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When you’re looking for a new job, one of the first things you ask yourself is, how much does it pay? – Most job-seekers want to improve their salaries when they’re applying for a new role – and there are lots of well-paid healthcare jobs that offer more money per hour.

Operating Department Practitioner

Salary: £27 – £36 per hour

Duties will often include:

Preparing the operating theatre and equipment, such as drips, instruments, dressings and swabs etc

  • Making sure specialist equipment is available for specific procedures
  • Monitoring theatre cleanliness to meet CQC standards
  • Ordering and rotating single or multiple use items of stock and drugs
  • Providing the surgical team with the items they need during an operation
  • Monitoring instruments
  • keeping accurate and confidential records.
  • Your work may also involve assessing patients before allowing them to join a surgical ward and reviewing the care they have received at each stage.

Job Requirements

  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Eligibility with HCPC
  • At least 6 months experience within the last 5 years working as an ODP
  • Documentation evidencing your immunisation records

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Band 6 Registered General Nurse

Salary: £29 – £38 per hour

Duties will often include:

  • Ensure the highest possible standards of care, assessing residents’ needs and wishes, and developing services to enhance their quality of life.
  • Champion appropriate independence and personal choice; developing, reviewing and updating care plans to meet our residents physical, social and psychological needs.
  • Oversee all aspects of medicine management on your shift – ensuring medicines are appropriately received, stored and administered, in accordance with company policies and current legislation.
  • Build the positive reputation of the Business; liaise professionally with visitors and other external stakeholders.
  • Ensure all elements of resident experience are positive, from admission to discharge.
  • Participate knowledgably and professionally to all inspection visits, ensuring your team is ready at all times to do the same.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines – identify, investigate and resolve risks proactively.
  • Ensure you follow a rigorous monitoring and recording practice; documenting efficiently, and thoroughly all matters relating to residents and employees.
  • Promote a cohesive team approach and a welcoming atmosphere to ensure staff members feel a connection to our residents and the home, and they are well supported to deliver high quality care.
  • Understand the key targets of your host home and support the Home Manager in their achievement by promoting and practicing high standards of nursing care and ensuring staff and shifts are supervised in a smooth manner.
  • Support, guide, teach and mentor others in line with the NMC Code, following its guidance at all times.
  • Attend relevant meetings both internal and external; attend regular team meetings and monthly appraisals with line manager.
  • Act as a reflective and developmental practitioner participating to continual professional development and meeting the requirements of professional revalidation.

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General Practitioners – Locum work

Salary: £68 – £73 per hour

Responsibilities as a GP in the private hospitals

  • Supervise nursing staff in matters relating to the treatment of patients
  • Encourage and support the GP provision of the services to promote the medical and clinical services delivery as contracted in a timely manner
  • Encourage the health and well-being of all medical and clinical staff within the practice and promote efficient working methods
  • Undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone (or other) consultations and queries, home visits, checking and signing repeat prescriptions
  • Make professional, autonomous decisions
  • Assess the healthcare needs of our patients and screen for disease risk factors and early signs of illness while developing treatment and associated care plans
  • Refer patients to other care providers as required
  • Record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes

Job Requirements:

  • Full and current GMC (UK) registration and on the GP Register
  • Be on, or fulfil the eligibility criteria to be on, a Medical Performers’ List of a Primary Care Trust in England
  • Hold a full and valid driving licence, own a car and be prepared to use it for business mileage
  • Current and credible experience within primary care
  • Have previous experience in clinical governance and quality management
  • Have experience and an understanding of clinical audit
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and customer service
  • Able to work under pressure and within an ever changing environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, courteous to patients and staff at all times
  • Enthusiastic team player who is open and reflective

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Registered Endoscopy Nurse

Salary: £32 – £39 per hour

Duties will often include:

  • Ensuring a high standard of nursing care to patients attending the Endoscopy Unit, working within company policies and procedures.
  • Providing technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopic procedures,ensuring safe working practice.
  • Setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care.
  • Maintaining personal contact with patients and relatives, being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring a friendly environment at all times.
  • Maintaining timely and accurate nursing records and ensuring that confidentiality is respected.
  • Storing, checking and administering drugs in accordance with established standards and guidelines.
  • Working with minimal supervision during endoscopic procedures, admission and recovery of patients and other related procedures.
  • Contributing to the local resolution, investigation and follow up action of any informal or formal complaints.
  • Participating in the care and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialised equipment, ensuring an agreed standard of decontamination at all times including accurate records of traceability of all endoscopes and associated equipment.
  • Ensuring the safe discharge of all patients from the Endoscopy unit.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment within the clinical area in accordance with established standards and regulations

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures and to provide technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of clinical risk.
  • Knowledge of GI diagnosis, treatment and health education.
  • Knowledge of EMR system.
  • Must demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous attention to detail
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other health care professionals

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“Higher rates of obesity and ill-health have been found in shift workers than the general population,” BBC News reports.

For years, researchers have been linking long-term insufficient sleep to a host of chronic ills, such as cardiovascular disease, digestive problems, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sleep apnea, not to mention the poor concentration, absenteeism, accidents, errors, injuries and fatalities that lack of sleep can cause in the workplace. More recently, studies have associated less sleep with obesity.

Did you know that getting enough sleep can keep you thin?. There are many hormones that are affected by sleep, and most of them control our appetite, fat, carbohydrate metabolism and the growth of lean muscle. Knowing what these hormones do can encourage you to make a greater effort to get the sleep your body needs to keep your weight in control and to improve your overall health.

According to the survey (The Health Survey for England 2013), shift workers were more likely to report general ill-health, have a higher body mass index (BMI) and increased incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Hormones and Sleep

During sleep, your body secretes serotonin and dopamine. When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it finds different ways to compensate for the low levels of these hormones while you are awake. The way it typically does this is by sending out signals for sugary foods. These foods cause an immediate release of serotonin and dopamine.

Lack of sleep also increases hormones which increase your appetite. Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite and makes you feel hungry, is released in excess so that you feel hungry even if your body has enough food. When sleep deprived, your body is slower to release the hormone leptin, which gives you that full, satisfied feeling after eating. The result of these two hormone imbalances is that you crave sugar and still feeling hungry after eating, which leads to overeating.

But that’s not all. Growth hormone, which is responsible for regulating the body’s fat and muscle proportions, is released mainly while sleeping. (If you have kids, you actually may have seen them grow overnight!) Sleep loss decreases growth hormone levels, which in turn slows our ability to burn fat and increase lean muscle.

And one more thing happens when we don’t get enough sleep—lack of sleep can trigger the release of cortisol, often referred to as “the stress hormone.” This hormone promotes the deposit of fat, mainly in the abdominal or belly region.

Preventing Weight Gain

All of this information explains why night shift nurses often experience weight gain. One simple way to combat the disadvantage of working as a night shift is to make sure you come to work with nutritious meals and snacks planned out ahead of time. Also make plans ahead of time for immediately after you get off work so that you are not tempted to grab fast food or go out to eat.

The key to handling night shift hunger is to realise that your natural hunger and fullness cues are not accurate, and to keep to an eating schedule you have planned out in advance.

During a night shift, plan on eating a substantial meal every four hours and one snack. Make the meals on the lighter side, such as a whole wheat calzone made with spinach, bell peppers, sautéed onion and garlic, and low fat mozzarella cheese.

Another good option would be a chicken stir fry with brown or wild rice. Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce and a few meat balls is also a great choice. Notice in all of these meals whole grains are a big part of the meal. Whole grains will satisfy the craving for carbohydrate, but will keep you from eating too much. Whole grains and vegetables will also keep your bowels regular in spite of a crazy schedule at work.

The Right Amount of Sleep

So how much sleep do you need? While everyone is different, aim for getting an average of 8 hours a night (some may need only 7 hours while some as much as 9).

If you are unsure how many hours you need, do an experiment during a time when you can sleep as much as you want for four nights in a row. Record how many hours you sleep the fourth night. After the fourth night of unlimited sleep, you should be naturally awaking in the morning feeling refreshed.  The hours of sleep you received the fourth night will be the approximate hours of sleep you should try to get every night.

Don’t let sleep deprivation for nurses set the stage for over eating and weight gain! Take control starting from tonight!

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Are you a Health Care Assistant in the Birmingham area who has a passion for care? If the answer is yes, then Secure Healthcare could be the right option for you!

Visit our open day to find out more about the new roles we have to offer (temp and perm).

We specialise in supplying Health Care Assistants to Nursing Homes, Residential homes, NHS hospitals, Mental health hospitals and the community across the UK. Secure Healthcare is never short of a variety of hours to cover and so has a shift to suit every worker.

Our business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and ensures we give you constant and regular work on a daily, weekly and long term basis, we build strong relationships with our personnel which allows us to make your work with us hassle free.

This enables you the ability to specify your own work availability each week and be allocated the shifts that suit your lifestyle and commitments….

This is only one of the outstanding benefits of working with Secure Healthcare.
We offer many exciting and unique prospects such as;
• Excellent pay rates
• Free and easy to use online training updates
• Weekly Payment
• 24/7 on-call support team
• Bonus Schemes

Secure Your Career with Secure Healthcare Solutions Today.

To Book you place please call us on 0121 285 9449 or contact Vidas Savickas by Email if you would like more information using cv@securehealthcaresolutions.co.uk

Registering with us shall require you to provide two professional references. One of which is to be either your current or most recent employer. It is also necessary for an enhanced DBS disclosure to be carried out.

Applicants must also have at least six months care experience in the past 2 years.

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