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Progression in nursing in social care can be unique to each nursing professional, the experiences they gather as well as the people and places where they care. 

Take a look at the different job roles and paths people are taking to start and develop their nursing careers in adult social care.

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Paula - Registered Manager

Residential care home with nursing.
I  am the registered manager of a residential care home with nursing for older people. I oversee the quality of care and am the named individual for the service registered with CQC. Every day I attend the morning briefing and hear updates ...
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Victoria - Clinical Nurse Manager

Supported living for people with a learning disability
My role is to ensure peoples wellbeing in a holistic way. This includes that people attend their medical checks as well as ensuring appointments are attended and are up to date and being an advocate for them at all times. I am also ...
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Victoria - Registered Manager

Domicilary Care providing regulated activity; 1. Personal care and 2. Treatment of disease, disorder or Injury. We cover all age groups in home based care. 
In my role I have responsibilty for all the care clients recieve and staff working within peoples homes.  This includes oversight of care from health and care professionals coming into a persons home. I oversee our organisational and ...
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Gerrad - Day Centre Lead

Day Centre with nursing for adults with learning disabilities complex health.
I have always had an interest in the arts and creativity, after leaving school I studied fine art. Through an art therapy programme, I had an opportunity to support a group of people with learning disabilities and realised this was what ...
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Jacqui - Compliance Manager 

A group of residential and nursing care homes for people with dementia.
I have overall professional oversight of the CQC compliance of the homes. On a day-to-day basis this might mean reviewing care plans for newly admitted residents, completing audits or working towards the new CQC assessment ...
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Other roles of interest

Lisa - Regional Senior Nurse

Large provider of; residential care, with and without nursing, specialist mental health provision for working age adults, domiciliary care. 
I hold professional and clinical oversight of around 55 homes as part of the quality team. This involves data analysis, looking at themes and trends, reviewing root cause analysis and incident reporting, including our digital medication ...
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Share your nursing career journey with us!

We would love to know what inspired you to start a career in adult social care nursing, if you would like to share your journey with us complete  and email it to SocialCareNursing@skillsforcare.org.uk


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