Helping our team continue to achieve nursing excellence to support our residents is the key goal of our new Senior Clinical Skills Trainer, Cephanie Keightley.
Among her many responsibilities are the development of clinical competences for Nurses, providing advice for Nurses on revalidation, supporting our Clinical Leads to cascade knowledge, developing our preceptorship provision and devising a nurse leadership and management programme.
A registered nurse with over 27 years’ experience in and out of the NHS, Cephanie was most recently a clinical training manager for healthcare workers looking after clients in the home with brain injuries and other complex care needs.
She has also been a Ward Sister at Southampton General Hospital working in respiratory and gastro specialisms in older people’s medicine.
Cephanie’s academic qualifications include an honours degree in Nursing and Healthcare from Birmingham City University and a masters in International Education from the University of Leicester.
Summing up her initial impressions of Colten Care, Jamaican-born Cephanie said: “I am impressed with the warm welcome I have received from everyone. The office space at Colten House is amazing and the homes are spacious, luxurious and practical, with stunning gardens. Most importantly, many of the staff I have met express pride in working for Colten.”
Turning to her objectives in the new role, Cephanie added: “My ambition is to improve our training modules by continuing to develop programmes that are up to date, evidence-based, practical, fun to learn and applicable to our environment to ensure the safety of our residents, staff and colleagues.”