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Four Seasons Health Care - Recruitment

Overview


Four Seasons Health Care is the market leading provider of elderly and specialist care throughout the UK. We meet the individual needs of over 25,000 customers in our care on a daily basis across our 500 sites.
Each of the 30,000 members of the Four Seasons team plays an integral role in providing the best quality care in the industry. Four Seasons is a place where your contributions are recognised and you will be supported to fulfil your potential.

Career Opportunities

Four Seasons has 350 care homes across the UK with 20,000 colleagues providing care and support for 16,000 residents.

Our homes offer a range of different types of care, such as residential and nursing care, dementia care, respite and intermediate care and rehabilitation. Our compassionate teams support residents and their families through every stage, from help with everyday living to nursing and end of life care for those who have higher care needs.

Types of Roles

Working for Four Seasons Health Care is a rewarding and motivating career. We encourage the staff in all our care homes and offices to make the most of their skills, providing support, coaching and training where needed.

Many of our team members have progressed and developed through the business, in turn helping us develop and progress too. Read about the wide variety of roles we have available below.

Leadership & Management. Our management positions range from senior care jobs directly managing our services, to leading specialist or support functions. One of our key roles is care home manager, responsible for the entire care home including nursing, care and support staff. A care home management role allows you to lead what is essentially your "own business".

Other leadership positions including regional managers who look after up to 10 care homes, and peripatetic managers who provide interim support where needed.

Nursing. Our nurses are at the forefront of excellence in the care industry, implementing new initiatives and providing strong leadership to develop and improve the quality of care in our homes. All Four Seasons' nurses are passionate about enriching the lives of our residents.

Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP). This exciting new role reflects the changing care needs of residents and provides support to our Registered Nurses to meet a range of clinical needs and provide best resident experience. A CHAP will focus on person-centred care and the role will include routine physiological measurements, administration of certain medication and simple wound dressings.

Physiological measurements and interventions will be carried out under strictly controlled circumstances, whilst fully supported by the nursing team, which remains accountable.

The CHAP role will provide an important opportunity for those carers who wish to develop a professional role to advance their career, take on more responsible roles supporting nurses and in many cases be able to go on to train as a nurse or develop into care home management.

Carers. Carers are the most important people to residents, and their contribution can have a huge impact on someone's quality of life. You'll be naturally warm and supportive to both residents and their families, providing friendship as well as the daily care they need.

Catering. Our residents have varying nutritional needs, so our catering teams help us create diverse and balanced menus using fresh, quality ingredients. We also strive to create an enjoyable atmosphere with enticing and well-presented dishes at every mealtime.

Administration. As an administrator in our care homes, you'll have a number of important duties; responsibility for all administration, processing payroll and collecting client fees, welcoming residents and visitors to the home, supporting the manager and other employees, providing a positive and friendly first point of contact.

Personal Activities Leader. We know that keeping the mind and body active helps people stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. As the activities leader, you'll get to know our residents and build events and activities into their care plan that appeal to each individual in our care.

House Keeping & Maintenance. A safe, comfortable environment is essential for our residents, and our housekeeping and maintenance teams help us achieve this by maintaining the high standards in all our homes. You'll contribute towards creating homely surroundings - that are clean, not clinical - and welcoming, attractive grounds for everyone to enjoy.

Support Staff. Our support staff allow nurses and carers to focus on their roles, while they take care of things behind the scenes. Our dedicated IT helpdesk ensures our systems work efficiently; purchasing, estates and finance help coordinate the daily needs and specialist requests of the care home; HR look after all our staff, while training, management development, health and safety, and resourcing and marketing all ensure Four Seasons continue to deliver the highest quality of care.

Company background

Four Seasons Health Care owns and operates over 400 Nursing and Care Homes and Specialised Care Centres in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
The Company is one of the largest independent providers of care services in the United Kingdom.

Four Seasons' origins date back to the late 1980's.The company has developed through both the acquisition and construction of care facilities and has firmly established a reputation for professionalism in all aspects of its care operations.
Four Seasons cares for over 25,000 people in its care and nursing homes and specialist units and employs over 30,000 staff.

The Care Homes Division comprises approximately 357 homes in England and the Channel Islands, 62 in Scotland and 74 in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and 10 in Wales. Many types of care are provided in the divisions' high quality facilities including care for older people and those with dementia. In addition, there are dedicated services for respite care, rehabilitation, intermediate care, end of life and palliative care as well as care for younger persons suffering from chronic conditions.

The Huntercombe Group, our Specialised Services Division comprises units catering for conditions such as mental health and addictions, acquired and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, neurodisability, learning disabilities, and children with special needs. The reputation of this division is well established and growing.

Mission and values

Four Seasons Health Care we aim:

To be recognised at all levels for our high standards of professionalism, service and quality of care provided within appropriate, safe and therapeutic environments.

To nurture a working environment which will attract, motivate, develop and retain, the very best people in our sector.

To be open, honest, fair and transparent in all our dealings.

To integrate all these values into every aspect of our operation for the mutual benefit of our clients, our team members and our stakeholders.

To be the leading independent provider of healthcare services in the UK.

Culture

“I would happily put my mother into my home”. That comment from one of our managers captures what quality is all about. It comes from having well trained, dedicated staff who really bring care into our homes. A complete focus on delivery of quality care is what makes Four Seasons Health Care unique, we achieve this by ensuring we develop the best systems; recruit and retain the best staff and involve our residents their relatives and other stakeholders in constantly improving the service we provide. The focus on quality is recognised through market leading quality ratings Four Seasons Health Care is awarded by the regulatory bodies for the care industry.

Benefits

Rewarding Work Our people have to be special to do the jobs they do. Our work is challenging but immensely rewarding. Working in a care home or specialist care facility allows you to really build relationships with the residents and their relatives. You will provide support in sometimes challenging times and seek to enrich every residents quality of life. Innovation and Support Four Seasons Health Care is a large care provider as such it has the systems and support to ensure that staff are empowered and equipped to deliver their roles. We also seek to develop innovative new ways of providing our services. Critical to our ability to deliver the very best quality care are our support functions. These support functions work to create an environment where our nurses and care staff can focus on providing care to residents. Develop and Grow Working for Four Seasons Health Care is a rewarding experience, our friendly teams welcome new colleagues and ensure they feel part of the home and the family. Many of our team have progressed and developed through the business. We encourage our employees to make the most of their skills, we support them to progress and make the most of their potential. We work with our employees to understand their interests and aspirations so that we can provide the individual support they need. You will receive regular supervision and appraisal with your line manager, learning and development is provided through a blended approach including – individual coaching, workshops and e-learning.

Innovative services

Being the best takes hard work and ensuring we continue to lead industry standards means we have to constantly challenge what we do and look at ways that we can improve. Our team members are encouraged and empowered to identify ways in which we can improve. It is through the passion and commitment of our team that we can continue to set the standard for others to follow.

These innovations continually improve and shape the service we deliver to enrich our residents lives. These may be in how we meet the needs of an individual resident through to how we shape the service delivered to a whole group of residents.

One recent innovation has been the development of our award winning PEARL approach to the delivery of dementia care. PEARL focuses on Positively Enriching And enhancing Residents Lives, this is done by providing a framework for the provision of Dementia care covering all aspects from staff training and awareness through to the physical environment of the home itself. Homes that have been supported through the project have seen significant enhancements in the quality or residents lives

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