Nursing Assistant Job at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust in Stoke-on-Trent

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Important Information:
Please note the University Hospital of North Midlands (NHS) Trust, do not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Job type: Permanent (conditions apply)

Working pattern: Full Time 37.5 hours

Pay scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: Band 2 (£18,005 – £19,337) (conditions apply)

Staff Group: Nursing/Midwifery

Specialty/Function: Outpatients

Note: Suitable for people new to Healthcare (with no experience)

The University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest Hospital Trusts in the country. Its 10,000 workforce provide a full range of emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from the two hospitals in Stafford and Stoke on Trent.

Both the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke and the County Hospital in Stafford are going through exciting positive development and change, at the moment.

Children’s Women’s and Diagnostics encompasses the following Directorates Children’s Women’s (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) Outpatients Pharmacy Imaging Pathology Clinical Technology Bereavement Services.

Child Health

Child Health has a workforce of 500 staff

Child Health have the following services: Children’s Outpatients, Children’s Emergency Department, Children’s Assessment Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit, Oncology Unit (inpatient and Day -case services) Acute Medicine and Surgical Daycase services and a level 3 Neonatal Unit. UNHM has a Children’s hospital Board which focussed on strategic developments such as the CAMHS profile, Surgical Transformation, one stop MRI, ward reconfiguration and transition agenda. The offer of parity of service and quality of care is paramount for all Children accessing care on the UHNM site inclusive of areas outside the remit of child health such as fracture clinic.

The Children’s workforces are passionate about the quality of care delivered and seek to enhance this at every opportunity. The team approach has led to improvements such as music and art therapy in conjunction with partners in education and hospice care. There are numerous opportunities in specialist services such as cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, oncology and long term ventilation. Our teams are supported with a robust education programme co-ordinated with the education nurses. Children’s services are innovative, compassionate and forward thinking we welcome new members of the team who get support and care to deliver the quality and compassion we come to expect.

Are you interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant and deliver first class patient care?

Are you compassionate, reliable, motivated and ready for a challenge?

If so, we are looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic Nursing Assistants to join our dynamic and friendly teams and provide safe and supportive care to patients, relatives and their loved ones. In this post you would be responsible for providing fundamental elements of patient care as directed by the qualified nursing/midwifery team to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of dignified and respectful care, in accordance with their care plans. We are looking for people who are compassionate and feel passionately about providing a level of care they would wish for their family and friends.

These posts are linked to the Career Development Pathway.

Successful applicants who fulfil the essential qualifications/skills on the person specification/job description will be offered a Band 2 Nursing Assistant substantive post.

Successful applicants who do not fulfil the essential qualifications/skills on the person specification will be offered a role as a Nursing Assistant on the Apprentice Pathway (On successful completion of training you will move to Band 2). Both posts will be subject to terms and conditions.

The successful applicants will either be based at Royal Stoke University Hospital or County Hospital, Staffordshire (maybe required to work at either Hospital). As provision of care is a 24 hours, 7 days a week career, you will be required to work shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays. Enhancements will be paid for unsocial hours.

The successful candidates on the Apprentice Pathway will be required to complete a training competency package, which involves completion of the Care Certificate and enrolment onto the CQF/NVQ Level 2 qualification in care, of which you will receive 1 day/week study leave and peer mentorship during this period, all whilst being paid a competitive salary. Pay increase to Band 2 is subject to completion of Care Certificate, specific competencies and subject to satisfactory sign off from the Ward manager.

Appointments to the post will commence at the lowest salary point, respectively, unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services.

Please note that the application process for these posts will close when sufficient applications are received.

Matron/Ward manager from Division recruiting : karen.henshall@uhns.nhs.uk

For informal visits and any other queries, please email: lorraine.candlin@uhnm.nhs.uk

For further details / informal visits contact:
NameLorraine CandlinJob titleClinical Nurse ManagerEmail addresslorraine.candlin@uhnm.nhs.ukTelephone number01782 674659Additional contact information

For any further information please contact Sister Candlin

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If you would like support completing an application form contact the recruitment department on 01782 675533 where one of our trained assistant will be able to help.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .


2. REFERENCES – please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment.

3. VALUES AND BEHAVIOUR FRAMEWORK – to view this document please go to the Further Link section.

4. University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We encourage applications from the local community to reflect a diverse workforce.

5. Please note that non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band

6. Flexible working will be considered in line with Trust policies

7. DBS New recruits to the Trust are required to pay for their Disclosure and Barring Service check (and admin fee) prior to starting if the role requires a DBS

8. All candidates who have applied through NHS Jobs will be processed using the TRAC Recruitment System and all correspondence will be via TRAC.

UHNM actively encourage applications from the Armed Forces community.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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About Company

Company: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Company Location:  Stoke-on-Trent

About University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust