staff to ensure the delivery of an excellent standard of care, which promotes independence and dignity and positively enhances the lives of individuals in our care.

Key Accountabilities
•    Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents' needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life.
•    Champion independence and personal choice – develop, review and update care plans to meet our clients changing physical, social and psychological needs.
•    Build the positive reputation of the home and unit – liaise professionally with visitors, including family, friends and other external stakeholders.
•    Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – risks are proactively managed, and issues identified, investigated and resolved.
•    Oversee all aspects of medicine management – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to our clients.
•    Conduct care audits – monitor standards of care and take corrective action where appropriate.
•    Promote high standards of nursing care for you and your team, actively seeking ways to improve levels of service.
•    Take an active role in training for the team of nurses, working in conjunction with the training resources of the company to ensure that nursing staff are kept up to date with current practices and research led developments.
•    Take a leadership role for your team – ensuring all staff are supervised appropriately and rotas are in place to enable the smooth, efficient running of the business.
•    Take an active role in the development of yourself and others – ensure that the team's skill and knowledge levels can meet the changing needs of the Home.
•    To be responsible for own safety and that of others in line with Health & Safety requirements

Key Responsibilities
•    To Provide the Clinical Leadership and direction.
•    Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents' needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life.
•    To work alongside staff to support, feedback and develop their clinical skills and experience.
•    Champion independence and personal choice – develop, review and update care plans to meet our clients changing physical, social and psychological needs.
•    Build the positive reputation of the home – liaise professionally with visitors, including family, friends and other external stakeholders.
•    Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – risks are proactively managed, and issues identified, investigated and resolved.
•    Oversee all aspects of medicine management – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to our clients.
•    Conduct care audits – monitor standards of care and take corrective action where appropriate.
•    Promote high standards of nursing care for you and your team, actively seeking ways to improve levels of service.
•    Take an active role in training for the team of nurses, working in conjunction with the training resources of the company to ensure that nursing staff are kept up to date with current practices and research led developments.
•    Take a leadership role for your team – ensuring all staff are supervised and receive annual appraisals in line with Ambient Support policy.
•    Take responsibility rotas and staffing levels are in place to enable the smooth, efficient running of the service.
•    Take an active role in the development of yourself and others – ensure that the team's skill and knowledge levels are able to meet the changing needs of the Home.

Qualifications & Accreditations*
•    NMC Registered Nurse
•    The ability to lead a team
•    The candidate must be a General Nurse, with excellent clinical knowledge & skills
•    Numerate and literate with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
•    Understands and effectively uses IT and communication systems required for the role
•    Able to analyse problems and propose solutions
•    Sensitive to and respectful of the values, views and needs of others
•    Able to effectively prioritise workload
•    Ability to develop internal and external business relationships based on mutual respect and professionalism
•    Ability to work under pressure whilst motivating their team
•    Identifies and suggests ideas to improve their area of work and is willing to make new ways of working a success
•    Encourages knowledge sharing and best practice
•    Experience of delivering nursing care within elderly health care sector
•    Experience of managing & motivating staff teams
•    Experience of participating in quality and clinical governance programme

Training & Professional Development 
•    The Clinical Lead Nurse must be prepared to attend training, team meetings and supervision as required.
•    As Clinical Lead Nurse you will be expected to assist with the induction of new staff, guiding them through systems, policies, procedures and care standards.
•    To maintain up to date knowledge of current legislation and regulatory requirements relevant to the scheme and to ensure effective communication of the same to staff.
•    To adhere to all statutory requirements, good practice and NMC guidelines.
•    To assist in the selection, recruitment and induction of staff to other positions as required.

General
•    Ability to work flexibly including day shifts & occasional night shifts as required
•    The postholder may be required to carry out other duties and responsibilities commensurate with his/her post, grade, knowledge and experience.
•    Ability to respect the choice, dignity and rights of individuals
•    Awareness and understanding of the importance of confidentiality
•    Ability to work on own initiative
•    Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of Equal Opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
•    Keenness to achieve quality and excellence
•    Adaptable to change