Figures from NHS Careers show what a diverse and active service is provided by the National Health Service. According to them:
- Around 60,000 people will attend an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department
- 192,000 people will attend for an out-patient appointment
- There will be 820,000 consultations
- 21,000 people will be admitted to hospital for planned, elective procedures
- Whilst 14,000 will be emergency admissions
- And 108,500 people will receive some form of dental treatment
With the demands on the service and the resources required, finding a job within the NHS isn’t too hard, but finding the correct career pathway for you can be!
Life in the NHS isn’t just about working on the wards: you could work in a doctor’s surgery, in an ambulance, visit people in their own homes, in out-patient departments, in a surgical theatre, laboratory, opticians or dentist surgery, the list goes on and on!
As well as providing medical care, you could work in diagnostics, supplies, IT, administration, management, planning or pharmacy; provide rehabilitation or counselling, etc. etc.
The main place to look for any kind of job in the National Health Service is via the NHS Jobs website. From here, you can search by job name or group, within a specific Trust or within a certain distance from your postcode. Here is our guide to applying for a job via NHS Jobs.
All jobs expect for Medical and Dentistry or Executive posts, are on a pay scale, ranging from 1 to 9 and all advertisements should state which pay band is relevant. This guide tells you how much you can earn in each band.