Registered Nurse - Braintree

Avanta Care
Braintree, Essex
£9.20 - £15/hour Depending on experience
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We offer you more than just a job at Avanta Care – We offer a career in care. Not only do we have one of the industrys highest starting salaries, we reward our healthcare assistants with regular pay increases within the first year. Plus, we offer additional training and qualifications for those wanting to further their careers.

You can rest assured that when you join our team, you are joining one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment companies. Supplying healthcare assistants and nurses to hundreds of care and nursing homes across the UK, our reputation speaks for itself. We really do Put the care into careers.

About the role:

Gaining the trust and confidence of each service user is an important aspect of the job for nurses, especially as they have more contact with service users than other members of the medical team. This extends to developing a good relationship with the relatives as well, particularly in cases of chronic illness where the service user may be returning regularly for treatment.

Exact duties may vary depending on your role but will usually include:

- Writing care plans
- Implementing plans through tasks such as preparing service users for operations, wound treatment and monitoring pulse, blood pressure and temperature
- Observing and recording the condition of service users
- Checking and administering drugs and injections
- Setting up drips and blood transfusions
- Assisting with tests and evaluations
- Carrying out routine investigations
- Responding quickly to emergencies
- Planning discharges from hospital and liaising with community nurses, GPs and social workers
- Communicating with and relieving the anxiety of service users and their relatives
- Advocating on behalf of service users
- Educating service users about their health
- Organising staff and prioritising busy workloads
- Mentoring student and junior nurses  
- Making ethical decisions related to consent and confidentiality

Why work for Avanta Care?

There are many benefits to working with us:   

- We guarantee a minimum of 35 hours work a week, with an option to work more hours at the discretion of the care/residential home manager
- We will assist with your DBS check and insurance application
- We provide all uniform and equipment needed