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Bank Nursing Assistant

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Temporary Staffing
Band 2
Temporary Staffing
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 pa pro rata
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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. 

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Please ensure that you have read the advert below in full before submitting your application. You must ensure that you are available for ALL dates shown, we are unable to offer any alternative dates.


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have excellent communication skills, consider yourself to be caring and compassionate and want to make a difference to patient’s experience on a daily basis? 

We are seeking enthusiastic highly motivated Nursing Assistants (NA's) to join the Nurse Bank. We will fully support and prepare you for working in an acute hospital care setting, becoming part of our nursing teams delivering high quality patient care. 

Joining our Nurse Bank provides flexibility, competitive rates of pay and the opportunity to undertake the nationally recognised Care Certificate training programme, the first steps onto an exciting career pathway.

The Care Certificate training is a 12 week programme for full time staff, and up to 18 weeks for part time staff. If you already have experience in care you may not need to undertake this, however you will be required to undertake a two-week full-time induction programme. For student nurses and medical students a bespoke induction programme is available.

On completion of the full two week induction programme, you will be registered with the Nurse Bank and have the opportunity to work in many areas of the Hospital including the Medical Wards where you would be caring for patients in specialties such as Renal medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Older People’s Medicine, Oncology, Gastroenterology and the Acute Medical Units. Within the Surgical Wards you could be working within Orthopaedics, Urology, the Surgical Assessment Unit, and Critical Care as well as the Children’s Assessment Unit and Gynaecology.

As you can see, our Nurse Bank gives you variety and many of our temporary staff go on to transfer into permanent positions so it’s a great way to start your career with NNUH.

In order to keep your training up to date, you will need to be committed to working 24 hours per week. The usual shift patterns are 12 hour shifts (day shift 7:00am start, night shift 7:00pm start).



  • Whilst previous experience of caring for acutely ill or frail patients would be advantageous, we are also interested in hearing from individuals who have a special talent for being caring and compassionate and who would be able to go the extra mile to help our patients feel valued and cared for and at all times to treat them with dignity and respect
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
    • Four or more GCSE; including Maths and English at grade D or above (or equivalent)
    • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to develop IT and computing skills which are appropriate to the job role
    • Good team player with the ability to work flexibly and recognise own limitations
    • Ability to undertake the Trust induction program and 12 or 18 week Care Certificate program


The recruitment process for a Nursing Assistant post has 3 stages;


  • Your application will be assessed against the person specification in the job description.
  • If your application meets the required criteria, you will be invited to join us at the NNUH on either Thursday 2nd August 2018 from 13:30-15:30 or Friday 3rd August 2018 9:30-11:30. Here you will have the opportunity to attend a presentation, to gain a better understanding of the Nursing Assistant role and whether it is suitable for you. The session will also require you to complete basic multiple-choice numeracy and literacy test papers. 


Sample numeracy question:

A care plan shows that a patient was born in 1943. How old is she?

(a)        84         (b)        69         (c)        75         (d)        81


  • After the hospital visit, if you have been successful in the numeracy and literacy tests, and if you wish to continue with your application, you will be invited for an interview on Saturday 18th August 2018.


All applicants must ensure their availability for either of the scheduled assessment days, Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd August 2018, and the interview day, Saturday 18th August 2018.  Please note, if you are unavailable for any of these dates please do not complete an application at this time.


Previous applicants (December 2017 – June 2018) need not re-apply


Advert closing date: Thursday 19th July 2018



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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Donna Courson, Clinical Tutor, 01603 287575

If you have problems applying, contact

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