Nursing Associate/Trainee Nursing Associate

3 days left

Herefordshire and Worc
Competitive salary
20 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Role Type
Start Date
From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'




BAND 3 / 4


£19,737-£21,142 (Band 3) £21,892-£24,157 (Band 4)

Would you like to progress your career as a Nursing Associate or as a Nursing Associate Apprentice and be part of the changing nursing and care workforce?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to employ a Band 4 Nursing Associate or Band 3 Nursing Associate Apprentice to our team. We are an Older Adult Community Mental Health Team dedicated to providing assessment, care coordination and treatment of older people who require secondary mental health services due to the assessment and treatment of complex mental health issues in the context of physical frailty or a significant mental health or psychological issues related to aging including cognitive impairment. The post holder will work primarily within the team's Mental Health Needs Pathway. However there is likely to be some crossover to support people who are living with Dementia.

Within our Mental Health Needs Pathway, we are committed to providing evidence based interventions including family work, solution focused approaches and skills based/ structured clinical management.

Within our Dementia Pathway we pride ourselves in delivering high standard person-centered assessment and care for both our patients and their families. This includes pre-diagnostic counselling; diagnosis; post diagnostic support and a range of therapeutic interventions.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual, with a passion for older adult mental health care and who can work with the team to deliver excellent care. You will be joining a committed and supportive group of clinicians who really do put patients at the centre of what they do. The role will include multidisciplinary team working including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Support Workers.

We require the successful candidate to have the appropriate qualifications (or be willing to undertake the two year Nursing Associate apprenticeship at a local university) as per the job description/ person specification. You will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of highly specialist practitioners.

The key result areas for the role are that the Nursing Associate will:

  • Hold a Level 5 Foundation degree in Nursing Associate studies
  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (or other registered healthcare professional dependent on setting)
  • Have proficient attitudes and behaviours compatible with NHS Values
  • Work as part of a designated clinical and care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the individual
  • Carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency
  • Work with a Practice Assessor to take responsibility for developing own clinical competence leadership and reflective practice skills
  • Develop by the end of the programme the ability to work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the individual's defined plan of care within parameters of practice of the Nursing Associate role.

Applicants wishing to apply for the Band 3 Nursing Associate Apprenticeship will need to ensure that they meet the entry criteria, including Maths & English GCSE (Grade C/4 or above), and recruitment process for this role.

As a member of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, you'll also benefit from;

• Annual Leave entitlement of 27 days increasing with continued service

• NHS Pension Scheme

• Continuous Professional Development

• Career Progression opportunities

• Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance

• Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums

• Wellbeing and support programmes

• A wide range of NHS discounts

For more details about the requirements of the Nursing Associate role, please see the job description attached. Further information is available on

For any further information about the qualified Band 4 role or the Band 3 NA apprenticeship please contact: Dawn Smith, Team Manager on 01527 488279

All staff whatever their role, level or responsibility will be encouraged and supported to do their job well and to improve their job.

Making Every Day Better for patients, staff, service users and carers is the responsibility of all of us and we want to embed a culture within the organisation that encourages and supports the drive to improve what we do.

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Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period .

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are 'at risk' and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link 'DBS Update Service.'

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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