Recruitment of Nurses has been such a topic of discussion, not only in the Local news but also as a National topic, as both the NHS and Social care have had difficulties recruiting and retaining Qualified Nurses.
We wanted to find out what Foxburrow Grange and Outlook care had to offer our nursing staff and a good starting point was to ask one of our nurses at Foxburrow Grange nursing Home in Colchester .
Reversa Shava, known as Rev, joined Foxburrow Grange in May 2021. She had worked at Colchester General Hospital for 6 years and came to us as very experienced Registered General Nurse. The experience of working for the NHS during the pandemic is what made Rev decide to look for another job away from the NHS. Rev stated that workload was so heavy and relentless, she was absolutely exhausted due to lack of staff and due to the high levels of sickness across the hospital. She thought she would try something new. She saw the advert for Foxburrow Grange and applied for the position.
Outlook Care offered the following, and this inspired Rev to apply for the role at Foxburrow Grange .
Comprehensive training and induction package
Progression and development opportunities
33 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata)
Membership of the Social Housing Pension Defined Contribution scheme including life assurance of 3 times annual salary and pension contributions equivalent of up to 4% of your salary.
Sick pay to support you if you are not able to work & enhanced maternity and paternity.
Refer a friend scheme, offering £250 for successful referrals.
Early Pay - access to pay you have already earned before payday.
£4000 flat welcome bonus on successful completion of a probationary period (Permanent Nurses only)
£500 retention award every 6 months (Permanent Nurses only & T&Cs apply)
NMC subscriptions reimbursed.
Rev really enjoyed the interview experience , she said she found the staff team at Foxburrow Grange to be so receptive, welcoming and very kind, Rev joined the team, and she settled in very quickly and enjoys her role.
Lola Richards, Home manager at Foxburrow Grange is so pleased to have Rev as part of our Nursing team , Lola said “Rev is a valued member of our Nursing team", Lola describes Rev as being a very good nurse but more importantly she is a not only a nurse but a truly nice person and is so valued by our staff, residents, and their families.
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