Working For Us
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Norfolk with a team of 8,000 staff working together to provide care for our local population. Roles in the hospital can be varied, with opportunity for development and career progression.
Nursing in evolving and at NNUH the potential for you to progress into many different roles is really exciting. Our nurses work across both ward and outpatient areas providing care in a huge variety of specialities. At NNUH your Nursing career can follow many different paths, you could become a specialist nurse or a research in any one of our specialities, fine tune your teaching skills as a clinical educator or practice development nurse, work as part of the site operations team or develop your career to become a matron
Allied Health Professionals
Our Allied Health Professionals play a vital role at Team NNUH as we adopt a very multidisciplinary way of working. A career as an AHP with us can open up many avenues as we continue to develop our teams to provide the best care for our patients. With many amazing facilities in our hospital our AHP’s provide essential support for not only direct patient care but also rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement interventions.
Working closely with the University Of East Anglia School Of Medicine and the East of England Deanery we provide an excellent environment for professional development for Doctors across all our specialities. With so much research happening at NNUH many of our Consultants and Junior Doctors get the opportunity to work with equipment and carry out procedures in facilities found nowhere else in Europe.
Health Care Assistants
Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are often described as the bedrock of the nursing service. They deliver care in every imaginable setting, and are invariably the people who deliver the majority of hands-on nursing care, so are very much part of the nursing team. You don’t need any formal qualifications or training to apply for HCA posts at NNUH however some relevant care experience, such as volunteering, can be really helpful. All HCA’s joining our team receive a full induction and are supported as they achieve the care certificate.
Administration Roles cover a huge variety of positions at NNUH from receptionist and ward clerk through to our Operational Managers who are responsible for overseeing a service. Those working in admin roles are vital for the effective running of the hospital and are often the very first person a patient meets. Our administration teams work in many different roles including Medical Secretaries, providing admin support, work on receptions, arrange clinics and support clinical team members.
IT – Digital Health
Our IT Department aims to provide the highest degree of IT services and support to all of our teams, our partners and commissioners. In doing so our services aim to help ensure that the best patient care is always available. Roles in the department vary and offer the opportunity to be part of the IT department for the largest Employer in the region. We have an IT development team, training team, application support, technical support and a Project Management service. A career in our IT team can be rewarding and offers to opportunity to progress.
Workforce and Human Resources
We care for those who care. As a workforce team we look after the welfare and best interests of our colleagues so that in turn they can provide the best care possible for our patients. A career in the HR team at NNUH can take many guises such as working in the recruitment team, working as a HR advisor (which includes support to achieve CIPD) or working with statistics and analysis.
There are a wide range of roles within our Finance team working within a supportive team. Working in Finance within the NNUH provides you with a great opportunity to work with a wide range of business units within a large teaching hospital to help them meet their budgets and work on the Finances of projects to improve patient care for the local population. We encourage career progression within the department and we support our colleagues to study for a CCAB chartered accountancy.
Research & Development
We are incredibly proud to be a Trust with a strong history of conducting and leading research and the opportunities for career development this brings.
We collaborate with NHS Trusts across the region to support commercial research as we have excellent research facilities and equipment across both the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and UEA and a specific Clinical Research & Trials Unit.
We are very proud of our Stars of Research which aims to shine a spotlight on the many projects at the hospital that are looking to find new treatments and advances in patient care.
There are currently more than 300 research projects at NNUH covering many areas of medicine and more than 3,500 patients took part in clinical trials at the Trust last year.
This opens up many opportunities for colleagues to get involved with some of the most exciting developments happening in the UK.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
We can all face challenges in our personal and work lives which have a negative impact on our wellbeing and Team NNUH has an amazing Workplace Health and Wellbeing team who will support you. Benefits include
- A free flu jab available every year to all staff
- NNUH Choir which meets Mondays
- Mindfulness sessions
- An outside gym is available on the main NNUH site
- Wellbeing Training workshops run throughout the year, including Managing Stress & Anxiety in the Workplace to help staff build up their wellbeing and resilience to stress in the workplace.
- Wellness Days and Events- various free events take place throughout the year
- Running and Walking groups
- Fast Track Physiotherapy for NNUH staff
- 24 hour Counselling and Support for both personal and professional issues
NNUH is also home to Busy Bees, our on-site nursery for children aged between three months and five years. Nursery sessions run from 7am to 6:30pm and spaces are prioritised for hospital staff.
Busy Bees (NNUH site) 01603 507776 or email email@example.com
We have a voucher system, whereby part of your salary can be exchanged for childcare vouchers that can help pay for all forms of childcare. Childcare vouchers cover children up to 16 years of age.
The vouchers are exempt from National Insurance contributions and therefore represent a saving for employees who use them to pay for childcare.
Play schemes and groups
There are also play schemes that are available within two miles of the main hospital site http://www.esinet.norfolk.gov.uk/eysc/playschemes/
The following websites may be of use when seeking information regarding childcare and for lists of childcare providers:
www.norfolk.gov.uk -or telephone 0344 800 8001
www.suffolk.gov.uk – or telephone 0845 608 0033
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk – or telephone 0345 045 5200
Getting to and from work
In a bid to keep the air around our hospital as green as possible we have several schemes designed to make the commute to work as easy and as cost effective as possible.
Cycle to work Scheme
We have teamed up with Cyclescheme Ltd to offer employees the opportunity to purchase Cycles via a Salary Sacrifice Scheme so they may be used to cycle to work. This is part of the Government’s Green Transport Plan Initiative.
Free Park and Ride
We have a park and ride service which is completely free for all NNUH employers which runs at 15 minute intervals throughout the day.
Discounted Bus Travel
Local bus companies operate a number of services from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and staff can take advantage of significantly discounted bus passes for both these services
As NNUH values the need for you to establish a healthy balance between your paid work and life outside of work, we support flexible working patterns, where operational demands allow, and also offer special leave arrangements, including career breaks and flexible retirement options.
Maternity & Paternity Leave
NNUH offers enhanced Occupational Maternity and Paternity Leave, which goes significantly beyond the statutory minimum. For employees, with the qualifying minimum NHS service, and who are returning to work- Occupational Maternity Pay is 8 weeks at full pay, followed by 18 weeks half pay plus Statutory Maternity Pay, followed by 33 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay.
For employees with the requisite NHS service Paternity Leave is 2 weeks at full pay.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Here at the NNUH we understand the benefits of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to both our service users and staff.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion cannot be separated from our PRIDE values and behaviours, which recognise the important role of our people in providing positive experiences for service users. For our workforce, the principle of ‘Know Your Staff’ (our compassionate and just approach to people management) is integral to leadership and embraces equality, diversity and inclusivity.
We are proud to have a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + (LGBT+) Staff Network and a Diverse Ability Staff Network. Our staff networks enable staff to play a vital role to play in making out hospital a better place to work and contribute to creating an even better staff and patient experience.
For more information or if you have an enquiry, please email us at EqualityandDiversity@nnuh.nhs.uk
Pathways to Nursing
Acute Care Refresher Programme
We offer the opportunity for Registered Nurses who have either had a gap from working in an acute setting or have never worked in an acute hospital to join our Acute Care Refresher Programme. You can either undertake this programme at the start of your employment or complete the course before you start which attracts a bursary. You will be supported by our dedicated clinical educator team with a flexible approach to achieving practical hours. This is a fantastic opportunity for Nurses with an NMC registration to gain or refresh new skills.
Overseas Nursing Programme
NNUH runs an excellent OSCE programme on site to prepare Nurses who have trained overseas to undertake the NMC OCSE and also prepare you for life as a Registered Nurse in our hospital. Our course is considered one of the best in the UK – we have a 97% pass rate and as commitment to our overseas nurses we fund the first OSCE attempt.
The course includes
- A thorough theoretical and practical induction to the NNUH and your clinical area
- A period of supervised practice in your clinical area, supported by a mentor, supplemented with weekly release for OSCE preparation sessions with a named Clinical Educator
- Pastoral and practical support in the period leading up to, and after the OSCE examination day
- A period of preceptorship following your registration with the NMC
Return to Practice Programme
In conjunction with the University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk, Team NNUH offers Nurses whose registration has lapsed but wishing to return to practice the opportunity to re awaken their passion for nursing and refresh their knowledge. The course (which is tailor made to each individual’s circumstance) the opportunity to refresh your nursing skills, allow you to adapt to changes in practice and above all give you the confidence to re-enter the nursing workplace. It doesn’t stop here, once you have regained your NMC registration you will continue to be supported.
The cost of the course is covered by NNUH and you will receive a £500 bursary when you commence the course.
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Norfolk, our staff work together to provide care for our local population.
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Set in the heart of East Anglia, Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. Norfolk offers glorious open countryside and traditional villages, the unspoiled tranquility of the Norfolk Broads and the contrast of the vibrant historic city of Norwich. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides healthcare for about 800,000 people every year and, as one of the largest employers in Norfolk, offers a wide variety of job opportunities.