What skills will I learn?
You will learn about every facet of management whether this is to do with managing people, managing resources or managing processes and information.
As part of managing people you will become skilled at choosing, developing, leading and managing teams. You will learn about what it takes to provide ‘outstanding’ care in our homes.
For Home Managers, managing resources means getting the best value from our investment in equipment and services as well as in managing budgets.
Managing processes is all about achieving consistently high standards through effective policies and procedures, many of which are delivered through new ICT systems.
What do I need to become a Home Manager or Clinical Lead?
For Home Managers, experience of managing large diverse teams in a similar setting is essential as too are proven leadership and management skills. If you are a qualified Nurse with a current NMC registration, this would be an advantage.
A Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 5 or equivalent is desirable. The role would ideally suit an existing Manager, Deputy Manager, Nurse Team Leader or Clinical Lead who is seeking a larger general manager’s role with a leading healthcare provider.
The Clinical Lead role presents an excellent opportunity for a Senior Nurse to move upwards in their career. Already an RGN or RMN, if you have previous experience of supervising teams and can provide clinical leadership to our Nurses and Care teams, we invite you to talk to us.
What can I aim for?
A natural progression for a Clinical Lead is to become a registered Home Manager or perhaps to specialise in clinical leadership or a quality based role. It very much depends on your area of focus and enjoyment. You may wish to undertake further professional development, which Colten Care would sponsor, for example, the Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 5.
Home Managers may be able to develop their careers into senior operational management positions or move sideways into either a quality or specialist clinical role. Alternatively you can develop your skills across a range of different homes in different settings, including dedicated Dementia care. In an expanding company such as ours, the opportunities are endless.