Deputy Manager/Clinical Lead - South Haven Lodge

Deputy Manager/Clinical Lead - South Haven Lodge
South Haven Lodge
Full time

We are seeking a expert, experienced and passionate Deputy Clinical lead Manager to join our friendly team at South Haven Lodge Care Home, in Woolston, Southampton.

We understand that this is a challenging, demanding but ultimately rewarding role. If you are committed to delivering first rate care to elderly people, whilst maintaining their dignity, independence and individuality, we’d love to hear from you.

For this role we are offering:

  • £1,000 joining bonus (paid net & subject to conditions)
  • Competitive Salary
  • 40 - 48 hours per week, including supernumerary hours (24)
  • Monday - Friday, including weekend work
  • On-going support with Training and Development
  • 28 Days Annual Leave including bank holidays
  • Uniform provided

Role requirements:

  • Work with the Home Manager to formulate strategies for service development or
  • changes in service provision and support implementation
  • Provide effective leadership and support for the nursing and care team within the home.
  • Supervise nurses on a day to day basis and through formal clinical supervision.
  • Act as a mentor for new nurses joining the team or for those who require specific support to develop clinical skills or knowledge.
  • Liaise with GPs and other health professionals to ensure that residents receive the medical and clinical support they require.
  • Demand high quality service delivery focused on residents individually assessed needs.
  • Maintain skills and keep up to date with clinical developments and best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home.
  • Ensure that colleagues have undertaken training appropriate to their role and that learning is transferred into practice.
  • Monitor delivery of care, including infection prevention and control procedures, e.g. wound care, catheter management; and ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Develop links with local nurse specialists and teams e.g. continence nurse, tissue viability nurse, falls service etc. and ensure that residents are referred according to local procedures and protocols.
  • Provide support in relation to medicines management and be able to assess colleagues’ competency to manage medication.
  • Act at all times within your own skills and competence in accordance with NMC code of practice.
  • Collate performance information required for the monthly management and other reports as required by the Home Manager.
  • Undertake clinical audits as required by the Home Manager and clinical and care governance. Ensure action plans are fully implemented.
  • Review accidents and incidents and ensure that lessons learnt are translated into practice. Conduct investigations as directed by the Home Manager, following an accident, incident or complaint.
  • Ensure high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with NMC and company requirements.
  • Review compliance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008) and Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (2010) and ensure that any requirements and recommendations made following a CQC review are actioned appropriately.
  • Ensure that clinical equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and fully functional state and that colleagues are competent and confident to use it.
  • Report areas of concern to the Home Manager and agree appropriate action to be taken.
  • Ensure colleagues are aware of company policies and procedures and that these are incorporated into practice.
  • Ensure effective and clearly documented handover systems are in place and that they facilitate the effective transfer of information between colleagues.
  • Ensure that notifications are completed and sent to CQC, in accordance with regulatory requirements and that all accidents and incidents are reported, recorded and investigated in line with company policy.
  • Ensure that all colleagues are aware of safeguarding vulnerable adults procedures and that these are implemented within the home.
  • Organise nurse team meetings and ensure that minutes are taken and disseminated.
  • Provide information to residents and relatives in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection and Caldicott requirements.
  • Act at all times within own competence and knowledge in line with NMC registration requirements.
  • Report any concerns regarding poor performance or unsafe practice via line management.
  • Intervene immediately in situations where there is significant risk to service users.
  • Assist the Home Manager to meet all relevant regulatory, contract and good practice standards.
  • Maintaining necessary residents confidentiality; at all times being mindful of Caldicott requirements and following the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct.
  • Participate in continuous professional development to ensure requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for PREP and continuing registration are met.

Why join us?

South Haven Lodge Care Home is a delightful home with the capacity to care for up to 45 older residents who require residential, nursing care or who are living with dementia.

At New Century Care you’ll have quality time to spend with our residents, ensuring you can give truly personalised care. If you too believe that this is the most important part of everyone’s role in a care home, then we’d love to hear from you.

If you want to develop, we will support you. If you require flexibility, we will always try and help. If you want to make a successful career in care, we can offer you guidance, experience and advice.


For more information or to apply, please complete the form below. We will look forward in hearing from you.