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Working for Thornbury

At Thornbury Nursing Services, we’re looking to recruit agency workers who:

    Are able to pick up shifts at the last minute, with only an hours’ notice given on some of our shifts

    Have sound clinical skills

    Demonstrate a commitment to delivering high quality care

    Demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature, treating patients, carers and relatives with respect, dignity and kindness

    Foster a culture of openness and honesty, communicating effectively with Thornbury staff, clients and patients

    Demonstrate integrity and work within their individual competencies

    Are able to integrate easily into new teams and be an asset during each shift

    Are flexible and willing to travel long distances to support clients

    Are reliable and punctual, committing to any accepted booking

All our agency workers must be able to work without direct supervision from the client in the area we are placing them. Our comprehensive referencing system provides evidence that our workers are suitably skilled to work in the clinical area we are placing them into. By doing this, our clients can be confident we are providing an agency worker who is competent to work as part of their team as soon as they walk onto the unit.

All agency workers must be authorisied to work in the European Economic Community (EEC) and have current, unrestricted NMC / HCPC registration.

Any applications to join Thornbury Nursing Services will be subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for an Enhanced Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB), to check for any previous criminal cautions or convictions.

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What our recruitment process involves

We need to make absolutely sure you have the skills to hit the ground running and to integrate easily into an unfamiliar team. Here’s what you should expect when registering to join Thornbury:

  • Initial phone screening interview
  • Referencing based on your individual experience, with a completed competency checklist from a senior referee
  • Face-to-face or digital interview
  • Verification of identity documents, including ‘Right To Work’ evidence in line with current Home Office guidelines and NHS Employers’ Standards
  • Completion of an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) or evidence of a certificate on the DBS Update Service (all names must be checked and the original certificate seen)
  • Occupational Health assessment and evidence of immunisation in line with current ‘Green Book’ guidelines, including EPP requirements as applicable to the deployment area
  • Up to date evidence of practical competency training for Basic Life Support and Manual Handling
  • Evidence of educational certificates for advanced and specialist roles

We ask a lot from you, but we’ll be here for you throughout your time with us.