• Competitive Salary
  • Plus Benefits
  • Hertfordshire
  • Posted on:
  • Type: Permanent

This is a highly rewarding position where you really can make a difference to the life of another. In return for your hard work, you’ll be working for an independent care provider who value their staff, offer on-going training and development and reward employees.

Want to join our team and make a difference?

  • To professionally lead the support Care  team during any span of duty, ensuring that a safe, effective and efficient care service is maintained.
  • To provide care to service users in accordance with their assessed needs to an industry-leading standard.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support for care staff and act as a champion for service users safety and dignity.
  • To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available.
  • Ensure the ongoing safety of service users, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes.
  • Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used.
  • Act as a role model for good clinical and care governance practice.
  • Provide out of hours advice and support via On – Call

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective leadership and support for the care team.
  • Supervise care staff on a day to day basis and through formal supervision processes.
  • Liaise with GPs and other health professionals to ensure that service users receive the medical and clinical support they require.
  • Demand high quality care delivery focused on service users individually assessed needs and choices.
  • Promote the professional image of the services through excellent communication, appropriate behaviour and professional appearance.
  • Support new seniors and care staff in the completion of induction programmes, training and competency assessment.
  • Undertake training appropriate to the role, as agreed with management, and ensure learning is shared and put into practice.
  • Review the daily delivery of care, including pressure area prevention, nutrition, infection prevention and control procedures. Ensure high standards of care delivery are maintained.
  • To be responsible for the safe and appropriate management, administration and recording of medication, including controlled drugs and oxygen, in accordance with Accedo Care policies and procedures.
  • Act at all times within your own skills and competence.
  • To attend all statutory and mandatory training as required in order to fulfil your duties.
  • Conduct and document care and risk assessments and develop care plans related to the assessed needs and choices of individual service users.
  • Ensure that areas of identified risk are appropriately monitored, and outcomes recorded and acted upon e.g. fluid and nutrition charts, turning regimes, blood glucose monitoring.
  • Report all accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Ensure accident/incident reports are written clearly and concisely and that any remedial action or learning is incorporated into care delivery.
  • Ensure that service users are encouraged and supported to remain as independent and active as possible. Promote the philosophy of activity-based care.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of all service users, whilst encouraging a happy, homely atmosphere.
  • Be knowledgeable about safeguarding and report any untoward events in accordance with Accedo Care and local authority requirements.
  • To maintain standards of infection control within the home and to assist service users to maintain their own infection control needs.
  • Ensure effective and clearly documented handover systems are maintained to facilitate the effective transfer of information between staff and shifts.
  • Attend and participate in all Team Leader meetings as arranged by the management team.
  • Understand the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2008) in relation to consent and best interest decision making.
  • Provide information to service users and relative in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection and Caldicott requirements.
  • Ensure a high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008) and Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (2010) and Company requirements

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