Maria Mallaband Care Group
About the Role
The Deputy/Assistant Care Manager assists the Care Manager in professional and administrative duties and is responsible for care/nursing matters in the Home in the absence of the Care Manager.
In the absence of the Care Manager the Deputy/Assistant is the leader and a working member of the care team and as such, has overall responsibility for the nursing/care management of the Home, maintenance of high standards of care, and the monitoring of performance of all staff. To ensure that standards are maintained and that adequate cover is provided, the Deputy will be expected to work at night, at weekends and on Bank holidays as necessary.
The Deputy Care Manager will also be expected, from time to time, to assist the Care Manager with unexpected visits and inspections of the Home when otherwise off duty.
In the absence of the Care Manager the Deputy/Assistant is a designated leader in accordance with National Care Standards Commission in the Homes’ Nursing/Care Policy.
The care policy of the Home is as follows:
To consider the residents as an individual and treat them with the dignity and respect which their age and experience in life deserves. To meet the residents’ own physical, emotional and spiritual needs in a non-judgmental way and to be respectful of a resident’s privacy and personal space.
The quality of life is more important that longevity and that the Home is not somewhere to be until they die, but to give purpose and enjoyment to life.
That the Home is to be a real home for the residents. This enables them to have the right to make independent decisions about their life-style, within the context of community living. Residents who are unable to be totally independent should be encouraged to retain the independence, privacy and dignity they have and motivated to achieve more wherever possible.
River View Care Centre provides 24-hour nursing care, in addition to supporting those living with dementia and other long-term conditions. Conveniently located to nearby Tilehurst village, the home benefits from excellent local transport links and is easily accessible by train, bus and car. River View is divided into smaller accommodation units, offering an intimate friendly atmosphere where residents and carers get to know each other well and staff can tailor care to the individual and differing needs of residents. All 137 rooms are en-suite and are decorated with modern fixtures and fittings. The activity team provide a daily programme of activities and events that appeal to the hobbies and interests of residents including baking and arts and carts. The home hosts regular events inviting local community groups to the home and welcome entertainers for the enjoyment on all residents home on a regular basis. External trips out are also organised for residents, their families and friends.