Frailty Lead

Ferndown, Dorset
Circa £43,000 per annum plus bonus
25 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Frailty Lead
Ferndown, Dorset
Circa £43,000 per annum plus bonus
40 hours per week including some weekends, occasional nights and 'on-call' duties
Wednesday 31 July 2019

About the job

Our client are recruiting for a dynamic, nurse qualified Frailty Lead (RGN) who can lead the management of clinical frailty in the nursing home.    

Their care home residents are living with moderate to very severe frailty and your role will be to take the lead in ensuring that they receive outstanding clinical care. Leading the clinical team you will manage the complex clinical needs of the residents whilst also promoting their independence and well-being.

The scope of the role is diverse, requiring a flexible individual with a ‘can do’ approach. Responsibilities include leading and mentoring the clinical team to ensure timely escalation to emergency care services when needed, acting to reduce the risk of avoidable hospital admissions, as well as expert advance care planning at end of life.

The role is ‘hands on’ ensuring that whilst your leadership and management skills are supported to grow and develop, you will also be able to maintain a high level of clinical skills practice, enjoy continuity of care and truly meaningful engagement with residents.

Excellent communication skills are a fundamental part of the role. Regularly speaking confidently and professionally with residents, families, your staff, outside agencies and the wider multidisciplinary team, you will demonstrate your clinical leadership skills continuously.  

You will be knowledgeable about the Care Quality Commission’s regulations and take an active role in partnership with the Home Manager to lead the home to meet the outstanding characteristics of the CQC key lines of enquiry.

About you

Ideally, you’ll be a Senior Nurse, Clinical Lead, Deputy or Head of Care with experience in the management of frailty, who is looking to develop their career in older persons care. You relate well to people at all levels, enjoying all aspects of nursing and managing teams. You’ll be someone who can inspire, motivate and lead by example.

This role will suit someone who is highly clinically skilled, well organised, able to take the initiative, has a positive outlook, enjoys a challenge, works hard and is motivated to make a positive difference to the lives of their residents.

The role will include work at weekends, occasional night duties and a share of the 'on-call' emergency support rota with the home manager.  In the absence of the Home Manager you will take the lead in the day to day running of the home. Hours will be flexible in agreement with the Manager in accordance with the needs of the home. 

About the benefits

  • competitive salary (salary review July 2020)
  • generous bonus scheme based on performance against clinical KPI’s (up to 40% of salary)
  • relocation assistance (conditions apply)
  • certificates of sponsorship offered including one dependent (conditions apply)
  • professional subscriptions reimbursed, including NMC registrations
  • induction, training and ‘on the job’ support from day one
  • fantastic homely environments
  • friendly teams
  • 24/7 network of internal senior clinical and facilities support
  • real career progression opportunities
  • staff recommendation scheme
  • paid breaks
  • hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu
  • free uniforms
  • contributory pension scheme
  • all background checks paid for

About us

Our client are an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. 

Their established services are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and they provide residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.

They are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of their homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ They play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of their work. 

Their aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice'.