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.

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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. 

 

Darley Dale Apprentice wins Health & Care Hero Award

November 2019

17-year-old Health & Social Care Apprentice, Nell Matthews, was recently presented with the prestigious Heath & Care Hero Award at the Darley Dale Community Awards.

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HCA Healthcare UK has partnered with the nonprofit Talent Beyond Boundaries, welcomes 30 forcibly displaced healthcare professionals into roles in the UK.

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Young nurse on an apprenticeship in healthcare
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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.

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Bupa care home workers recruited via youth scheme
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A group of young Bupa care home workers were recruited to the care sector via a scheme with the Prince's Trust and Barclays/ The next steps for Bupa's partnership with The Prince's Trust and Barclays’ Connect with Work programme were announced this week.

The care home operator plans to expand the programme into five further areas during the first half of 2020, working with its homes in Cardiff, Southampton, Birmingham, London and Edinburgh. Around 50 young people will benefit from the plans to secure traineeships at Bupa.

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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…

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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.

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Local children and young adults’ charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation is inviting those thinking about a career in 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

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Care home nurses are REAL nurses
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Recruiting and retaining the right care home nurses in order to tackle the social care crisis: by Lindsay Dingwall, Clinical/Academic Nurse Consultant for Older People at the University of Dundee and Lead Educator of the Care Home Nursing: Changing Perceptions course. 

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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…

There is only one level of DBS check for care workers

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Flexible caring - Christian Brøndum is CEO of Planday
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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 aid flexible caring and help deal with the challenges of retaining staff…

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Joanna Rawles, Head of Social Work at The Open University, discusses its new social work apprenticeship and how a wider range of applicants can be reached…

Social work is a sector facing numerous challenges. Despite over 1.45 million workers currently employed, experts have predicted that an additional 650,000 employees will be needed by 2035 for the sector to keep pace with the rising numbers of people aged 65 and over, who rely on their services.

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Sunrise of Sonning nursing students
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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.