For Nurses who want to grow
THE POWER OF COMPASSION AND BEING CARING CAN
Land you the Perfect Nursing Job in One of Our Swallowcourt Homes
Swallowcourt is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, clinically highly skilled, and compassionate nurses to join our current teams across our homes.
You will be welcomed as part of a team that is solution focused, to ensure our residents receive excellent evidenced based nursing care. Our homes have technologically advanced environments, and you will be able to use systems like Nourish Electronic Care Planning and Omnicell EMAR electronic medication systems.
You will work alongside your Clinical Lead, as the shift leaders and be part of a team that support the Registered Manager in the delivery of excellent nursing and personal care and contribute to the efficient running of the Nursing Care Home. Our nurses collaborate with our Specialist Carers and if you are interested in supervising and mentoring staff to obtain new skills, this is the position for you.
We pride ourselves on the professionalism, talent and diversity of our teams and we actively encourage all from different back grounds to apply to join our teams.
Flexibility with regards to shift patterns, full time and part time positions are available and we are happy to discuss your needs.
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I started my career in healthcare as a care assistant at Trevaylor manor. I adored this role and worked there for seven years. While working as a care assistant, I studied nursing at the Knowledge Spa and qualified as a nurse.
I spent time in the acute sector to gain experience, this was invaluable, but I knew I belonged in elder care, I had always been sure I would return to a care home setting.
Following my time at Treliske I spent four years working as a community nurse, after this I came back to Swallowcourt and started as a staff nurse at Ponsandane. I have found that a huge amount of the skills I already learned were essential in this setting. I was pleasantly surprised by the complexity of working in a nursing home as a nurse. The pace is fast, the health of resident’s can and does change very quickly. The majority or our residents have multiple health conditions in need of specific management. The joy of working here is getting to know your resident’s and their loved ones well, we can then tailor their care to them making all aspects person centred. Running shifts within a nursing home brings a huge amount of autonomy, we make decisions all the time with and/or on behalf of our residents to ensure they are safe and have the best quality of life possible. We work closely with our GP surgery who have trust in our opinions and judgements, and we have excellent working relationships with the wider MDT.
Always keen to learn, I applied to become the home’s deputy manager, this gave me greater insight into the running of the home, the company as a whole and care home working in general. I am very passionate in my role and feel very privileged to be in a position to contribute to and bring about changes for the good of our residents. The home is constantly changing and growing, and we are looking after increasingly complex individuals which presents challenges and fantastic learning opportunities for all our staff. Our nurses are highly motivated and skilled and enjoy supporting others to reach their potential, our specialist team are a great support network to the team and are always learning and expanding their skills to support further.
The future of Ponsandane from a nurse’s perspective is bright and exciting and I am keen to welcome new nurses to our team
Rates of Pay – £15.71 – £27.19 per hour (dependant on experience, in-line with our Swallowcourt Clinical Competency Framework and banding system)
- Protected and paid for opportunities for clinical training
- Access to Nursing platforms like Royal Marsden and Clinicalskills.net, for further training and development opportunities
- Support with revalidation
- Support from our Clinical Matron with personal development and clinical guidance
- Be part of external support groups in Cornwall, who focus to promote Care Home Nursing, like the Care Home Support for Nurses Helpline and PCN meetings
- Swallowcourt Clinical Competency Framework for clear guidance towards your appraisal and clinical supervisions
Other benefits include
- Paid NMC Pin Registration (subject to policy)
- £3 per hour night enhancement
- Overtime paid at time and a quarter (subject to policy)
- 70p an hour weekend enhancement
- Double Pay on 5 key Bank Holidays
- Free meal whilst on shift
- Paid Breaks
- Pension in line with government initiative
- Simply Health Cash Plan – Subject to qualifying period.
- Access to the Blue Light Card and Discount for Carers
Thinking of applying?
Come and visit us and have a Taster Morning, with our current nursing team and meet our lovely residents.
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