Reports to: Rest Home Proprietor/Rest Home Manager

Supervises: Nursing staff, Home Assistants, Domestic workers, Cook and Kitchenhands

Main objectives: Assists in the planning and organisation of the operation of a rest home, providing services of care for aged people.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and control the organisation, administration and operation of the rest home in consultation with Rest Home Proprietor/Rest Home Manager.
  • May assist in the development and monitoring of appropriate quality assurance programmes.
  • May assist with recruitment and on-going training of staff. Assist in the establishment and maintenance of staff performance levels and standards of care.
  • Ensure standards of hygiene and safety are maintained in accordance with regulations.
  • May plan and coordinate activities and services for residents.
  • Manage, or oversee the management of residents’ nutrition and consult with dieticians when necessary
  • Identify risks and take steps to minimise the possibility of these risks occurring.
  • Ensure residents receive the correct medication and medical treatment.

Typical qualifications and experience: Management and organisational skills, with experience in the health industry. Is likely to be a Registered Nurse.