Nurses that care are at the heart of what we do at Local Care Force but what does it mean to be a fabulous Agency Nurse working with LCF?
We asked our Nurses the question and received exactly what we expected – some fabulous answers!
“I am an Agency Nurse.
I keep the cog in the wheel essentially turning.
I deliver care to unfamiliar faces
I hope I am making a difference and impact in people’s lives.
I am often underrated and frequently blamed.
We care. We deliver. We are… Agency Nurses”
Fiona B – RGN
“I get to utilise my skills without being embroiled in the hierarchy. I do a good job and am able to walk away. The best thing for me is choice I have to work when I want. For the first time in my working life, 41 years, I feel I truly have a work life balance”
Amanda W – RMN/RGN
“An Agency Nurse means an important flexible Nurse who is available in all Nurse Emergencies to cover either Hospital or Homes”
Alice J – RGN
“It means being ready to take risk! Taking up challenges! Being flexible! Meeting new people and getting new knowledge as all our work places are different”
Emilia A – RGN
“To give the time and comfort to those that need it. Then ending your shift, you can say that I have put a smile on their face”
Edward B – RMN
“Being able to work in an environment that enables me to balance work with home and being less stressed than working for other companies and also more supported”
“As a registered nurse, whatever field I am practising in I give it 100%. I am a dedicated nurse and fully responsible for my own actions regardless of where I work and my patients always come first. It fits in with my lifestyle but regardless of whether I am an agency nurse or not I am a professional nurse and will always work to the best of my abilities”
“Being an agency nurse has reignited my love of nursing and allowed me to be a nurse again. I am not restricted by the politics and limitations of employment: I can take pride in having standards of care which I can ensure are not compromised on my shift because I can put the needs of the service user first, without distraction. Agency nursing has given me a work life balance of my own choosing, and I recommend it for the challenges, variety and fun”
Penny T- RMN
“I am very happy and proud working for LCF as an Agency Nurse. When I started here, I was surprised how friendly the atmosphere and team was. I never had that as a permanent member of staff.
They really treat you as an individual, with respect. The training that the LCF team provides has given me more knowledge in my practice, to improve my Nursing skills in different care setting. I was supported with my revalidation and helped with my self-confidence. This is the best job and the team for me.”
So there you have it!
We are definitely an Agency with a difference and the difference is our Nurses!