Paediatric and other specialist agency nurses are increasingly in demand for work in a patient’s home setting, according to a feature on Ambition 24hours in the UK in ‘Nursing Standard’ magazine (May 27, 2009). Ambition 24 nurses provides temporary nursing and domiciliary care nationwide, 24-7, and it is actively recruiting qualified nursing staff who are interested in part-time work, day or night, weekends or bank holidays.
Ambition 24hours reports in the article that demand for home nurses is greatest from families with seriously ill children. The need has never been greater in particular for nurses who can provide support with ventilation or tracheostomies in the home.
“Parents of sick children are increasingly choosing specialist support in a domestic setting wherever possible. This type of work is ideal for many nurses: they often continue to work in hospital intensive care units, but want additional shifts. Working with Ambition increases flexibility and availability of work for nurses,” said Penny Streeter, managing director.
As parents of sick children often need a combination of specialist and non-specialist support, healthcare assistants are trained to deliver essential personal care. Parents often opt for a tailored package combining the contributions of both specialist nurses and care assistants.
Ambition 24Nurses provides nursing staff from a range of specialties, including mental health, post-operative rehabilitation, eating disorders, paediatric and older people’ support, learning difficulties and oncology homecare.