11 great months of the Flexible Nursing Pool and counting!

On Monday 17th September, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Professionals introduced the ‘Flexible Staff Pool’ for Nursing bank members. This initiative was designed to tackle unfilled shift pressures by linking bank members with last-minute shifts, while providing several attractive incentives.

With hard work and dedication over 5,000 flexible nursing shifts have been worked so far to help further reduce unfilled shift pressures. We currently have over 700 Nursing bank members registered in the Flexible Nursing Pool available to provide key support to the trust.

The Flexible Nursing Pool has helped make a real difference to patients’ lives every day at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with several worked by our committed bank members since its launch.

We are extremely proud that due to the support of so many bank members we have been able to provide essential last-minute shift cover for the trust and NHS.

Did you know…

95% of bank members recommend joining the Flexible Nursing Pool and 84% enjoy working pool ward shifts. 

Already registered with NHS Professionals?

To join the Flexible Nursing Pool, please fill out our quick form here.

Please return the completed form to your local NHSP team or email on ouhadmin@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk.

Terms and Conditions Nursing Pool

By booking a Flexible Nursing Pool shift, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • To work in any inpatient area on the Headington sites when booking into the John Radcliffe Flexible Nursing Ward or at the Horton Hospital when booking into the Horton Flexible Nursing Ward.
  • To be registered to the NHS Professionals Bank before working Flexible Nursing Pool shifts.
  • That you are confident and competent to work in any medical or surgical ward.
  • That you cannot specify or decline to work in individual ward areas.
  • That you will be notified of the ward where you will be working at short notice, up to one hour before the start of the shift.
  • That you must not cancel the shift after the ward location has been assigned.
  • That you are aware of the zero-tolerance policy – one refusal or late cancellation will result in the removal of the code from your NHSP profile, permanently.
  • To be contacted by NHSP/OUH for feedback on your experience of working pool shifts, during the pilot phase and thereafter.
  • Cancellation of more than 12 shifts in a month will lead to the removal of the pool ward assignment code from your profile.

The increased rate of pay is only available when bank members have chosen to book a Flexible Nursing Pool shift. It will not be applied if a bank member books a ward shift and is subsequently redeployed for operational reasons.

Please see pay rate below:

Staff Group

Day

Night / Sat

Sun/ Hol

Registered Nurse

(RNF00)

£28.62

£28.62

£28.62

Care Support Worker

(CSWF00)

£17.52

£17.52

£17.52

 

 

 

 

 

 


If you are unable to work standard shift times, please get in touch with your availability, we may be able to accommodate this: tempstaff.queries@ouh.nhs.uk

Did you know we added an additional Flexible Staff Pool?

In July Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Professionals introduced the new Flexible Staff Pool for Midwifery. The brand-new initiative has been created to help the trust to further relieve unfilled shift pressures for any last-minute shifts and provide healthcare support within the Women’s Centre, while offering registered Flexible Midwifery Pool bank members an enhanced payrate. 

Member of NHSP already?

To join the Flexible Midwifery Pool, please fill out our quick form here.

Please return the completed form to your local NHSP team or email on ouhadmin@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk.

 

Terms and Conditions Flexible Midwifery Pool

By booking a Flexible Midwifery Pool shift, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • To work in any inpatient area on the Headington sites when booking into the John Radcliffe Flexible Nursing Ward or at the Horton Hospital when booking into the Horton Flexible nursing ward.
  • To be registered to the NHS Professionals Bank before working Flexible Staff Pool shifts.
  • That you are confident and competent to work in any medical or surgical ward.
  • That you cannot specify or decline to work in individual ward areas.
  • That you will be notified of the ward where you will be working at short notice, up to one hour before the start of the shift.
  • That you must not cancel the shift after the ward location has been assigned.
  • That you are aware of the zero-tolerance policy – one refusal or late cancellation will result in the removal of the code from your NHSP profile, permanently.
  • To be contacted by NHSP/OUH for feedback on your experience of working pool shifts, during the pilot phase and thereafter.

 

The increased rate of pay is only available when bank members have chosen to book a Flexible Midwifery Pool shift. It will not be applied if a worker books a ward shift and is subsequently redeployed for operational reasons.

Please see pay rate below:

Staff Assignment Codes

Day

Night / Sat

Sun/ Hol

RMF66

£30.49

£30.49

£30.49


 

 

 

Need more information about the Flexible Staff Pools, please speak to your local NHSP team or email ouhadmin@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk.

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