The Nurse Bank at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recruits dedicated, compassionate and hard-working healthcare assistants and registered nurses on a temporary or long-term basis, to meet shortfalls in the Trust due to sickness, annual leave, maternity leave or short-term vacancies.
The Nurse Bank is an ideal solution for those who may wish to:
- Return to work gradually following a break
- Gain additional skills and experience
- Work for the Trust without committing to a permanent post or department
- Ensure skills are kept up-to-date
- Earn extra money
The Nurse Bank is based at Field House, Bradford Royal Infirmary.
The team, led by Sally Hudson, ensure that any vacant shifts are appropriately filled with skilled staff nurses and healthcare assistants.
Team members recruit staff to work on the internal bank, liaise with external agencies to fill shifts when needed, and ensure staff are paid in a timely manner for the shifts they have worked.
We already have 60 registered nurses and 323 healthcare assistants who are all only employed by the Nurse Bank.
We also work with a further 1,266 registered nurses and 557 healthcare assistants who are already employed by Bradford Teaching Hospitals in substantive positions.
Students also like to join our Nurse Bank as it gives them an insight into which wards and departments they may like to join permanently on graduation.
Our role is to fill approximately 2,000 shifts per week across all wards and departments of our hospitals, of which around half require qualified nurses, with the other half mainly requiring skilled and compassionate healthcare assistants.