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Nurse Associate Trainee

Oxford Health NHS Foun
Slade House, Headington, Oxford
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Aug 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 Oxon Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team are looking to recruit a nurse associate trainee. The post is permanent, working 5 days a week 9 am to 5 pm. This will be initially a 2 ½ year Apprenticeship Training Programme followed by the offer of a Band 4 Nursing Associate post on qualification .

The Oxon Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team (PMHT) covers the county of Oxfordshire. The multi disciplinary team have a main base in Oxford City at Slade House, Headington. We provide a range of interventions, including assessment and treatment of mental health issues within the perinatal period (including pre conception, antenatally and post birth up to 1 year of age). Nursery nurse support, Peer support and psychology.

As a new and evolving service we are a friendly and supportive team, who are dedicated to providing excellent care and service through evidence-based interventions and research. whilst flying the flag for perinatal mental health. We work closely with families and carers, as well as other services including social services, drug & alcohol services, maternity services and health visitors who may be involved in supporting our patients/clients who have complex needs.

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 Summer 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCaren DuleyJob titleTeam ManagerEmail addresscaren.duley@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 902911Additional contact information

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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