Peripatetic Dementia Nurse

Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3DJ
Archer Road, Farringdon Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR3 3DJ
Job Category
Shift Type
Mixed (Days & Nights)
Shift Structure
Bank Hours - would cover our 2 homes in Sunderland
Closing Date
£23.06 per hour 

Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care
Are you a Registered Nurse (RGN, RMN or RN), with a passion for Dementia care, looking for a new opportunity with an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your professional goals and aspirations?

Peripatetic Dementia Nurse – Archers Court and Ashlea Lodge Nursing Home

Equivalent to £46,166 per annum (£23.06 per hour)

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear


As a specialist Dementia Nurse in these settings, you will be responsible for providing the highest level of personal care and attention to people living with dementia, formulating, implementing, and maintaining care plans. You will also supervise the staff in the Reconnect community, ensuring the delivery of care is within the expectations of the Reconnect model.

You will ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity, your approach is empathetic, compassionate and focused on ensuring their life is the best it can be, focussing on the strengths and abilities of each person.

You will need to be understanding and patient towards people and their needs, and encourage, assist and support people to participate in appropriate leisure activities and activities of daily living, normalising life as much as possible with joy and happiness.

People living with dementia often have continuing periods of loss and distress which inhibits them from living life to the full in care homes. Orchard Care Homes are aiming to transform and reshape care for people living with dementia in our homes. We know it is going to be a long journey, but our Orchard Dementia Promise is striving to reach that aim. We know the current way care homes provide dementia care must change to give people living with dementia the best life they can have.

Main Duties

To assist with the formulation and delivery of the individuals care plans.  Work as an integral part of the caring team, to deliver the highest standards of person centred care, to people who are living with a complex dementia. Adopt a holistic approach which encompasses the needs of both the person and their families to ensure that at they retain their identity, are comfortable and are engaged in meaningful activities. To ensure that communication is appropriately facilitated, that people regain and retain their independence, their choices are met at all times and that they are treated with respect, dignity and given their rights to privacy.

To administer medication and liaise with external professionals and ensure that people receive the appropriate referrals and medical attention.

About Orchard Care Homes

Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.

Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.

We believe in investing in our people. Your professional development will be actively encouraged, with plenty of training and progression opportunities across our portfolio of homes.  


  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and an annual awards ceremony, recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Free Uniform and car parking.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues.
  • Free NMC revalidation




At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.

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