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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
 
 

Swanley is a town based in North West Kent and sits close to the London Borough of Bexley and neighbouring areas of Dartford and Sevenoaks. Due to its proximity right next to the M25 and M20 motorways and being within easy reach of both London and the Coast, the area is popular with the freight and logistics industry.

The Town Centre is currently awaiting a regeneration project which will create 303 new homes and 4,318 square metres of commercial and retail space, Sevenoaks Council has also recently announced plans for a £17m investment for a new leisure centre in the town.

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