Senior Dementia Nurse

Posted 31 Jul 2020

Colten Care

Sturminster Newton,Dorset (Nursing)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:NursingRecruiter Reference:coltencare/NH/79/76
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Up to £24.12 per hour including alternate weekends



Based at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton, Dorset 


36 or 42 hours per week, nights, including alternate weekends 


Additional hours / overtime opportunities available to suit your circumstances


Up to £24.12 per hour inclusive of all enhancements

Rate breakdown: 

£20.32 per hour 

£1.00 per hour night enhancement

£2.80 per hour weekend enhancement 

£2000 welcome bonus, paid in instalments*


Aim: 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. 


Job Description

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:

  • £2000 welcome bonus, paid in instalments*
  • competitive pay rate, plus enhancements
  • reimbursement of annual professional subscriptions, including NMC registrations
  • free subscription to the Nursing Times
  • paid breaks
  • excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
  • real career progression opportunities
  • reward for you if you recommend others to work for us
  • annual pay review
  • additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
  • choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • free uniforms
  • contributory pension scheme
  • background checks at no cost to you
  • *Welcome bonus paid over three instalments; £500 following first 4 weeks of service; £500 at successful probation; £1000 at one year's service.
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 us

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. 

Our established services are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide 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.’ 


How to Apply

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