Band 5 Community Registered General Nurse jobs in London

Nursing is one of the largest employers in the world. The UK’s NHS is the country’s largest employer of nurses, totalling roughly 300,000 people over 350 roles. This also fits into how the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies all have operations in the UK. This makes the country one of the leading examples of medical advancement and care in the world, backed up by its workforce; from carers and midwives to phone consultants and therapists. London however faces a critical shortage of registered nursing staff. Research suggests there are approximately 8,000 empty nursing posts in London alone. As such, the time to consider a nursing career in London is now.

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If you have an appetite for helping your community and assisting some of the most vulnerable people in our society, finding a career as a Band 5 Community Registered General Nurse could be the perfect fit. You will work as part of a unit to deliver an effective and safe care environment for patients, carers and relatives, whilst being accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care programmes under indirect supervision from senior staff.

In the UK, and in London especially, a public health nurse strives to promote prevention over cure. By amending unhealthy practices and maintaining a safe home or work environment, patients lower the risk to their health and require fewer visits to their local GP and clinics. The goal of a public health nursing career therefore is to educate patients through community-based intervention programmes, which identify and correct multiple health issues to the betterment of the community.

Moreover, the line of work can vary from physical to the mental aid of vulnerable clients. In London alone, 15.8 percent of adults live with a common mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, this is nearly 913,000 people in London living in difficult circumstances. Band 5 Community Registered General Nurse employers hire people to assist in curbing this statistic with experienced insight, delivering great support programmes around the city and caring about their patients.

In order to become Band 5 Community Registered General Nurse in London, a university degree is the most popular option. London alone is home to the country’s finest health learning institutions such as King’s College London, City University of London, Greenwich and St George University which all rank in the top 50 universities in the UK.  To qualify for university, you require two A-levels or equivalent qualifications at level 3 and GCSEs in English, Maths and Science.

With the career being an extremely busy choice, especially in a global city such as London, it will be your personal skills that make you stand out amongst Band 5 Community Registered General Nurse employers in London. To be a success in the job you will be required to be kind, show compassion, be patient and display a willing attitude to follow instructions in what can be a highly stressful environment.

As previously mentioned, London displays a global outreach with some of the finest learning institutions in the world. From a healthcare perspective, it ranks number 1 in the UK in terms of hospital cities. It also has the largest network of cheap public transport, making commuting a great option. Wages for nursing roles in London can vary due to experience and level- jumping from anywhere between £27,000 per annum to £50,000 + per annum, making London a prosperous place to reside, study and play.

One of the few criticisms of London life is the price of a great many other things. House prices, rent costs, council tax and nightlife are notorious for being some of the most expensive, if not the most expensive, in the UK. The average two-bedroom London home now comes in at over £500,000 which can deter people from moving to live and work in the city.

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