Clinical Lead job vacancy in Curdridge, near Southampton

33 hours per week, shift patterns including alternate weekends

The Clinical Lead will lead the team in ensuring the delivery of person centred care for people with complex physical and neurological healthcare needs, ensuring that care is assessed and planned in a way that promotes the principles of optimising quality of life and a strengths based approach, is consistent with evidence based practice and delivered and reviewed in accordance with agreed mental and physical healthcare and risk management policies.

The role of the Clinical Lead involves examining and highlighting risk in the clinical area, monitoring and dealing with any risks that may arise. Responsible for ensuring residents are cared for appropriately at all times and that care is of an optimum standard.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the expanding, leading specialist care home provider Cornerstone Healthcare based at Kitnocks House in Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire.

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Clinical skills and accountability

  • You will act as an expert practitioner with a particular emphasis on specialist care within the team offering support and guidance to the nursing team as appropriate and ensuring that all members of the team are actively engaged in delivering resident care in accordance with the agreed care plan.
  • To have immediate line management of Clinical responsibility for the Registered Nurses and through them all healthcare assistants.
  • You will act to ensure that the team provides a positive learning environment, and one that provides supervision and mentorship to both qualified and unqualified staff including students.
  • Ensure the nursing team assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual care plans involving other relevant agencies as appropriate.
  • Undertake pre-admission assessments and feedback to referrals and placement team as appropriate. Take responsibility for the planning for new admissions.
  • Ensure all current and newly referred individuals are properly assessed and that high quality, person-centred support is provided throughout.

Management and leadership

  • To act as an expert practitioner within the team offering support and guidance to team colleagues as appropriate.
  • To provide nursing leadership to the team ensuring that all junior staff and learners are actively engaged in delivering resident care in accordance with the agreed plan of care.
  • Liaise with external professionals, individuals and families as required to ensure that the needs of the residents are reviewed regularly and plans developed so that we continue to meet their changing needs. To lead on meetings with commissioner and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the full team including Compliance and Quality; Training and Development and HR to ensure all staff are meeting the standards and level of service required of Cornerstone Healthcare.
  • To be a part of the Governance Committee overseeing clinical practice including audits, training and safeguarding incidents.
  • To ensure there are regular opportunities to review best practice and take a lead in ensuring that this is embedded in the day to day practice of the team.
  • To implement a reasonable staffing level based on resident dependency levels and ensure these levels are met on all shifts.
  • Manage and support staff in line with Cornerstone standards and procedures, including supervision, appraisals, absence management, disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Promote and support effective team working through good communication systems and regular team meetings.
  • Line manage all clinical staff and ensuring that the services are of a standard which meet and exceed standards set by regulatory bodies, including the CQC Standards (KLOE), NICE standards, NMC guidelines and other contractual obligations. that all policies and procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • Participate in the On-Call system on a rota.
  • To undertake investigations in line with relevant organisational policy e.g. complaints, critical incidents, safeguarding, CQC notifications and HR investigations.
  • To deputise for the General Manager as required and lead on agreed areas of work for both the team and wider area.
  • Provide effective leadership and management to staff which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team, in the achievement of Cornerstone’s objectives and priorities. Cornerstone’s success will be dependent on all managers playing an active role to make sure the existing areas of good employment practice are universally embedded within the organisation.

Staff development

  • Be responsible for developing own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others
  • To monitor and regulate training and development of all staff to ensure: All care is based upon best available evidence. All nursing staff are appraised. All mandatory training is undertaken and recorded. All nursing staff are clinically competent.

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