Nursing Assistant

Recruiter
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough, Teesside
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
20 Nov 2020
Closes
29 Nov 2020
Ref
263-CAMHS-003
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:
  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.

Are you looking for a new challenge and a rewarding progressive career in Children's Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing in the North East of England?

Due to an expansion of our Children and Young Peoples Inpatient Services at CNTW are looking for caring, empathetic, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who have a passion to improve the lives of children and young people who require care in an inpatient setting. Staff coming into our Children and Young people's inpatient services will have excellent opportunity for both personal development and career progression.

We have a range of full, part time and flexible bank opportunities. The posts require a caring, responsive and nurturing workers with good communication skills. As a Nursing Assistant you will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and will be part of the ongoing assessment of care needs, risk assessment and the formulation and implementation of care plans. You will be supported by experienced practitioners.

The post involves supporting children, young people and their families to ensure their emotional, physical, educational and recreational needs are met at a difficult time in their lives.

Whilst having knowledge and experience of Children and Young Peoples mental health and learning disability services is desirable having the right values and attitudes and the desire to work in a challenging but rewarding environment is essential.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be motivated to engage and adapt to fast-changing patient presentations in a dynamic ward environment. You will be able to demonstrate skills in promoting good relationships and effective communication with children and young people, their relatives and carers, all members of the team, as well as multi-agency colleagues.

We will provide you with a comprehensive induction period and have access to ongoing clinical supervision and appraisal with development review that will provide you with support and the specialist skills required to meet the holistic needs of the children and young people in your care.

You will be supported to undertake a Level 4 Specialist Children and Young Peoples accredited programme. There is an expectation that post holders will work towards a Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Diploma. Further training can also lead to B4 Associate Practitioner Posts as well opportunities to pursue financially supported Apprenticeships to achieve your Nursing Registration.

You will be required to do shift work spanning 7 days a weeks, rotating throughout the 24-hour period.

If any of these opportunity interest you then we would really like to hear from you. Informal discussions are most welcome.

Please state in your additional information if you are looking for BANK Only positions.


These posts will be based in Teessideplease contact:

Jill Stewart, Associate Nurse Director on 07765898827

Ian Twizell, Clinical Nurse Specialist /Service Improvement & Development

on 0786 6941119

Should you be successful at shortlisting you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre.

The Assessments will consist of the following elements:
  • a Value-Based group exercise assessment,
  • Formal interview,
  • Basic literacy, numeracy and medicine management tests (if applicable to registration).

If you require more information around the assessment day please contact us via the NHS jobs messaging service for this vacancy.

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All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

After applying on NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third party recruitment system - Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, all communication will come via apps.trac.jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing that the employing Trust (CNTW) can transfer the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, in this case Trac Jobs.

If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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