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Bank Posts for Student MH & LD Nurses on placement within TEWV


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Temporary Staffing Services
As and when required
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£9.30 per hour (£9.64 per hour on completion of training)
31/08/2020 23:59

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Are you a current MH or LD student nurse?

We are currently recruiting to the Temporary Staffing Service and our existing students can now join the bank as a HCA internally. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has an established Temporary Staffing Service which helps to ensure that we meet the needs of our service users.

This is a unique opportunity to fast track onto the bank available only to existing students within TEWV which will enable you to work and gain valuable experience within Forensic Services, Learning Disability and Mental Health Services for Adult, Older People and Children & Young People, Trust wide. You will be responsible for supporting nursing staff in meeting the needs of services users, working alongside our established workforce delivering all aspects of care to promote choice and client independence.

Student nurses must be on placement within the Trust or have recently completed one as we will need to obtain a satisfactory reference from your TEWV practice placement mentor(s) therefore please ensure that these are listed on your application form.  Please also make sure that you list the month and year of your student nurse cohort, expected year of completion of your nursing qualification and when your training was last updated.

Bank workers are not regular employees and have no entitlement to guaranteed or continuous employment. Please be aware that hours worked on the bank are not transferable to placement hours.You will also not be able to undertake bank work in the same location as your current placement.

Successful applicants must be able to commit to the training programme that all bank HCAs are required to undertake.

Typical basic hourly rates for fully compliant bank workers including WTR uplift are £9.30 for HCAs (from April 2019 these will increase to £9.64).  Enhancements of 30% are applicable to nights and Saturdays and 60% are applicable to Sundays and Bank Holidays. NI & PAYE deductions will apply


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Rennison - 01642 837674

Temporary Staffing Service - 01642 837674