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Band 2 Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Emergency Department
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£18,546 - £19,918 per annum
Salary period
20/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Job type: Permanent (conditions apply)

Working pattern: Full Time 37.5 hours

Pay scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: Band 2  (conditions apply)

Staff Group: Nursing/Midwifery

Specialty/Function: A&E Medicine

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

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.

Main duties of the job

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. 






Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Medical Division is one of the largest Clinical Divisions at UHNM. It hosts 2 Emergency Departments (one of which has been recognised as the Major Trauma centre in England), 5 Emergency portals and 25 wards across our two sites. We are a busy acute division with numerous clinical specialities including Cancer care, Emergency and Acute Medicine, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Frailty and Care of the Elderly, General Medicine and Clinical Infections. The Senior Nursing Team within the Medical Division are committed to supporting succession planning and Opportunities within all of the nursing roles within the Medical Division.

The division boasts a “Happy staff, Happy Patients” ethos of working and is keen to support our nursing staff with supervision, robust PDP’s, good work life balance and an open and transparent leadership Team

  • 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. 

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.

Person specification

Care Certificate or equivalent

Essential criteria
  • NVQ/1 years care experience

previous experience

Essential criteria
  • acute care experience


Essential criteria
  • GCSE level 4 or above in maths or equivalent.
  • GCSE level 4 or above in english or equivalent.
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Sheila Bowers
Job title
Clinical Education Lead - Nursing
Telephone number
01782 674490
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