“I choose agency nursing because of its flexibility. I have young children, and as well as a full time job as a Manager in an Aged Care home, I can still utilise my skills in ICU on the weekends.” Sarah 2014
Staff members just need to tell us of their firm availabilities each week & we will book your placements. More notice we get, the better. Circumstances can change for whatever reason, so if you have become ‘unavailable’ – just let us know. It all goes to deliver a ‘smooth’ service all round. You need to let us know when you are available to work: days & shifts (AM/PM/ND) & any preferences you have. This should be done on a weekly basis & is the responsibility of the staff member – please send availabilities to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitals use agency staff for various reasons e.g. staff sickness, holidays & unforeseen events. Some shifts can be booked in advance & others may be ‘last minute’. We don’t expect staff to be waiting by the phone, but if you’re available, you can still do things. Just make arrangements that can be rearranged at short notice should the need arise. That way, you haven’t wasted any of your time, as we know it’s important.
A good rate of pay is offered to all AMS staff as we appreciate all your hard work. Time sheets are processed on a weekly basis & are finalised by each Monday at midday, which allows staff to be paid on Wednesdays. Staff receive an itemised pay slip which includes details of shifts & your superannuation, giving you a complete record. Funds are then deposited directly into your bank account. For a copy of the AMS time sheet please click here.
All AMS staff need to continually update their yearly education in Manual Handling, Drug Calculation and CPR. Each nurse is required by the Nursing Registration Board to be responsible for updating their own ongoing education. A manual handling video is attached for your viewing. Click here
Getting to Work
Not everyone has a car or drives. Don’t be put off; our public transport can sometimes be a better option. We will provide you with all the relevant details to get you to your shift in good time. You may want to view a map or timetable to assist your travel needs; here are a few websites that could help.
We appreciate that problems can occur & if you find yourself delayed for any reason, please ring or message us as soon as possible so that we can pass on the information to the hospital.