We are recruiting for field nurses to work across our care at home service. These are opportunities for highly motivated, enthusiastic registered nurses, who are looking to further their career within a challenging and clinically diverse community setting. The posts are equivalent to Band 6 – agenda for change.

Advantage Healthcare is looking for highly skilled nurses with excellent interpersonal, communication, decision making and time management skills.

As a field nurse, your main role will be to oversee the care of our clients and service users, clinically ensuring that high standards of patient centred care are delivered by our teams of well-trained care staff. You will have close contact with the care staff and clients, in their own homes, to monitor and supervise the care staff.

We are expanding our operations in the north of London and are especially keen to hear from nurses who are able to work across north London. It is possible to work remotely if you aren’t based close to the branch office, and many of your visits will require travelling to clients’ homes across the north of the capital and beyond.

Our clients are based in the community so travel is essential. Use of your own vehicle and a willingness to travel will be required for this position. This role may also be available part time on a job share basis for successful applicants who are not seeking full time work.

Band 6 adult and paediatric field nurse job vacancies

For full details and to apply, click on the links below. Or for an information discussion to find out more about any of the roles please contact traceyjones@advantagehealthcare.com or lisaruffell@advantagehealthcare.com from our clinical nursing team.

Adult Nurse London

Paediatric Nurse London

Adult or Paediatric Nurse vacancies in Yorkshire, office in Leeds

Advantage Healthcare – Yorkshire has received a ‘Good’ CQC rating following an inspection in January 2020. Healthcare professionals at the hub have worked in teams to provide care at home services to over 30 adults and children in the last year.

The service received a ‘Good’ rating for in each CQC inspection category – Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.

The CQC report found that:

The service continued to have a positive impact on people’s lives. We received positive feedback from people using the service, their relatives and healthcare professionals about staff being kind and “going the extra mile”.

The provider was caring for people with very complex health conditions. Their care plans were detailed, and person centred; these were updated when required.

There was an open and person-centred culture in the organisation.

Staff enjoyed working for the provider – Advantage Healthcare – and told us they felt well supported by a regular programme of training, assessment of competencies and supervision.

(Extract from CQC report, January 2020)

Advantage Healthcare’s service in Yorkshire is managed by Sue Williamson, a registered nurse who joined this organisation in 2018.

Advantage Healthcare Chief Nurse, Joanna Grant, said:

“Regaining a ‘Good’ CQC rating is thoroughly deserved for this hard working and close knit team. Both our office staff and client care staff have had a busy year managing our existing packages and setting up new ones.

“Registered Manager Sue Williamson has led a number of initiatives such as a team strategy day, setting up an informal carers support group and championing ongoing learning and development for our healthcare professionals.” To read the full CQC report visit https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-4529298167?referer=widget3

Strand Nursing, part of Advantage Healthcare, has been providing high quality live in care and private care at home services since 1974. Strand Nursing services are available across England and Wales and a new website has been launched to let more people know about the care offered.

Visit www.strandnursing.co.uk to view the new website.

Strand Nursing is well known for excellent care, discretion and personally tailored care at home services, predominantly to elderly clients who wish to remain as independent as possible in their own home as they get older and increasingly frail. Strand Nursing’s team strive to meet clients’ requirements perfectly. The agency offers the highest quality, bespoke live-in care, as well as, day and evening care. Care services include continuous live-in care, social companionship, occasional and respite care, overnight care, end-of-life care or specialised nursing care.

The agency’s registered nurse, Siobhan Contreras has worked there for over ten years. She said:

“Strand Nursing is a great place to work. We have a very positive, hard-working and close knit team. We are all driven to provide excellent care to our clients. I especially enjoy those days when I hear about clients with improving health or managing better with their conditions thanks to the support they get through Strand Nursing services.”

The new website has over twenty frequently asked questions (FAQs) for people who are considering private healthcare but are unsure of the implications and benefits either for themselves or their loved ones. Strand Nursing also has a dedicated private client team, who are available during office hours for discreet, non-obligatory conversations about the service or how to arrange private care, phone number 020 7836 6396.

Strand Nursing is also keen to hear from experienced healthcare professionals looking for live-in care positions.

Visit www.strandnursing.co.uk to view the new website or find out more about the private healthcare services available through this Advantage Healthcare Ltd company.

The Royal College of Nursing has published its Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing guidance report. Advantage Healthcare’s chief nurse, Joanna Grant contributed to the report as a member of the Core Working Group.

Joanna welcomed the report and said: “At Advantage Healthcare we work with a number of children who have complex needs in the community. These children and their families often require continuing care and the input of a community children’s nurse – a key role in ensuring integrated care.

“This report looks at the four categories of community care for children and young people as described by the Department of Health and makes recommendations for each.

“As a provider of care in the home we support the guidance and look forward to working as part of wider multi-agency and interdisciplinary teams to ensure safe and effective care in partnership with children/young people and their families.”

Advantage Healthcare provides care at home services to adults and children across England, Scotland and Wales including many paediatric clients.

To download an electronic copy of the RCN’s Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing guidance click here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-007844

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About the RCN’s Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing guidance

This guidance is for health care professionals, service providers and those involved with planning and commissioning services. It sets out the RCN’s perspective on contemporary and future children and young people’s nursing services in the home and community setting. It also underlines the increasingly crucial role played by community children’s nurses as they provide integrated care closer to home. It explores the legislative and policy agenda, defines the role of the CCN, sets out the core principles of providing care, considers variations in how the needs of families are assessed across the four countries of the UK and outlines examples of current models of care and service delivery.

Hannah Syratt, has received an Advantage Values Award for Doing the right thing and Bringing better to life through her role as client care services manager covering Advantage Healthcare branches in the North of England.

The Award was presented to Hannah by Regional Director, Amy Gilbert who said:

“Hannah’s dedication to her job is outstanding. She works across a number of our branches, to support staff, carers and clients, working successfully and effectively to start new packages of care. Hannah has also been key to driving quality improvements across branches. Well done Hannah!”

Hannah, from Bradford, has worked for Advantage Healthcare for over six years. She explained what she likes most about her role:

“I enjoy meeting the people who we support. I’m mainly involved in setting up new packages and I understand how personal it is when a loved one needs external help for the first time, or new carers come into a home. I strive to make the transition to a new care package as smooth as possible for the client, their family and our carers.

“It’s rewarding to see the positive changes within a household when the right care is provided by sensitive, skilled carers who understand and complement our client and their family.”

 

Photo caption: left to right – Hannah Syratt, Client service manager with Amy Gilbert, Regional Director North.

Advantage Healthcare client manager Caroline Healey has been awarded a diploma after enrolling on a leadership course to help her develop her career and to provide the best possible service to clients.

Caroline received her Team Leadership and Management in the Health and Social Care sector Level 5 Diploma from City and Guilds in conjunction with Advantage Learning & Employment – a top training provider of apprenticeships, adult learning and development programmes.

Caroline, from Rochdale, completed the year-long diploma while working full time at Advantage’s Yorkshire Healthcare hub.

The mum-of-one joined Advantage after taking a career break having previously worked as a healthcare assistant in a nursing home followed by several years in the recruitment sector.

Caroline said: “I love my job. I spend lots of time getting to know our clients so that I’m better able to match them with our excellent client care staff. I know it’s going well when I see our clients smile, that really makes my day.

“I worked hard on the diploma, fitting in study where I could. It was intense but very enjoyable. In particular it’s enhanced my knowledge and skills around safeguarding adults and children, motivating and managing teams and the importance of communication.”

Caroline is one of more than 700 employees at Advantage who enrol on apprenticeships each year.

She added: “The diploma has provided me with the skills I need to provide a better service to our clients. Working together as a team and motivating staff is so important in the healthcare sector. It’s also been a great boost to my confidence and to my career prospects.”

Advantage Healthcare Regional Director (North), Amy Gilbert said: “Investing in our staff and supporting them to achieve further learning equips them to deliver a better service to our customers.”

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Film transcript.

We all enjoying spending time at home, feeling safe, warm and cared for, especially at this festive time of year. Our staff make over 10,000 visits to Advantage Healthcare clients each week to homes across England, Scotland and Wales. Essential and supportive healthcare visits continue throughout the festive season by our team members tending to adults and children who have their regular care provided at home. Many of our staff take time out from being with their own families to do the jobs they love.

As Advantage Healthcare, we say thank you to all of our staff working during this festive season. We appreciate your dedication, cheerfulness and quality service.

Thank you for being part of our team and bringing care and sparkle to the lives of our clients and their families throughout the year, and at this special time.

A healthcare assistant from Shrewsbury has been recognised as the Shropshire and North Wales Carer of the Month for October.

Kathryn Biddlecombe has worked for Interserve Healthcare since 2018.

Registered manager, Luke Burridge said:

“Kathryn is a real asset to the care team in which she works. Her communication with branch is excellent and she always has a positive attitude towards finding solutions to issues as they arise. This in turn makes a significant contribution to the care service we deliver.”

Advantage Healthcare is recruiting for complex care healthcare assistants, support workers and registered nurses. View our current healthcare vacancies by clicking here, or send in your CV as the first step to registering with us, just fill in this short form here.

Advantage Healthcare has been supporting Daniel Newton with increasingly complex care support since 2014. Daniel, who lives in Bolton with his dog Gizmo, has two carers with him around-the-clock to assist him with his health challenges, the result of the genetic condition Hunters Syndrome Type 2.

Thirty two-year-old Daniel is a firm favourite among his carers and makes them laugh frequently in the course of the day. He said:

“I’m very happy in my flat, especially since Gizmo, my Yorkshire terrier came to live with me. I have plenty to do, keeping up with friends and sending them funny photos, chatting to the carers. We go out when we can, to go bowling and shopping. Other days I’ll challenge Tracey on the Wii.

“I like to entertain people with music and jokes and to be cheerful. Even on the critical care ward I would make people smile and brighten their day in a serious place.” “I’ve thought about what life would be like without my condition, maybe I wouldn’t be as kind or happy and I wouldn’t have met so many wonderful people – patients, care staff, great people. It’s the life I’ve always known and I wouldn’t change it.”

Daniel has many interests, as well as staying in contact with his many friends, he enjoys designing logos and creating bespoke T-shirts using a press. Daniel is a popular visitor to Wythenshawe hospital where he is well known by the nurses after his time there. Daniel moved to a ground floor flat in November 2018 following eleven months in hospital including three months in intensive care.

Hunters Syndrome has affected Daniel’s ability to breathe independently and he has a tracheostomy fitted at the age of seven. Five years ago he only needed overnight ventilation to help him breath. However his breathing become more challenging over time and during his stay in hospital, he needed help to stabilise his breathing. Now Daniel needs constant ventilation and daily tracheostomy suctioning. He also has a complex medication regime.

Several Advantage Healthcare client care staff, including Tracey Jones and Shaista Nawaz were given bespoke training and shadowed nurse staff on the ward when they visited Daniel in preparation for his move home into the new flat. They have been part of the team who care for Daniel ever since.

Tracey said: “I love my job, we are here to keep Daniel safe and assist him in practical ways around his flat and with going out and having a full life. We have a laugh. At times I forget it’s a job, most days it’s a lot of fun and Daniel is a joy to be around.”

Shaista said: “I’ve worked with Daniel for over five years, he’s never lost his upbeat spirit and his cheeky humour. Daniel enjoys cooking and we often cook together, korma and sweet chilli chicken are favourite dishes.

“I’ve never hesitated to do extra shifts and cover colleagues for Daniel’s care. He’s just the best client to have.”

Advantage Healthcare staff work in pairs to monitor Daniel’s health and are all trained to respond if he has any difficulties. A core team of eight look after Daniel through the week and they make sure that his medication and equipment is up-to-date and in stock.

Client care manager, Hayley Connor, said: “Daniel is one of our most popular clients with our staff. He’s had a lot of challenges with his health and moving out of hospital. We’ve seen his needs change over recent years but I’ve seen his confidence and movement has improved greatly since moving into his own flat.

“One of the highlights of my job is to come and visit Daniel. As well as monitoring his care I get to join in the laughter and banter he shares with the care staff.”

Advantage Healthcare is recruiting for complex care healthcare assistants, support workers and registered nurses. View our current healthcare vacancies by clicking here, or send in your CV as the first step to registering with us, just fill in this short form here.

Photos caption: from left to right, Shaista Nawaz, Gizmo, Daniel Newton, Tracey Jones.

We are recruiting for field nurses in to work in several UK locations. These are opportunities for highly motivated, enthusiastic registered nurses, who are looking to further their career within a challenging and clinically diverse community setting. These posts are equivalent to Band 6 – agenda for change.

Advantage Healthcare is looking for highly skilled nurses with excellent interpersonal, communication, decision making and time management skills.

As a field nurse, your main role will be to oversee the care of our clients and service users, clinically ensuring that high standards of patient centred care are delivered by our teams of well-trained care staff. You will have close contact with the care staff and clients, in their own homes, to monitor and supervise the care staff.

Our clients are based in the community so travel is essential. Use of your own vehicle and a willingness to travel will be required for this position. This role may also be available part time on a job share basis for successful applicants who are not seeking full time work.

Adult field nurse job vacancies

Band 6

Adult Nurse Colchester

Adult Nurse London

Adult Nurse South Coast

Adult Nurse Stockton on Tees or Middlesbrough

Paediatric field nurse job vacancies

Band 6

Paediatric Nurse Colchester

Paediatric Nurse London