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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.

mental health nurse
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
Start within a week
– 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.

Paediatric nurse
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.

For a loved one it can be difficult to decide whether to put your loved ones in care, however sometimes you have to make a difficult decision, as they are unable to look after themselves.

With family members having busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to provide the best care and support to your loved ones. The decision of deciding the right care can be stressful and overwhelming, and thinking about somebody else looking after your loved ones. There is a lot of options and personalised care that you can take out, and there is an option of live-in care and various residential homes.

As part of the decision-making process, friends and family assess the best care options and work closely with our case managers to choose the most appropriate care options. With the decision-making process, we are here to support you all the way to make the most appropriate choice.

Residential care and live-in care both provide great support and care for those that require it. Both options provide round-the-clock care to ensure your loved ones get the care and support they need across all settings.

There is no wrong choice. Whether you want your loved ones to receive care and support within a residential home or personal home care, depending on your personal commitments. We are here to support you and your loved ones to ensure the best care and support is provided.

What a residential home offers?
By choosing a residential care home, your loved one is entitled to receive long term, round the clock care. Living in a secure and monitored residential care home, ensures your loved ones are in a safe environment at all times.

Benefits of residential care
Living in a residential care home ensures that you receive a well-balanced nutritious diet, structured daily routines, be part of house keeping services and have opportunities to socialise with other residents and visitors are some of the main benefits of residential care.

Residential vs live care photo
Residential vs live care photo

Possible disadvantages of residential care homes
It can be difficult for individuals to adapt within a residential home setting, as your loved ones requiring care are likely to be use to familiar surroundings and around loved ones most of the time, which is not limited at care at home. Within a residential home, pets are not allowed and can be an important part of ensuring companionship.

Advantages of Live-in care
One of the major advantages of live-in care and home care is that care and support provided to the service users is tailored to ensure the best care and support has been provided. When care is provided in a home care setting, healthcare staff are able to develop healthier relationships. There are no restrictions to spend time with your loved ones, be outdoors and you can be around your pets which is great for companionship.

Although there are many benefits of live-in care, the only drawback of home care is that the home may need to be fitted with specialist equipment and you would need a spacious room to facilitate this.

If you are seeking care for your loved ones in a residential or home care setting, then feel free to contact us on 0121 285 9449 and find out more about our services by clicking here

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.

Statistics reported by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) outline that young people aged 18-34 are most likely to apply to a care job, 64% and over half the people this age are open to changing their jobs to start a career in adult social care. At Secure Healthcare we understand that young individuals do not have any experience at a young age, which is why we have opportunities for individuals to start their careers with no experience.

For a healthcare role you have to be passionate about providing care and at times it can be very challenging, there may be problems that you have to solve at times.

A care job is varied, every day is fairly different and it involves you being on your feet a lot, compared to an office job which is very desk based. A career in care is about making a difference to people’s lives and there are opportunities to progress.

For an individual that has no experience, and if you are passionate about providing care, then starting your career as domiciliary carer is the best option.

Domiciliary care is when a carer visits the service user’s home to provide care and support in the comfort of their own home. With home care it may be for short periods of time, from one-two hours, several hours or 24-hour care. Providing home care services allows individuals to feel independent to allow them to live a quality life.

For a domiciliary carer, some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:
– Providing personal care such as washing and dressing
– Supporting patients to get in and out of bed
– Assistance with going to the toilet
– Help with preparing with daily meals
– Communicating with service users to provide the patient company
– Assisting with household tasks
– Aid with helping patients get around the house

(A domiciliary care role requires access to a vehicle)

Career
Career

A domiciliary care role is a great way to start your healthcare journey and it can open up an opportunity to become a care manager, alongside the experience, you will require an RMA qualification, NVQ 4, or QCF diploma. Click here to find out more.

If you are young individual that has 6 months care experience, but are seeking new opportunities, then a healthcare assistant could be the role that you are looking for.

When you have gained domiciliary experience and through our internal training and further qualifications, you have the opportunity to become a healthcare assistant, which is when care is generally provided more in care homes. When progressing to healthcare assistant roles, there is opportunities to become a complex carer within a home care setting or within a care home, through our internal training and development opportunities.

As a young individual, if you are seeking to start your journey within health care, then check out our domiciliary roles and HCA 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.

As a young adult, you may require some extra support and assistance, while living more independently or it may be that your child is moving from children’s social care to adult’s social care.

We are here to support you or your loved ones and provide care to young adults that require it, whether this is required for a few hours, a few times a week, or full time, we are here to support you. We ensure independence and allow young adults to live an active life.

At Secure Healthcare, we understand that individuals requiring help or support for a loved one, can heavily affect your emotions.

Initially, individuals may feel anxious and nervous or could feel excited and overwhelmed. Overall, it is to improve the quality of life for an individual and it allows you to live a more independent life.

If yourself or your loved one is an adult, seeking support, there is many things that you can do to make life easier. Our healthcare team can support and provide care by assisting with day-to-day tasks, support with arranging appointments, assist with providing medication, support with shopping etc.

Every young individual deserves the chance to achieve their highest potential, which is why we offer short term and long-term care for young adults with complex care needs. We want to make sure that young adults have the opportunity to identify their goals and to feel fully supported every step of the way by our experienced healthcare team.

We know that letting someone new into your home can be a difficult decision and we understand that individual’s needs are going to be different. At Secure Healthcare, we have a person-centred approach which means that our case managers assess individual needs of our service users to find the correct amount of support and care.

There are various conditions that we provide support for:
– Acquired brain injury
– Spinal cord injuries
– Palliative care
– ADHD
– Down syndrome
– Cerebral palsy
– Neurological conditions (MS & MND)
– Stroke & Hypertension
Parkinson’s & Huntington’s
– catheter, bowel & stoma care
– Tracheostomy care
Gastronomy care
– Ventilated patients
– Continence care
– PEG feeding

Supporting Young Adults What you need to know

Our healthcare team are all DBS checked, receive specialist training and have qualifications to ensure the best quality care and support is provided. Our specialist care services are regulated by the care quality commission. We ensure our team receive up to date training and are fully qualified.

When supporting young adults, there is two ways that we can provide care and support. This can be provided in a home care environment or within a care home setting.

Providing care in a personal home care setting has become very popular within society and it allows individuals to be close to their loved ones, around familiar surroundings. Another benefit of home care is that healthcare provided is more flexible, for example it could be provided for a few hours a day or a few times a week. The cost of this care is much lower compared to care within a care home. Home care also allows healthcare teams to build a stronger relationship with individual patients.

In a care home setting, care is generally more full time with individuals that have more serious healthcare conditions. Care in a care home setting is more routine based and you can not be around your loved ones as much.

Whether you require care for yourself or your loved ones within a home care environment or within a care home, find out more about our services by clicking here or contact us on 01902 302017

The United Kingdom Homecare association estimates that around 249 million hours of home care is delivered to individuals in the UK each year. 71% of people that require care and support, prefer to remain in their own home, as they age. We live in an ageing population and the number of individuals preferring home care close to their loved ones and around their loved ones continues to increase, there is a growing need for healthcare workers to work within a home care setting.

Personal home care offers a variety of care and support to individuals within a home care setting, from those with learning and physical disabilities to individuals with mental health needs or mobility issues. This allows individuals that require care to remain independent and stay close to their loved ones around their family surroundings. With home care, there is flexibility and adaptions that can be made to facilitate this.

For home care, domiciliary care workers will assist with basic tasks around the house, complex carers will deal with individuals with more complex needs such as ventilation, autism etc. Nurses are also on call to deal with more complicated patient matters, whether this is administering treatment, monitoring healthcare or dealing with wounds.

Some of the major benefits of home care includes:

Health and wellbeing
Home care is beneficial for better health and well-being. Research carried out shows that people that receive care at home, have a reduced risk of hospital admissions, reduction in falls in the elderly and higher levels of happiness and satisfaction.

Independent home care
Personal home care services offer much more independence, compared to hospital or care home care and support. From meals to activities, there is much more flexibility. Within a home care setting, you are not restricted as much and you can carry out activities and aspects of normal life with your loved ones and around familiar surroundings.

Support at home to meet tailored needs
Within a home care setting, care is tailored to an individual. Within a hospital setting or care home settings, the healthcare team will be required to look after various patients. These personal touches will improve happiness, confidence and there will be a sense of independence.

home care services
home care services

Pets
Many individuals that live in their own home have pets. Pets are important to comfort and provide companionship to individuals. Within a home care setting while providing care, this is not limited and care and support is provided in the comfort of individuals own home.

Affordability
Compared to residential care, home care services are much more affordable and flexible, you may only require care for a few hours or a few times a week. A full-time carer is much more expensive, compared to providing care for a few hours or a few times a week.

Family and friends
Within a home care environment, you are not restricted to spend quality time with your loved ones, including family and friends. There are no time restrictions for friends and family, which are likely to be in care homes.

If you are seeking flexible home care in the West Midlands and Staffordshire for yourself or your loved ones, find out more about how we can support and provide care for you, check out our services by clicking here. Contact us on 01902 302017 or email us on homecare@securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk to discover flexible care and support around your needs.