Nurse Associate Trainee

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Oxford Health NHS Foun
Abingdon Mental Health Centre, Abingdon
Competitive salary
02 May 2021
12 May 2021
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

The South Oxfordshire Older Adult Community Mental Health Team is looking to recruit a Nurse Associate Apprentice/ Trainee to join our team.

Initially a 2 ½ year Apprenticeship training programme followed by the offer of a Band 4 Nursing Associate post on qualification .

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic , well-motivated and experienced staff with an interest in working for community mental health services to apply for our 2 ½ year Apprenticeship Nursing Associate Programme , which we have developed in partnership with Bucks New University . On qualification you will be able to register with the NMC as a Registered Nursing Associate . This apprenticeship will allow you to develop your skills and experience whilst providing excellent person-centred care . Entry requirements are :
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as experience within a healthcare setting
  • GCSE Maths and English ( grade C/4 or above ) or equivalent functional /key skills Level 2 Maths and English or achievement on this programme
  • A level 3 qualification in a health related subject or equivalent such as BTEC/A levels/Oversea qualifications

The Apprenticeship programme is structured as follows :
  • 1 day per week at Bucks New University and 4 days in the clinical area working as a Trainee Nursing Associate
  • An alternative placement each year of 12 weeks
  • You will be expected to undertake some study in your own time

You will receive a Band 3 salary for the duration of the 2 ½ year programme and all apprenticeship fees are paid for by the Trust .

The training programme is due to commence in Autumn 2021 with posts to begin within the services from Spring 2021 .

We are a friendly, supportive and proactive team where you will receive regular supervision as well as plenty of opportunity to develop your skills.

Our team covers a large geographical area bordering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire and so is ideally placed for staff commuting from Oxford, Swindon, Reading and Aylesbury.

The team's primary base is at Abingdon Community Hospital with additional offices in Wallingford and Thame Community Hospitals. The post holder may work out of any of these bases. Core working hours for the Community Mental Health Team are Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 with a duty team covering out of hours Saturday and Sunday and evenings 5-8pm.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Philippa Cuttell Team Manager.

For further information on the Nurse Associate Programme please contact Jacqui Charrett ( Learning & Development Lead Tel 07827882595 )

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  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

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