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Deputy Manager - Lindisfarne Chester-le-Street Nursing Home
Gainford Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes


JOB TITLE: Senior Care Assistant



SALARY: £18/hour

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To supervise the day to day running of the home for the elderly, providing for the care and welfare of the residents to the highest standards, under the general supervision of the Home Manager.





  • To provide the highest practicable standards of care of residents.
  • To provide for the physical and psychological needs and the continual spiritual, family and social life of the residents both within and outside the home.
  • To liaise with medical practitioners, care managers and other agencies in connection with the admission, discharge, transfer or death of the residents.
  • To promote and maintain good relationships with relatives of the residents and to offer advice, guidance and counselling to relatives as and when appropriate.
  • To assess the progress of residents and to directly maximise their independence levels, thereby enabling them to achieve their full potential.
  • To direct, organise, supervise and control staff and develop awareness and skills through staff meetings and individual supervision.
  • To participate in training keeping skills and knowledge up to date To participate in developing training for all staff.
  • To maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the establishment.
  • Maintain proper records (including care plans) and ensure good communication within the home.
  • To ensure that adequate supplies and provisions are requisitioned.
  • To ensure that the proper control and recording of issued drugs and medicines as prescribed by medical practitioners is in accordance with the home policy and NMC – code of conduct
  • To provide person centred care to residents
  • To monitor nursing care procedures in accordance with company policy and in line with NMC requirements.
  • To investigate initial complaints and take action in accordance with the company policy and escalate to the appropriate person.
  • To be involved in the recruitment of staff. To be actively involved in staff meetings.
  • To be responsible for staff duty rotas.
  • To ensure that Fire Regulations are complied with and to advise the company managers if there are of any risk.
  • To be on call on a rotational basis with the manager and take charge of the building in her absence.


In the absence of the Home Manager

  • To ensure that effective induction, supervision and assessment of staff is carried out.
  • To manage all employees in the unit.
  • To have the overall responsibility of patients welfare, finances and company resources.
  • To be aware of all necessary documentation with regards to the CCG, local authority and CQC and to be competent during their visits.


This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be required of you.


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