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Bank Nursing Assistant

Band 2

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Temporary Staffing & Contract Hours
Band 2
Temporary Staffing & Contract Hours available
Full and Part Time
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£15,404 - £18,157 pa pro rata
22/02/2018 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. 

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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 undertake the nationally recognized Care Certificate training programme, to prepare you for working in an acute hospital care setting, and become part of our nursing teams delivering high quality patient care.
We can offer a competitive salary, paid weekly (Bank Only) and entry into the NHS pension scheme and the first steps on to an exciting career pathway.
We have full and part time Band 2 positions. You must be able to work a minimum of 24 hours per week. The usual shift patterns are 12 hour shifts (day shift 7am start and night shift 19.30pm start).
We can offer registration with the Nurse Bank, providing more flexibility for those wishing to work ad hoc hours. You must also be able to work a minimum of 24 hours. The usual shift patterns are 12 hour shifts (day shift 7am start and night shift 19.30pm start).
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 every applicant is required to undertake a two-week induction programme.
For student nurses and medical students a bespoke induction programme is available.
• 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 week Care Certificate program.
It is essential that you provide the following when making an application for this position:
• When applying for this position please ensure you have read the job description and state clearly your understanding of the role of the Nursing Assistant within your supporting information.
• Your qualifications, grade and where obtained
• Please specify if you prefer to apply for a contracted post or the Nurse Bank
• Provide referees covering the last three years of your employment history, including your most recent employer. We are unable to accept personal references where employment references can be obtained. If you have any queries regarding suitable referees, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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 the 23rd of March 2018 for a 3 hour session. You will have the opportunity to take part in various activities, to gain a better understanding of the Nursing Assistant role and whether it is suitable for you. The day will include basic numeracy and literacy tests. 
  • 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 the 21st of April.

Previous applicants (July 2017 - January 2018) need not re-apply

Advert Closing date: 22nd February 2018
Please Note: THIS ADVERT MAY CLOSE EARLY (subject to sufficient applications)

For further information you can contact:

Donna Courson, Clinical Tutor, 01603 287575

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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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