Why Care & Nursing Homes Can Benefit From Hiring Agency Staff
Over the past few years, Nursing Agencies have become more popular amongst Hospitals, Nursing Homes and 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're 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 on your side, this doesn't have to be a worry for you anymore. Whilst we can't speak for other agencies, at Medilink Nursing, no matter how little notice you give us, we'll always do our best to provide you with a quick, honest answer and resolution.
Our Head Office is open every day too (including weekends and bank holidays) between 6 am and 10.30 pm!
Plan For The Future
Just like anyone else, Nurses and Carers 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 very grateful for getting it all sorted!
Hardworking Nurses and Carers on Demand
Registered Mental and General Nurses to Senior Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers - whatever you need, you can get!
Apparently, it is a common misconception that agency staff aren't as good as any full-time staff you have, but we can assure you this isn't 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 should be given the high-quality care and attention they deserve, so we only hire staff that shows 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.
Of course, this may not always be possible, but don't worry - we'll be able to get someone who is just as fantastic!
Not Having To Pay Staff When You Don't Need Them
Another perk of getting Agency Nurses and Carers for your Home is that you only have to pay for them when you need them!
At the end of the day, you don't want too many Nurses and Carers around your Home, but at the same time, you don't want to be caught short.
When you know you've got an agency to fall back on, all you need to don't need to worry about employing extra staff you don't really need.
When you're short-staffed, you're faced with two options:
- Realise you're short-staffed.
- Ask all other staff if they can cover the shift.
- They can't, so you panic again.
- Ask again, this time a little more desperately.
- No one can cover it still...
- Oh god, oh god, oh, god!
- Look online or ring around.
- Either fill the gap with anyone that can do it, or go short-staffed.
Just give a Nursing Agency a ring (on 0113 877 6383), and have them 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.
Want To Find Out More? Get In Touch!
If you'd like to discuss with someone the benefits of using a Nursing Agency for all your extra staffing needs, why not get in touch with us?
As mention, our team is available every day between 6 am and 10.30 pm, and you can simply give them a ring on 0113 877 6383!
Alternatively, you could always drop us an email at email@example.com, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible!