Nursing Assistant - Band 2 - Medical & Surgical- Full & Part time
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
£18,546.00 to £19,918.00 per year
Unspecified (Full time)
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Nursing Assistant - Band 2 - Medical & Surgical Wards - full and part time permanent positions Available
By us. By our patients. By our community.
Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We’re dedicated to delivering the best quality and safest care to our local communities and need dedicated and skilled people to help us achieve this.
This is a great opportunity to develop your nursing assistant career and make a real difference to the lives of those who use our services.
We’re keen to employ nursing assistants (permanent, full and part-time roles are available), across a variety of medical and surgical wards. Please see our ward descriptions which are listed at the beginning of the job description.
Please add your ward preference to the ‘additional information’ section of your application form.
What will you BeKnown for?
We want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. The opportunities are endless.
A flavour of your day to day
Nursing assistants provide invaluable support to ward teams and help with direct patient care, which might include:
Measuring and observing the physical characteristics/condition of patients, including temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, peak flows and weight
Assisting patients with the maintenance of their personal and oral hygiene, including washing/bathing, mouth and dental care, hair-washing, nail care, shaving and dressing/undressing
Assisting patients to eat and drink as per their care plan, identifying, recording and reporting abnormal dietary and fluid intake
Assisting patients with mobility, using safe manual handling techniques
Assisting patients to use toilet facilities.
What you can expect from us?
A supportive, friendly team that delivers outstanding care
A rewarding role in a busy, fast-paced team environment
A comprehensive induction programme to help you achieve your Care Certificate
Career progression and ongoing professional development including regular appraisals and a dedicated training and development centre on site.
A minimum of 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)
The opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
Access to a range of employee benefits including, staff discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, discounted staff restaurant.
Quality of life and super location in the heart ofSuffolk.
What we ask of you
Relevant experience of caring for others, either through previous employment, education and training or voluntary work
Compassion and empathy in your approach to caring for others
Treat our patients with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect
Make a positive difference to our patients’ experience
Good listening and communication skills
Work effectively as a member of the diverse multidisciplinary ward team
The ability to work calmly in a demanding and busy environment
To commit to a hour shift pattern, which includes day and night work over 7 days a week; Please only apply if you are able to offer a flexible approach to working hours you will be required to cover a mixture of days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.
If you’re successful in your application you will be required to take part in an intensive induction programme in order to achieve the required competencies for the Care Certificate. Initial training will take place over a four-week period and you’ll be expected to attend all study days and training sessions.
The aim is that you will achieve the Care Certificate within the first twelve weeks of your employment with the Trust. If you’re successful and employed on a part-time contract, it may be necessary to work additional hours during the first twelve weeks of your employment in order to meet the requirements of the Care Certificate.
Further information on the Care Certificate will be provided to shortlisted candidates as part of the group interview process.
Join us – what will you BeKnown for?
For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the West Suffolk Hospital, please contact Danielle Offord, nursing assistant workforce lead on#########
The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.
This post does entitle you to apply to park on the West Suffolk Hospital site.
Correspondence via NHS Jobs email
All correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis.
In submitting an application form , you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.
Disclosure and Barring Service
The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at enhanced level.
For band 1 and band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary.
We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.
We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.
Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.
Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.