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Affecting Futures

  • Last modified:January 19th, 2021
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Healthcare and education aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. So, by recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. Put simply, the healthcare professionals we place save lives, and the education professionals we recruit change lives. This explains the ethos that Athona Recruitment is built upon: Affecting Futures. Every day, every Athona recruitment consultant, every Athona candidate, and every Athona client affects futures. And we don’t take that responsibility lightly. From the people we employ to the compliance we implement; we do everything in our power to ensure we operate by the same ethical standards our partners do. We make honesty and integrity part of our DNA – because work this important deserves nothing less. Above all, we put ourselves in the minds of our candidates and clients and truly understand the unparalleled challenges you face. These aren’t just jobs. And we aren’t just recruiters. We’re committed to Affecting Futures in the best way possible, just like you are. We decided to establish an Advisory Board initiative in 2020 to better understand the customer journey that our clients and candidates go through to access the services from Athona. This has allowed us to improve where necessary our service and embark on new offerings. The opinions of our clients and candidates is paramount to us growing. We started our Advisory Board initiative with the healthcare side of the business in 2020 and in 2021 are launching an Advisory Board specifically related to our clients and candidates who work in the education sector.

So what have we learnt so far?

During our initial Advisory Board meeting we came away with a vast amount of feedback that we have been working on throughout 2020 and into 2021.Accessing tailored support, not just for your career, but all aspects of your life; e.g advice from industry experts. Attending events that would allow you to earn CPD points.Enhancing our commitment to customer service through better understanding our candidate journey.Giving you easier access to find jobs on our website and enhancing the engagement of our content.We have already started partnering with industry experts to offer our clients and candidates advice on areas of interest, for example, financial planning advice. Now we’re in the process of gaining our CPD accreditation, which will allow our customers to gain CPD points for attending our events.Throughout 2021 we will be looking at our customer journey and a project team is in place to drive this forward over the next year. This will include looking at all touch points that our customers have with Athona. To be part of our Advisory Board please contact marketing@athona.com.
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Job Opportunities for Mental Health Nurses

Now, more than ever, mental health nurses provide a crucial service within the NHS and private sector. That’s why we’ve formed a dedicated team to support registered mental health nurses (RMNs) with finding ad-hoc shifts, contract or permanent positions across the UK. Our experienced mental health nursing team have extensive knowledge of the healthcare market and therefore understand how important and demanding the role of an RMN is. Mental health nurses play a vital role in both hospital and community settings and as such, Athona has a number of vacancies available for A&E, crisis teams, psychiatric wards, CAMHS, community psychiatric nurses (CPN), outpatient units, GP surgeries, prisons and residential settings.

Responsibilities for RMNs include:

  • Supporting and assessing patients
  • Building patient relationships
  • Providing physical care to patients
  • Administering medication
  • Prepare patient records and produce individual care plans.

Responsibilities for community psychiatric nurses include:

  • Supporting and managing a caseload of patients
  • Providing support and treatment in the community
  • Care-coordinating (on occasion)
  • Essential you are a car driver (not always, but more often than not).

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Meet the Team

Charlie Naylor - Business Manager

charlie.naylor@athona.com
01277 286024

Noureena Gopee - Ad-Hoc & Contract

noureena.gopee@athona.com
01277 286029

Lauren Hunsdon - Permanent

lauren.hunsdon@athona.com
01277 286022

Benefits for Mental Health Nurses

Ad-hoc, contract or permanent jobs

Locations to suit your requirements

Competitive rates of pay

£200 referral bonus

Career progression & leadership opportunities

Positions within the NHS & private sector

Take a look at Athona's latest mental health nursing jobs for ad-hoc, contract and permanent roles.
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