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
Sevenoaks spans an area of 142 square miles in West Kent and borders Greater London, making it a prime area for businesses across a large number of sectors. Central London is just 21 miles away and Sevenoaks is well connected by both rail and road. As a rural district, the population sits at around 30,000.
Sevenoaks is an affluent area with an average house price of £663,431. This brings with it a highly skilled workforce, many of whom commute out of the area for work - however, there has been a rising number of local businesses which follows a regional trend of companies seeking lower operating costs, most prevalent are service-based industries, particularly in the finance and business services sector. The area has an unemployment rate of just 1%.
Registered General Nurse
£15 - 29 Per Hour
Swanstaff Swanley are currently seeking Registered Nurses for our client based in Sevenoaks. Our client is looking for nurses to cover day shifts night shifts. Job title:Registered General Nurse Location:Sevenoaks, Kent Rate of pay:£15.00 - £29.00 per hour The Role of a Registered General Nurse: Assist the Unit Manager in taking charge of the care team on shift, allocating duties as required. Provide a high standard of direct nursing care to residents, based on the assessment of care needs and in consultation with the residents, their relatives and the care team. Ensure the highest possible levels of care is applied by supporting residents in all aspects of daily living including physical, social, emotional and spiritual, place emphasis on independence, comfort and dignity. Administer and order medicines as required by residents and the home’s policies and procedures. Ensuring that medicines are stored in compliance with the authoritative instruction. Engage in person-centred nurse care planning and implementation and monthly review of care plans or when required. Work in co-operation with families/friends and members of multi-disciplinary health teams in order to maximise opportunities for Residents’ therapeutic care. Assist residents who have limited mobility, or physical / learning difficulties, making best use of aids provided. Identify and bring to the attention Unit Manager, any perceived change to a resident’s health or behaviour which may require professional medical attention. The requirements of a Registered General Nurse: 6 months previous experience in this role A valid Nurse pin A valid DBS A kind, caring and compassionate nature If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Vicki from our Swanley team!