Dementia Nurse - Winchester, Hampshire

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2018-05-24 Care Homes Job Title: Dementia Nurse - Winchester, Hampshire

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Clinical Lead / Nurse Team Leader

Date Posted: 24 Apr 2018

Job Location: Winchester , Hampshire

Salary: £20.60 per hour plus enhancements to £24.43 p/h

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Erin Rudkin


About the job:


To champion an outstanding dementia service and overcome the challenges associated with dementia, enabling quality of life for our residents.

The Senior Dementia Nurse / Dementia Lead Nurse takes overall responsibility for the way in which dementia care is practiced within our care home and dementia community.

You will closely collaborate with Colten Care’s Admiral Nurse on matters of dementia care. You will oversee the dementia needs of every resident and take responsibility for the training and supervision of nurses and care teams to increase understanding of dementia and improve ways of dealing with new and challenging situations, within a dementia setting.

You will act as a role-model for staff, demonstrating best practice in dementia care whilst keeping up to date with current thinking in this field.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Efficient and timely care planning for individual residents,
  • Supporting their clinical care and providing guidance, training and mentoring to the nurses and care team.

The contract is offered as full-time, up to 42 hours per week with variable shifts including alternate weekends and some night duties. The pay rate is equivalent to an annual salary of circa £42,000.

About you:

To apply, we seek a qualified nurse, either RGN or RMN, with relevant experience in dementia settings. You will have a keen interest in becoming a dementia specialist and demonstrate significant experience in older people’s care and varying types of dementia; all evidenced through continuous professional development and work history.

Previous team management or supervisory experience is a must to support with change management, process improvement and wide-ranging staffing matters. You will be accountable, professional and flexible with excellent communication skills.

About the benefits:

  • Competitive pay rate, plus enhancements reimbursement of annual professional subscriptions, including NMC registrations
  • Free subscription to the Nursing Times
  • Excellent induction, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • Fantastic homely environments
  • Friendly and welcoming team with 24/7 network of internal senior clinical and facilities support
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Staff recommendation scheme
  • Annual pay review
  • Paid breaks
  • Hot meals on duty
  • Free uniforms
  • Pension scheme
  • Free background checks
  • Exclusive employee discount scheme, 'Extras' with access to a free advisory support service for team members and their families.

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.’ 

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