Our nurses are a cornerstone of The Orders of St John Care Trust service and care for our residents. Their leadership and contribution exemplify our core principles of respect, dedication and empowerment.
The social care landscape is changing. As we live longer, presenting more complex clinical needs, so it takes a special type of person to work in elderly care. Our nurses are positive and cheerful people. They are also patient, understanding, empathetic and compassionate, with a true desire to build constructive relationships with residents, genuinely treating them as individuals rather than as a set of symptoms.
Our nurses make a major difference to the lives of the people we care for, so we know it’s crucial that they are compensated and supported every step of the way, so the rewards for our nurses are great as you can see from the video below.
If you have what it takes to fill this challenging role, we will support you with your continued professional development, making sure your skills and knowledge are up-to-date while helping you reach your full potential. Our nurses are also offered full funding of their PIN and support with revalidation.
Here is a summary of the roles available and how you can take your career forward with us:
Registered Nurse Associate – This is a varied role where you will support the registered nurse in leading and managing the care team to provide outstanding clinical and personal care to each of our residents, promoting their health and independence.
Newly Qualified Nurse – As a newly qualified nurse you will transition to working as a registered nurse with us. It’s a varied role and you will be expected to develop care plans, provide medicine safely, support the care team and deliver nursing care to our residents. Working alongside a nurse mentor through a six month preceptorship you will learn to understand and manage the complexities of the many clinical and psychological factors that affect the health and well-being of our elderly residents, whilst also supporting their families
Registered Nurse – Due to the complexity of the care we are now delivering to our residents our nurses must be up to date with the latest clinical developments. You will lead and support the care team to provide the highest quality care, making critical decisions on clinical issues within a person-centred care model to meet our residents' needs with sensitivity and compassion.
Head of Nursing – This position will provide the next step on the career ladder for nurses before reaching a home management position. You will lead the care and nursing teams, providing strong clinical knowledge, support and guidance. Heads of nursing ensure that high standards are achieved in all areas of the home, including person-centred clinical and dementia care, meeting all statutory and regulatory standards and ensuring that Trust policies and procedures are followed properly.
Admiral Nurses – We are proud to be one of the few care providers to employ our own admiral nurses, supported by Dementia UK. They are our dementia specialist nurses who undertake skilled assessments to ensure we meet the needs of family members, carers and residents living with dementia. This may be through running support groups for relatives and people in the local community. You will provide emotional support, practical advice, information and skills to help those living with dementia feel more comfortable. You will also ensure that expert guidance and support is provided to our care teams, as well as writing and leading our dementia-related training, which is endorsed by Dementia UK.