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Nursing Associate/Assistant Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Full and part time hours available)
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
28/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Introducing our award winning Endoscopy department!

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career? Why not enquire about a role in Endoscopy today!

Our dedicated team are seeking motivated and caring Assistant Practitioners and Nursing Associates to join us, as we continue to deliver excellence in patient care.

The Endoscopy Unit at NNUH is the largest in the UK and operates Monday to Friday 8am-6pm; this role does require some on call working (2-3 times per month), however you will not be required to work nights or weekends as part of your standard working week.

Google 'Quadram Institute NNUH' - this is where you will be working for part of your role! Our state of the art Quadram Institute was the result of a huge investment into our Endoscopy services, meaning we can now carry out 40,000 procedures each year, making NNUH home to the largest Endoscopy Unit in Europe.

Our hard working and friendly department offers you the opportunity to work alongside a wider multidisciplinary team in a variety of settings including therapeutic, diagnostic, inpatient and emergency on-call, taking place across our 13 room capacity between the main NNUH site and Quadram Institute.

NNUH is also a centre for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programmes and we are a centre of excellence for endoscopy training, offering approved courses for doctors and nurses

Main duties of the job

Benefits of joining our expanding Unit include:

  • Great opportunities for training and progression, you will be supported by 3 dedicated clinical educators and our large multi-disciplinary team
  • strong links with clinical research and studies to advance treatment techniques
  • working closely with the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
  • delivering a seamless service to patients and undertaking a range of delegated tasks under supervision of a registered practitioner
  • delivering a high standard of general/specific care


You will need to have the underpinning knowledge and assessed level of competence to undertake this role.  The post holder must have a foundation degree in health studies or equivalent, for example a diploma in higher education or a higher national diploma (level 5).  If you are passionate about patient care and want to join a dynamic, specialist department – we want to hear from you!

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Foundation degree in Health Studies (Science) or academic equivalent; e.g. Diploma in Higher Education


Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of working within a healthcare environment


Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload


Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mel MacCallum
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01603 288641