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Health & Social Care

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

To be a Swanstaff Agency Nurse you must be a qualified nurse and hold a current NMC PIN and have at least 6 Months recent Nursing Experience in the UK. We also expect our carers to have the following key skills:
  • Compassion
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidence
  • Adaptability
  • Stamina
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
 
 

Suffolk is a quintessentially English County located in the East of England within the East Anglia region and has a total population of 758,600. Suffolk is very picturesque with a beautiful coastline, seaside & market towns and plenty of rolling countryside. The main towns in Suffolk are Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury and the county borders Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Whilst feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle, the county is just 90 minutes drive to London and benefits from good direct rail links from the main towns.

The area is very rich in History from the Saxons, to the rebel Queen Bodicea who defeated the Romans, right up to the many expeditions of Settlers leaving for America.

The landscape and the Architectural beauty of the area has long inspired Artists to work and live in Suffolk including John Constable who painted most of his masterpieces along the River Stour.

When it comes to the local Economy, unemployment rates In Suffolk are below the national average at 3.7%, there are 4 key industries that makeup over 45% of the counties jobs - Wholesale & Retail Trade, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing and Admin & Support Services. The county is home to many Food & Beverage manufacturers including household names such as Branston Pickle, Greene King, Birds Eye and the Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, dealing with 48% of the UK's containerised trade.

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