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Joining a nursing agency is a great way to earn extra money, compared to working directly for the NHS. As a Healthcare agency jobs provider, we reward our healthcare staff with higher salaries and more flexible shifts to work within different environments such as hospitals, care homes and for home care. Below we will highlight some top tips from our recruitment team to speed up your application process when registering for a nursing agency.

Work experience
For a job in the healthcare sector majority of the roles will require you to have experience in a clinical area. We require our candidates to have 6 months experience in the last 2 years for registered general nurse roles, HCA roles and complex carers. For a domiciliary care position, where care is provided in a home care setting, we do not require you to have any experience, individuals just need to be passionate about providing care and support and have access to a vehicle, we provide full training and qualifications.

Documentation
It is important that all documents related to your nursing career are kept safe and secure and nearby, so you can quickly provide these when requested by the nursing agency. This is also important for when registered nurses revalidate their registration with the NMC. Some of the important documents required, include CV, outlining previous job experiences, qualifications, NMC registration evidence, DBS certificates, identification proof, evidence of residence and paying bills.

Training and compliance records
Training and compliance are one of the most important things required when working within healthcare, it is important that training and qualifications are u to date and completed before you start working with us. Service users have individual client needs and here at Secure healthcare it is important that we provide training to accommodate these needs. It is important to keep documented evidence of all training and compliance certificates, competency sign offs, training matrix’s and materials, DBS checks, references and much more.

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Interviews
For our healthcare positions, recruitment consultants initially pre-screen potential candidates to identify if they have the relevant experience to meet our service users needs. After the pre- screening process, if individuals have relevant experience, an interview will be conducted, either in the office or remotely, by a video call. We expect individuals to sell themselves and be professional and treat the interview as a formal process.

Employment contracts
For employment contracts we recommend that you keep copies of any employment and payslips as evidence of employment. This is important for proof of employment and when changing companies, it is important to ensure that you are not getting over taxed.

We are a healthcare agency in Wolverhampton and we have many registered nurse jobs, healthcare assistant, domiciliary care and complex carer roles, 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 out our roles and secure a role with us today. We have a team of specialist healthcare workers and we are continuously looking to grow our team by working with you.

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)

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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.

If you are a kind, patient and caring individual looking for a new role, then a healthcare assistant job might be the one for you. Wondering if you have the right traits and just what being a healthcare assistant entails? Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions we are one of the best home care agencies in Wolverhampton and know just what it takes to be a great healthcare assistant. Healthcare jobs provide a real sense of worth to those who do them and are a valuable role in society. From home care services to complex care services, here is some more information on a healthcare assistant job role…

What is a healthcare assistant?

A healthcare assistant is an individual who ensures a patient’s experience is as stress-free, dignified, and comfortable as it can possibly be. It is often the first step on a career ladder if you are looking to get into a more advanced career position, but many people like the role so much they stick at it for many years.

What would day to day duties typically be?

As a healthcare assistant, you will have a varied role in-home care services and complex care services, with many different duties. This is one of the reasons so many people love the day. Healthcare jobs provide you with a great opportunity to try out different skills and better yourself every day. Typical duties can include:

  • Helping your client to get washed and dressed in the morning
  • Fixing your client with healthy and nutritious meals throughout the day
  • Going shopping for them
  • Doing light cleaning around the home
  • Being a companion
  • Picking up any medication and prescriptions they might need
  • Driving them to any medical appointments
  • Life administration such as paying bills
  • Administering medication
  • Taking them on day trips or to social events
  • Getting them ready for bed and settled for the night
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What personality traits should I have for a healthcare assistant?

As a healthcare assistant, there are certain personality traits that would benefit you in the role. You will need to be a caring and kind person, as well as cheerful and friendly. Patients might not get much other company so will look forward to your visits and having some nice companionship. They may also be unwell or missing their independence so a kind and patient temperament will help them a lot. You will also need to be willing to be hands-on with the patient including personal tasks. If you are someone that is bothered by washing someone, helping them go to the toilet, or clearing up mess such as sick then this might not be the role for you. You will also need to be organized as you will often have a number of different patients on your rota that you need to see during the day. You will need to know who needs what and when, which homes you need to be at during certain times of the day, and the individual needs of the clients. If you are not organized you could end up missing appointments, getting orders wrong, and upsetting those that you look after.
There aren’t any specific qualifications you need as a healthcare assistant, but many employers will ask that you have a good basic level of English and Maths. If you have a qualification in healthcare such as an NVQ or a BTEC this can be useful, but if you don’t have one it is not something to worry about. One of the most important things for you to gain a role in a healthcare assistant job is to have relevant experience in care work. There are many apprenticeships you could do, or it is worth volunteering somewhere locally. This will show your future employer that you are dedicated to the profession and will have some basic knowledge of what you will be doing.

Where can I find care jobs and health jobs to become an HCA?

Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we are one of the best job provider sites and home care agencies in Wolverhampton and beyond. From staffing for nurses and private hospital staffing to health jobs and care jobs, we have a myriad of roles to apply for. If you are looking to be a healthcare assistant, we are on hand to help. Get in touch with us today and find out what roles we have available. Find out more about Secure Healthcare Solutions on our website today.

In 2017 there were 90,369 social workers registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Once you’ve gained the right combination of qualifications and experience you could join them.

Fast-track training schemes such as Step Up to Social Work, Frontline and Think Ahead often lead directly into full-time employment as do apprenticeships, but if you didn’t qualify through these routes here’s how to find social worker vacancies:

  • Search online – check local authority and council websites, NHS Jobs for careers in NHS Trusts and the job pages of charitable organisations you’re interested in working for.
  • Use your contacts – make use of social media channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter and your university alumni network to let contacts know that you’re looking for a job in social work.
  • Join professional bodies – gaining membership of The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) opens up a variety of opportunities. You can search for vacancies and attend conferences and networking events.
  • Sign up to an agency – social work agencies such as  Secure Healthcare Solutions is a recruitment agency that specialises in nursing and social work roles. Gaining work through an agency means you’ll likely work on short-term contracts, providing experience in a range of settings.