Working as a Nurse in a care home environment is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling professional vocation. Not only does it utilise your initiative, strong communication skills and wide range of clinical skills, you also get to form wonderful relationships with residents.
We believe the foundation of a safe and happy home is an experienced and dedicated nursing team, on-site and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As a care home nurse, you will play a crucial role in providing expert care to support and manage the complex medical conditions of our nursing care residents. You will work closely with our care teams to create a comfortable and familiar environment for our residents, ensuring that they receive the best possible individualised care every day.
Your expertise will be highly valued as you assess, plan, and deliver care to meet the individual needs of each resident.
You will be responsible for administering medication, keeping track of all nutrition and fluids, managing wound care, monitoring vital signs and providing support for activities of daily living.
You will also play an essential role in creating care plans and liaising with family members and healthcare professionals to ensure that our residents receive holistic, individualised care.
“I’m the kind of person who likes to involve the whole team. I try to lead by example and be approachable. In return, the team are always very supportive when I ask them to do something. Everyone just does the best they can to make sure things are right for the residents.” – Jeanette Hendon, Nurse at Kingfishers
Your skills learned to date will be helpful to you in a care home setting, supporting residents with a wide range of medical conditions and nursing needs.
Using your clinical knowledge to communicate effectively with GP surgeries and out-of-hours services you will be able to support our residents at all stages of their later life.
To work as part of our nursing team, you’ll need excellent clinical knowledge and judgement, along with experience in promoting best practices in wound management, nutrition, tissue viability, end-of-life care, and other essential clinical interventions.
As a nurse with more experience, you can become a Senior Nurse. You’ll work alongside other nurses and senior care leads, as well as local multidisciplinary teams, while receiving round the clock on-call support from Colten Care’s clinical and quality experts.
With further management development, you could have the opportunity to become a Clinical Lead, or even manage one of our homes as a Home Manager.
Our goal is to support you in achieving your career aspirations while providing exceptional care for our residents.