Looking for London Nursing Jobs
Even when you are a fully qualified nurse, finding the right
job in the location you want to work may prove difficult.
Of course, you might want to do your own search through
sites such as the jobs section of RCN
Bulletin, but you are then still left with the headache of following up
each and every application you make for each individual job.
Making the quest easier for those looking for London nursing
jobs are a number of recruitment agencies, such as Cromwell Medical.
What to look for
Choosing a nursing agency with which to entrust you’re your next career move may itself be a challenging exercise.
So what might be some of the key features that may help you make the right choice of agency?
- does the agency find
placements in your particular area of specialisation (whether this be
theatre nurse, A&E nurse, ITU nurse, paediatric nurse, community
nurse, RGN, RMN, CPN, health visitor or locum)?
- are you able to register
your details with the agency online?
if so, is that application
process simple and straight forward – does it fit into a single,
manageable webpage, for example?
does the agency make
placements in both the NHS and the private sector?
is the agency an approved
recruiter under the London Procurement Partnership (LPP) and an approved
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier?
- LPP approval may
significantly widen your chances of landing the right type of nursing job;
according to the LPP, for
example, London health trusts spend some £500 million on agency and bank
staff every year – and that clearly represents a large number of agency
and temporary jobs in nursing, medical locums and allied health
LPP is founded and funded
by a number of organisations within the NHS, with the express purpose of
ensuring value for money through the procurement of trained staff for the
provision of high-quality care of patients;
your relationship with
agency staff and its consultants may be one of the most critical aspects
in finding a placement – telephone support that is on offer 24 hours a day
for 365 days a year may therefore prove more than useful;
you may also want to check
that your chosen agency offers flexible working practices, allowing you to
choose between full time and part time vacancies;
in a profession such as
nursing you are likely to be committed to continuous opportunities for
furthering your career development – you may want to ensure that your
chosen agency provides the relevant training programs to develop your
some agencies also operate
incentive schemes, such as paying you a bonus if you are able to refer a
friend who is subsequently found an agency job;
- you may want to ensure
that the agency you choose its known for its recruitment of high-quality
staff who deliver exceptional service; and
in return for your hard
work and dedication to the job, you may reasonably expect a competitive
salary with attractive rates of pay which you receive on a regular, weekly
Finding a nursing job in London may be a challenging
business, but for nurses who have earned registration with the Nursing and
Midwifery Council (NMC) and are able to demonstrate their compliance with a
standard range of training objectives, registration with a recruitment agency
may be the route to a fulfilling and rewarding job – or series of jobs – within
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