Find out more about what we offer our employees and what you can expect from a career here.
There’s no doubt about it. It takes a very special kind of person to work in our care and nursing teams within a care home. They see to it that all our residents and clients are taken care of physically, emotionally and socially. There are highs, lows, challenges and rewards. Could you be the person to join the team?
We look for nurses, nursing care assistants, support workers, activity workers and physiotherapists. But more than that, we look for people who are passionate. People who, with training, can deliver well-being to someone who can be challenging, for example. People who aren't fazed by helping out with personal hygiene and all that that means. And yes, people who never lose their sense of humour during tougher days.
Take it from us, it isn’t always easy. You’ll be there for the day-to-day practical things like dressing, bathing and hygiene matters. But it’s the other things too. Helping an older person get around. Taking the time to get to know their friends and family. Or just being there for company.
It’s a great feeling knowing you’ve gone that extra mile. As one of our residents said recently, “It’s the little touches that make people feel valued.”
You could be based in one of our general nursing homes. Or in one of our tailor-made dementia facilities.
Are you a physiotherapist who can relate to older people and their needs? Our on-site physiotherapists are dedicated to keeping our residents and clients up and about – you should see them at the tea dance!
At every step of the way you’ll receive the very best in training and support. Nursing care assistants and support workers are required to complete the Skills for Care Certificate in their first few moths of employment and are fully supported to achieve this.
To find out more about our nursing teams and what our colleagues enjoy doing, click on meet our people.
We are always on the look out for registered nurses. In particular, qualified general or mental health nurses, who have a real knack for understanding older people and their needs - physical, emotional or social. If this sounds like you, then we’d really like you to get in touch.
Working at the St Monica Trust isn’t like working in a hospital. To begin with, the teams of nurses without doctors on hand, have far more responsibility and have the authority to make important care decisions.
You’ll be taking the lead and caring for residents in a relaxing, homely environment for a much longer time than you would get the chance to in other settings. It’s a great way of building trust and getting to know the person you’re caring for.
You’ll also be responsible for administering medicine, treating any wounds, advising on illness or injuries, making referrals to multi-disciplinary teams and preparing for GP visits. You can also choose which kind of care you want to be involved with. There are specialist dementia facilities, general needs nursing homes or short-term care re-ablement environments.
There’s some great news if you’re shortly due to qualify as a nurse. Our preceptorship scheme is a highly regarded, structured and supportive initiative that helps you put everything you’ve learned into practice. Think of it as a professional springboard! You’ll even have a mentor to guide you through the process, not to mention a registered nurse position at the end of the programme.
Whatever route you take, you’ll always know where you stand at every turn. Our capability guide shows the different levels of nurses, with a clear career path that combines various rewards, competencies and skills.
Sounds good? The next part is down to you. View our current vacancies and apply online today.
You can also take our culture quiz to help you assess your suitability for one of our care and nursing roles.