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Bank Healthcare Assistant (Nursing/Midwife/Medical/Paramedic Students)

Band 2

Main area
Temporary Staffing
Band 2
Bank: Temporary Staffing
  • Flexible working
  • Other
Job ref
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum (pro rata)
Salary period
02/04/2023 23:59

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

**Please only apply to this vacancy if you are currently a Student Nurse, Midwife, Paramedic or Medical Student**

This vacancy is for placement onto the shortened HCA training programme. To be eligible for this programme you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have completed / due to complete your 1st year of studies in BSc Nursing (any specialisation), Midwifery, Paramedic Sciences or MBBS Medicine.


  • Be in the 1st year of your studies in BSc Nursing (any specialisation), Midwifery, Paramedic Sciences or MBBS Medicine and have extensive previous experience working as Healthcare Assistant within an NHS acute care setting and/or completed a full 10-12 week placement in a general ward area within NNUH (NICU/Critical Care not included)

Please contact with any queries regarding eligibility to this programme.

Please keep in mind this is a Healthcare Assistant role so many skills that you can practice within a student capacity cannot be practiced whilst on shift working as a healthcare assistant.

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will be required to complete the full 2-week NNUH HCA induction.

If you are not currently studying BSc Nursing (any specialisation), Midwifery, Paramedic Sciences or MBBS Medicine you must apply to the general bank HCA vacancy – please contact for information regarding the next open vacancy for this.

Main duties of the job

As a student working as a Healthcare Assistant on the nurse bank at the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital you will have the opportunity to gain experience within a wide range of inpatient and outpatient specialities whilst earning some cash to help with student expenses.

You will need enthusiasm, kindness, compassion, and confidence as you will be expected to work with a diverse set of acutely unwell people who each require an individual holistic approach to meet their day-to-day care needs. Daily responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring and recording of baseline observations for all patients under your daily allocation (blood pressure / temperature / pulse etc.).
  • Escalation of issues to relevant registered member of staff (Nurse, doctor etc.) related to acute deterioration of patient’s conditions.
  • Provision of care to meet individual holistic requirements of all patients under your daily allocation including personal care, continence assistance and meal time assistance.
  • Cleaning of equipment and ward areas as and when required.
  • Procurement and handling of clinical samples / swabs.

We will provide uniform and an initial training course to deliver the skills you will need to work in a busy hospital. If you meet the criteria for the shortened induction this will include a four-hour theory session followed by a minimum of two six-hour supervised shifts working on a ward.

Working for our organisation

What we offer:

  • Period of paid supernumerary time
  • Clinical skills support and enhanced skills sessions (where required)
  • Flexibility in training and shifts
  • Ability to work within and try different specialities


  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of our pay as you earn it
  • Heavily discounted bus passes
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • On site restaurants, delis and cafes offering staff discounts
  • On site nursery
  • Career development guidance
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy service
  • Free annual Flu vaccination
  • Discounts for local gyms plus on site outdoor gym equipment

Pay scale:

Between £10.37h basic and up to £18.97h during unsocial hours. *

* on the basis of the Agenda for Change financial year 2022/2023

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is one of the largest NHS trusts in the United Kingdom, providing first-class acute care for around one million people living in Norfolk and surrounding areas.

NNUH PRIDE values of People-focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence sum up perfectly what this role encompasses. We want you in our team if you share our values and core beliefs as our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion cannot be separated from our PRIDE values and behaviours, which recognise the important role of our people in providing positive experiences for service users.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Student Nurse or Medical Student


Essential criteria
  • Good general standard of literacy and numeracy.

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Temporary Staff Recruitment Team
Job title
Temporary Staff Recruitment Team
Email address
Telephone number
01603 286286