Clinical lead/Deputy Nurse Manager

Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3DJ
Archer Road, Farringdon Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR3 3DJ
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Shift Type
Closing Date
31 March 2023

Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care

Are you a Clinical Lead, or ambitious Nurse, looking for a new opportunity with an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your professional goals and aspirations?

Clinical Lead

Full Time, 44hrs, Supernumerary hours, to be flexible to cover nurse shifts to meet the needs of the community when required.

Competitive salary

Location – Archer Court, Farringdon, Sunderland

Introduction to the role

If you are a Registered Nurse with a valid NMC Pin, experience working in a Nursing Home, and you are looking for the next step in your career, Orchard Care Homes has something to offer you.

Supporting the Registered Home Manager in all aspects of the day-to-day running of our ReConnect Unit the home, you will actively contribute to assessments, care reviews and act as a point of contact for the team, your residents and their families.

This is a managerial role, supervising and monitoring the team within the home, therefore showing leadership qualities, effective communication and possessing positive interpersonal skills are essential. These skills are also needed for developing good relationships within the multidisciplinary teams, along with regular liaison with residents, relatives, and prospective employees. As well as influencing and supporting the development of the nursing and care teams.


Main duties

About You:

  • You’ll need to have current NMC registration and a good knowledge of the most up-to-date clinical practices to join us as a Registered Nurse (RGN).
  • You will be experienced in producing well-developed care plans and understand regulatory frameworks.
  • You will be dedicated and compassionate, approachable and committed to delivering person-centred care.
  • You will have teaching and assessing experience (qualification preferable).
  • You will have experience working with people living with dementia.
  • You will be a team player, willing to learn and develop colleagues and be committed to a structured approach to training and development of staff.
  • You will have an understanding of the Care Standards Act Health & Safety legislation and Infection Control.
  • You will ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity, your approach is empathetic, compassionate and focused on ensuring their life is the best it can be, focussed on the strengths and abilities of the person.
  • You will need to be understanding and patient towards people and their needs, and encourage, assist and support people to participate in appropriate leisure activities and activities in daily living, normalising life as much as possible with joy and happiness.

About Orchard Care Homes

Just south of the city of Sunderland, Archers Court is a light and friendly Nursing Care home, focusing on high quality care for older people, some of whom are living with dementia.

Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.

Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.

We believe in investing in our people. Your professional development is encouraged, and you will receive plenty of training and progression opportunities across our portfolio of homes.


  • Funding for cost of annual revalidation and renewal of PIN
  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and an annual awards ceremony, recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Free Uniform and car parking.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues.
  • Unlimited access to our Refer a Friend bonus scheme – Earn up to a £250 per person.
  • Free NMC revalidation

At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.