Unit Manager

The Job

Permanent, full time role, based in Aylesford,Kent - 35.5 hours

Salary: up to £17.09 per hour

About Us:

Royal British Legion Industries are recruiting a full time, permanent experienced Unit Manager.  Located in the grounds of Preston Hall on the Royal British Legion Village, Gavin Astor House is a 50 bed, purpose built facility and has been successfully operating for over 25 years.

About the Role:

  • To supervise and lead a multi-disciplinary shift team, supervising staff in all respects including orientation of new staff, training and development of care staff, organising and co-ordinating their duties, guiding, supporting, monitoring and evaluating staff performance
  • Effectively lead and supervise the RGN’s and Team Leader’s  to promote best practice
  • Produce the monthly staffing rotas, ensuring staffing levels meets the level of care required and in line with agreed budgets
  • Deputise in the absence of the Clinical Operations Manager
  • To supervise the reception of new residents, ensuring that all appropriate documentation is completed on time and that the resident is orientated to their surroundings
  • Assess the care needed to address the residents physical, psychological and social needs and draw up an appropriate care profile
  • Evaluate the care needs, assessing the status of residents and ensuring that care profiles are kept up to date and accurate
  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in accordance with the residents needs
  • Manage stocks of all supplies effectively and economically and ensure the timely ordering or replenishment stocks
  • Manage continence assessments
  • Ensure compliance with the NMC at all times and that processes are adhered to for the safe ordering, custody, storing and administration of all medication
  • Completion of the monthly medication order / returns
  • Ensure that the monthly wound and infection control audits are carried out in accordance with CQC requirements
  • Be aware of and at all times, comply with all relevant company policies and procedures and all relevant statutory and regulatory responsibilities including fire arrangements, health and safety issues including moving and handling, COSHH, maintaining records diligently and accurately
  • Responsible for the safety of medication in store and on the trolley during dispensing rounds
  • Report any observed changes in the condition of a resident to the Clinical Operations Manager or Registered Nursing Manager without delay
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant bodies including Local Health Authorities, Social Services and Doctors.
  • Liaise with the Unit Managers to ensure an effective continuous service
  • Ensure that 6 monthly Resident medication reviews are carried out
  • Proactively seek and utilise opportunities to develop their own professional and clinical skills and knowledge by maintaining professional development under PREP


The Requirements

About You:

  • Committed to achieving high standards of quality care and service
  • Strong organisational, prioritisation and workload management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong team ethics with the ability to lead, motivate and influence others
  • Self-motivated, disciplined and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate resilience and tenacity with the ability to work independently on own initiative
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written with strong face to face, voice to voice skills
  • Trustworthy, discreet with high levels of tact and diplomacy
  • Registered Nurse (General)
  • Minimum 3 years experience general medical / surgical nursing
  • Proven Clinical Supervision
  • Supervisory / Line Management experience

Benefits:

RBLI offer 25 days holiday per annum pro rata, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan, Life Assurance and Childcare Vouchers.

Application Process:

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience and would like to join the RBLI team to play a part in improving people's lives everyday please email your CV and covering letter to gah.recruitment@rbli.co.uk

RBLI is committed to Safeguarding and as such will require all successful candidates to undergo enhanced DBS and reference checks.

RBLI is an equal opportunities employer

Email: recruitment@rbli.co.uk