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  • This post is only open to internal applicants.

Trainee Nursing Associate - Band 3

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Trustwide
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Training Contract
Hours
37.5 per week
Job ref
339-SEM8856
Site
Southmead Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
£16,800 - £19,655 per annum (pro rata)
Closing
25/02/2018 23:59

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Trainee Nursing Associate

This advert is only open to internal candidates from North Bristol NHS Trust.

Over 5,000 Nursing Associates (NA) will begin training this year in a new role that will sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses to deliver hands-on care for patients.

North Bristol NHS Trust are recruiting for this new role starting in April 2018.

The programme will run over a two year period, helping to transform the nursing and care workforce.

Are you a non-registered healthcare professional looking for the next step in your career? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our organisation as a Trainee Nursing Associate.

 The Nursing Associate role will work alongside existing nursing care support workers and offer support to Registered Nurses thus being pivotal in providing the workforce we need for the future in the frontline caring directly for patients.

During the programme the Trainee Nursing Associate will be employed for 2 years at a Band 3 level and, on successful completion, will automatically transfer into a Band 4 Nursing Associate post within the Trust. This is a full time programme and all trainees must be prepared to work 37.5 hours per week.

This training programme will lead to a level 5 Nursing Associate Apprenticeship. The University costs for the programme are fully funded and it is a training programme that combines both academic and work-based learning in the physical, psychological and public health aspects of care.

The programme is structured so that you will experience a wide variety of placements across the breadth of health and social care sectors in different organisations with the aim of giving trainees the widest exposure to healthcare. You will also be expected to attend study days at the University of the West of England (HEI) in Bristol throughout the programme to complete the academic aspect of the programme.

Assessment centre/interviews will be held in the Learning & Research building on Monday 12th  March 2018.  You will be required to sit a numeracy & literacy test on this day.

Essential qualifications required in order to apply:

    • NVQ / QCF level 3 in Health & Social Care or A levels Grade C or above in science related subject
    • GCSE English and Maths (grade C or above) OR Functional skills in Maths and English level 2

Please note this role is not suitable for those who already hold a registration from another country without level 7 IELTS 

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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

For further eligibility to apply please refer to the job description and for further information including an informal discussion, please contact heather.tyler@nbt.nhs.uk  (Programme Lead)

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Telephone
01174145966