As part of the nursing team at a Barchester care home, you’ll deliver the compassionate care and support our residents need to live the kind of fulfilling lives they deserve.
This is work that’s every bit as rewarding as a more traditional nursing career. You can expect true autonomy as you carry out diverse clinical responsibilities and you’ll be joining an organisation that takes real pride in developing and promoting its nurses. Not only that, but you’ll be working alongside very knowledgeable supportive colleagues in environments that have been designed with residents and staff front of mind.
We offer care 24/7 and, because this can be complex, we make sure our nurses are always up to date with the latest clinical developments. You’ll also be encouraged to continually develop your clinical skills with support from our internal team, our L&D initiatives and the wider medical community. We offer preceptorships for newly-qualified nurses, opportunities to develop new clinical skills, and a clear and achievable path into management. We have supported many nurses to develop from both a clinical and managerial perspective, and set no limits on the aspirations of any of our staff.
The training and support we offer is designed to ensure you’re confident in your decision making and in taking the lead on clinical issues. You’ll be working within the boundaries of a person-centred care plan tailor-made for each person you care for, but the core decisions will be down to you. If you need specific training to help you manage particular conditions, we’ll make sure you have it.
If you’re a newly-qualified nurse, we recognise that you’ll need support to make the transition from being newly-qualified to confidently applying your skills and knowledge. Our comprehensive Preceptorship Programme has been designed to support you in that transition, and it’s suitable for any nurse who has qualified within the twelve months prior to joining Barchester.
You’ll have a mentor to support you throughout your Preceptorship. We’ll also provide you with an induction portfolio, designed to help you maintain your continuous professional development as your career progresses.
If you’re an experienced nurse, you can look forward to undertaking more specialist training to help you develop your career. We provide access to a range of clinical courses, including a BSc in Nursing Studies (Care of the Older Person).
We encourage our Senior Nurses to act as a mentor to newly-qualified nurses and Senior Care Assistants. This is a great stepping stone into a management role, and again we can provide you with support to help you make the move into that area.