Dementia Lead / Dementia Specialist - Sturminster Newton

Colten Care
Sturminster Newton
02 Dec 2017
12 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Circa £42,000 p/a, plus bonus Based at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FF More about the job:
We have an exciting opportunity for a responsive, flexible and dynamic individual to lead on the dementia strategy at Newstone House, to provide a dignified and fulfilling life for our residents living with Dementia. Working closely with the Home Manager, Clinical Lead and Colten Care's Admiral Nurse, you will collaborate 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 staff, demonstrating best practice in dementia care at all times and keeping up to date with current thinking in this field of expertise.
Other key responsibilities include being responsible for keeping accurate records and care planning, supporting the clinical care of our residents and providing guidance, training, appraisals and mentorship to the care team and nurses. You will understand your responsibilities under the legislative requirements of the sector and in the absence of the Home Manager assume a shared responsibility with the Clinical Lead for the day to day running of the home.
The contract is offered as full-time, 40 hours per week with variable shifts including some weekends, occasional night visits and taking a share of the 'on-call' phone for emergencies.
More about you:
The Dementia Lead position would suit a qualified Senior Nurse (RGN / RMN) with significant dementia and elderly mental heath care experience, looking to take the next step into a higher level leadership role.
You'll be a highly organised, multi tasking, self starter and an effective leader & communicator, who is honest, kind and reassuring. You'll embrace and lead change management positively and be able to demonstrate your dementia knowledge and credentials through your education and work history.
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 the benefits: competitive salary generous discretionary bonus scheme reimbursement of annual professional subscriptions, including NMC registrations 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 salary 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.
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 460955.
Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.