Why Nursing Care Homes Benefit From Hiring Agency Staff

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Why Nursing Care Homes Benefit From Hiring Agency Staff

Over the past few years, Nursing Agencies have become more popular among Hospitals and Nursing care homes in an attempt to ease the burden on current staff and managers. Previously, and even today, some may see Nursing Agencies as a bad option, when in reality, they are a fantastic way to help ensure your residents get the care and attention they deserve!

But how can a Nursing Agency like Medilink Nursing, which supplies nurses (RGNs/RMNs) and Healthcare Assistants (HCAs), help benefit your life as a manager, as well as your full-time staff?

Last-Minute Staff Shortage? No Problem!

Shortages can happen at any time, sometimes with very little notice. Why does it always seem to be the case that when you really need someone to cover an extra shift, there’s no one available?

Well, with an experienced agency, we have over 25 years of experience, on your side, this doesn’t have to be a worry for you any more. At Medilink Nursing, no matter how little notice you give us, we’ll always do our best to provide you with a quick, honest resolution to your staffing issue.

Our Head Office is open every day of the year (including weekends and bank holidays) between 6:00am and 10:30pm!

Plan For The Future

Just like anyone else, staff at nursing care homes need to take some well-deserved time off!

Rather than having to worry about every holiday request you get, wondering who on your team will be willing to fill in for them, you can rest assured it won’t be a problem!

It’s possible to make “Block Bookings” with Nursing Agencies – in other words, you can book an extra pair of hands for as many shifts as you want in one go.

Rather than looking for cover before every shift, you can make a set of bookings for all the shifts you know you’ll need cover for. Future-you will be truly grateful for getting it all sorted!

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Hard-working Nurses and Carers on Demand

Registered Mental Nurses, General Nurses to Senior Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers – whatever you need, you can get!

Apparently, it is a common misconception in nursing care homes that agency staff aren’t as good as any full-time staff you have, but we can assure you this is not the case.

Any agency worth their salt only employs Nurses and Carers that match their high standards and beliefs! For example, at Medilink Nursing, we believe that every resident in nursing care homes should be given the high-quality care and attention they deserve, so we only hire staff that show they feel the same way.

On top of this, every member of staff we supply has plenty of experience, as well as up-to-date training! You and your residents deserve the best, so that’s what they’ll get.

Book The Same Nurses and Carers

Have you really enjoyed having a Nursing Agency member of staff, and would be more than happy to have them again?

If so, we’d be over the moon to hear this! Where possible, we will send out the same member of staff upon your request.

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Time Saver

When you’re short-staffed in nursing care homes, you’re faced with two options:

Option 1

  1. Realise you’re short-staffed.
  2. Panic.
  3. Ask all other staff if they can cover the shift.
  4. They can’t, so you panic again.
  5. Ask again, this time a little more desperately.
  6. No one can cover it still…
  7. Look online or ring around.
  8. Either fill the gap with anyone that can do it, or go short-staffed.

Option 2

Just give us here at Medilink Nursing a call (on 0113 877 6383), and have us do all the hard work for you!

Which would you go for? As the saying goes, “Work smarter, Not Harder!”.

Now you don’t have to waste time running around or have to worry about if the Nurse or Carer you’re going to get is good enough.

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Conclusion – Why Nursing Care Homes Benefit From Hiring Agency Staff

If you’d like to discuss with someone the benefits of using a Nursing Agency for all your extra staffing needs at your nursing care homes, why not get in touch with us here at Medilink Nursing?

Our team is available every day between 6:00am and 10:30pm, and you can simply give them a ring on 0113 877 6383!

Alternatively, you could always drop us an email at care@medilinknursing.com, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!

For further information, you can also have a look at our dedicated Nursing and Residential home section which shows our services, answers many FAQs, and has the option to request a shift: Agency Staff for Nursing and Residential Homes.

Further Reading:

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