Nursing, Nursing Home, Residential Home, Domiciliary Care, Temporary Staffing, Healthcare
When it comes to agency work most nurses tend to understand the benefits: flexible time, better hourly pay, choosing their hours.
But the things that prevent many nurses from moving their career into agency work are un-answered questions. For example:
Steven Madden and his teams around the UK understand these concerns and are on hand and ready to steer you through them, offering advice and experience.
Talk to your local branch today if you'd like to find out more about agency nursing. Find your local branch and, simply, get in touch.
Once you have all the answers then YOU can decide if this is the right step in YOUR nursing career.
Oh, and I've met Steve and his team – they're lovely (friendly, knowledgeable and they won't pressure you!).
Matt Farah, co-founder, Nurses.co.uk
You'll need to register as a Limited Company and have a business bank account, but don't worry – we can guide you through!
No, just the opposite! Care Homes come to Hamilton Cross looking for Nurses with certain skills, so you'll have plenty of chance to use them. You've also got the option to grow your skill set, as Hamilton Cross Nurses are often invited to Training Courses.
The first talk you'll have with Hamilton Cross is all about your personal circumstances and when you want to work. Staff will offer shifts to suit your schedule and are respectful and flexible if you need to change you working patterns later on!
"Agency nursing can be tough; often you're on your own, having to depend on your training and experience to make decisions. It is so great to know there are a group of people behind you who are ready to stand by and support you. I have the upmost faith and confidence in the Hamilton Cross team and couldn't imagine working for anyone else."
"I started to book through the agency and quickly realised that the nurses employed by Steve had much improved skills and knowledge and superior communication skills…..As a Registered Manager I know my home and the others I have worked at being an agency nurse that use Hamilton Cross have a very high opinion of their nurses which I personally most value."
Registered Manager & RGN
Getting set up with Hamilton Cross can take as little as 1-2 weeks from first call to first shift, although this depends on your current workload. You'll go through a DBS and reference check, plus undergo the Hamilton Cross Training Modules. The Training program is updated annually and Staff can check your progress and offer encouragement or guidance every step of the way.
Hamilton Cross is one of the UK's leading nursing staffing companies. Our sole aim is to deliver outstanding service to our candidates, staff and clients. We care about all three elements and we believe that is why the nurses who work for us stay with us year after year, You'll hear their voices on this page – hopefully saying nice things about us!
"I took early retirement from a long career with the NHS and was seeking nursing work on a casual basis. I found that Hamilton Cross was the perfect way for me to work as and when I was available, with a choice of where I could work. The staff who organise the rotas in the office are always accessible and very friendly when contacted. They will always do their best to find you work that suits your needs, whether that be night or day shifts"
We're really pleased to offer any nurse from any branch support. You can make an appointment to have a chat about being an agency worker with any of our UK branches. Call, pop in, have a cuppa and a chat about your career development plans at any time.
The training we offer is annually renewed. We'll give you the latest documentation and we'll invite you for specific training along the way too.
Our team will work around your own personal circumstances and goals. For instance, you can earn while you're studying – meaning you complete your studies to push your career without falling off budget in your life!
"I am the Manager of a small independent nursing / care home who has used Hamilton Cross on a regular basis for both Registered nurses and care assistants. I find the staff provided to ourselves as caring, well training, dignified and respectful to residents and staff….I have found the standards and experiences of especially the RGNs that good I have recruited two nurses and a senior manager from Hamilton Cross in recent times."
Ashbourne Nursing Home, Rochdale
Once working for Hamilton Cross, branches offer an open door policy for all Nurses to stop by, as well as a 24 hour Support Line answered by the agency staff themselves.
All Hamilton Cross Teams share an upbeat “big family” style working attitude, giving a great welcome for any new Nurse looking for a Professional but Personal start to Agency Nursing.