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Health & Social Care

Your role as a Nurse

The role of a 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 a Nurse

Because of the nature of your work, the duties and responsibilities of a 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 a Nurse

To be a Swanstaff 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

Colchester

Colchester in Essex is acclaimed to be Britains oldest recorded town. Colchester borough has a population of over 190,000 people. The town centre is in a period of ongoing regeneration with designated Growth Areas bringing new housing, creating new jobs, new culture and leisure experiences and new opportunities for investment.

What does Colchester have to offer?

Colchester town is a thriving centre, surrounded by inspiring rural landscapes and has a good public transport network. The town centre itself hosts an array of quirky independent shops and high-street staple offering a great shopping and leisure experience with a lively nightlife. 
 
 

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