Are you a knowledgeable Registered General Nurse (RGN) with recent NHS experience? Are you a natural problem solver who enjoys working as part of a team of medical professionals? Then a role as an RGN within a large hospital trust may be just what you are looking for.


As an agency RGN, your working day will be varied as you will be caring for a wide range of patients. This may involve observing patients who are severely unwell or terminally ill, or providing long-term care to patients with health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. You could be requested to support with emergency admissions, planned admissions and post-surgery patients and their families, communicating clinical information effectively.

You will often be the first point of contact for patients on wards, reassuring and supporting them – and alerting your colleagues if something isn’t right.

Your daily tasks may include taking blood or inserting and maintaining IV lines, making sure patients receive their medication. You could also assist with dressing and cleaning wounds, and helping with personal care. Your calm nature and methodical approach will help make sure patients feel safe in your hands.

RGNs also play a key role in ensuring the efficient running of wards and departments. You will safely identify, prepare, check, and assemble equipment required for relevant operating lists, write care plans, perform assessments, make referrals and organise admissions and discharges to and from wards.

At Medacs, we have plenty of flexible shift opportunities for RGNs (both medical and surgical nurses) to work across the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at Royal Preston Hospital, and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

With a variety of wards and departments – including General Medicine and General Surgery, Care of the Elderly, Gastroenterology, Orthopaedics, Medical Admissions Unit (MAU), Neurosurgery, Cath Labs and Step-Down facilities – joining a team of friendly, dedicated professionals will enable you to develop and consolidate your nursing skills in a range of settings.


What qualifications and experience do you need to secure a role as an RGN with Medacs?

To apply for RGN opportunities, you will need:

  • to be a Band 5 Registered Nurse with six months’ recent relevant UK experience within the last three years
  • to pass an enhanced background check

There are also key soft skills required for this role, including:

  • quick thinking, with the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • excellent attention to detail and a methodical approach to tasks
  • great timekeeping
  • empathy and understanding
  • a flexible attitude and good listening skills, with a desire to learn and improve
  • confidence using a computer
  • a commitment to upholding the NMC professional Code of Conduct

Be an RGN within a leading hospital trust, working the hours that suit you

Whether you like to work ad hoc shifts or prefer block bookings, Medacs has lots of day, night and weekend shifts available. This means you can choose the hours you want to work to help you stay in control of your work/life balance.

Along with competitive pay rates and discounted parking at Royal Preston Hospital, and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, you will have full support from your own dedicated Medacs consultant. An onsite team is also always available to answer any questions and, to help support your mental health and wellbeing, you will have access to Care4Carers – a Medacs support service.