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A career in nursing, there are different job titles and salaries within nursing that you need to know about, including different specialisms. With information from Payscale, the National Careers Service and Prospects, with a selection of nursing roles, duties and qualifications you’ll need.

Care sector jobs - Sir David, left, with Justin Hutchens, HC-One CEO

Care sector jobs - Care & Nursing Essentials magazine presents a round-up of new appointments, promotions and vacancies at care providers and within the wider social care sector.

Young nurse on an apprenticeship in healthcare

During National Careers Week, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) is highlighting the many benefits of taking an apprenticeship route into a healthcare career for people of all ages.

Apprenticeships offer people on the job training and the chance to earn and learn. Apprenticeships lead to nationally recognised qualifications and are a unique stepping-stone into a chosen career.

NHCP has recruited a record 300 apprentices in the last 12 months into a variety of health and care roles including nursing degrees and nursing associate roles, as well as pharmaceutical, engineering and administrative roles in business, IT, HR and finance.

Care homes recruitment - care workers on a computer

Emma Platt, division manager of White Recruitment Health & Social Care, one of the UK’s foremost recruiters for care homes, discusses recruiting and retaining good-quality staff members…

As the UK healthcare sector continues to suffer from the worst staffing crisis in recent memory, more and more care homes are being forced to shut down. In addition to this, with an ageing population, the strain on these institutions is only set to increase.  However, despite an unfavourable staffing situation, there are still many things that care homes can do to attract more nurses.

Questionnaire on iPad

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare Launch Online Questionnaire for Potential Recruits

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have launched an innovative recruitment questionnaire for potential candidates to find out whether a career in care is right for them.

The care organisations carried out comprehensive research through research groups and worked in conjunction with a business psychologist to develop the online ‘Self-Selection Questionnaire,’ enabling them to take a values-based approach in their selection process.

Nurse with patient thinking about career in care

Local children and young adults’ charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation is inviting those thinking about a career in social care to join them at its Career Open Day and Roadshows, held around Sussex in September.

As part of recruitment drive, Chailey Heritage Foundation is holding the open day and three pop up events for those interested in becoming support workers to the children and young people with complex physical disabilities and high health needs that attend the school and residential facility:

·       Friday 20th September - Uckfield Civic Centre 10am-2pm

Care home nurses are REAL nurses

Lindsay Dingwall, Clinical/Academic Nurse Consultant for Older People from the University of Dundee, on recruiting and retaining the right care home nurses in order to tackle the social care crisis…

We already know that there is a crisis in nurse recruitment in the NHS, but care homes especially, are losing out in the race to recruit registered nurses with the best knowledge, skills and talent. Ironically, if care homes close, aside from some of the most vulnerable people in our society being denied the care they need, the NHS also suffers. So why are care home nurses not more valued?

DBS check - a job application form

As most people working within the care industry will know, all staff in care homes, hospitals and working as care providers in someone else’s home are subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Employers can encounter staffing problems if DBS checks aren’t done quickly and efficiently. Here, Care & Nursing Essentials editor Victoria Galligan busts some of the myths regarding DBS checks and explores what a DBS check actually is, who needs one and how to avoid costly delays when applying…

Flexible caring - Christian Brøndum is CEO of Planday

Christian Brøndum is the CEO of Planday, a start-up that provides workforce management software to businesses working across all sectors including both hospitality and care homes. Here, he tells Care & Nursing Essentials about how software can help deal with the challenges of retaining staff…

Recently, Carers UK announced the results of a report which found that over 600 people quit their job every day to prioritise caring for older and disabled relatives. Anyone working in the care sector will be familiar with the unique stresses of caring for an elderly or disabled person. Perhaps even more stressful is the fact that often, employers fail to provide the flexibility necessary for workers to keep their jobs whilst caring for their loved ones. Whether you work in the care sector or find yourself struggling to care for relatives whilst working, the need for flexibility is a pressing issue.

Sunrise of Sonning nursing students

Sunrise of Sonning, on Old Bath Road, has launched a scheme to give nursing students an opportunity to train and learn in a hands-on environment, in addition to their university studies. Their first placement student began on 21st January and is undertaking a five week placement.

This marks the first placement student that Sunrise Senior Living UK has taken on, and the company hopes to start introducing the scheme across its other care homes in the UK over the coming months.

Annegy Mataso, who is in her 3rd year at the University of West London (UWL), is the lucky student now working at Sunrise of Sonning care home. Following an assessment of the Community and a lot of paperwork to get the process signed off, Sunrise of Sonning was considered a suitable place for student placements and started looking for their first candidate.