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COVID Testing
NHS AfC: Band 2
Fixed Term/Secondment for 12 months
Full and part time hours
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum, pro rata
21/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Test Operative

NHS AfC: Band 2

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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** This is a Fixed Term Contract / Secondment opportunity for 12 months **

The COVID Testing Team was established to provide an efficient and effective swabbing service for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) staff, keyworkers and patients. The team is valuable in ensuring multiple workforces are kept operational by using an accurate swabbing and results service. Alongside this, the team maintains the trusts commitment to continuing with patient care by running the non-symptomatic patient swabbing service both through the drive-through centre and within the community.

The Test Operative will work as part of the COVID Testing Team to safely and correctly administer swab tests to people who visit the test site, within the community and supporting the overall testing process. The post holder will maintain a high standard of patient care under the direction of the Covid Testing Site Supervisor.

  • The swabbing service is run over 7 days.
  • Working hours are subject to change and dependent on swab site or community working.

** If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported **

** full and part time hours available **

Open for applications: 16th October 2020

Close for applications: 21st October 2020

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Becky Simmons
Additional information

Becky Simmons - Covid Testing Service Manager

Tel: 01603 286440


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