Nurse RGN

15.00 - 15.00 GBP Hourly + GBP15/hour
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Registered Nurse
Salary: GBP15.00 per hour depending on experience
Full Time

We are looking for a friendly nurse, ready to improve the lives of vulnerable people in residential homes, nursing homes and care communities.

Who we are:

We are Avanta Care, a top-rated healthcare recruitment specialist. We offer committed healthcare workers and nurses more than just a career.

About the client:

Our client provides a care accommodation service that is ideal for the varied needs of older people. Carers take pride in a personal touch and welcome both long and short-term requirements. The home's values are based around the philosophy that they all deserve to be respected and cherished in later life. To fulfil these objectives carers pay attention to changing needs, whether medical, physical, emotional, psychological or social.

What the job involves:

Gaining the trust and confidence of each service user is an important aspect of the job for nurses, especially as they have more contact with service users than other members of the medical team. This extends to developing a good relationship with the relatives as well, particularly in cases of chronic illness where the service user may be returning regularly for treatment.

Exact duties may vary depending on your role but will usually include:

- Writing care plans
- Implementing plans through tasks such as preparing service users for operations, wound treatment and monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature
- Observing and recording the condition of service users
- Checking and administering drugs and injections
- Setting up drips and blood transfusions
- Assisting with tests and evaluations
- Carrying out routine investigations
- Responding quickly to emergencies
- Planning discharges from hospital and liaising with community nurses, GPs and social workers
- Communicating with and relieving the anxiety of service users and their relatives
- Advocating on behalf of service users
- Educating service users about their health
- Organising staff and prioritising busy workloads
- Mentoring student and junior nurses
- Making ethical decisions related to consent and confidentiality

You will have:

• Nursing diploma
• Experience of delivering personalised nursing care for older people / some with dementia
• Willingness to work above and beyond to maintain our high standards
• Experience of working within a care environment for older people
• Good standard of verbal and written English

Extra perks:

• Not only do we guarantee a minimum 35 hours of work per week, we also arrange your DBS check, insurance and uniform
• If you come to work with us from the wider EU, we can help find you somewhere to live near your work placement, and get you settled comfortably into UK life
• Avanta Care operates a workplace pension; workers will be auto-enrolled after three months of employment