We all need to have trust and confidence in the people who look after us. When it comes to nursing, that means professional, compassionate and individual care from a team who understand you.
For our residents, best practice in clinical care means access to nurses who can cater for many complex conditions within the comfort and relaxing environment of the home. Our nursing capability ensures you are continually in safe hands with full respect for your dignity and privacy.
Our expertise in nursing – recognised independently in positive CQC ratings and Carehome.co.uk customer reviews – is central to the care we provide.
All of our homes are registered for nursing and we are continually investing in our team members’ training, career development and equipment.
Working closely with the Home Managers, our Clinical Leads are experienced nurses who take the lead in ensuring our residents receive the clinical care they need in a way that respects dignity and independence. Clinical Leads manage nursing and healthcare staff, providing support, development and leadership.
We’ve reflected some of our team’s thoughts on the role of nursing in a care home in a series of careers videos. You’ll see Home Managers, Clinical Leads and other experienced nurses talking about their ways of working and the responsibilities they have. What comes across clearly is their love of the job. They really are passionate about what they do and want to deliver the best care they possibly can for our residents.
They are not afraid to challenge themselves, learn new skills and develop themselves.
The benefits of working in a care home as opposed to a hospital setting – particularly the chance to get to know a person longer and see them as an individual rather than simply treating an illness – are discussed.
Instant access to vast Nursing Times archive
Just one of the many ways we support our nurses is to pay the subscription to access the e-learning package of professional industry bible Nursing Times.
Nurses benefit in three ways. Firstly, there are learning units written by national nursing experts on fundamental aspects of nursing available to be studied at any time.
Secondly, nurses build up a ‘learning passport’ of evidence of their professional development and activities. This can be used to support the formal revalidation of competency the Nursing and Midwifery Council requires for a nurse to practise.
Thirdly, the package includes a vast archive of more than 5,000 articles on all aspects of clinical care from wound care and infection control to continence and nutrition.
There are two Samsung tablet computers at each of our nursing stations giving team members access to the Nursing Times package.
All our investment in nursing is about increasing our skills and knowledge and improving clinical practice on behalf of our residents. We respect everyone as unique and valued individuals, deserving the highest standards of nursing care.
Watch the video
To watch our careers videos, visit www.coltencare.co.uk/careers/your-career/nursing