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Nursing Assistant - Critical Care

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Critical Care Unit
NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
£18,546 - £19,918 Pro Rata
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

Nursing Assistant, Critical Care Unit, Pods 3-6

Job type: Permanent

Working pattern: 36 hours per week, full rotational post

Pay scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: Band 2

Staff Group: Nursing/Midwifery

Specialty/Function: Critical Care Unit - Pods 3-6

As a Nursing Assistant on Critical Care you will be required to provide support in the provision of care for critically ill patients.

Main duties of the job

Providing support to the nursing team who are caring for Level 3 and Level 2 patients and undertaking other appropriate duties as directed by the nurse in charge.

Working for our organisation

“The surgical division encompasses Critical Care, Theatres and recovery, Central Treatment Suite, day case surgery, SAU (Surgical Assessment Unit) and SACU (Surgical Ambulatory Care Unit)  and inpatient wards across both sites.  The directorates within the division comprise a vast complement of surgical specialities:  general surgery,  gynaecology, urology, upper GI, colorectal, bariatric surgery,  vascular surgery, ENT, breast, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, oral and maxillo-facial surgery.

Critical care is a dedicated 52 bedded state of the art facility and because the Trust is one of the 3 Major Trauma Centres in the West Midlands our team provides care for seriously ill patients across a range of medical and surgical specialities including neurosurgery and cardiothoracics.  We also have a 14 bedded Surgical Special Care Unit (SSCU) which admits elective and emergency surgical patients requiring level 2 care.

You will be provided with the necessary training and education, supported by our dedicated Practice Development team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Experience working as a nursing assistant is essential and within an acute area desirable.

Please see attached JD and PS for further details 

As provision of care is over 24 hours, 7 days a week , you will be required to work shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays. Enhancements will be paid for unsocial hours.

Appointments to the post will commence at the lowest salary point, respectively, unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services.

Person specification


Desirable criteria
  • Minimum of NVQ - L2


Essential criteria
  • Prior experience in an acute care setting
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in a Level 2 facility
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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Senior Sister
Job title
Senior Sister
Telephone number
01782 679037
Additional information

For an informal visit or enquiries please contact one of our Senior Sisters on 01782 679037.