Our screening process for staff consists of the following:

Verification of an applicants identity by the checking of photo ID i.e. Passports, Driving Licenses, Visas, EU ID cards and Biometric Residence Permit card

Satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.

Two references from the applicants most recent employers. These referees must be known to the applicant in a professional capacity and be of a senior grade.

Face to face interview by a trained person. Applicant strengths, areas of work and training needs are discussed.

Health checks by Occupational Health Nurse. The applicant must be able to provide proof of immunity or a full vaccination history in regards to Hepatitis B, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Tuberculosis (TB). If no immunity can be proven, then a blood test must be taken. Once the Occupational Health Nurse is satisfied that the applicant has met the required criteria a fitness to work certificate is then issued.

All previous training certificates i.e. ENB, City and Guilds, NVQ courses are copied and filed

Ensuring that all Mandatory Training is up to date and the certificates are copied and filed.

NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) PIN Number is verified with the NMC.

RN's statement of entry into the NMC register is verified