Nursing Associate (XR04)

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Nursing Cohort
The Leeds General Infirmary
Competitive salary
01 Apr 2021
11 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Band 4 Nursing Associate

An exciting opportunity has a risen within Theatres and Anaesthesia for keen and eager Nursing Associates. Theatres and Anaesthetics CSU is a thriving and fast paced clinical service unit which provides many different clinical specialities. We are now looking to expand our nursing associate workforce within the teams.

The Nursing Associate role within theatres takes on the role of the Scrub Practitioner, within Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) in the role of Recovery Practitioner or working in one of our Surgical Admissions Wards.

If you would like to work in theatre, you will scrub for a variety of clinical procedures, be accountable for all perioperative care of the patient throughout their surgical procedure and gain an understanding of the procedures themselves. You will also work in the circulating role, supporting the effective running of operating lists, positioning and pressure area care of the patient, organisation of equipment and support of junior members of staff.

If you would like to work PACU, you will work in the role of recovery practitioner. You will be responsible for the immediate Post-Operative care of patients within the department. This will involve ensure the patient is comfortable, carrying out observations, documentation, wound and drain care. You will work alongside a Multi-disciplinary team to ensure patients are fit for discharge to the ward.

If you would like to work in our ward areas you will work in the role of Nursing Associate. You will be responsibility for the admission and discharge of surgical patients. Ensuring their needs are met and questions answered. You will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to ensure patients are ready for their surgical procedures.

Whilst those with previous theatres and scrub experience would be ideal for this role, we would also welcome those who have not worked within a peri-operative role to apply. As a CSU we have an excellent perceptorship programme that will support you to develop these new skills.

Several of our teams are now looking to incorporate nursing associates into the work force including:
  • Wharfdale Day Case Surgery
  • Admissions Wards at LGI and SJUH's
  • Post anaesthetic care units at LGI and SJUH's
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology and Gynaecology
  • Colorectal, Urology and Breast Surgery
  • Acute and Obstetric Services ast LGI and SJUH's
  • Paediatric Surgery

Each of these teams offers a wide variety of opportunities for development and a whole new range of skills.

If you are looking for your next challenge within your nursing associate career this could be the next move. You will receive a theatre specific induction and have a 6 month perceptorship programme, in which you will be supported in your new role.

You will need to have completed a Level 5 Foundation degree level specific to nursing associate practice. If completed the Nursing Associate apprenticeship must have completed and passed the End Point Assessment and be registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register.

You will have excellent communication skills and a commitment to delivering high standards of patient care within a multidisciplinary team setting. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals wishing to develop new clinical skills and knowledge whilst consolidating experience gained on their training programme in order to become a highly skilled and able Nursing Associate.

So if you are hardworking, passionate, committed to develop yourself alongside others and at the same time be an ambassador for Nursing Associates within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust then we would like to hear from you.

These posts include a commitment to work days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

For all new starters to the Trust we have an award winning, structured Introduction to Professional Practice (IPP) Induction programme to prepare you for working at LTHT.

Trainee Nursing Associates who are expected to graduate within the next nine months are welcome to apply.

To find out more about our services and vacancies, you can contact:

Jordan Faithwaite, Matron by email

Internal nursing staff currently employed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who wish to work in a different area, at the same AfC Band, job description and person specification should contact their Matron and employ the internal transfer process.

We may share information, as appropriate, that you have provided in your application form with external partners or other organisations help to facilitate your recruitment process.

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This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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.

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