Care home nurse jobs

Viewing 1 - 15 of 3848 jobs
Viewing 1 - 15 of 3848 jobs

Chester, Cheshire

Bluestones Medical£ 20 - 35.84 per hour

Due to increased demand for nursing home nurses across the North West of England, Bluestones Medical is currently recruiting skilled...

Posted 24th September 2020
Bluestones Medical's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Appoint Healthcare£ 27400 - 36600 per year

Staff Nurse Location : Wythenshawe, Manchester Position: Staff Nurse Care Categories: Dementia and Nursing care...

Posted 14th September 2020
Appoint Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Appoint Healthcare£ 27400 - 36600 per year

Staff Nurse Location : Wythenshawe, Manchester Position: Staff Nurse Care Categories: Dementia and Nursing care...

Posted 30th August 2020
Appoint Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Wimborne, Dorset

CPL Healthcare

Cpl Healthcare, in association with our client, are recruiting for NMC registered Staff Nurses for care homes located in across...

Posted 16th June 2020
CPL Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Castleford, West Yorkshire

Leaders In Care£ 15 - 20 per hour

Are you a Qualified Nurse based in the Castleford area? Leaders in Care is looking for an experienced Registered...

Posted 16th September 2020
Leaders In Care's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Southampton, Hampshire

SYK Recruitment£ 19 - 19 per hour

£19 p/h – Band 6 Equivalent | Full or Part-Time Days | Small Respite Service - Good CQC A...

Posted 9th July 2020
SYK Recruitment's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Halstead, Essex

Care UK£ 16.65 - 16.65 per hour

Post Code CO9 2FF Min Pay Rate £16.65 Max Pay Rate £16.65 Role...

Posted 25th September 2020
Care UK's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Get new jobs like this by email

Edit your preferences | Unsubscribe easily Send Me Jobs

You're consenting to receive job alert emails. Unsubscribe at any time. Later you can 'Join' to create a full account to edit your preferences. Read our privacy policy for more details.

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Care UK£ 25000 - 28500 per year

Job Summary Are you passionate about patient care and dedicated to ensuring that your patient’s treatment is of the...

Posted 25th September 2020
Care UK's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Birmingham, West Midlands

Purosearch£ 50000 - 60000 per year

Group Quality & Compliance Manager Birmingham 50-60k My Client is looking for an experienced nurse qualified (RGN / RMN)...

Posted 25th September 2020
Purosearch's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Bedlington, Northumberland

Barchester Healthcare

£17.00 per hour ABOUT THE ROLEAs a Peripatetic Nurse (RGN/RMN) at Barchester, you’ll travel across your region to deliver the...

Posted 25th September 2020
Barchester Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

York, North Yorkshire

Priory Healthcare£ 25304 - 34169 per year

Receive a £1500 Welcome Bonus if you join us - Preceptors Welcome Are you passionate about great care? Do...

Posted 25th September 2020
Priory Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex

Priory Healthcare£ 26758 - 37300 per year

Join us today at Priory Hospital Ticehurst and receive our £5000 Welcome to Priory Bonus Priory Hospital Ticehurst Nurse...

Posted 25th September 2020
Priory Healthcare's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Burntwood, Staffordshire

Health Recruit Network£ 17 - 18.5 per year

Staff Nurse required in Burntwood, Staffordshire , up to £18,50ph, Full time in a small care home with a brand...

Posted 25th September 2020
Health Recruit Network's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Barnstaple, Devon

Health Recruit Network£ 18.5 - 20 per hour

Nurse required in Barnstaple, Devon , up to £20/hr, Days or Nights, CQC Complaint Elderly residents with Physical Disability...

Posted 25th September 2020
Health Recruit Network's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Leeds, West Yorkshire

SYK Recruitment£ 19 - 19 per hour

£19.00 (equates to NHS Band 6) | 36 hours | Night Shifts | Elderly and Dementia Care | Good CQC...

Posted 25th September 2020
SYK Recruitment's logo takes you to their list of jobs

Get new jobs like this by email

Edit your preferences | Unsubscribe easily Send Me Jobs

You're consenting to receive job alert emails. Unsubscribe at any time. Later you can 'Join' to create a full account to edit your preferences. Read our privacy policy for more details.

Care Home Nurse jobs: frequently asked questions

Welcome to our Care Home Nurse jobs page, featuring all the best care home jobs for Nurses currently available across the UK. Here are some handy FAQs for anyone wishing to learn more about the profession.

What is a Care Home Nurse?

A Care Home Nurse provides care and support for people living in care homes for a variety of different reasons.

Within this role, you could support adult residents with physical disabilities, people with mental health issues like dementia, or elderly residents.

Either way, you’ll be caring for those no longer able to safely care for themselves in their own home.

You’ll either work across multiple sites within a specific geographic area (these roles are often advertised as ‘Peripatetic Nurses’), or within a single care home.

Positions are regularly available within both the private and public sector.

Care homes are very similar to nursing homes – and the two terms are often used interchangeably.

However, care homes tend to support residents with a lower level of medical dependence.

As a result, care homes tend to have a slightly lower demand for Nurses – and nursing homes are required by law to have Registered Nurses on site 24 hours a day.

Care home nursing jobs are typically shift-based and you’ll be required to provide round-the-clock support.

What does a Care Home Nurse do?

The nature of your role can vary greatly depending on the types of residents a care home supports.

Importantly, unlike a general nursing position in a hospital, you’re likely to be the only Registered Nurse or one of very few, and will have far more responsibility.

Therefore, you could oversee the activities of other medical staff and will need to create and manage healthcare plans for all of the residents.

In some cases you will also be required to provide and support end-of-life care on a regular basis, which inevitably can be extremely challenging.

Broadly speaking, your responsibilities could otherwise include:

• Writing and monitoring care plans – taking into account the medical histories of each patient

• Educating residents on their care plans and needs

• Administering medication

• Performing regular health checks and analysing results

• Performing medical procedures where necessary

• Communicating with residents’ families about their condition and ongoing plans

• Planning resident activities according to their personal healthcare needs

• Arranging hospital transfers where necessary

Full-time and part-time positions are abundant, as are bank and agency positions. So, your working hours and shift patterns can vary greatly.

How do you become a Care Home Nurse?

Care homes don’t always offer the same level of medical support as a nursing home, so the type and number of nurses they require can vary.

Although care homes often employ a variety of healthcare professionals, support workers and Nurses, employers looking for a Care Home Nurse are normally looking for a Registered General Nurse (RGN) and Mental Health Nurse (RMN).

To become a Registered General Nurse you will of course have to complete a nursing degree, which are offered at universities all across the UK.

After that, you must register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

In most cases, simply being a qualified Nurse will equip you with everything you need for care home nursing jobs.

But some care homes, depending on the specialist care they provide, may require some on-the-job experience.

For anyone studying nursing with a keen interest in becoming a Care Home Nurse, it might be a good idea to seek out some part-time work within a local care home as a support worker or assistant.

This experience will be a great benefit when applying for care home nursing roles further down the line.

How much do Care Home Nurses earn?

Care Home Nurses within NHS funded establishments earn the same salary as a General Nurse in any other NHS setting.

That means you’ll earn a Band 5 salary – which currently starts at £24,214 a year.

That salary rises incrementally every year until you reach the top of your banding, which is over £30,000.

However, only a small percentage of care homes are actually publically run nowadays.

The vast majority are run by private companies, and the pay is unregulated.

Pay therefore varies greatly, but the average salary in the UK is currently around £35,000 a year.

After gaining some experience as a Care Home Nurse, you can start applying for a Senior Care Home Nurse position, which could see you earn well beyond £40,000 a year.

Many Care Home Nurses also go on to become Care Home Managers.

With the private sector dominating the provision of residential care homes, salaries and benefits will differ from one job to the next.

So, take your time to carefully review what’s on offer by each and every employer.

Find your next Care Home Nurse job today

View our latest roles above, or if you can’t find what you’re looking for, create an account and register your CV here and we’ll send you the latest roles as soon as they come up.