How to register with us
If you would like to register your details to become an Orchid Nurse or HCA please print and complete the attached application form and fax back to us on 01234 271820 or simply email us.
Orchid's Recruitment Process is as follows:
Application Form is completed in full
Interview follows of approximately 20 minute duration
Copies of all documentation retained
2 References applied for
CRB applied for
Prior to Working
The applicant will not be asked to work until:
Two references are in our possession, not faxed, originals only.
The CRB is in our possession, read and confirmed in order and documented
Up to date confirmation of*: Manual Handling, Fire Instruction, Food Hygiene
* Should any of the above 3 mandatory training certification be unavailable, Orchid will arrange for you to attend the next available course
Equipment & Uniform
The applicant may then be employed to work and will be called in and given the following:
Orchid, Shirt or Uniform – a small charge may be made for Uniform
Orchid ID Card
A signature should be gained to confirm receipt of the above documentation
Additional clothing ie fleece or further uniforms may be purchased at a nominal fee
Induction Skills Process
As soon as the employee is accepted for work, the Induction Process must commence.
The Employee is handed Skills Level 1, 2 and 4 and asked to complete in portfolio style i.e. handwritten (typewritten accepted) answers in full.
On return of completed answers the person will be given a reference form which should be completed on site at a place of work by a responsible person, confirming the skills level, and subsequently returned to Orchid Manager.
Skills Level 3 will then be issued and on return of the document fully answered and understood, the same process will apply, verbal questions and answers and a reference issued.
Finally, Skills level 5 will be issued which is a combination of all levels and therefore some questions of ability within this remit may be cross referenced The same process applies again.
When the Responsible person or Nurse employed by ONNS is satisfied with the competence, a skills level certificate and card will be issued.
Should the employee leave ONNS they may retain the Certificate but must return the ID Skills card along with their Pin and Orchid ID card.
The work produced by the employee can be copied at any time and returned to the employee.