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Trainee Nursing Associate - WVT Employees only

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The fact that we're rural hasn't hampered our ambitious plans to be the best we can. We're a "fast follower" in the NHS Digital Clinical IT Exemplar programme, we've just signed a multi-million pound deal with Philips to ensure we have the latest radiology equipment and we're in the process of having three new wards built.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: "The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential."

Our values - Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @wvtrecruitment Facebook@wyevalleyNHS

Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship - Wye Valley NHS Trust internal candidates only

Would you like to progress your career and begin training in a Nursing Associate Role, to be part of the changing nursing and care workforce?

If so, then we are looking to recruit talented and committed Healthcare Support Workers from Wye Valley NHS Trust. This is an exciting secondment opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge and train via an apprenticeship.

We are expanding the opportunities available on the NMC approved apprenticeship route and this role is designed to bridge the gap between health care support workers and registered nurses.

Salary details: Band 2 for the duration of the course. On successful completion of the apprenticeship candidates would be eligible to register with the NMC and apply for Band 4 Nursing Associate positions within the Trust.

This is a developmental role and apprentices will progress through the Nursing Associate apprenticeship over a 2 year period, which includes the attainment of a Level 5 Foundation Degree qualification. The program incorporates online study with the Open University, on and off the job learning, and rotation to placements in other health and care settings.

This opportunity is suitable for Healthcare Support Workers employed in Wye Valley NHS Trust who meet the following requirements:

Have GCSE English and Maths Grades C/4 or above, or English and Maths Level 2 Functional Skills, and can provide evidence in the form of a certificate or equivalent

Have a satisfactory criminal disclosure check

Have Occupational Health clearance

Hold the values and behaviours required for the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

Apprentices must meet the Care Certificate Standards (Skills for Care) in Stage 1 of the programme, if they are not already achieved

The key result areas for this role as Trainee Nursing Associate are:
  • 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 and supervisor to take responsibility for developing own clinical competence leadership and reflective practice skills
  • Develop by the end of the program 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.

To undertake the Trainee Nurse Associate role the applicants must be contracted for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Education partners: The Open University. The course commences in February 2022

Closing date for applications: 17th September 2021

Interested candidates will be invited to an online briefing about the course via MS Teams on Wednesday 15th September 2021 from 14:00 - 15:30. Please email for an invite.

Shortlisted candidates from this round of applications will be invited to apply to the Open University direct.

University interviews 9th or 10th November 2021

Please see the Open University website for course details.

If you would like further information please email

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Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on-site.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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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