Our Clinical Leads take the lead role in ensuring that our residents receive the clinical care they need. Their goal is to give our residents quality of life through effective care, service and activity. Clinical Leads lead, advise and support all care and nursing staff within the Home
Our homes offer an enabling environment. We research and procure the very best nursing equipment to ensure the comfort and safety of our residents. We have the latest profiling nursing beds, moving and handling equipment and hydrotherapy baths. There are wide corridors, discreet handrails and easy access to gardens so that residents can move around comfortably. At many of our homes we have specifically included low bedroom windows so that even bedbound residents can enjoy a view of gardens and outdoor spaces.
What skills will I learn?
You’ll learn how to put people at their ease, gain their confidence and deal sympathetically with their problems and fears. You will be a good listener and be alert to changes in the health and wellbeing of our residents.
As a Nurse, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including medical staff as well as with residents and families to make living in our homes both comfortable and enjoyable.
You will become knowledgeable about how to maintain residents’ health and well-being which will include becoming more expert in longer-term conditions through comprehensive care planning.
You will be adept in dealing with emotionally charged situations to alleviate distress. What this means will be different every day, from helping residents cope and deal with illness one day, to dealing with an energetic day with family, the next.
What do I need to become a Nurse?
You will need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The closest universities which run relevant degree courses are Bournemouth University and the University of Southampton.
What can I aim for?
Healthcare is constantly developing, technology improving, and the needs of our residents changing. We’ll make sure that you keep yourself professionally updated with health care issues and practice. You will be able to develop specialisms in longer-term conditions, including Dementia, and build a career inside Colten to become a Clinical Lead. With further management development you could one day be managing one of our prestigious homes as a Home Manager. By choosing to join Colten Care as a Nurse, your ability to develop and grow within the organisation is supported by a network of internal professionals.
We are constantly striving to increase the options available for professional development and training which we are happy to discuss at interview.
We support our Nurses with continuous professional development in their role and to prepare them for future career opportunities within Colten Care.
Watch our short film to hear about:
- The value our Nurses bring to Colten Care
- Promoting a learning environment
- Leadership and management programme
- Support for chosen career pathways