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  • Deputy Care Home Manager - St Columbas - £18.58 Per Hour

    Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom • Management • St Columbas

    Priority Care Group are passionate about ensuring the standards in our homes are of the highest level at all times. We constantly strive to develop and improve our service, always looking for more ways to make the time you and your family spend with us an enjoyable, fulfilling and enabling experience.

    Three generations of our own family work in our homes and it is easy to see that caring is in our nature. As a family we pride ourselves on the quality of care our clients receive every single day.

    Acknowledgement and a fuller Job Description will be sent to candidates on application.

    About St Columbas Care Home

    St Columba's Care Home is a newly refurbished home set in attractive gardens within close walking distance to the town centre of Dundee. St Columba's has spacious single ensuite bedrooms and pleasant communal areas to enjoy. We are registered for care of the elderly, offering both residential and nursing care to those with dementia. We can also provide palliative care.

    A Vacancy has arisen for a Deputy Manager to support the Home Manager in the daily management and running of the care home. Managing, delivering and leading high quality care as part of the care team using a person centred approach.

    Ensuring the individual needs of the service users are met, providing opportunities for individuals to use their skills and enhance their quality of life whilst maintaining their independence and privacy.

    Working on a rolling shift pattern, including alternate weekends, you will apply a flexible attitude to working hours especially in regards to covering absence & holidays, including bank holidays, evenings & weekends. Working pattern will include supernumary time within weekly hours.

    You will display a caring, sensitive & approachable nature, you will also display compassion, patience & empathy in all tasks, whilst being organised and reliable in your approach to work.

    Main Duties

    To lead & supervise a care team of staff in provision of the care services and participate in meeting the services users' physical, social, emotional and recreational needs, ensuring the highest quality of care is afforded to all service users.

    To support the Home Manager with admission planning, ongoing assessments and discharge plans as & when required.

    To manage & supervise the preparation of Person Centred Care Plans, Review & Assessments, implementing plans with the assistance of the care team. Prepare and/or contribute to reports, reviews & assessments in order to enhance the quality of services.

    Assist & manage the preparation of personal plans, displaying good communication skills (both written & verbal) as part of the key worker/named nurse system, contribute to discussions on individual care plans and the reporting process by maintaining and updating records as required.

    To assess performance and encourage development of the staff team through the use of supervisions and appraisals.

    To co-ordinate & chair staff meetings to deliver information, maintain & promote best practice and set standards for care, through evidence based practice.

    Act as a role model at all times.

    To promote company initiatives & manage delivery within the service provision, ensuring that all staff are working to company policies & procedures, and to take appropriate action to ensure that standards are reached and maintained. Take responsibility for the presentation and appearance of the establishment and the maintenance of its equipment & facilities consistent with the requirements of the company.

    To assist the Home Manager with the day to day management of the staff team, to include disciplinary, performance management, absence & sickness policies & procedures.


    Experience required

    · Must hold NMC Pin and be either RGN or RMN

    . Leading and managing a team, ideally within a management role within a health care setting

    · Caring for individuals in a health care setting including personal care, understanding dementia and mental health needs

    · Administration of medication

    · Understanding of safeguarding adults, health and safety requirements related to running a care home and infection control

    · Understanding of regulations and legislation within the care setting including Care Inspectorate and Inspection processes


    • Priority rewards scheme for all staff members
    • Auto enrolment pension scheme
    • Enhanced rate of pay for additional shifts (over full time equivalent hours)
    • Additional annual leave incentive for length of service
    • Loyalty bonus payment for length of service
    • Highly competitive rates of pay
    • Strong support network.
    • Established, reputable, forward thinking employer.
    • Free uniform & training provided / career development

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