Clinical/Care Auditor - Coventry

Four Seasons Health Care
37000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
05 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical/Care Auditor to join a newly structured central independent audit and assurance team, here at Four Seasons Health Care. Four Seasons Health Care is the largest independent provider of social care in the UK, supporting 14,000 residents across 300 registered locations nationally and employing 18,000 people including 11,000 care/support workers and 2,500 nurses. This is a rare chance to join an award-winning business which is at the forefront of innovation in the independent health and social care market. Through performing detailed care, quality and clinical audits, you will assist with a programme of quality and system improvement, fostering a culture of openness and transparency. This is a proactive role, and we are looking for individuals with a passion for success, who strive to improve resident experiences. Drawing from their experiences of working within a care setting, we are looking for individuals with a desire to be excellent, who are keen to add value to the business and share best practice, and for people who welcome new and more demanding challenges each and every single day. Key Responsibilities Perform and undertake care/clinical audits within care homes in line with approved audit plan.Operate on a 'find and fix' approach where possible to resolve issues identified through audits.Perform focused audits in relation to areas of clinical/care risk or compliance with clinical/care policies.Undertake detailed reviews of progress made against regulatory or internal action plans.Draw upon professional experience to provide judgment on the current performance and sustainability of a home.Provide detailed findings and recommendations in relation to a home's performance.Draw upon experience and background to provide support and guidance to colleague's working within homes.Perform detailed audits of resident care files, including review of judgments made with regards to individuals' care needs.Support the Audit Manager in providing feedback to senior stakeholders within the business.Ensure that audits are properly planned.Prepare professional reports summarising audit findings.Ensure that audits are delivered on time.Act as ambassadors for quality assurance systems including Quality of Life and Datix to ensure their effective and regular use within the homes.Support the Head of Assurance and Audit Manager in meeting demands of the business.Skills / knowledge / experience Previous experience as a clinical or care practitioner. (Essential)Previous experience in an audit or quality review role. (Desirable)Experience of working in a care home or care environment. (Essential)Excellent written and oral communication skills. (Essential)Ability to work with flexibility to meet competing deadlines. (Essential)Ability to travel on a regular basis across the UK. (Essential)Ability to engage with stakeholders at different levels including operational senior management, staff working within the homes, residents, relatives and potentially regulators/commissioners. (Essential)Ability to communicate, clearly and effectively at all levels, orally and in writing, and to draft and present reports on complex matters (Essential)and work to set deadlines (Essential)Ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages (Essential)Experience of prioritising own workload, working effectively with minimal supervision and working to strict deadlines (Essential)Other requirements Able and prepared to work outside normal office hours including regular overnight stays.Holding a full driving licence and is prepared to travel as required to FSHC sites across the UK.Four Seasons Health Care provide a variety of competitive benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a bespoke development programme, childcare vouchers and an employee discount scheme. If you would like to join our team and help to provide an excellent service please click on Apply now, sending us a CV accompanied by a covering letter setting out: why you want to work for Four Seasons Health Care;how your knowledge, skills and experience makes you suitable for the role; andhow you believe that you can add value to the organisation.