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Posted 46 days ago

Registered General Nurse - Nights

permanent

Launceston, Cornwall, PL157

Cornwall Care

7 job reviews

6.6

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  • People don’t get sick pay

    How we know this

    14% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    How we know this

    57% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    33% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

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    43% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 29% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 57% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    71% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    71% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Enough training

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People aren’t stressed

    How we know this

    29% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    57% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    57% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 57% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People recommend their team

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • Well informed about head office

    How we know this

    57% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    17% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    14% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

What employees are saying about Cornwall Care

  • Best thing

    I love helping the people we help with the people I works with

    Worst thing

    The hours

    7.0

    HCA 2, December 2020

    • £8.82 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Run my own rota

    Worst thing

    No appreciation

    6.7

    Senior nurse, December 2020

    • Manages people
    • £18.85 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Fantastic group of people to work with and the manager and assistant manager are extremely supportive and compassionate

    Worst thing

    Lack of funding to do some maintenance required

    8.9

    Housekeeper, February 2021

    • £8.72 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Poor pay, and understanding from managers

    4.0

    health care assistant, August 2020

    • £8.76 per hour
    • 25 or older

Registered General Nurse - Nights, Cornwall Care

£18.17 to £19.21 Per Year

Registered General Nurse - Nights £18.17 - £19.21 p.h

Up to 37 hours per week (full or part time hours available)

We are the largest care provider in Cornwall. We are a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity, giving practical assistance for all types of care.

"We believe in going above and beyond offering high-quality care, going that extra mile to improve lives every day."

As a Registered General Nurse for Cornwall Care, you'll be working in our Launceston Home alongside a team of likeminded individuals who all genuinely care about those people whose home you are working in.

As a nurse you are responsible to promote the health and wellbeing of Cornwall Care's clients, ensuring the provision of excellent care that meets the client's physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs.

What you'll do

  • Ensure that at all times Cornwall Care's clients are cared for with respect and love and that their dignity is maintained
  • Using your nursing skills you will ensure that each client is assessed, their needs are clearly understood, there is clear documented evidence of a reliable care plan and this plan of care is reviewed at least on a monthly basis or when the client's needs dictates a review
  • Collaborate with your nursing team colleagues, health care assistant colleagues and with a range of multi-professionals to assure the holistic care of Cornwall Care clients
  • Provide support, education and emotional care to the relatives and friends of the clients.
  • Provide nursing care and contribute to nursing services in such a professional and caring manner as to enhance the company's reputation which will support the continued growth of Cornwall Care.

What you'll need

  • Possession of NMC registration with no restrictions on your practice
  • Have in depth clinical knowledge and demonstrable understanding and ability to interpret clinical data and informatio
  • Knowledgeable on how to assist in the delivery of care and meet patient's requirement
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

What you'll receive:

  • We'll pay your NMC Pin following successful completion of probation
  • Great training and career development opportunities
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Refer a friend bonus programme
  • Financial and health well-being - advice and support

You'll have access to free 24 hour counselling and legal advice services, shopping discounts with high street retailers and local supplier and discounted gym memberships.

If you're looking for a career with Cornwall Care, there are very real opportunities to progress with us. Being a large organisation means a huge variety of other roles, right across the county.

Our brilliant Care Academy, in partnership with Cornwall College, gives you access to free courses and qualifications - from improving your basics like maths, English and computer skills, to apprenticeships and industry-recognised Diplomas.

The Cornwall Care world is your oyster!

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