Uniform and Dress Code

All Agency Workers are required to wear the full VIP Nursing uniform or alternative dress code as specifically advised at the time of booking. This will apply to all hours spent on duty. Please ensure when you accept an assignment that you are aware of the appropriate dress code / uniform required and that you are able to accommodate this requirement.

The full VIP Nursing uniform consists of:

  • White VIP Nursing tunic: clean and ironed at all times
  • Smart black or navy blue trousers: no jeans or combats
  • Smart and practical black shoes: flat, waterproof, closed-toe
  • VIP Nursing ID Badge

Your clothing should at all times appear professional and acceptable to represent the VIP Nursing and suit the Client. Your ID badge should be worn around the neck and must visible at all times.

Your uniform should only be put on once you are on the facility premises due to infection control purposes. This is a requirement of most Clients.

Health and safety must be considered at all times. Shoes should not have a heel higher than one inch unless medically required in the circumstances of a disability. Open toe sandals are considered as a hazard as spillage could injure. No jewellery other than plain wedding bands and small stud earrings are acceptable. Watches are not to be worn on the wrist. Nail varnish and/or false nails are not permitted for clinical work due to infection control concerns. Nails should be kept clean, bare and cut down/neat.

Personal Protective Equipment is supplied where appropriate within most units; please ensure that you wear the necessary PPE to eliminate/lower any risk to your personal health.

VIP Nursing operates an anti-discriminatory policy and would consider it a disciplinary offence for anyone to wear offensive slogans political or otherwise where there is the possibility of offending a Client or colleagues with whom you are working.

It is your responsibility to ensure your uniform is kept clean, laundered, ironed and neat at all times. Please take care with your personal hygiene at all times.

You should ensure you have enough uniforms to cover the amount of shifts you work.

  • If you are part-time you should have at least 2 uniforms
  • If you are full-time then ensure you have at least 4 uniforms

If you require further uniforms, please contact your Consultant ASAP