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Nursing assistants SAU

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Non Planned Urgent Acute Care for General Surgical , Urological , Gynaecology , Vascular , ENT, Maxillary Facial and Plastic's Patients
NHS AfC: Band 2
Part time - 36 hours per week (day/night rotation)
Job ref
Royal Stoke Hospital SAU
Stoke on Trent
£18,546 - £19,918 Pro rata
Salary period
28/01/2022 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

Do you have an interest in delivering high quality care in a dynamic and forward thinking busy assessment and short stay unit? As a nursing assistant you would be working in a busy mixed surgical assessment Unit (SAU), Surgical Ambulatory Care Unit (SACU) and Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU). Here we provide holistic emergency care for all general surgical, vascular surgical. ENT, Plastics, Urological, gynaecological and maxillary facial specialities. 

SAU is dynamic, forward thinking and currently progressing through a transitional process of change within the working environment to examine change and look at the active implementation of new and exciting ways or working

Main duties of the job

As a nursing assistant within this area you will be trained to have extensive skills to support a highly motivated and established working team at the cutting edge of emergency surgery.  If you have the qualities to join this team and feel you can face the challenge of our unique clinical area offering both emergency assessment and inpatient care for a wide range of specialities then we would welcome your application.  

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Under supervision of a Registered Nurse assist with all aspects of essential
patient care.
· Respect patient privacy and dignity at all times
· Prepare equipment for medical and nursing staff for procedures
· Assist medical and nursing staff with procedures as required
· Act as a chaperone supporting patients undergoing examinations or procedures
· Escort patients to other areas of the Trust as directed by the Registered Nurse

Person specification

NVQ level 2 in Health and Social care essential

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2
  • Experience in Health Care Setting
Desirable criteria
  • Minimum requirement NVQ 2
  • Minimal experience in health care setting

NVQ level 3 in health and Social care

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2 or Above
Desirable criteria
  • Minimum requirement NVQ 2
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Alexandra Worsey
Job title
Senior Ward Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01782 671411