Nurses and disability support workers across Australia are stretched to breaking point.
They’re generally not paid enough, and are burning out at a rapid rate.
It can feel like a thankless task most of the time, as shifts become a blur in an effort to meet healthcare quotas.
The human part of nursing gets lost in the mix.
And with COVID-19 outbreaks to contend with, it has become increasingly impersonal.
Nurses Now is an agency that helps give you back some control over your career.
Here are 8 reasons why our agency is your ticket to a better work-life balance.
1. You Get Great Pay
Due to the unpredictability of shifts, our members are paid above and beyond the standard rates for nursing and disability support. We do offer longer-term placement and contract roles though too, and these are also paid at these higher rates. Plus, you can use our services to supplement your primary employment – it’s a great way to earn extra money.
2. You Develop New Skills And Training
As part of your professional development, we will help you find work that gives you access to unique areas of your job, boosting your own skills and learning. We also offer great training courses and access to resources to help improve your career.
3. You Get To Say WHEN You Want To Work
You’re in control of finding shifts that fit into your busy schedule. Don’t want to work on public holidays, or night shifts? Nurses Now give you that freedom of choice. It’s your decision. Bear in mind, the more flexible you are, the more likely you are to be offered your choice of work.
4. Book Work Easily
We have a simple online roster system (and accompanying app) where you can access all the jobs available and book your availability online once you’re on our team. Through our innovative software development, Nurses Now offers a complete online portal, available at the touch of a button.
5. You Get To Say WHERE You Want To Work
Choose from a variety of locations and roles that suit your interests and qualifications. A selection of working environments and choice of healthcare sectors are available to you. If you like to move around, we can accommodate that. If you want to work in a particular area or healthcare sector, we offer that too. This is a great opportunity for those who want to grow their experiences and earn invaluable industry insight.
6. You Will Grow Your Professional Network
As you work across multiple healthcare sites & services, you are developing relationships with key healthcare professionals. The networking you do will help you progress your career as your managers come to trust and depend on your professionalism. It’s a great way to build key relationships across many different disciplines within the industry.
7. There’s Less Stress
Because you are in control of your work roster, you will always know where you will be and when at any given time, you don’t have to worry too much about workplace politics. Just present to the healthcare site, provide a high level of care and support. You’re not taking home any extra stresses or worries as you are there to simply do a job to the best of your ability. Plus, if there’s a workplace you didn’t like, you don’t have to work there again. And that flexibility is always a nice feeling.
8. It’s A Better Working Environment
When you choose to partner with Nurses Now, you will end up finding work that’s more tailored to your needs. We learn more about you over time and can find you work more easily once we get to know you better. There’s overall less paperwork and timesheets to worry about when siding with just one agency and you can still feel independent while having our full ongoing support. We provide you with excellent feedback along the way so you can adjust your working style as you go, and our cohesive working environment makes it a great place to feel part of a team.
For more information on all our job opportunities, please visit our site, or contact the ever-friendly Nurses Now Customer Service Team.
Do Nursing Agency Jobs Look Bad on a Resume?
Not at all. Temporary jobs do not look bad on a resume, especially if you can explain how you have benefited from your experiences. Be sure to include: What you took from those experiences; How those experiences enhanced your soft skills and other capabilities; and How specific jobs or roles boosted your skill set and aided you in your career path.
What Does An Agency Nurse Or Disability Support Worker Do?
Instead of working in just one dedicated facility, agency nurses and support workers provide healthcare in a variety of settings. An agency nurse may consult with residents, patients and clients in nursing homes, hospitals, disability support sites and rehabilitation centres as well as at home. Nurses who work for agencies receive assignments and travel for short periods of time to provide patient care. Long-term assignments may be offered, too. A nurse in this role typically works closely with doctors and other health care providers, as well as having supervisory and training responsibilities.
What Is A Nursing Agency?
As a business, a nursing agency provides nurses and health care assistants to people who need healthcare. Nurses are usually employed by agencies on temporary contracts and are available for hire by hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities in need of cover when staff is absent, or during busy periods. Private clients may use nurses who are seconded to provide them with nursing care in their own homes. At Nurses Now, we also help health care providers find nurses and disability support staff across theses sectors: Residential Aged Care, Acute Care, Disability Support Services and Home & Community Care.