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Clinical Lead

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £38,799 to £49,782 per annum
Birchwood Care Home, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/02/2020 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Are you looking to develop your career and are ready for a challenge; do you have a nursing qualification, experience of managing staff, experience of working with older people, excellent communication skills, commitment, a values based approach to your work and a personal drive to improve standards?  If so, then you have the ethos and skills we are looking for. 

West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit a Clinical Lead for Birchwood Care Home which provides nursing care and care for frail elderly residents, some with dementia and challenging behaviour.

As a provider of services we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment for our residents, whose needs are always our top priority.  Services are delivered within the context of our values; Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Empowerment. Those values dictate how we support our residents, their families and each other. We believe our residents have choices about their care, and we promote independence as much as possible. We aim to offer social and emotional support to our residents in order to meet their individual needs.

We are looking for a Clinical Lead who, together with the Deputy Manager, can support the Manager with the development of the home and provide advice, guidance and leadership to the staff team.  The Clinical Lead will provide specific clinical support to staff and be responsible for the supervision of Birchwood’s nursing staff.

Our approach to home improvement requires a commitment to positive change from a senior leadership team working closely together, so the new Clinical Lead will be both well supported by their senior colleagues and given responsibility to effect changes and steer the improvement in standards. You would be joining us at an exciting time, when as one of these senior leaders you would be driving genuine service improvement for the residents and have a central role in managing any changes that involves for staff. Throughout this, your focus would always be championing high standards of clinical care at all times.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days. 

The salary includes a special recruitment payment of £5-£10k per annum which is reviewed every 5 years and may be reduced or removed with one year’s notice.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

As part of the application process, shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit the home prior to interviews which are being scheduled prior to interview date. 

Please contact Carla Kell Home manager. On 01635 33967 for an informal chat about this role.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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