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Our staff bank

Want to work flexible hours or top up your income? Then our staff bank is for you!

Why is Staff Bank so important to us?

Our staff bank provides a comprehensive temporary staffing service for NHFT, covering 4,000 shifts each month.

What does Staff Bank do?

Staff bank supports bank workers with a friendly dedicated on-site team who take care of services like bookings, recruitment and payroll. Through our extensive experience we are able to recruit and book bank workers into appropriate shifts quickly and efficiently. We also support training and development of new and existing bank staff, to ensure that staff keep up-to-date with new initiatives and changes within the Trust.

Why do people work for the Staff Bank?

People join the Staff Bank for a wide range of reasons, which include:

  • Excellent pay rates
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Access to NHS pensions
  • Access to training opportunities
  • To widen their interests and learn new skills
  • To gain confidence in themselves and their abilities
  • To be part of a team
  • To help develop their career
  • To improve patients’ experience during their stay in hospital.

What should I expect if I join Staff Bank?

All Staff Bank workers have an induction, which covers all of the Trust's mandatory training, as well as a range of other training packages that support and further your career.

All new Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) and Qualified Bank Staff will be entered into the 'Passport Process'. This is a competency-based record that will help to improve skills and knowledge, in order to become an effective member of the Staff Bank Team.

We are now able to provide all newly qualified Bank staff with a preceptorship. A preceptorship is a time of practical learning that supports all new clinical Staff Bank staff at band 5 or above. This includes those who have done a return to practice course.

There are a number of clear benefits to preceptorship which include:

  • Improved quality care
  • Staff develop knowledge and confidence in their role
  • Supporting life long learning
  • Developing management skills
  • Supporting staff to make the jump from student to qualified practitioner.

What sort of people make good Staff Bank members?

People who are:

  • Flexible
  • Honest
  • Able to listen
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Good communicators
  • Team players
  • Open-minded and not judgmental
  • Patient
  • Reliable
  • Able to work within boundaries
  • Aware of their own limits
  • Respectful of confidentiality.

How do I join the Staff Bank?

Find out what Staff Bank vacancies are available at NHFT by viewing the Current Vacancies section .

People who apply will be shortlisted by Staff Bank. Interviews will be with members of the Staff Bank who are joined by members of the Recruitment team or relevant qualified clinical staff.

We will be open for Staff Bank applications during the following dates:

September & October

 

Advert Open

Advert Close

Shortlisting Complete

Interviews from

A&C

28/09/2020

04/10/2020

09/10/2020

14/10/20

HCA

28/09/2020

04/10/2020

09/10/2020

14/10/20

RGN

25/09/2020

04/10/2020

09/10/2020

14/10/20

RMN

25/09/2020

04/10/2020

09/10/2020

14/10/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October & November

 

Advert Open

Advert Close

Shortlisting Complete

Interviews from

A&C

26/10/2020

01/11/20

06/11/20

11/11/20

HCA

26/10/2020

01/11/20

06/11/20

11/11/20

RGN

23/10/2020

01/11/20

06/11/20

11/11/20

RMN

23/10/2020

01/11/20

06/11/20

11/11/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November & December

 

Advert Open

Advert Close

Shortlisting Complete

Interviews from

A&C

30/11/20

06/12/20

11/12/20

16/12/20

HCA

30/11/20

06/12/20

11/12/20

16/12/20

RGN

27/11/20

06/12/20

11/12/20

16/12/20

RMN

27/11/20

06/12/20

11/12/20

16/12/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December & January

 

Advert Open

Advert Close

Shortlisting Complete

Interviews from

A&C

28/12/20

03/01/21

08/01/21

13/01/21

HCA

28/12/20

03/01/21

08/01/21

13/01/21

RGN

28/12/20

03/01/21

08/01/21

13/01/21

RMN

28/12/20

03/01/21

08/01/21

13/01/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January & February

 

Advert Open

Advert Close

Shortlisting Complete

Interviews from

A&C

01/02/21

07/02/21

12/02/21

17/02/21

HCA

01/02/21

07/02/21

12/02/21

17/02/21

RGN

29/01/21

07/02/21

12/02/21

17/02/21

RMN

29/01/21

07/02/21

12/02/21

17/02/21