• Full Time
  • Harrogate
  • 40,000 GBP / Year

Lovett Care Ltd

Lovett Care is seeking an Assistant Manager to join our amazing team at Fairfax Manor Care Home. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in partnership with our team to deliver quality care for a diverse group of residents.

Previous experience in an assistant manager role or proven experience managing in care is essential. To discuss this exciting opportunity further, please forward your CV to Gillian Allatt, General Manager.

£40,000 per annum, 40 hours per week.

What is the purpose of the Assistant Manager?

Championing independence and personal choice whilst developing care plans to meet our residents changing physical, social, and psychological needs whilst building on the positive reputation of the Home. To ensure the effective Nursing of the Home and the planning, implementation, and evaluation resident’s care as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Reporting to the General Manager.

What are your key accountabilities?

Compliance and Quality:

  • Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory, and best practice guidelines ensuring all risks are proactively managed and issues identified, investigated, and resolved.
  • Conduct care audits, monitor standards of care, and take corrective action where appropriate.
  • Ensure the delivery of quality care continually assessing our residents’ needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life.

Professional Nursing:

  • Oversee all aspects of medicine management, ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored, and administered to our residents.
  • Promote high standards of nursing care for self and your team, actively seeking ways to improve levels of service.
  • Be prepared to cope with incidents or emergency situations as they arise and report them to the General Manager.
  • Report to General Manager any relevant changes in patients’ conditions and situations.

Performance and Leadership:

  • Take a leadership role for the team, ensuring all team members 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 ensuring the team’s skill and knowledge levels are able to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Be responsible for supervising staff, allocating work, encouraging staff development, and ensuring Lovett Care’s policies and procedures are followed.
  • Management of the Homes budgets.
  • To embed and demonstrate our company values throughout the day.

Health and Safety:

  • Practice safe systems of work across the range of tasks in particular moving and handling of residents. Carry out risk assessments having due regard for personal safety and safety of residents, visitors, and team members.
  • Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act and fire safety and evacuation procedures, demonstrating a working knowledge of COSHH assessments applicable in your area of work.
  • Completion of mandatory E-Learnings.

Professionalism and Candour:

  • Conduct yourself in a professional and courteous manner always towards residents and their visitors, respecting the dignity and individuality of each resident and team members.
  • Contribute to, and promote team working at all times, responding positively to colleagues, and actioning all reasonable work instructions promptly.
  • Advise on the supply and quality of items used to carry our tasks, ensuring the timely and appropriate ordering of replacement goods within home budget.
  • Take reasonable care of items of equipment used to carry out tasks, including general cleanliness and advising on any faults or the need for maintenance or replacement.
  • Responsible for the safe and tidy storage of supplies and equipment.
  • Demonstrate, drive, and engage in Lovett Care’s culture and values.

What skills do you need?

  • To be passionate, caring and customer focused
  • Strong communicator
  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Planned and organised
  • Resilient and driven to succeed
  • Supportive and motivational
  • Has high integrity, professional and objective
  • Committed to making a difference and adding value

What experience and qualification do you need?

  • Familiar with the care industry and regulatory framework
  • Understands the principles that underpin person centred care
  • Understands the legislative framework for health, safety, and risk management
  • Use of IT systems & system savvy
  • Understands finance management within a Home: costs, patient finances and accounting
  • Experience of leading and managing a team
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills
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