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Deputy Manager - Boston, Lincolnshire

Job Description

Reports to:                  Home Manager


Key Objective:            To ensure the well-being of all residents in maintaining the Six broad values’ Privacy, Dignity, Independence, Choice, Rights, and Fulfilment


                                    To deputise in the absence of the home manger

To liaise with the service user’s family, friends GP, Community Nurses, specialist, pharmacists, local authorities, local councils, voluntary bodies and any other associations related the care for the elderly.   

To liaise with home manager and other senior members of the management team on any issues that might arise.

                                    To take part in any associated training activities in order that you ascertain the skills and knowledge to carry out your role in an effective and safe manner.


Key Accountabilities


Provide a high standard of direct nursing care to service users, based on the assessment of care needs and in consultation with the service users, their relatives and the care team.

Assume responsibility for the nursing services provided by the home.

Continuously evaluate the quality of care given, and regularly reassess the needs of service users in consultation with the service users, their relatives and the care team, and to effect change required to achieve planned goals.


Work in partnership with service users’ families and friends in planning, implementing and reviewing care plans.

Administer and order medicines as required by service users and the home’s policies and procedures

Ensuring adherence to the national standards and pharmaceutical guidelines.


Liaise with service users’ GPs and other healthcare professional involved such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, community nurses, etc.

Engage in nurse care planning and implementation of care plans.

Engage in quality monitoring audits, provide action plans and implement agreed changes

Work within the NMC codes of conduct and Scope of Practice and within the home's policies and procedures.

Continuously review own nursing practices to develop new skills and knowledge through continuous professional development training that contribute to the enhancement of patient care skills.

Work closely with other members of the care team, ensuring that effective, high-quality care is given, to achieve planned goals. And acting as a mentor

Provide support and professional supervision to care staff and nursing Staff as appropriate.

Attend and participate in relevant staff meetings.

Make effective and efficient use of all the home’s resources.


Enable service users to receive appropriate religious, cultural, emotional and psychological support.

  • To ensure that all care practices within the home are maintained at the highest level at all times.
  • To report to the home manager any incident / activity which may affect the well being, safety or welfare of the service user.


  • To carryout, support and assist any activity as designated by the Manager in a timely and effective manner.


  • To support and assist service user’s to live as normal a life as possible, recognising that assistance should only be given when necessary


  • To ensure that the aims and objectives of the home are met at all times and to undertake direct or indirect care to Service Users as part of a team, to assist in care plan delivery under the direction of the home manager.


  • To assist, support and identify Care staff training and development needs.


  • To assist in all aspects of personal care, toileting, dressing, eating, personal hygiene and intimate personal care.


  • To ensure that any relevant documentation and reports i.e. Care Plans, diaries, health and safety, maintenance are carried out during a working shift.


  • To ensure that the highest quality of care is maintained at all times and to consistently display a courteous and helpful manner.


  • To ensure that due regard is given to service users’ customs, values, culture, religious and spiritual beliefs, always acting in a facilitative manner that promotes the service users dignity, independence and choice.


  • To assist with maintaining a safe and healthy environment, consistently demonstrating safe practice,

  • To report any maintenance, health and safety issues to the home manager.


  • It is the individual and collective responsibility of every member of staff to ensure adherence to the company’s equal opportunities policies. Racial, sexual or any other harassment or bullying will not be tolerated.


  • It is the responsibility of every member of staff to ensure compliance with health and safety at work legislation.


  • It is the personal responsibility of all staff to act in accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 and Safe Guarding of Vulnerable Adults (Sova).


  • To undertake any other duties, that may arise from time to time.


Job Requirements

Full time
NVQ level 3 with management experience (minimum requirement)
37.5 hours per week
Competitive salary