Nurses
seeking locum or full-time jobs

Bespoke recruitment for Nurses

Established 2001

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Doc2docs offers a bespoke service that maintains the individuality and independence of you as a locum Nurse Practitioner and also as a professional.

Based on our extensive experience in successfully recruiting GPs we are aware of the challenges facing the Nursing profession as you seek work as an independent practitioner.

GP and nurse recruitment

REGISTER WITH US

Registration with D2D enables you to have full access to our complete service.  In order to register to work with us, please complete our contact form and we will send you our registration form by email.  We will also ask you to send us the documents listed below.

If you prefer, you are always welcome to call our office (on 01453 756993) and we will discuss your individual needs. Alternatively, please email the office with your contact details and we will call you back.

As a minimum, we will initially require the following documentation:

  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae
  • Two recent references
  • Evidence of NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) Registration
  • Evidence of Medical Indemnity, this may be through the RCN (Royal College of Nurses membership for example)
  • Eligibility to practise as a Nurse with evidence of your PIN number

Additional information will include:

  • Completed Application Form that includes statements regarding Criminal convictions
  • Completed Health Questionnaire that for example includes Hepatitis B certification
  • Compliance with Asylum & Immigration Act
  • Evidence of any Resuscitation Training
  • Evidence of Child Protection Training/Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

WORKING AS A LOCUM NURSE OR IN A PERMANENT ROLE

The flow of locum Nurse vacancies has increased steadily over the years as the shift of certain types of work has moved away from the GP. We are able to manage your diary with a steady stream of appropriate locum work and thus enable you to maximise your time in your career without any distractions.

We are not simply a Nurse locum agency. We offer a broad range of services:

  • Regular sessional daytime work
  • “Out of Hours” work
  • Relocation packages
  • Permanent placements
  • Long term Maternity and sabbatical locums
  • Support and mentorship

At Doc2docs, we listen and discuss your individual needs which enables us to offer you assignments that match your requirements, whether you are looking for sessional locum jobs or a more permanent appointment.

It is important that you are fully prepared for the work that you agree to undertake and we ensure that you are adequately briefed prior to any job. We are aware of the need to remain up to date with the computer software systems utilised in both daytime and “Out of Hours” work and are able to provide training links to the major providers in these areas on our Links page or alternatively contact our office for helpsheets.

GP and nurse recruitment

PAY RATES FOR NURSES

We will be only too pleased to offer you guidance on pay rates in your particular area of expertise, but these will understandably vary as they are dependent on the type of work that you will undertake and also whether you are an Advanced Nurse Practitioner or otherwise.

You may wish to set your own individual pay rates that, for example includes travel. With our approach to negotiating on your behalf we try and ensure that both you and the client practice are happy with the proposed pay. If, for example, your agreed time for a locum job is exceeded then we ensure that you are paid for this additional time.

We ensure that you are paid weekly for work that you have done.

THE FUTURE

We have seen changes from Health Authorities, to Primary Care Groups and Trusts. Fundholding has given way to other incentivised schemes for Practice remuneration. The “Out of Hours” arena has changed dramatically from the traditional GP on call to GP Co-ops and now larger companies all vying for business. The biggest change to the way that GPs practise since the start of the NHS in 1948 is upon the medical profession with the abolition of PCTs to make way for Commissioning Groups starting in April 2013. This will mean that GPs will hold the responsibility for the Commissioning of Healthcare and has already been enacted by Parliament. More information regarding this and the timescale of changes is published in the medical and lay press almost on a daily basis. Please call the office if you would like any further information and we will be only too pleased to assist with your enquiry.

There has also been a steady shift towards the acceptance of locum Nurse Practitioners  in a variety of roles and settings working together with GP colleagues in delivering Primary Healthcare. For example, Nurse Practitioners and other allied health care professionals have taken over some of the more traditional roles of GPs.

Doc2docs has been facilitating “Practice Meetings” on a regular basis.  Nurses are very welcome to these meetings and your contribution can only be seen as complementary to the group. Please see the News or Education sections of the website for more information or alternatively call the office on 01453 756993.

Locum work as a Nurse Practitioner is to be embraced and may simply be your stepping stone to a more permanent post after gaining valuable experience in a variety of settings. Alternatively it may become your preferred pattern of future work.

AND FINALLY

We are contactable Out of Hours……07970 013956