Niki is a registered nurse with over two decades’ experience. She grew up in a nursing home setting, accompanying her mother, who worked in a care home as a cook. It was these early life experiences that sparked Niki’s love of nursing homes and caring for the elderly – and which continue to nourish her passion for care.
Starting out as a weekend cleaner in the care home where her mother worked, Niki progressed to carer and then senior carer positions, before leaving to complete her nurse training at UWE.
After qualifying, Niki worked on an acute surgical ward, where she became a senior and highly skilled staff nurse. Having honed her skills in care homes in Weston, Niki joined St Georges as a Nurse in 2016. Her caring nature and attention to detail saw Niki promoted to Clinical Lead and she is now responsible for St Georges’ highly experienced nursing teams in her current role as Clinical Manager.
Niki’s role encompasses leading and supporting the staff with clinical guidance whilst working alongside the Registered Manager to ensure the safe and effective running of the care home.
Never happier than when she is caring for residents, Niki feels the best part of her job is
seeing the improvement in residents’ overall wellbeing from when they first arrived.
Away from work, Niki is a member of an online singing group, enabling her to feed her other passion – music. However, Niki’s driving passion has always been caring for the elderly and the nursing home setting where she has developed her career. Utilising the invaluable skills she gained in the acute sector, Niki directs the care teams in continually meeting the day to day needs of all of St Georges’ residents.