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Compliance in the UK healthcare system has never been more important, and it is vital that all training, qualifications and inoculations are up to date and completed before you start work with VIVIR Healthcare.

VIVIR Healthcare is dedicated to high standards.

The compliance system ensures that medical and care staff can only be selected for work once they have each completed a detailed registration process. All relevant, employment, training, DBS checks and references are confirmed by the agency, and the staff work record is checked again for each assignment. Without this validation the candidate is unable to work for VIVIR Healthcare.

We adhere to stringent compliance rules. Each of our nurses goes through rigorous compliance screening prior to placement. This process includes a face to face interview during which all relevant documentation is verified by a qualified nurse and we have a professional compliance team who work with VIVIR Healthcare candidates and clients on a daily basis.

For potential staff who are unable to meet with us in our VIVIR Healthcare branches we have a road-based compliance team and our office bearers are able to meet you near to your work or home at flexible times.

Our compliance team will help you to ensure your documentation is not only in order but also up to date.

Employment History & References
  • Up-to-date CV (any gaps to be explained).
  • Referee details from your two most recent placements covering a minimum of three years.
Verification of Identify & Right to Work
  • Copy of your Passport (including a copy of the front and back cover).
  • Proof of your current address
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • Proof of National Insurance Number (NI Card/P45/P60/payslip).
DBS Checks
  • Police check from where you have been residing (translated into English and dated in the last three months) if you have arrived in the UK in the last six months.
  • Current enhanced DBS disclosure dated within the last year.
Mandatory Training – Nurses (Speak to our dedicated team for assistance)
  • Certificate for practical Basic/Immediate/Advanced Life Support training completed in the last year (last four years for ALS)
  • Certificate for practical Manual Handling training completed in the last year.
  • And the following online modules.
  • First Response Basic Life Support
  • Health & Safety
  • Moving & Handling
  • Protection of Vulnerable Persons
  • Mental Capacity Act Protection of Vulnerable Adults Level 3
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Handling Complaints
  • Caldicott Protocols / Information Governance
  • Fitness to Practice
  • Infection Control
  • Exposure Prone Procedures
  • Spillages of Body Fluids
  • Epilepsy
  • Harassment & Bullying
  • Management of Violence & Aggression
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Drugs, Alcohol & Substance Misuse
  • Sharps First Aid Awareness
  • Lone Working & Home Visits
  • Understanding Risk Assessments
  • Accidents & Incidents (RIDDOR)
  • Fire & Emergency
Interview Procedure

All nurses and healthcare workers are interviewed face to face by either our onsite or roaming interviewers. They will also have a dedicated consultant to validate documentation and to discuss future requirements.

Health Screening

We recognize that this information is personal and highly confidential to you as an individual; we therefore would require a self-declaration stating that that you have satisfactory health to work and/or letter from your GP.

Other Documentation
  • Copy of your certificate of incorporation (if applicable).
  • Copy of your indemnity insurance certificate (if you have this cover).

Once all of this is completed, we are able to put your CV forward to a number of our clients.

Benefits and rewards

When joining VIVIR you can be assured that you’ll be investing your time and talent in a company that values every contribution you make to our success. We recognise you as our biggest asset. We pay the best rates because we hire the best people. Call us for our rates!! At VIVIR we are committed to providing the best complex care in the community. To do this, we need the best nurses and healthcare assistants. We believe in rewarding you for your commitment and expertise, so we offer excellent rates of pay and a comprehensive range of benefits.

Support with Revalidation

What is revalidation?

Revalidation has been recently introduced by the NMC as a process by which nurses and midwives ‘demonstrate that they practice safely’. Designed to replace the current PREP system and strengthen the current renewal process, its aim is to promote good practice amongst all nurses and midwives, encouraging patient safety across the board. It will encourage you to reflect on the role of the ‘Code’ in your practice and demonstrate that you are ‘living’ the standards set out within it.

Why is revalidation important?

Revalidation exists to improve public protection by guaranteeing individuals are continuously fit to practise. It sets out guidelines and requirements that a nurse or midwife must abide by to maintain professional registration throughout their career.

When will I need to revalidate?

You will be required to complete your revalidation when you are due to renew your registration with the NMC. The first group of nurses and midwives that were required to go through revalidation were those due for renewal in April 2016.

What do I need to do?

First and foremost, you need to register online with the NMC. Although your revalidation may not be for a while, it is best to start putting your file together as early as possible so that you are fully prepared. Once logged on, you will be able to find out your revalidation date.

Each year you will have an appraisal with a senior nurse who will assess your competencies, approach to practice and your ability to demonstrate an understanding of the NMC Code. During each appraisal, you will build a development plan together to help guide you through the following year, enhancing your strengths and working on areas for improvement. This appraisal process is known as ‘Obtaining Confirmation’ (of your ability to practice safely and effectively).

Every three years you will be required to apply for revalidation. You must demonstrate that you have ‘Obtained Confirmation’ in order to qualify, so it is important that you are appraised each year. You will also be required to have a nurse or senior manager (‘The Confirmer’) complete a declaration to show you have worked in line with the NMC code of conduct. The NMC will then validate your declarations before your revalidation is approved.

In order to revalidate, you will need the following supportive evidence:

  • 450 practice hours, over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration
  • 35 hours of continuing professional development which must be relevant to your practice as a nurse, 20 hours must be through participatory learning
  • Five pieces of practice-related feedback
  • Five written reflective accounts
  • Reflective discussion – completed with an NMC registered nurse
  • Health and character declaration, declaring if you have been convicted of any criminal offence or issued with a formal caution
  • Professional indemnity arrangement
  • Form signed by a confirmer – an appropriate third-party confirmer is your line manager

Our dedicated team is here to guide you through revalidation. You can also visit the NMC website.

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