Bank Health Care Assistant in Norwich, Norfolk
Love my job & the staff I work with, simply cannot rate highly because of the pay, lack of parking for all new staff and lack of care for bank staff
I simply cannot give the hospital a good rating as a place to work, you want fast pased, different everyday and to work with some extremely generous, kind hearted people but to be disregarded as replaceable, forgotten about in the sense of appraisals and pay rises? then the hospital health care bank is for you!
Not only are you expected to do 2 weeks unpaid for your training, you’re completely dispensable throughout the hospital, booked a shift on a ward you particularly like but they’re over staffed that day, then it’s a complete roulette as to where you end up and you have no choice in the matter or leg to stand on to refuse. for example back in March I was moved from a shift in an out patients department and told I must work on the COVID isolation ward and that I didn’t have a choice in the matter, concerns from staff at the time regarding PPE etc, vulnerable family members back home, were disregarded by most senior staff as ‘over the top’.
Basically if you want to stay on the same awful salary for the rest of your life (bank staff aren’t given pay rises like contracted staff, just incase we didn’t already feel under-appreciated enough as it it), have to chase and sometimes wait weeks for shifts to be locked down and paid for, never want to be able to park at your work place - expected to catch a park and ride bus which not only adds a lot of time onto your working day, you are also expected to continue to use that same park and ride when the carpark has become a traveller site, which is particularly pleasant when you are finishing work at 8 o’clock at night and you have to walk that carpark alone and in the pitch black, the hospital gives no regards to their staff’s safety. You’ll be shoved around pillar to post, only receiving good training on the second half of your unpaid placement if you are lucky enough to land a supportive HCA for that time, if not you’ll spend a week learning absolutely nothing except how to look busy because you don’t know what to do.
Not the job to do at all if you want to be appreciated for your work or any sort of career/ salary progression- you may be given more responsibilities but your pay will not reflect that at all.
Stressful and unpleasant environment to work in.
Beware what you wish for; an unpleasant place to work. The quality of management varies considerably, too many poorly qualified and experienced staff in senior positions. Management should should look in the mirror before criticising others.
Health Care Assistant in Norwich
Returned to nhs @nnuh following first lockdown, big mistake! Training was thorough just a shame you are expected to work below standard, lack of support , respect and CARE from management. Not the nhs I was trained by or loved to work for many years ago. Every trust is different and times are very different but no wonder there is huge staff shortages. I would not recommend this trust for anyone wanting to care, you simply won’t have the time!
Medical Secretary/Administrator in Colney, Norfolk
Rewarding and helpful staff
I have to say I disagree with a lot of the negative comments on here. I worked on the clerical and admin staff bank for a number of years and also had permanent employment here. I found the staff and management to be helpful and supportive. Mostly, the secretaries were grateful for my help. I'm only sorry I had to leave to relocate but hope to be back at some point in the near future 😊
Staff Nurse Band 5 in Norwich, Norfolk
Has to be the worst run trust that I have ever worked for. Site management do not care about you as staff or the patients safety. Morale is low. There are some lovely colleagues, but majority of them are very cliquey, snipey and will stab you in the back at a moments notice! If you are a brown noser, wanted to be treated bad and agree with dangerous practice then you will fit in well.