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Nursing Associate Top up Apprentice - Band 4

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Job summary

Progress your career from Nursing Associate to Registered Nurse. (Adult)

This is a fantastic opportunity for existing Nursing Associates to progress their career and in 2 years gain NMC registration as a Registered Nurse.

During the two year programme the Nursing Associate will continue to deliver service and care within the Community Nursing Directorate. Additionally, they will be allocated supernumerary placements across a range of care settings to gain and embed clinical skills and knowledge to meet specific clinical competencies and learning outcomes under the support and direction of practice supervisors and practice assessors.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust provides care for approximately 600,000 adults, children, and young people across Gloucestershire, including community inpatient and outpatient services, public health nursing, community nursing and therapy staff.

Cheltenham ICT (Integrated Community Teams) are excited to offer opportunities to support Registered Nurse Associates (RNA) in topping up to registered nurses within our team.

We will support the development of your clinical skills, holistic thinking and communication skills to provide patient-centred care that enhances quality of life and avoids unplanned hospital admissions. You will have a great opportunity to gain further confidence in your decision making and be able to make a real difference for patients in this role.

Main duties of the job

During the programme the Nursing Associate will retain their NMC registration as a RNA and when not in a supernumerary placement will work as a Nursing Associate. The Nursing Associate must be willing to resign from their current post to take up this opportunity, be adaptable, reliable, and consistent to the demands of the undergraduate nursing degree programme. The curriculum designed to meet the needs of the changing health and social care environment will enable the Nursing Associate to develop their resilience and create the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff, to deliver the highest standard of care.

The Nursing 'Top Up' Degree Apprenticeship will progress from a Registered Nursing Associate to a Registered Nurse with the ability to assess, plan, provide and evaluate evidence nursing care for patients experiencing a wide range of conditions.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Date posted

12 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Independent Living Centre

Village Road


GL51 0BY


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