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We all understand that being a registered general nurse is a job that can be very demanding at times, by doing long hours, changing shift patterns and dealing with endless number of patients with different needs. Achieving the ideal work-life balance is something that we all strive to achieved, particularly when you are in a profession that involves putting the needs of other before your own.

Research carried out by the health and safety executive indicates that 9 in 10 registered general nurses in the healthcare sector admit feeling more stressed and anxious. This is why it is important to put in place ways that will help you maintain a steady work-life balance. There are various different ways to accomplish a positive work-life balance. Below are a few helpful tips to inspire you and encourage you to achieve a better work-life balance.

Excercise
When you have had a busy day on the ward, it is important that you exercise to improve your mental and physical well-being. Exercise allows you to release any built-up stress and allows you to focus on something aside from work. This allows you to detach yourself from stresses experienced during the day. When you have finished your shifts, it is best to schedule exercise straight after work, this could be doing a workout at the gym, after your shift, completing a home workout or going on a run. It is important to ensure routine of exercising at least three times a week to take your mind off things and help you relax. Switching off from work is important to reduce stress and take your mind off things.

Balanced Diet
When doing long shift patterns and working a lot of days, having a balanced diet can be difficult to fit in, however it is important that you are feeding your body with nutrients to ensure your body feels energised. This will help you care for patients and during your days off, you will feel more refreshed to undertake other activities and spend time with loved ones. It is important to eat a healthy balanced diet that is full of vitamins, protein and having the right amount of fats and carbohydrates to keep you energised throughout the day.

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Undertake a hobby
During your time away from work, it is important to undertake a hobby to take your mind off things. If it important to discover something your passionate about doing, you may have to try a few things before finding something that you really enjoy. Examples of this could include, ice skating, painting, swimming, painting, yoga and much more.

Socialise
During your time out of work it is important to socialise with friends and family, it could be spending time on video call or going out for shopping or a meal to take your mind off work stresses. This is likely to put you in positive moods by treating yourself, friends and family.

We are a nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about our registered general nurse, registered learning disability and registered mental nurse roles to secure, and secure a role with us today. We have a team of specialist nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

We understand that there are individuals that have no healthcare experience and are highly passionate about providing care, and also healthcare workers that may have experience of working in care homes or nursing homes that may want a new challenge to work as a home care carer. Working with service users in the comfort of their own home allows you to develop a healthier relationship to provide the best quality care and support. Providing personal care with service users regularly in their home allows you become close with individuals and build trust, which is important to prevent loneliness. Starting your journey as a home carer, requires no experience and full training is provided.

By working in a home care environment, it is a chance to make a difference to lives of people within your community, by providing the best quality support and care. Home care provides you an opportunity to make a difference to improve the routine of peoples lives who need your care and support.

Working in care homes allows you to use transferable skills and apply them effectively within a home care environment to progress your career in the healthcare industry. Providing Healthcare at home is a great opportunity to adapt your skills and allow you to progress your career within care. Through developing healthy relationships with service users, one of the most important skills it develops is, interpersonal skills which is one the most important skills when providing care and support.

Secure Healthcare provides flexible opportunities when working within a home care environment, this gives you the opportunity to do other things around your personal commitments. Within a home care environment service users there will be individuals that require basic care and other individuals may be need more complex care. You may be required to spend a few hours with service users or spend time for longer periods of time.

Duties within a home care environment include:

– Assisting with washing and dressing
– Support with getting patients in and out of bed
– Help with going to the toilet
– Preparing daily meals
– Talking to the patient and providing the individual company
– Support with household tasks
– Helping patients get around the house
– Administering basic medicines

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A domiciliary care role is great way to start your healthcare journey, for this role no healthcare experience is required and full training is provided. It can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience you will need the RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. To find out more about how to become a care manager click here.

If you looking to start your journey within the healthcare sector with a healthcare agency in the West Midlands, then look no further, as we have care jobs available, if a domiciliary care worker role is of interest to you then apply by clicking here. We have flexible part time and full-time domiciliary roles across Wolverhampton, Cannock and Walsall, offering rewarding salaries and pick up as many shifts as you require around your availability.

Or contact us on 01902 303017 to find out more and secure a role with us today.

As a leading healthcare agency, we are aware that within the UK, there has been a high demand for registered general nurses, with the COVID-19 pandemic and an increased ageing population, the need for registered general nurses has increased massively. This has resulted in nursing agencies to fill this demand. Although there is a lot of pressure associated with working in an A&E department, it is great avenue for you to start your career to progress and become a specialist nurse, you are on the front line to ensure the best quality care and support is provided to multiple patients.

A&E nurses are one of the most important first point of contacts when entering a hospital setting. These registered general nurses are generally placed in the emergency department of hospitals. A&E nurses accommodate to patients with a number of conditions, these could be serious conditions, or conditions that are not as serious that need minor treatment. The role of an A&E nurse is a highly pressured role, where no two days are the same. With this role, you are getting assurance that you are providing care and support to multiple patients to help them feel comfortable and provide the best healthcare.

Generally, an A&E nurse will assess patients in the emergency department, initially taking vital signs and communicating with the patient about what has happened. When the nurse has made an assessment, they will direct the patient to the correct place, so the correct treatment for a condition can be provided. Based on your symptoms and vital levels, a nurse will usually refer you to an A&E doctor, who work closely with senior consultants, so the best care and support can be provided.

As a nurse it important that you are able to make decisions quickly, as A&E’s are generally very busy, you need to have the ability to jump in any situation and make quick assessments. It is vital the correct decision is made, as it is the difference between life and death in A&E and Nurses that are the first point of contact are highly experienced and have a lot of knowledge about symptoms.

There is a lot of departments within hospital and there will be times, where there are difficult patients, however within the A&E setting troublesome patients are considerably higher. Individuals get frustrated because of high waiting times in the A&E department and there is a lot of drunken behaviour across the country. An A&E nurse has to be professional and have the ability to deal with difficult situations.
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Some of the main key responsibilities of an A&E nurse include:
– Triage
– Taking patient notes, monitoring vital signs and symptoms
– Administering treatments and provide care and support
– Liaise with doctors, consultants, paramedics, radiographers, psychiatrists and laboratory personnel
– Provide support and information to patient’s friends and family members
– Make arrangements for patients that need care to be admitted to hospital for one night or longer.

Some of the main benefits of an A&E Nurse include:
– Gaining experience and networking with a lot of healthcare staff to open up opportunities to progress your career.
– Develop healthy relationships with patients and healthcare staff
– Opportunities to work over time to increase income

For an A&E nurse role a bachelors nursing degree would be required, alongside this Secure Healthcare requires agency nurses to have 6 months experience. A&E nursing is a great area for you to develop your experience and become a specialist nurse.

We are a nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about our registered general nurse, registered learning disability and registered mental nurse roles to secure a role with us today. We have a team of specialist nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

Generally, majority of registered general nurse roles require you to work 12hr shifts to ensure the best care and support can be provided and the prospect of this can be quite daunting. Although caring and providing support for patients is the main priority, it is also important to take time to look after yourself.

As a nursing agency with years of experience, that’s employs registered general nurse, registered learning disability and registered mental nurse, we understand that twelve-hour shifts put your body under high pressure and it can take time for your body to get use to the routine, which is why we have highlighted the top five tips for nurses working 12hr shifts.

The benefits of working long 12-hour shifts, scheduled across 3-day segments, with a 4-day weekend to rest and relax. This allows nurses to spend extra days off with family and friends and allows you to do things that you enjoy. You may have a hobby such as cooking or you may want to spend time going to the gym.

Get loads of rest
One of the most important things to do when working long shifts as registered nurse is to get enough sleep. It is important that you get plenty of rest to keep you healthy, both physically and mentally. By not sleeping enough your concentration and productivity will be affected and it will also affect your immune system.

Bring plenty of food
For a registered nurse role, it is important to take breaks. During the breaks it is important that you remain energised by consuming nutritious foods. With you being on your feet a lot it is recommended to consume a high amount of protein and carbohydrates.

Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is important to keep you alert and also to ensure that you stay healthy. Dehydration can have a negative impact on your body, which can cause you to feel lightheaded, tired, dizzy, feeling thirsty and having a dry mouth, lips and eyes.

It is important that drink water over the day, and not altogether. There is a number of ways that this can be done, setting reminders on your phone is a great way for you to track your intake and also to send regular reminders.
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It is recommended to drink 2.5 litres of water a day, however because of increased time on your feet, it is recommended to consume more water, we roughly recommend around 25% to 50% more.

It is important that your vitamin levels are high to keep your immune system strong and to ensure that your body functions on a day-to-day basis. If vitamin levels are low, it can reduce your energy levels. You can boost vitamin levels by taking multivitamins or eating food with high vitamin levels.

Comfortable shoes
As a nurse comfortable shoes are one of the most important investments as a nurse. You will be spending majority of your shift on your feet, providing care to patients, communicating with healthcare professionals and also patient’s family members, therefore you will need shoes that stop your feet from hurting and blisters occurring.

We recommend that you wear shoes that are slip resistant, lightweight and shoes that have good support.

We are a nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about our registered general nurse, registered learning disability and registered mental nurse roles to secure a role with us today. We have a team of specialist nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

In the UK there is a high demand for registered general nurses, as over the years there has been staff shortages and the government has not heavily invested in this area, we live in an ageing population and with the COVID-19 pandemic the need for registered nurses has increased massively. This has resulted in nursing agencies offering roles to fill this gap, based on demand. While the transition to be an agency nurse may be simple, it takes a lot to be a great agency nurse.

Below we will be highlighting the main qualities required for agency nursing, where there is a demand for registered general nurses, registered learning disability nurses and registered mental nurse roles, below discover how to make a smooth transition into agency nursing.

A registered nurse has a lot of transferable skills developed over the years and through education. It is important that these skills are applied successfully within a work environment.
It is important that you are kind, caring and professional when dealing with your colleagues and patients to ensure the best care and support is provided.

Communication

One of the most important skills required for a registered nurse is communication skills, a nurse needs to be able to talk to individuals from different cultures. As well as talking to patients, you also need to communicate with family members, doctors and other healthcare staff, accurately and quickly. All parties need to understand patient’s needs and communicate effectively to ensure the best care and support is provided.
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Kindness

With a nursing profession, it requires you to be a people person. You have to be compassionate, empathetic and have a genuine interest in helping people which is part of everyday work of a nurse. A patient and family members will experience a variety of emotions, therefore it is important that this is respected and the best support is provided.

Physical fitness

A nurse role requires you to be on your feet a lot of the time, it is a physically demanding job that requires fitness and stamina for you to do your job properly. There is a lot of long hours of work and shift work which requires you to be really fit. For a registered general nurse, check out the NHS’s information about eating well, exercising and healthcare, click here to find out more.

Flexibility
With a nurse role, no two days are the same, nurse professionals need to have the ability to change and adapt at any time. By working for agency as a nurse, there is flexibility to do shifts based on your availability, however sometimes because of patients needs and if working, where 1:1 care is provided 24/7, there will be times that you could be required urgently.

Willingness to learn

As a nurse professional, you have to be willing to learn, through practical experience and learning from other healthcare professionals, you will develop skills to allow you to progress your career. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we also provide training to our registered nurses to ensure that they are effectively trained, and there are opportunities to specialise as registered learning disability nurses and registered mental nurses.

We are a nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about our registered general nurse, registered learning disability and registered mental nurse roles to secure a role with us today. We have a team of specialist nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

In the UK there is over 669,854 registered Nurses in the UK and the government has plans to recruit over 50,000 Nurses by 2025, click here to find out more. With an ageing population and the Covid 19 pandemic, there has been an increased need for healthcare workers. With an increased demand for Nurses, there is a lot of nurse jobs in the West Midlands, there is great opportunities to progress your career, which may be to become a specialist Nurse and increase your income.

Being part of a Nursing agency and working for NHS, as a nurse has similarities and differences, also by working for a nursing agency, you are entitled to better benefits compared to working directly for the NHS in a hospital setting.

The five main benefits of a Nursing agency include:

Increased pay rate
Agency work is much better paid, your hourly rate is significantly higher and you could be working less hours a week and get paid much higher than working directly for the NHS. As there is a high demand for nurses, you could also increase your pay by picking up extra shifts. Adzuna outlines that ‘the average agency nurse salary is £46,000, compared to the average Nurse salary of £36,000’.

Flexible working hours and shifts
With agency nursing, you can choose and pick shifts when you want to work. You may choose to work for a few days and relax the other days. There is a lot more flexibility with agency nursing, compared to working directly for the NHS. We understand that people have busy lifestyles which is why arranging shifts around your availability is important to allow you to have a balanced lifestyle.

Career development
By working in a nursing agency, you have access to a variety of environments to work in. This is great for you to build your experience and develop your CV, as you develop a variety of skills and experience to apply. For example, you could be working in a care home/residential home setting, hospital or home care environment.
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Support from your agency
Secure healthcare offers 24/7 around the clock support for our staff, we provide on-going training and qualifications to ensure our staff feel comfortable to provide tailored support and care to our service users. We also encourage our nurses to undertake qualifications and training with us to allow them to become specialist nurses and progress careers.

Accepting shifts is easy
Through our dedicated booking app, selecting shifts is straight forward and simple. For our healthcare team, we have an app which allows our healthcare staff to select shifts around their availability. You can pick up as many shifts as you want.

We are nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs across the Midlands and Staffordshire, offering flexible shifts to suit your availability and we offer high rates of pay. Check out our job search tool to discover roles local to you or contact our recruitment team on 0121 285 9449 to find out more about our nurse roles and secure a role with us today. We have a team of Specialist Nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

There is so many mental health and mental health disorders within the UK. Around one in four people experience mental health problems in England each year. Mental wellbeing is something we should never take for granted. Companies and people are now understanding that there is a need to better understand mental health.

According to the WHO, there are various types of mental health disorders, with a range of different problems and symptoms. They are generally associated with abnormal thoughts, perceptions, behaviours and relationships with others. Examples of various types of mental health disorders include, schizophrenia, depression, intellectual disabilities and disorders due to drug abuse.

Mental health nurses support and care a person’s recovery to enable them to have more involvement and control over their condition. RMN’s support individuals with various conditions such as personality disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and much more.

Mental health problems are not easy to identify and it requires a case manager to assess mental disorders. The purpose of this assessment is to identify tailored needs so quality care and support can be provided.

What qualifications do I need for Mental Health Nurse?
To begin your career in mental health nursing, you would need a degree in nursing, approved by the Nursing and Midwifery council, or a degree apprenticeship supported by your employer.

For a mental health nurse role (RMN), responsibilities will differ from service user to service user, depending on their conditions and individual needs.

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mental health nurse

Some of the main responsibilities of a mental health nurse include:

– Assessing patients needs to provide the best care and talking to patients about their problems to discuss the best way to support and provide care for service users.
– Developing healthy relationships with patients to build trust, while understanding patient’s needs and worries.
– Ensuring the correct management of medication, including injections and monitoring the results of treatment.
– Monitoring the physical health, well being and progress of patients. This includes writing and updating patient records.
– Work with patient’s family members and carers to inform them about patient’s mental health problems.
– Make sure that appropriate legal requirements of a particular setting are followed and patients are observed.
– Assist with helping organise social events to develop social skills and reduce feelings of isolation.

What are the benefits of working as a mental health nurse for Secure Healthcare?

– High rates of pay, above average compared to the NHS, weekly pay and holiday pay
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– 24hrs around the clock support from the office team
– Free training and uniform provided
– Bonus referral schemes, receive up to £450 for referring Nurses, whether it is your friends or somebody in your family, get paid for referring.
– Pick up as many shifts as you want

We are a nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have nurse vacancies in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and NHS nurse jobs across the West Midlands, if you think a mental health nurse (RMN) is the role for you, then check out latest jobs using our job search tool. We have a team of Specialist Nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

In this modern day, there is always a demand to work within the healthcare sector. With the Covid 19 pandemic and ageing population, there has been an increased need for healthcare workers.

The NHS and healthcare companies are the largest employers in the company, with over 1 million people just working in the NHS, and this forecasted to rise over the years. The government is committed to increase the Nursing workforce by 50,000 by 2024/25. With an increased demand for Nurses, there is a lot of nurse jobs in the West Midlands.

Within the healthcare sector there is over 350 different career opportunities, one of these is paediatric nursing, known as a children’s nurse.

There has never been a better time to start your career in this amazing profession. It is a role that requires you to work hard and it can be stressful, but it is an excellent career option for you to progress your career and it is a role with great benefits.

What is Paediatric Nurse?
Paediatric nurses, known as children’s nurses, work with babies, children, through to young adults under the age of 18. These Nurses work closely with the children’s families to ensure the best care and support is provided. Nurses also work with doctors, healthcare assistants, psychologists and social workers to ensure the best care and support is provided.

Some of the typical duties could include:
– Assess patient’s conditions, carry out examinations and develop treatment plans
– Monitor and observe patients and record important information
– Administer patient’s medications and provide treatments
– Perform various clinical procedures, ensuring setting up lifesaving medical/monitoring equipment, dressing wounds and giving injections.
– Supporting parents and staff to deal with sick children and having input in care plans after discharge.

With a Paediatric nurse role, there is a lot of opportunities to specialise, as there is a lot of subspecialities within paediatric’ s. Paediatric nurses support parents and staff to deal with sick children in care. With this role Nurses spend a lot of time working with children to develop a close relationship and ensure the best care and support is provided to patients and their families.

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Paediatric nurse

Training and qualifications required for Paediatric roles
The main way to get into children’s Nursing is through a Nursing degree, at certain universities, you can also study for a children’s nurse degree to specialise in this area. After you have qualified you must be registered with the NMC, which requires you to practice 450 hours of Nurse experience before you start a role.

To find out more about the requirements for a Paediatric role, click here

What are some of the main attributes required to become an excellent paediatric Nurse?
– Some of the main qualities of a Nurse include, being caring, compassionate and sensitive when dealing with patients and families.
– Excellent communication skills, listening to young patients and family members to ensure the best care and support is provided. This skill is very important to have within this role.
– If working within a hospital setting, you have to be flexible to deal with a range of patients at one time, this can sometimes be quite stressful and tiring, as it requires you to be on your feet and a lot of moving.
– Working as a Nurse requires you to stay calm when working under intense pressure.
– With a Nurse role with high intensity, endurance and stamina is required, as it is a very fast paced role.

We are a nursing agency in Wolverhampton and we have nurse vacancies in Wolverhampton, Birmingham and NHS nurse jobs across the West Midlands, if you think a paediatric nurse is the role for you, then check out latest jobs using our job search tool. We have a team of Specialist Nurses and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

Individuals that have long term conditions or serious health conditions are more likely to benefit from live-in care. Serious conditions such as ventilation care, cancer care etc, are likely to make individuals feel weak and unable to do daily tasks, which are normally simple to do. Examples include, grocery shopping or getting around the house.

We have always been in favour of providing live-in care in a home care environment, so individuals are close to their loved ones and around a comfortable setting, as opposed to a care home environment.

It is important that our service users are supported and cared for to make everyday life much easier, also to ensure that medication is administered on time, which all contributes to the well being of our patients. Below we will highlight how live-in care can help individuals within a home care setting.

Live-in care services offer:

– Independence, enabling you to live at home around your loved ones and within your own environment.
– Tailored care and support provided to an individual. Closely working with care managers to ensure the best quality care and support is provided in a home environment.
– By having a live-in carer, it is more of an affordable approach, compared to residential care.
– Help with everyday tasks throughout the day, such as support with cleaning the house, using the bathroom, preparing food and to assist with movement around the house.
– No restrictions to eat and drink when you want and being around loved ones.
Companionship, feel free to open up to our healthcare team about any problems that you are encountering.
– Care provided in a home care setting, allows individuals to stay closed to their pets for companionship and also you are not limited to spend time outdoors.

Mental health boost
Having somebody that you can talk to and be around can be a great way to reduce mental health matters.

Loneliness with elderly people is very common, particularly as the younger generation have busy lifestyles and childcare commitments.

A live-in care worker could be a great avenue to ensure companionship and to support with jobs around the house, so our service users can spend quality time with their loved ones, as much as possible.

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live-in care

Personal care support
Personal care assistance, such as assisting with using the bathroom, support with cleaning the house, preparing food and movement around the house. Here at Secure Healthcare, we ensure our service users live a quality life and provide the best quality care and support.

Health routine
Personal home care allows better health treatment, more time is spent with individual service users to ensure the best care and support is provided.

Within a home care setting, you can also eat a healthy balanced diet and you are not restricted to eating a set diet, which is more common in a residential home.

Social events
Care provided within a home care setting allows social activities to boost individual moods. Whether this is meeting with friends, family members or going to events, then home care is an appropriate setting, as this is limited within residential homes.

If yourself or somebody that you know are seeking live-in care, then find out more about our services by clicking here or contact our home care team on 0121 285 9449.

In the UK, as the age of the population increases, the population continues to rise by almost 10 million people in the UK over the next 25 years. With an ageing population, there is a continuous need for healthcare professionals. There are over 15.5 million people aged 60 and over, equivalent to 23% of the UK population. In the UK, the number of “older” old people continues to rise, there are over 3.2 million people aged 80 or over and this is forecasted to double by 2041. If you are passionate about providing care and support, then working in fast paced healthcare role, can be the most satisfying experience and there are great opportunities to progress.

With a care role, there are many challenges that occur and you are working with patients with various healthcare conditions, there will never be a boring day.

Making a difference to people’s lives
With a healthcare role, it is a great way to get to know your community and helping someone in need. If you are a passionate individual, who is helpful, kind and caring and want the opportunity to help those in your own community, then a role in care could be role just for you.

Flexible shifts
You will always be in demand for a healthcare role. Roles are flexible, which means you can pick shifts right for you. Whether you are seeking a full-time position, part time, or extra shifts, there is always shifts available. This is great for a good work life balance and you are in a position to drive your career.

No days are the same
When working within care, there is a variety of environments and individuals that you will work with, whether care is provided within a care home or home care setting. The experience gained over the years will give you transferable skills and knowledge to lead to better opportunities to progress your career.

Great opportunities to progress
Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, there is a variety of different roles which you could pursue, we have domiciliary care roles in the UK, which require no experience and it only requires a driving licence. With us, there is opportunities to gain qualifications and undertake training to develop your skills to apply in the workplace and to progress your career. For HCA, support worker, complex carer and Registered Nurse roles, 6 months experience is required. We are here to support you every step of the way.

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complex carer

Roles local to near where you live
As there is a high demand for care jobs, you can secure a role local to where you live. This reduces commute time to a workplace. This prevents you commuting every day and keeps your travels expenses very low.

Meet new people in the community and also healthcare professionals
A care job allows you to meet new people in your community, close to where you live, you are meeting multiple service users and also work collaboratively with a large team of carers and healthcare professionals to network and develop your knowledge and experience to support in progressing your career.

If you are seeking to secure a role within health care industry, then check out our domiciliary roles, HCA, Complex Carers and Nurse roles local to you within the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to find out more. Pick up as many shifts as you want and choose shifts around your availability.