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Health Care
Band 2
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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Poole, Dorset
£9.20 per hour
Salary period
31/08/2020 23:59

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Bank HCA for Student Nurses

Band 2


Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

 Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

 This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.


Bank HCA for Student Nurses 

Are you currently a student nurse?  Joining the nurse bank as an HCA can be a great way to gain valuable knowledge and experience in acute clinical areas and give you the opportunity to work flexibly around your studies.   As a bank HCA, you will be working across our adult inpatient wards or the outpatients department.

The other benefits to working on the nurse bank are:

  • First choice of available shifts
  • Paid annual leave entitlement
  • Enrolment in the NHS pension scheme

In order to apply for this role, you must:

  • Be studying at University for a Registered Nurse qualification
  • Have started your first clinical placement which must be within an acute hospital setting
  • Be a reliable and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to adapt to changing situations

If you fit the above specification, we would love to hear from you.


  • Please put the contact details of your placement mentor and a Uni tutor as your referees
  • All other students (mental health, paramedic science etc or those studying health and social care at college) should apply to our healthcare assistant advert (job ref. 428-ATR8600)               

Candidates should be advised that if they are successful in obtaining a position, they will be required to provide the following on their occupational health form:

  1. Documented evidence of  dates of 2 MMR Vaccinations  and or serology (blood test) confirming immunity to Measles and Rubella  
  2. Confirmation of  a history of Varicella (Chickenpox Infection) and /or having  2 Varicella Vaccination or evidence of a or serology (blood test ) confirming immunity to Varicella (Chickenpox)

If candidates are not coming from any countries  known to be high risk for TB before entering the UK,  further tests and update for TB /BCG vaccination and Hepatitis B vaccination can be done and commenced when they arrive and their clearance will not be dependent on this initially, as long as they can provide requested  evidence for the first 2 points above.        

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing Date: 31/08/2020

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Applicant requirements

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

Temporary staffing office:  

Tel. 01202 44 2183

Emma Randall: