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Deputy Nurse Manager HCC19224

Hampshire County Council

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Closing date: 29th February 2020

Are you a qualified Nurse who can empower and lead?

Bickerley Green is offering a unique opportunity for an ambitious Nurse and natural leader to join the team as a Deputy Manager, where you will be able make a real difference to the day-to-day running of the home.

We are looking for a clinical lead who can further enhance our thriving team, supporting our Registered Manager to continually improve standards, develop services and manage change.

Clinical and support staff will look directly to you for leadership and you’ll provide it, developing quality working practices and training that gets the best from everyone. Your everyday experiences will put you in a position to influence key decisions on budgets, workforce development and clinical care planning. In addition to mentoring and coaching staff, you’ll play a key role in building relationships with everyone from visitors to professional agencies and individuals. Underpinning everything will be your commitment to meeting residents’ individual needs.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working with older people/people with dementia. We’ll expect you to combine your skills in staff management, training and development with the confidence to manage relationships with outside partners from the health and voluntary sectors. Not least, you’ll need to be a natural problem solver who’s focused on creating meaningful change.

Hampshire County Council cares for those who care and we recognise the outstanding contribution you make to people’s lives, so in return we offer a commitment to your development and wellbeing, alongside a generous benefits package.

Our core values

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

Person Centred
• Has a person centred and strengths based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.

• Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.

• Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
Works Together

• Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.

Role Responsibilities

Organisation and Problem Solving

Working with the Registered Manager, the post holder will lead on the clinical/operational management issues on a daily basis. The post holder takes overall responsibility for the home in the Manager's absence.

Setting and Monitoring Standards

Assist in developing a culture of continuous quality improvements. This will require regular monitoring on the care given by staff and ensuring that the appropriate skills are in place across the team. Facilitating and delivering identified skills training on site, or in other identified units, followed by coaching and mentoring of staff to enable skills/training to be put into practice. Consulting with clients and carers to set standards of services to be provided.

Monitoring/auditing of medication/care plans and all documentation will be undertaken in accordance to the Clinical Governance framework and Care Standards Act.

Liaison/Service Development

Assist the Manager in representing the service to visitors and other agencies to promote positive relationship, effective consultation and partnership working. Respond to concerns raised and facilitate change to services provided. Help to continually develop the service with the management team. To meet the ever changing needs of our residents.

External Relationships

Assist in maintaining and developing close working relationships with other agencies (e.g. Health, voluntary sector) to ensure the provision of nursing places in ADS homes meet the communities’ wider needs through the effective use of hospital beds and the provision of nursing care in a social care setting.

Corporate and statutory initiatives - equalities/health and safety/ e-government/sustainability

Role model, through own conduct to promote best practice in care delivery. Monitoring and were necessary challenging behaviour of staff to improve care practice. Demonstrate anti discriminatory practice in all aspects of recruitment and service provision. Carry out risk assessments implementing risk reduction measures and lead identification of safe working practices.

What we need from you:
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Nurse (RGN or RMN)
  • Evidence of proven experience working in a relevant health or care setting
  • Evidence of leadership skills, including staff management/training and IPPs
  • Understanding of the setting and monitoring performance
  • Ability to give verbal presentations to groups of people, chair meetings confidently
  • Evidence of proven ability to deliver effective training to clinical staff
  • Evidence of ability to problem solve with clients and carers constructively
  • Experience of partnership working with other agencies e.g. Health and Voluntary sector
Working Conditions:
  • Manual Handling of people/objects 15+kg, on a daily basis
  • Display Screen Equipment user
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Night Work
  • Participating in direct personal care
  • Food Handling
  • Sharps (e.g. needles)
  • Hot environment
  • Entry into confined spaces
  • May wear Personal Protective Equipment
  • Biological Hazards: contact with animals/birds/reptiles; People with infections e.g. TB; Human Blood or Human Bodily Fluid e.g. First Aid; Waste
  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health): Cleaning materials (irritant)
Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a criminal records check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Tracy King, Registered Manager on 01425 473312

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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