Naomi King is an experienced and dedicated staff nurse who works through our internal nurse bank here at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.
Naomi joined the nurse bank in 2001, having worked at the Trust since 1997, and admits the main reason for doing so was the flexibility it offered.
She said: “It’s good because I can be a full-time mum to my children and work my shifts around my husband’s work as well.
“I don’t miss school assemblies and can take more time off during the school holidays to look after them. Even though they are now teenagers, working through the nurse bank still gives me the flexibility I need for family life.”
Naomi works predominantly on ward 7.
“Even though I am working via the bank I still feel very much part of the team.
“Working through the bank means you can experience different wards if you want to, rather than just working on the same one all the time.
“And bank staff have access to the same training as permanent staff. I can see online when my training is due to expire and I can just book in to training sessions to keep my skills up-to-date.”
Nurse bank staff can electronically access their own shifts through a system called Employee Online.
“It’s very easy to book your own shifts,” said Naomi. “I can see all the shifts which are available online, and the nurse bank team are very helpful and supportive if I have any questions.”