My job

My job: 'Nursing is not a job, it’s a calling'

Nursing home team leader Paula McCafferty on quelling patient anxiety with staff interaction

Paula McCafferty is team leader at Antonine House in Glasgow. The home offers 24-hour care for people who are frail, at the end of life and those who have specific care needs.

What is your job?

I support the management team to ensure that the standard of care is always impeccable and that care staff have the most extensive and up-to-date training. I am also a nurse and work closely with the residents and their families to provide support and reassurance. I am also the medication champion in Antonine House, carrying out audits and training, assisting other members of staff with any medication training and competencies.

Why did you become a nurse?

I was familiar with caring for older people as my mother was a care assistant. I used to love


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