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Nursing in a care home – what to expect?


12 January 2024

Nursing in a care home – what to expect?

Moira Roberts, Manager of Cochrane Care Home in Johnstone, Scotland shares her perspective on what being a nurse in a care home feels like.

“Care Home nursing is different from other kinds. There is no doctor at the end of a pager. So, the staff team are the support. Colleagues become the support system, and trust is built. It’s a real “family”.

Anyone who has had a loved one in a care home knows how emotional the whole process is. If the relatives can become part of the home’s “family”, it’s much nicer and easier for everyone. That’s how I run any home I manage.

I have climbed the ladder of my career, and further prospects are on the horizon.

The staff team are real professionals. The nursing staff are committed and helpful—a great team to join for anyone considering Care Home Nursing.

Benefits of working in a care home as a nurse?

  • Excellent hourly rates
  • Enhanced over-time rates
  • Paid NMC Registration
  • Joining bonus of £2,000
  • Refer a Friend payment for those who refer and join
  • Retention bonus

The pandemic was challenging for everyone. We are coming out the other side, and we retain our cheerfulness and joy at seeing the relatives coming back.

The best thing is – people want to live in Cochrane Care Home. It has an excellent reputation and is in a beautiful location – there are lots of trees around it and a lovely, big park. It’s quiet, peaceful and country-like.