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Date: 22 February 2020
UHB+ - the in-house staff bank
UHB+ is an in-house staffing service for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).
UHB+ fills shifts which may be vacant due to annual leave, sickness or as a temporary measure for short-term activities.
More than 1,500 people work for UHB+ on an ad hoc or regular basis.
There are lots of plus points to working for UHB+.
- Competitive rates of pay
- Flexible hours
- First refusal of shifts
- Paid training
- Evening and weekend opportunities
- Book shifts online
Why would working for UHB+ suit me?
- You're looking to earn a little additional cash to pay for a special holiday or an unexpected bill
- You can't commit to a regular pattern of work, or find it difficult to find posts with the hours and times you want
- You want to try out working in wards or departments before applying for a substantive post
Working at UHB
At UHB, it’s not just our patients we invest in; we also invest in our people.
We believe it’s important to make people feel valued and cared-about, whether they are full-time members of staff or staff working ad hoc shifts.
We offer all UHB+ staff the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills through education and training and develop their career in a supportive environment.
As a UHB+ employee you will have mandatory training and appraisals to make sure you get the best from us and that we support you throughout your career as a bank worker.
What qualities are we looking for in our staff?
An ability to undertake basic nursing duties with experience of working in a nursing-type role within a nursing home or similar, as well as an ability to be flexible and adaptable together with a good understanding of confidentiality and professionalism.
Ideally you will have experience of working within an acute trust and/or relevant NVQs.
Current NMC registration is essential, with six months' relevant experience. You will be flexible and adaptable, together with a good understanding of accountability and professional code of conduct. You should be able to demonstrate at interview a good understanding of the qualities needed to plan and deliver patient care within a multi-disciplinary team.
For most administrative roles you will need to have a minimum of GCSE Grades A – C in English and Maths and relevant experience in an office environment. We will provide paid training for relevant IT in-house systems before you start work.
For secretarial work you will also need to have typing and audio typing qualifications and relevant experience in a secretarial environment.
We offer a range of facilities roles, e.g. portering and housekeeping assistants. All staff are expected to be professional in appearance and well-mannered, with a high standard of work.
Bank workers registered with UHB+ are expected to:
- demonstrate a level of knowledge and skill relevant their grade
- adhere to the Trust’s vision and values
- comply with all Trust policies and procedures
Interested in joining UHB+? You can join via our regular adverts on NHS Jobs (see link below). We run:
- monthly adverts for nursing assistants
- fortnightly adverts for registered nurses
You can also email us.
Already work for UHB+?
Book your bank shifts with Allocate - Employee Online at the following link.
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