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NHS Nightingale Hospital North West FAQ's


Joining Nightingale FAQs

We are currently recruiting for the following Nightingale Hospital roles.

If your role is not listed here, then you can join the NHS Professionals through one of our other bank membership routes. To view and apply click here.

 

Given national guidelines of isolation related to COVID-19, we will not be accepting applications from anyone who falls into the ‘At Risk’ group as we do not want to put you or anyone else at any increased risk.

Please follow the Government guidelines in keeping yourself safe and well at this time.

If you are pregnant, we suggest you read the latest published guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Once you are on furlough you may be able to undertake paid work or volunteer depending your contract. NHSP can accept applications from furloughed workers. Please follow the Government guidance on paid work and volunteering whilst on furlough.

More information on furlough and the Job Retention Scheme can be found on the Government website.

Furlough supports organisations hit by coronavirus by temporarily helping to pay the wages of people who can't do their jobs. This Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme forms part of the Governments national effort to protect people’s jobs.

For more information on furlough pay and the Job Retention Scheme please visit the Government website.

No. These roles are temporary, and you will be working through NHS Professionals on an ‘Interim Assignment’ to support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Interim Assignment will finish when NHS Nightingale no longer requires support, or you choose to stop working.

At the North West Nightingale Hospital, you will be rostered to work a set pattern of fulltime shifts with a minimum requirement of 4 weeks.

Yes, you can still apply, however, please ensure you are following the Government guidelines on self-isolation and infection control.

If you have completed an application through us, then you will be employed by NHS Professionals.

NHS Professionals are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care and are part of the NHS family. We are a leading provider of flexible workforce services to the NHS with more than 130,000 healthcare professionals registered with our bank, across over 55 NHS Trusts. Doctors Direct is the locum service provided by NHS Professionals.

The Application Process FAQs

To join the North West Nightingale Hospital please register and complete an online application form.

We have also created a short tutorial video for those who may need assistance with the online application form.

For the best experience please complete your application on a desktop PC or laptop. The optimal browser is Google Chrome, but Firefox and Internet Explorer are also supported.

The evidence we request will vary depending on whether you have worked in the last 12 months or not in the NHS or an appropriate healthcare setting. Please reply to the email with the requested documents. Photos of the documents will be accepted.

Here are some examples of some of the documentation we will accept:

Right to Work e.g. UK/EEA Passport or Valid Passport and Valid Visa

Employment / Care Experience e.g. Payslip / P45 / P60 showing your job healthcare job role or if you do not have a payslip then a copy of you Employment Contract or Care Certificate

If you are self-employed than a copy of your Tax Return

For students in their Proof of University Course Enrolment Letter

Proof of Address e.g. Bank / Mortgage statement (dated last 3 months), UK Full Driving Licence, P45/P60 or any document issued by a Government body (dated last 3 months.

 

If a DBS is necessary for your application, this will be flagged during the process and you will be notified by email.

All new starters will be invited to a half day core induction ahead of your first shift.

You will need to also complete 4 essential core skills training modules within 2 weeks of registering with NHS Professionals on LearnSpace.

You will receive an automated welcome email that will include your login details for LearnSpace within 48 hours.

Health Education England has developed an e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus. Please familiarise yourself with the key modules before your first shift. The courses can be accessed by doing the following: http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Register

 

 

Induction FAQs

Complete a Pre-Induction Security: Please use this weblink to make a profile for your security pass. You will need to bring this automated code with you to your induction.

 

Complete the NHSP mandatory learning modules on LearnSpace as soon as possible. You will receive an automated welcome email that will include your login details for LearnSpace within 48 hours.

Bring a Proof of ID e.g. UK/EEA Passport or Valid Visa, Payslip / P45 / P60 / Employment Contract or Care Certificate.

 

Wear comfortable clothes – no uniform required for induction.

Yes, you will be paid for attending this session.

Any NCP car parks which are open, are free for workers at the NHS Nightingale NW site.

The closet NCP (National Car Park) is directly below Manchester Central, off Lower Mosley Street. There is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators from the car park. The height restriction for this Car Park is 1.98m

To gain access to different areas of the site you will need an NHS Nightingale ID badge.  

NHS Nightingale ID badges can be collected from the Accreditation Centre at Windmill Green, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 3NN. This is opposite NHS Nightingale NW and staff will be on hand to direct you.

Working shifts FAQs

Staff working at Nightingale Hospitals are required to work rostered shift patterns to meet the essential staffing requirements. The exact timings of shift patterns will be confirmed at induction.

For clinical workers who are rostered to shifts, all information about your upcoming shifts will be on the Roster App Employee Online which can be accessed on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.

Your login details will be emailed to you prior to your first shift. If you do not receive the email notification within 24 hours of completing your induction, please email:

For Medics, Administrators and Pharmacy Staff - Carmen Farrow - carmen.farrow@nhs.net

For Nurses and AHPs – Helen Dudley – helen.dudley@mft.nhs.uk

For extra help with troubleshooting please visit the NW Staff Hub.

Any pay will be paid directly into your bank account.

NHSP operates a 10day payroll cycle. You will need to complete an online Timesheet for any shifts worked, which will need to be authorised and released by midnight on Wednesday in order to be paid the following Friday. Please note your first payment may take up to 3 weeks.

However, please be assured that your shifts have been processed and you will be paid. Meanwhile you can view your payslips on My:Bank.

If it has been longer than 3 weeks since your first shift, please email us at: nwn@NHSProfessionals.nhs.uk

Uniforms will be provided to RNs and HCSWs who do not have a Trust uniform / NHSP uniform / care home uniform.

You can collect uniforms from the NHS Professionals (NHSP) Office at MFT between 7am – 3pm Monday to Friday.

NHSP Office Address: Old School of Physio, Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WL (office phone number is 0333 0144288.  Located opposite this Grafton Street carpark, a single storey red bricked building. You can park for free at this carpark.

 

If you have been asked to care for a patient with or suspected of COVID19 then the level of care you have been asked to give will require a level of PPE – each patient will have been assessed for the risk of transmission.

Giving care for aerosol generating procedures (ASG) will require full coveralls such as acute and high dependency settings. You must be trained to Donn and Doff this safely. See video for more information.

Single use masks aprons and gloves should be available for all other care. If you do not have adequate supply of these then first report this to the nurse in charge. The hospital has a procedure for recording this directly to central government.

NHS professionals takes the care of their staff very seriously so if your concerns are not addressed please fill in a feedback form and a Dr or Nurse will call you to discuss.

To cancel or change a shift please email: roster.nwnightingale@nhs.net

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend your shift please call the Absence Manager on 0330 808 0260.

You should report your absence as soon as you realise you will not be able to attend work. When you ring the phone line you will be asked to provide your assignment number. For NHSP staff this will be their mobile number.

If you are feeling unwell, remember to follow the Government guidelines on self-isolation and infection control.

If you are feeling unwell or showing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the Absence Manager on 0330 808 0260 who will be able to further advise you.

When you ring the phone line you will be asked to provide your assignment number. For NHSP staff this will be their mobile number.

Remember to follow the Government guidelines on self-isolation and infection control.

Yes, sick pay will be paid for those who are unable to work due to self-isolation and this will be outlined in your terms and conditions.

Accommodation is available for those who require it, but the criteria varies across the various across all Nightingale Hospitals.

To request accommodation at Nightingale North West please email the Nightingale North West Team at: workforce.nwnightingale@nhs.net

For more information or extra help with troubleshooting visit: http://www.nhsnightingalepeople.co.uk/NW

For general application or shift enquires about Northwest Nightingale only please email: nwn@NHSProfessionals.nhs.uk

NHS Nightingale Hospital London FAQ's


Nightingale London FAQs

We are currently not recruiting for Nightingale Hospital London.

However, if you would like to join NHS Professionals Rapid Response service then you can find out more and apply here

The pay rate is associated with a Band 2 role on NHS Agenda for Change and as NHS Nightingale Hospital London is in a high cost area location it will attract the Outer London supplement.

 

The pay rates are:

Day - £10.59

Nights and Saturdays - £14.36

Sunday and Bank Holiday - £18.23

 

These rates are exclusive of holiday pay.

Any pay will be paid directly into your bank account.

NHSP operates a 10day payroll cycle. You will need to complete an online Timesheet for any shifts worked, which will need to be authorised and released by midnight on Wednesday in order to be paid the following Friday. Please note your first payment may take up to 3 weeks.

However, please be assured that your shifts have been processed and you will be paid. Meanwhile you can view your payslips on My:Bank.

If it has been longer than 3 weeks since your first shift, please email us at: nwn@NHSProfessionals.nhs.uk

Once you are on furlough you may be able to undertake paid work or volunteer depending your contract. NHSP can accept applications from furloughed workers. Please follow the Government guidance on paid work and volunteering whilst on furlough.

For more information on furlough pay and the Job Retention Scheme please visit the Government website.

Furlough supports organisations hit by coronavirus by temporarily helping to pay the wages of people who can't do their jobs. This Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme forms part of the Governments national effort to protect people’s jobs.

For more information on furlough pay and the Job Retention Scheme please visit the Government website.

No. These roles are temporary, and you will be working through NHS Professionals on an ‘Interim Assignment’ to support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Interim Assignment will finish when NHS Nightingale no longer requires support, or you choose to stop working.

If you are feeling unwell or showing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the Absence Manager on 0300 124 0254 who will be able to further advise you.

When you ring the phone line you will be asked to provide your assignment number. For NHSP staff this will be their mobile number.

Remember to follow the Government guidelines on self-isolation and infection control.

Yes, sick pay will be paid for those who are unable to work due to self-isolation and this will be outlined in your terms and conditions.

Accommodation is available for those who require it, but the criteria varies across the various across all Nightingale Hospitals.

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