Nurse Aide - A quick way to the UK for Zimbabweans

Nurse Aide – A quick way to the UK for Zimbabweans

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So many people have been wondering how are others migrating to the UK and other European countries so fast. Probably you are one of those who have been struggling to leave the country. Of course, everyone wants to leave for the reason we all know.

Well, I have good news for you today, this blog is going to be your breakthrough. The simplest way to go to the UK is through the health fraternity. We all know that the pandemic Covid 19 has caused a severe shortage of medical personnel around the globe.

European countries especially the UK lost quite a number of health workers due to Covid 19. As a result, the health system needs to be on top of its standard no matter the circumstances. These first world countries prioritise the health sector other than other sectors therefore there is massive recruitment of health workers in the UK.

Which Professions are Needed in the UK?

The following professions are the most wanted in the UK

  • Medical Doctors
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Operating Theatre Nurses
  • Intensive Care Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Renal Nurses
  • General Nurses
  • Assistant Care Nurses (Nurse Aides)
  • Occupational Health Nurses

Easiest Way to Get to the UK

Nurse Aide in ZimbabweOf all the above lists, it is very simple to get to the UK if you go as an Assistant Care nurse. Did you know that for you to become a nurse aide it doesn’t require 5 O’ Levels? As long as you can read and write and are able to speak English, my friend, this is your opportunity. What are you waiting for? Let me help you through the process.

Step 1

You need to enrol with institutions that train nurse aides  in Zimbabwe which I am going to list below according to the order of priority

  1. Red Cross Society of Zimbabwe

Listen carefully, Red Cross is the most recommended institution around the globe well known for trained competent nurse aides.

If you train with Red Cross your journey is made easy and you will not have difficulties in processing your paperwork

 

Below is the fee structure as well as the duration of the course;

NURSE AIDE COURSE FEE

First Level-Community Based Health

Duration: 3 weeks

Fee: USD $105.00

Second Level- Advanced First Aid

Duration: 7 Days

Fees: USD $105.00

Requirements:  

  • Uniform (Ladies) – USD $26.00
  • Uniform (Gents) – USD $31.00
  • Brown flat shoes with shoelaces (Ladies)
  • Pulling socks (Ladies)
  • Black shoes with shoelaces (Gents)
  • Stationery (2*A4 Exercise books and a ballpoint pen)

Third Level- Nurse Aide

Duration: 3 weeks

Fees:  USD  $105

Extras: Nurses watch

Student ID-TBA

Hospital Attachment

Duration: 3 Months

Graduation Fee– $20 USD

Address and Contacts

Head of Training

Mr Chisambiro

Phone Number: 0776 520 172

Email : [email protected]

Master Trainer

Mr Mugambiwa

Phone Number: 0773 461 146

Email: [email protected]

Master Trainer 

Mr Mandavala

Phone Number: 0776 895 001

Email: [email protected]

 

Headquarters

Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Headquarters, 4 Red Cross Hse, 98 Cameron St, Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare

No. 10 St Annes Avondale Harare Zimbabwe | Phone: +263242333158 | Email: [email protected]

 

Bulawayo

Matebeleland North

Crnr 3rd Avenue and Basch Street

Bulawayo

  1. St Johns Ambulance Association

  2. Angel Care Home Health

  3. Ocean Bird Nurse Aide Training Centre

  4. One Africa Trust

Step 2

After 3 months, you graduate and now you are going for the second step which is obtaining an International English Language Testing System known as IELTS

If you’re thinking about moving to the UK for work, this article will answer some of the frequently asked questions, with a particular focus on Nurses and Midwives hoping to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or working at Nursing Homes.

Zimbabwean Nurse in UK

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a global testing system used to determine an applicant’s proficiency in the English Language.

The exam is given to anyone looking to study, work or live in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Requirements for passing the IELTS will differ depending on which country the exam-taker is applying for entry to.

The IELTS is made up of four separate exam portions: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

What is the required IELTS band score for work in the UK?

How much does it cost? 

  • IELTS UKVI Academic – USD $250
  • IELTS Academic (Regular) – USD $180

IELTS scores

There is no pass or fail for the IELTS exam. Instead, you receive a band score between 1 and 9. This may include a half-point, such as 6.5 for example.

Doctors need to achieve an IELTS score of 7.5 overall. Nurses must score at least 7.0 in their reading, listening and speaking, and a score of 6.5 in writing. For Assistants, the overall band score should be 6.5

Globally, the IELTS exam is available in 120 countries at over 1,100 test centres. In Zimbabwe there are two centers which are Harare and Bulawayo.

IELTS Centres in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

Venue: NUST MIT, Multimedia Institute of Technology, 3rd Floor NUST Centre for Continuing Education, 55 Jason Moyo/Coner 4th Avenue

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
19/02/2022 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
15/02/2022 Apply now
19/02/2022 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
15/02/2022 Apply now

Venue: St John’s Cathedral, 6th Avenue & George Silundika

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
12/03/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
04/03/2022 Apply now
12/03/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
04/03/2022 Apply now
09/04/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
01/04/2022 Apply now
09/04/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
01/04/2022 Apply now
12/05/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
04/05/2022 Apply now
12/05/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
04/05/2022 Apply now

Harare

Venue: Arrupe Jesuit University, 16 Link Road Mount Pleasant

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
17/02/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
09/02/2022 Apply now
17/02/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
09/02/2022 Apply now
12/03/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
03/03/2022 Apply now
12/03/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
03/03/2022 Apply now
26/03/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
18/03/2022 Apply now
26/03/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
18/03/2022 Apply now
09/04/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
01/04/2022 Apply now
09/04/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
01/04/2022 Apply now
23/04/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
15/04/2022 Apply now
23/04/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
15/04/2022 Apply now
12/05/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
04/05/2022 Apply now
12/05/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
04/05/2022 Apply now
28/05/2022 IELTS Academic
Paper-based
20/05/2022 Apply now
28/05/2022 IELTS General Training
Paper-based
20/05/2022 Apply now

Venue: Zimbabwe International English Centre (ZIEC), Block E, Emerald Office Park 30 The Chase (West) Emerald Hill

Test Date Test detail Registration Deadline Register
26/02/2022 IELTS Academic
Computer-delivered
22/02/2022 Apply now
26/02/2022 IELTS General Training
Computer-delivered
22/02/2022 Apply now

How long does it take to get IELTS results?

IELTS results can be received online and in paper form. You will receive your results online five to seven days after taking the IELTS exam. You will receive your results in paper form 13 days after you take the test.

Step 3

Your application process

1. Apply online

Begin your care journey with the agent and apply to become a carer

2. Interview process

A member of the recruitment team will contact you for an interview

3. Pre employment checks

We request an enhanced DBS check and 2 external references on your behalf

4. Internal assessment

Following the interview, you’re invited to an assessment day at a local centre

5. Begin your new role

Begin your care journey with the agent and apply to become a carer

About Agents for Nursing/ Carer Assistants

UK NURSE AIDE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 Does the role of a live-in carer mean I live with the customer?

Yes, a live-in carer lives in the customer’s home and is on-hand for the majority of each day. Most of our carers work for blocks of five to eight weeks at a time between breaks

Will I have my own room?

Yes, we ensure that all live-in customers are able to provide a separate room for you before confirming their care. In fact, before you are assigned to placement, an assessor will go to the customer’s home to check that it is suitable for you

When do I take my breaks?

During your placement
Each live-in carer gets 14 hours of breaks from their customer each week, so you can take some time to yourself to unwind or take part in one of your hobbies. Each of our live-in care customers have individual care needs, so we review each care package on an individual basis to ensure that you can take the downtime you need, with suitable cover in place so the customer is not without care.

Breaks between placements
Live-in care placements are flexible and built around the needs of the customer. Most of them last for a period of weeks, and then you may take a long period of leave. As a live-in carer, we do ask that you commit to a minimum of three weeks to enable us to cover our shorter-term placements, not only to provide continuity to the customer, but to enable you to build a relationship with every customer you care for.

Am I employed by the person I’m caring for?

No, as we are a private home care company and not an agency, you will be employed directly by an agent. This means we recruit, assess and manage all of our carers, enabling us to keep your training up to date and have more control over your care arrangement to ensure your satisfaction.

Will I have someone to contact in an emergency?

Yes. Our carers are never left unsupported, no matter the time of day or night.

If you need assistance during office hours, you can call your dedicated live-in care coordinator or field-based care manager. If you urgently need to speak to somebody outside of office hours, we have a dedicated 24-hour carer support helpline, which we’ll provide you with once you are on board.

Do I need a driving license?

Whilst the ability to drive might prove beneficial to your customer as you have more flexibility to take them out and about, a driving license is not a requirement for live-in carers.

If the customer still has a car, we often suggest that you are added to the family’s insurance policy, providing you have a full clean UK driving license, or a driving license from overseas if you are confident to drive in the UK.

Do I get paid weekly or monthly?

All live-in carers are paid on a monthly basis, and as you are directly employed by us, we also take care of your tax and national insurance paperwork. As an employee of Agent, you are also entitled to statutory sick pay, paid annual leave and a pension scheme.

What is a care plan?

A care plan is written by your manager during the assessment of each customer, detailing the medication, medical conditions and care requirements of the customer, so you have full instruction on the care you need to provide to your custome

Do you carry out risk assessments?

Yes. When a customer confirms that they would like to go ahead with live-in care, a member of our assessment team visits the customer to perform a risk assessment. The information from that assessment will then be detailed in the care plan

LIST OF NURSING AGENCIES FOR UK AND NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Ambition 24 hours. This is one of the United Kingdom’s leading nursing agencies with over 20 years worth of experience. …
  • The Flame Lily. …
  • Nursing Personnel. …
  • Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment. …
  • Mayday Healthcare. …
  • HW Healthcare LTD. …
  • Take Five Healthcare. …
  • Drake Medox.
  • Helping Hands
  • Adevia
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