Loading Jobs...

Are you seeking a rewarding role, where you feel you are making a difference to individuals every day life, then look no further and join the Nursing industry.

Within the Nurse sector, there is different types of Nurses, generally an individual will start their Nursing career as a Registered General Nurse to then progress careers to potentially become specialist Nurses.

To become a Nurse a Nursing degree will be required.

Nurses.co.uk outlines that ‘there are over 669,854 registered Nurses in the UK and a Nursing degree is considered to be most employable in the UK, 94% of graduates discover a job within 6 months of finishing their degree’. When starting you career within the Nursing industry, it is a job for life and it has excellent career progression opportunities, depending on your willingness to gain qualifications and experience.

Personal skills required to be a Nurse
To start, you would need a Nursing degree, however there is a lot more required than just a Nursing degree, individuals would have to be passionate about care and compassionate, you get a huge satisfaction caring for people every day.

Strong Character
A Nursing role can be mentally and physically demanding at times. You have to be prepared for challenges and emotionally ready. The benefit of working a few days, is that it allows you to have a few days off to relax and recover and it is a rewarding career.

Communication skills
These skills are highly important for Nurses to solve problems with patients and communication and listening skills are important.

Flexibility
Within a Nursing career, it is rarely a 9-5 job, it is unlikely that you will have a consistent routine. Your shifts, responsibilities and workload is likely to change. You are likely to do long shifts up to 12hrs.

The Main different types of Nurses
An RGN is the most common type of Nurse in the UK. This is the best place to start your Nursing profession, after getting your Nursing licence. Registered Nurses work as part of a team with doctors and other medical professionals. Generally, RGN’s work within hospitals and residential care facilities. Through this opportunity you can develop professionally and personally to progress your career to become a specialised Nurse.

Nurses
Nurses

An RNLD Nurse is a learning disability nurse which specialises in dealing with individuals that have learning disabilities. For this role specialist qualifications and training would be required. The role of a learning disability nurse can be rewarding and you are support individuals with learning disabilities to live a more fulfilling life. This can be provided within a home care, hospital or care home setting.

RMN
An RMN Nurse specialises in dealing with individuals that have mental health conditions, to care and support them to recover from their illness and assist them in living a fulfilling life. This can be provided within a home care, hospital or care home setting. Again, for this specialist Nursing qualifications, training and experience would be required.

ICU Nurses
ICU nurses work within a hospital setting providing intensive care for those that are seriously ill or have injuries. Due to difficulty of this position, individuals will require training, qualifications and continued education before becoming an ICU Nurse.

As a healthcare staffing agency, we are hiring Registered Nurses, RMN’s and RNLD within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes and for home care. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we provide our Nurses FREE training to allow them to become specialist Nurses and for career progression. Join our team of valued Nurses, where we offer great rewarding salary and benefits.

Find out more about our Nursing jobs in the West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to secure a role with us today.

Nobody can deny that Nursing is an easy career. Nurses work extremely hard and sacrifice a lot throughout the world every day. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nurses have been amazing throughout the world to ensure the best quality and support and care has been provided, by working tirelessly. Although there are some negative aspects associated with a nursing career, there is a lot of positive aspects of a nursing career, which can be ignored and this motivates Nurses to continue to do what they love.
Below here at Secure Healthcare we highlight the top 7 benefits of being a Nurse.

Flexible Shifts
With the majority of the jobs in the UK being 9-5, Monday to Friday, a nurse role gives you the benefits of working 3-4 days of the week, with 8-12hr shifts, a nurse a role is beneficial for individuals, as it allows you to arrange shifts to suit your individual needs. This allows you to spend time with your loved ones and allows you to do the things that you enjoy on your days off. Working a long shift can be tiring and difficult, but worth the sacrifice to get time off. Here at Secure Healthcare Solutions, we offer flexibility for our nurses in the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Opportunity for overtime
With a Nurse role, there are opportunities to get overtime with shifts, which allows you to boost your pay, generally, nurses are required to work around the clock within hospitals, care homes, and for homecare, which gives you the opportunity to pick up extra shifts. At Secure, we always have shifts available for Nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Advancement
Working as a nurse is an occupation that allows you to progress your career much easier compared to other occupations. You are able to start your journey as a registered general nurse to then become a specialist nurse, which allows you to work in an area in which you have a high interest. With advancement, your pay will also increase. The government also provides at least £5000 year grants for nursing students. To find out more click here

Join our team of valued nurses
Join our team of valued nurses

Job Security
Without Nurses, the healthcare sector would not be able to function, if anything Covid 19 has reminded us of the importance of Nurses and we should be grateful for what we have. There is a nurse shortage across the UK and there is an aging population, with nurses retiring each year, and as a healthcare job provider, we are always hiring to fill this gap.

People
Nurses interact with a large number of people on a daily basis, which includes patients and colleagues. Nurses generally are satisfied by the human element of interaction and healthcare workers share the same goal of improving the lives of others and making a difference.

Pay
Although there has been a lot of criticism regarding nurse pay, we offer great salaries and benefits for our healthcare staff. At Secure if you work 4x 12hrs shifts a week paying £18ph, you can earn over £41,000p.a. When you specialize to become an RMN and RNLD, there will be an increase in pay.

Activity
Nursing care is a great job for those that do not want to sit in front of a computer all day, and a great way to burn calories, as is a very active job, which relies you to be on your feet a lot and you have to be physically and mentally prepared. Nurses will have to walk from room to room, discuss patient matters with doctors and move patients and equipment when required.

As a healthcare staffing agency, we hire registered nurses within the West Midlands and Staffordshire for the NHS, hospitals, care homes, and for homecare. Join our team of valued nurses, where we offer great rewarding salaries and great benefits.

Find out more about our Nursing jobs in West Midlands and Staffordshire, using our job search tool, or contact us on 0121 285 9449 to secure a role with us today.

Nurses get more up close and personal with sick patients than anyone else does. And yet it’s vital for them to stay healthy: They’ve got hard work to do and can’t be ill around patients with compromised immune systems. We’ve heard countless times that it’s essential to take care of ourselves before taking care of others—you know, the whole “secure your oxygen mask before assisting others” drill—but it’s hard to put into practice. Nurses actually do it.

1. Wash your hands

This one always amazes me. For my nurses, this means washing your hands obsessively outside of work, also. Don’t reserve the clean hands just for clocking in.

2. Dress appropriately

Just because your car is parked in a covered garage does NOT mean you don’t wear the appropriate outdoor clothing. I don’t know how many times I see coworkers walking “quickly” from their car with little to no outdoor gear.

3. Get some sleep

That wonderful immune system you’ve built up isn’t gonna do you any favours if you’re not properly rested. A sleep-deprived immune system is worth nothing to you.

4. Help your immune system

This is that sly reminder to make wise health decisions. I don’t think I need to explain to you what tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption can do to that immune system? Oh, this also goes for eating properly cooked meat, etc., too.

5. It’s okay to be around those who are sick

In fact, it’s a requirement! How else is your immune system going to recognize, fight and develop an immunity to those nasty bugs out there if it’s not being exposed to them? Stop avoiding everyone who looks, sounds or claims to be ill.

6. Don’t go to work sick!

This is a tough one for my fellow nurses. There is absolutely no benefit to showing up for work sick. If anything, it will make you feel worse and GET worse. Stay home. Get that sleep I was talking about.

7. Call the doctor when it’s time

Antibiotic resistance is not a myth. Don’t call your PCP just because you have a runny nose. This holds true for the other end of the spectrum, too! Don’t wait 10 days into your cold when you don’t have enough energy to make the phone call, let alone talk.

8. Stop taking shortcuts – OTC Meds

The list is endless here. Vitamin C, B12, D, E (pick a letter from the alphabet), echinacea, ginkgo biloba, elderberry, zinc, etc. Stop looking for lightning in a bottle…it doesn’t exist.

9. Tie back your hair

Just because you can’t see the germs doesn’t mean they’re not there. Tie it back, ladies! And gents!

10. Don’t touch your face

Most communicable diseases are transferred by touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unclean hands and fingers. Not to sound like a broken record, but make sure to wash your hands as much as humanly possible!

So. Did I miss any major tips? Care to add one?

Nurses get more up close and personal with sick patients than anyone else does. And yet it’s vital for them to stay healthy: They’ve got hard work to do and can’t be ill around patients with compromised immune systems. We’ve heard countless times that it’s essential to take care of ourselves before taking care of others—you know, the whole “secure your oxygen mask before assisting others” drill—but it’s hard to put into practice. Nurses actually do it.

1. Wash your hands

This one always amazes me. For my nurses, this means washing your hands obsessively outside of work, also. Don’t reserve the clean hands just for clocking in.

2. Dress appropriately

Just because your car is parked in a covered garage does NOT mean you don’t wear the appropriate outdoor clothing. I don’t know how many times I see coworkers walking “quickly” from their car with little to no outdoor gear.

3. Get some sleep

That wonderful immune system you’ve built up isn’t gonna do you any favours if you’re not properly rested. A sleep-deprived immune system is worth nothing to you.

4. Help your immune system

This is that sly reminder to make wise health decisions. I don’t think I need to explain to you what tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption can do to that immune system? Oh, this also goes for eating properly cooked meat, etc., too.

5. It’s okay to be around those who are sick

In fact, it’s a requirement! How else is your immune system going to recognize, fight and develop an immunity to those nasty bugs out there if it’s not being exposed to them? Stop avoiding everyone who looks, sounds or claims to be ill.

6. Don’t go to work sick!

This is a tough one for my fellow nurses. There is absolutely no benefit to showing up for work sick. If anything, it will make you feel worse and GET worse. Stay home. Get that sleep I was talking about.

7. Call the doctor when it’s time

Antibiotic resistance is not a myth. Don’t call your PCP just because you have a runny nose. This holds true for the other end of the spectrum, too! Don’t wait 10 days into your cold when you don’t have enough energy to make the phone call, let alone talk.

8. Stop taking shortcuts – OTC Meds

The list is endless here. Vitamin C, B12, D, E (pick a letter from the alphabet), echinacea, ginkgo biloba, elderberry, zinc, etc. Stop looking for lightning in a bottle…it doesn’t exist.

9. Tie back your hair

Just because you can’t see the germs doesn’t mean they’re not there. Tie it back, ladies! And gents!

10. Don’t touch your face

Most communicable diseases are transferred by touching your eyes, mouth or nose with unclean hands and fingers. Not to sound like a broken record, but make sure to wash your hands as much as humanly possible!

So. Did I miss any major tips? Care to add one?