Care UK


Deputy Manager Care

  • Post Code
  • IP23 7DD
  • Min Pay Rate
  • £47,000
  • Max Pay Rate
  • £47,000
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  • Job Summary

    To provide leadership for the nursing and care teams and support the development and delivery of consistently high quality clinical and care services for residents with complex health and social care needs.

    Overall responsibilities:

    • Comply with the clinical governance framework and all activities related to it. This includes participation in the clinical audit programme
    • Provide leadership and support for the care team and act as a champion for residents’ safety and dignity.
    • To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available.
    • Develop monitoring and reporting systems which promote the delivery of safe, effective and high quality services.
    • Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used by colleagues.
    • Act as a role model for good care governance practice.

    Key Responsibilities

    Provide leadership and support for clinical and care colleagues and act as a champion for resident’s safety and dignity

    • Work with the home manager to formulate strategies for service development or changes in service provision and support implementation
    • Provide effective leadership and support for the care team within the home.
    • Supervise the care team on a day to day basis and through formal supervision.
    • Act as a mentor for new colleagues joining the care team or for those who require specific support to develop skills or knowledge.
    • Liaise with GPs and other health professionals to ensure that residents receive the medical and clinical support they require.
    • Demand high quality service delivery focused on residents individually assessed needs.
    • Act within Care UK’s Admission & Discharge Policy.

    To maintain skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available

    • Maintain skills and keep up to date with clinical developments and best practice in areas relevant to care delivery in the home.
    • Ensure that colleagues have undertaken training appropriate to their roll and that learning is transferred into practice.
    • Monitor delivery of care, including infection prevention and control procedures, e.g. wound care, catheter management; and ensure high standards are maintained.
    • Develop links with local nurse specialists and teams e.g. continence nurse, tissue viability nurse, falls service etc. and ensure that residents are referred according to local procedures and protocols.
    • Provide support in relation to medicines management and be able to assess colleague’s competency to manage medication.
    • Act at all times within your own skills and competence.

    Develop monitoring and reporting systems which promote the delivery of safe, effective and high quality services

    • Collate performance information required for the monthly management and other reports as required by the home manager.
    • Undertake clinical audits as required by the home manager and clinical and care governance. Ensure action plans are fully implemented.
    • Review accidents and incidents and ensure that lessons learnt are translated into practice. Conduct investigations as directed by the home manager, following an accident, incident or complaint.
    • Ensure high standard of record keeping are maintained in accordance with company requirements.
    • Review compliance with the Health and Social Care Act (2008) and Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (2010) and ensure that any requirements and recommendations made following a CQC review are actioned appropriately.
    • Ensure that clinical equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and fully functional state and that colleagues are competent and confident to use it.
    • Report areas of concern to the home manager and agree appropriate action to be taken.

    Ensure that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to care delivery are maintained and effectively used by colleagues

    • Ensure colleagues are aware of company policies and procedures and that these are incorporated into practice.
    • Ensure effective and clearly documented handover systems are in place and that they facilitate the effective transfer of information between colleagues.
    • Ensure that notifications are completed and sent to CQC, in accordance with regulatory requirements and that all accidents and incidents are reported, recorded and investigated in line with company policy.
    • Ensure that all colleagues are aware of safeguarding vulnerable adults procedures and that these are implemented within the home.
    • Organise team meetings and ensure that minutes are taken and disseminated.
    • Provide information to residents and relatives in relation to care delivery, being mindful of data protection and Caldicott requirements.

    Act as a role model for good care governance practice

    • Act at all times within own competence and knowledge.
    • Report any concerns regarding poor performance or unsafe practice via line management.
    • Intervene immediately in situations where there is significant risk to residents.
    • Assist the home manager to meet all relevant regulatory, contract and good practice standards.
    • Maintaining necessary residents confidentiality; at all times being mindful of Caldicott requirements.

    Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults / Mental Capacity Act

    To complete training on Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and the Mental Capacity Act and be able to understand and implement SVA and MHA policies and procedures taking responsibility for reporting any safeguarding concerns to the senior person on duty or on-call RD

    Health and Safety

    As an employee of Care UK, the post holder has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to:

    • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
    • Co-operate with their employer to ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation and the Health and Safety policies and procedures of the organisation, not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety, or welfare, in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions.
    • To ensure that adequate measures are taken to protect the health and safety of all colleagues including the maintenance and upkeep of a safe environment.

    Data Protection

    The post holder must at all times respect the confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the company’s ISO27001 accreditation.  This includes, if required to do so, obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer in a fair and lawful way, to hold data only for the specified registered purposes and to use or disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

  • Where you'll work
  • Hartismere Place, located in Eye, delivers quality residential, nursing, respite and dementia care for older people.

    Hartismere Place is a brand new, purpose-built care home in Eye – an ancient market town in North Suffolk. Everything about the 60-bed home has been designed to support your loved one to continue to enjoy a fulfilling, varied and comfortable lifestyle.

    We have a very individual approach at Care UK and spend time getting to know each resident and their family. When we know about each person’s likes and dislikes, their hobbies, life stories and interests, we will design a care plan that’s tailored to their unique needs and requirements.


Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.