Nursing Jobs

At Globe Locums we have a large number of nursing jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified nurse seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.

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An Overview of Nursing

Globe Locums is delighted to match qualified nurses with Locum and permanent nursing jobs across a variety of countries and in various settings. We are a clinician-led recruitment agency, run by a unique mixture of clinicians and professional recruiters. Many members of our team have worked as Locums themselves, so we truly understand which jobs offer the best, and most valuable, experiences for Locum nurses. We offer:

  • Access to hundreds of exclusive nursing jobs
  • NHS and Private work
  • Jobs across the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
  • A dedicated compliance officer
  • A market leading refer a friend scheme
  • Weekly payroll
  • Expert consultative service

We have a range of exclusive nursing job roles available on both a permanent and Locum basis. Roles may be based within outpatients, GP practices, or within inpatient specialties such as cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics and urology.

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What is a Nurse?

A nurse is a highly trained healthcare professional who can be seen as one of the most important team members during a patient’s healthcare journey. Nurses can work across departments, or they can choose to become highly specialised. Those in nursing job roles work to ensure all of a patient’s most basic needs are met, as well as carrying out clinical tasks including catheterisation, re-dressing wounds and administering essential medications. Nurses work closely with doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and healthcare assistants to ensure patients receive the best quality of care.

Nurses may work with patients in the following circumstances:

  • Long term care on an inpatient ward following a stroke
  • Performing an asthma review in a GP surgery
  • 1:1 care on an intensive care unit
  • Administering medications for a suspected heart attack in A&E
  • Providing nursing care post-operatively on recovery wards.

As nursing roles have such a broad range, there is the opportunity to work in many different specialties during the course of a career.

Nursing Qualifications

Nurses need a bachelor’s degree in Nursing prior to working as a registered nurse. Nurses must also be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to practice in the UK. Nurses work with patients who are at their most vulnerable, including with patients who may be unconscious. Nurses must therefore be compassionate, diligent and have excellent communication skills. Working as a nurse often involves performing in high-pressure situations and dealing with competing clinical demands. Nurses need to be committed to continuing their training and development and may even work towards additional qualifications such as prescribing or advanced clinical skills.

Nursing Job Salary Range

Nurses start their careers on band 5 of the NHS pay scale. This usually means newly qualified nurses will earn around £25,000 per annum. There is scope for this salary to increase purely with the number of years’ experience, but also with the addition of new skills or qualifications. A nurse who becomes a manager or modern matron could earn a salary of over £50,000.

Locum nurses tend to earn a higher hourly rate than permanently staffed nurses. A Locum nurse may earn £25-40 per hour. There is also the potential to earn an uplifted rate when working unsociable hours, such as nights, weekends or bank holidays. These shifts may include overnight ward work, working in A&E or on surgical recovery wards. The uplifted rate may be up to 1.5 times the standard rate, depending on the hospital location. For Locum nurses, this can be a great way to earn a superb salary working less than full time hours.

Learn more about nursing job salaries and what to expect from a career as a nurse.

What does a Locum Nurse do?

A Locum nurse will often work in a very similar way to a staffed nurse. Carrying out ward duties, ensuring exemplary patient care and completing paperwork are all part of the role. However, a Locum nurse is more likely to work flexibly, selecting the shifts that suit them. This may include only working day or night shifts, or only working in one specialty. On the flip-side, staffed nurses can build strong relationships with other members of the team and the patients under their care. Locum nurses need to adapt quickly to working with new patients and staff, and to working on wards with varying procedures. With a higher rate of pay and flexibility, Locum nursing is a great option. If you are considering working as a Locum nurse, check out our available positions and testimonials from our current Locum nurses.

Nursing Jobs

Globe Locums are proud to offer a range of highly respected Locum and permanent nursing jobs for excellent candidates. As a Locum nurse you might work in:

  • A&E
  • Cardiology
  • Paediatrics
  • Fertility clinic
  • Mental Health Services
  • Occupational Health.
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