Your role as an Agency Nurse
The role of the Agency Nurse is to work alongside other registered nurses and care assistants in supporting them to provide quality care to all clients at all times. You may work in a variety of settings including Residential Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospices, Respite Care, NHS Hospitals and Private Hospitals. Benefits of being an agency nurse include higher hourly pay rates, flexibility to choose the shifts you want around other commitments and the option to work part-time or full-time.
Duties of an Agency Nurse
Because of the nature of your work, the duties and responsibilities of an agency nurse can vary widely depending on a specific assignment or location. But general responsibilities include:
- Assess patient health
- Administer Care and Medication
- Maintain Patient Records
- Supervising and Training less-qualified healthcare staff
- Ensuring that personal care plans are followed
- Being mindful and reporting of any Safeguarding issues
Required skills and experience of an Agency Nurse
- Critical Thinking
- Attention to Detail
- Commitment to ongoing professional development
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