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Head of Adult Nursing – Complex Care at Home

33,350 P.A. ?
Sophie Bell and Associates


Head of Adult Nursing – Complex Care at Home - Kent

Are you a Senior Registered Nurse with complex care skills and managerial experience, looking for the next step in your career?

Reporting directly into the Registered Manager, you will lead a team of Adult Nurse Managers and will share responsibility for day to day operational logistics. You will provide overall clinical and management leadership, focusing on quality, efficiency, staff satisfaction and client outcomes. You will support a team who will deliver the highest quality of care, ensuring the team match the needs of each individual client. You will work with your Adult Nurse Managers driving service improvement and business development.

The overall goal for the role of Head of Adult Nursing is to ensure that clients receive an exceptional service which is managed by Adult Nurse Case Managers and a well-trained, enthusiastic team of support workers and Registered nurses and to provide assurance to their commissioners and regulating authorities that care is of an excellent standard.


To work closely with commissioners and the multidisciplinary team to identify opportunities for growth
Involvement in meetings with the above and clients and their families to introduce our Client and the service that they provide.
To support the Adult Nurse Case Managers ensuring they acquire a detailed knowledge of clients’ needs and to develop a personalised and descriptive care support plan that details their care needs, goals and wishes for the service and which establishes how these will be achieved by the team.
To oversee care plans and risk assessments and to put in place measures to mitigate identified areas of risk.
Working with the Training Manager and acting as an ‘expert’ in clinical training delivery.
To identify and procure additional training where required to meet client needs and for the development of employees’ skills and knowledge.
To build strong relationships with commissioners and case managers to bring on new care packages.
To become the expert in new clients’ care and support needs including sourcing specialist training and support where appropriate.
To ensure the process of inducting new employees to the client’s team in conjunction with the Adult Nurse Manager / Field Care Supervisor is a seamless transition.
To offer clinical advice as to delivery of care.
Clinical lead with responsibility for infection prevention and control, health and safety, emergency planning, safeguarding adults, and mental health legislation.
To ensure any potential gaps in service are identified at the earliest opportunity to prevent any disruption in service.
To capture and record employee feedback from clients and their families.
To act as a mentor and provide clinical support for Adult Nurse Case Managers who manage care packages and the Field Care Supervisor(s) who report to them.
To undertake audits of client files.
To attend and contribute to clinical governance meetings.
To develop, and ensure compliance with, organisational policies and procedures.
To participate in internal and external auditing activities, including CQC inspections.
To develop clinical standard operating procedures in line with best practice guidelines

The applicant must be an Adult trained Registered Nurse and hold a valid NMC PIN
The applicant must have a minimum of five years’ post-registration experience – two of these years should be in a managerial position.
The applicant must be experienced in the care of adults who have a tracheostomy and are ventilated and hold up to-date-competencies in these areas.
The applicant must have management experience
The applicant will have a good knowledge of CQC and have worked with KLOE’s
The applicant will be highly organised and have the ability to communicate effectively with clients and their families and the multidisciplinary team.
The applicant will have the skill to advise, develop and implement individual care plans.
The applicant will be highly motivated and reliable.
The applicant will be able to commit to a flexible working pattern and participate in the provision of the telephone based out of hours service on a rotational basis.
The applicant must hold a UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.
The applicant will have an excellent knowledge of complex care and life limiting conditions.
The applicant will be able to commit to a flexible working pattern to fit business needs

£58,800 to £69,600 dependent on experience, including car allowance
Company car option as alternative to car allowance
37.5 hours per week, flexible working hours
33 days holiday including bank holidays
Extensive training and development opportunities
Bespoke Benefits platform
Employee Assistance Programme
A home-based role with regional offices, meeting rooms and training facilities at your disposal.
The opportunity to plan your own diary.