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Job Overview
  • Company: Colten Care
  • Other Pay: Circa £40-42,000 p/a depending on experience
  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Reference ID: 486723
  • Location: UK-DOR-Poole's Advice

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Dementia Lead (Nurse qualified)
Job Description

Why join Colten Care?  Because we give you more:

We offer truly competitive rates of pay, a generous discretionary bonus scheme and we pay for annual professional subscriptions, including NMC registrations.

We’ll support you with an excellent induction, training and ‘on the job’ support.  We provide fantastic homely environments, work with a friendly and welcoming team and provide 24/7 network of internal senior clinical and facilities support. You can expect real career progression opportunities and be rewarded if you recommend others to work for Colten Care.  Additionally, we annually review salaries, offer paid breaks, provide hot meals on duty, supply free uniforms, contribute to a pension scheme and take up background checks at no cost to you.

Plus, for 2016, we’re introducing ‘Extras’ our exclusive employee discount scheme and access to a free advisory support service for team members and their families.

More about the job:

An exciting opportunity for a responsive, flexible and dynamic individual to lead the team in the home to provide a dignified and fulfilling life for our residents living with Dementia. Under the direction of the home manager, you will work closely together in effective collaboration to deliver an outstanding service for the residents, and a rewarding environment for staff. The Dementia Lead is responsible for consistently providing the highest standard of dedicated Dementia care and will be a role model for all staff, demonstrating best practice in dementia care at all times. Other key responsibilities include  being responsible for keeping accurate records and care planning, leading the clinical care of our residents and providing guidance, training, appraisals and mentor-ship to the care team and nurses. You will understand clearly your responsibilities under the legislative requirements of the sector and in the absence of the Home Manager take charge of the day to day running of the home.

More about you:

The Dementia Lead position would suit a Senior Nurse with significant elderly mental health care experience, looking to take the next step into a higher level leadership role.  Essentially, we're looking for someone who is a dementia specialist combined with excellent clinical skills. 

You will already have some proven management and leadership experience involving older people’s care. You are a highly organised, multi tasking, self starter. An effective leader & communicator, who is honest, kind and reassuring. You possess strong IT skills and embrace and lead change management positively. Cherishing the individual needs of residents and their families and putting those needs at the centre of everything you do each day is fundamental to your role. You will be supported with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector. 

More about us:

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 20 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Our services include residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care. We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work.

Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’

More contact info: Get in touch with the team on 01425 482460.  

Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.

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