Staffing Solutions

Welcome to Staffing Solutions.

The staffing solutions service offers one of the most flexible ways to work within the National Health Service.

We recruit high quality temporary staff to our Banks to work across a variety of services in a wide range of specialities across the Trust to meet staffing shortfalls due to sickness, annual leave, maternity leave or short-term vacancies. Staffing Solutions also offer additional and flexible working to existing employees and people who want to work on a temporary basis.

Our membership consists of the following staff groups to each of the Trusts Banks.

 

Registered Nurses (Nurse Bank)

If you are a Registered Nurse you can gain access to additional hours, by becoming an NTW Bank member.

Registered Nurses include: RNLD, RNMH and RGNs

You may be required to work in the following areas:

  • Inpatient and Community Mental Health
  • Children and Young People’s services
  • Forensic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurological services

Revalidation for Registered Nurses: our Staffing Solutions Team are committed to assisting our qualified nurses to complete the revalidation process.

If you are interested in joining our Nurse Bank and are not currently employed by the Trust you should apply through NHS Jobs website.

Healthcare Assistants (Nurse Bank)

If you are a Care Support Worker,  Healthcare Assistant or looking to gain experience in this field, you can apply for the Staffing Solutions Bank flexible work opportunities suited to your skills and competency levels.

You may be required to work in the following areas:

  • Inpatient and Community Mental Health
  • Children and Young People’s services
  • Forensic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurological services

If you are interested in joining our Nurse Bank and are not currently employed by the Trust you should apply through NHS Jobs website.

Student Nurses (Nurse Bank)

Work as a Healthcare Assistant while you study.

If you are looking for work to fit around your university studies, working flexible hours, NTW Nurse Bank could be the perfect solution.

You may be required to work in the following areas:

  • Inpatient and Community Mental Health
  • Children and Young People’s services
  • Forensic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurological services

If you are interested in joining our Nurse Bank and are not currently employed by the Trust you should apply through NHS Jobs website.

Allied Health Professionals (AHP Bank)

If you are an Allied Health Professionals (AHP) you can gain access to additional hours, by becoming an NTW Bank member.

The Allied Health Professionals cover a variety of roles which include: Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Dietitian and Speech and Language Therapist and support staff.

You may be required to work in the following areas:

  • Inpatient and Community Mental Health
  • Children and Young People’s services
  • Forensic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurological services

If you are interested in joining our Allied Health Professional Bank and are not currently employed by the Trust you should apply through NHS Jobs website.

Administration and Clerical

If you work in an administration and clerical role within the Trust you can gain access to additional hours by becoming an NTW Bank member.

The Administration and Clerical Service cover a variety of roles which include:

  • Ward Clerks
  • Receptionists
  • Admin Assistants
  • Team Secretaries
  • Admin Officers

You may be required to work in the following areas:

  • Inpatient and Community Mental Health
  • Children and Young People’s services
  • Forensic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurological services

If you are interested in joining our Bank and are not currently employed by the Trust you should  apply through NHS Jobs website.

Psychological Services

Who can join?

If you work within psychological services you can gain access to additional hours, by becoming an NTW Bank member.

Psychological services covers a variety of roles including:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Higher Assistant Psychologist
  • Assistant Psychologist

Where can I work?

You may be required to work in the following:

  • Inpatient and Community Mental Health
  • Children and Young People’s services
  • Forensic
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurological services

How do I become a NTW Bank member?

Candidates who are not currently employed by the Trust should apply through NHS Jobs website or contact our recruitment team on 0191 246 6800.

External Process for Joining the Bank

For external (non Trust) staff, including agency the following process will take place.

Candidates must complete and submit an application form via NHS Jobs

Benefits of working within Staffing Solutions Services

  • Work within a supportive environment
  • Work hours which fit in with your personal circumstances whilst generating extra income
  • Gain experience in a variety of specialties
  • Continuous personal and professional development
  • Local inductions are provided

Expectations of a Bank Worker

  • A bank worker is expected to work a minimum to three shifts per month.
  • Bank workers are expected to provide availability to work through the SMART electronic system. Instructions for this can be found here.
  • You should keep your availability up to at all on eHL. You may be asked to work at any of the Trust’s sites, sometimes at short notice.
  • You are expected to familiarise yourself with Trust policies and procedures which are available of the Trust intranet and adhere to them at all times.
  • Whilst undertaking any work within the Trust as a member of the Staffing Solutions Bank, you are required to adhere to any reasonable management instruction which includes reallocation to a different service according to the clinical need.
  • The Trust will remove you from the bank list if you do not undertake any shifts in a three month period.
  • It is essential that bank staff keep training up to date in line with Trust requirements.
  • Qualified nurses cannot take charge of a ward unless they have completed a Trust preceptorship.
  • A bank worker is expected to familiarise themselves with the working time restrictions and not exceed this.
  • You must not undertake any bank shifts when signed off sick.
  • The Staffing Solutions manager reserves the right to prevent you undertaking duties at any time.
  • You must uphold confidentiality at all times regarding any information available to you regarding patients, staff or business.
  • If you required by statute to have state professional registration to practice within the NHS, you must be so registered and provide proof of registration in such form as stipulated by the Trust. It is a condition of remaining on the Nurse Bank that your registration is current and maintained.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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Retire and Return

Staff who are planning to retire and return from the Trust and who hold a substantive position with the staff group can apply to join the staffing solutions register.

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Contact Us

Staffing Solutions Team

Joanna Kennedy – Staffing Solutions Team Manager

Doreen Noble – Staffing Solutions Team Supervisor

Newcastle

Marianne Nesbitt – Administrator

Trina Pettifer – Assistant Administrator

Northumberland

Victoria Harrison – Administrator

Sunderland

Mikaela Marshall – Assistant Administrator

Staffing Solutions

Market Square
St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT

0191 245 6814
Email: Staffingsolutionsteam@ntw.nhs.uk