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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.

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.

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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.