Unit Lead - £12.00-£13.50 per hour advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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Aura Care Living Cirencester

Contact Information:
Aura Care Living Cirencester
Stratton Court Village
Gloucester Road

Tel: 01285 283132

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Unit Lead - £12.00-£13.50 per hour



Job Description for Unit Lead

Aura Care Living, is looking for a new Unit Lead. Aura Care Living boasts two beautiful developments including a 64 bed care home, Kings Lodge in Surrey and Stratton Court Village, which consists of 31 luxury retirement apartments, 13 assisted living apartments and a 61 bed care home. At Aura Care Living our passion is to blend luxurious living with convention locations matched by attention to detail that is second to none. Stratton Court is the first of our new generation of neighbourhoods; a place that reflects the beauty and historic traditions of its stunning locations with the very highest standards of 21st Century amenities

As a Unit Lead you have responsibility for leading a team of nursing staff to ensure the delivery of an excellent standard of care, which promotes independence and dignity and positively enhances the lives of individuals in our care


As well as a competitive salary, Aura offers fantastic welcome package. Your generous benefits would include:

Free learning and development
• 20 days holiday plus bank holiday (pre booked in advance)
• Refer a Friend bonus schemes*
• Pension scheme

Key Responsibilities

Take on full responsibility of the care rota. Once complete and adequate cover in place provide to Deputy Manager to ensure shifts are added to Budget for payroll.

• Carry out all in-house Audits
• Carry out medication ordering / training/ supervisions of meds trained staff
• Carry out residents assessments i.e.: MCA / Best Interest / DOLs

To carry responsibility for the management of the unit during the day and to develop the skills of the care team

• Promote and maintain a high standard of care
• To ensure effective induction and ongoing performance of all staff in your charge.

To take responsibility of the unit that you are allocated. Even though you are part of a “home” environment, your responsibilities are for the unit within it. However, during busy times or times when your peers are on leave, it may be that you deputise to take control of other units within the home.

This will always be done with the necessary support and training. There may also be an “on-call” element to this role although this would typically be an advisory role.

• Planning, directing and delivery of high quality person centered care

Undertake staff reviews and team meetings

To be considered for this role is it essential that you have:

• Excellent Communication skills

Leadership skills

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a senior carer or above
• You must have outstanding communication skills, and be motivated to offer the highest standards of care. It is essential you are prepared to take on an active leadership role supporting the operation of a twenty-four hour business, including participation in the on-call Rota.
• Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents' needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life.
• Champion independence and personal choice – develop, review and update care plans to meet our clients changing physical, social and psychological needs. In the case of Aura Care Living, such care plans and notes are kept digitally and you would need to be able to take on board a certain level of IT Skills

Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – risks are proactively managed and issues identified, investigated and resolved.

Oversee all aspects of medicine management – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered to our clients. Aura Care Living use an electronic system, so the post holder must be trained in this area.

• The post holder will be expected to complete a number of audits within the unit. These differ in length and complexity from weekly, monthly and 6 monthly. The result of these audits must be accurate as they go towards formulating the company dashboard which is a board level document
• Promote high standards of care for you and your team, actively seeking ways to improve levels of service.
• Take an active role in training for the team of carers, working in conjunction with the training resources of the company to ensure that care staff are kept up to date with current practices and research lead developments
• Take a leadership role for your team – ensuring all staff are supervised appropriately and rota’s are in place to enable the smooth, efficient running of the business. Rota’s are managed according to budget. The rota management aspect of this job role are for your own unit and not the entire home.
• Take an active role in the development of yourself and others – ensure that the team's skill and knowledge levels are able to meet the changing needs of the business.
• Ensure the delivery of quality care - continually assessing our residents' needs and wishes, developing the service to enhance their quality of life.

Policies and Procedures

To be up to date on, and follow, the relevant procedures contained in the Home’s Policies and Procedures file as they affect your job and its responsibilities

Equal Opportunities

Aura Care Living is a company which consistently and positively celebrates diversity in the work place.

This Home, in its policy and training, describes what we can expect of each other in our conduct. In your job, we expect you to make the fair treatment of colleagues and of those whom we serve a priority.

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