Registered Degree Nurse Apprentice

Bradford District Care
Adult Physical Health, Bradford
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

Job Details

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.

The Trust's purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice

Employer: Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Nursing

Band: 3

Location: Adult Physical Health, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the 'whole person', caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting staff for a number of Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships to commence in February 2022. This developmental opportunity will involve a 4 year training programme with our chosen provider with a mix of academic and practice placement elements. You will be allocated to a clinical team within one of our District Nursing services as a base area to work within during the full 4 year programme with additional alternative experiences in the form of spoke placements both within BDCFT and external organisations.

Completion of the apprenticeship will lead to a registrable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the opportunity to apply for an identified Registered Nurse (Band 5) vacancy within our Adult Physical Health nursing services.

What does the Registered Nurse Apprenticeship training involve?

- Four years of higher-level study starting in February 2022 as a Registered Degree Nurse Apprentice (Band 3)

- Dedicated base area within one of our clinical nursing teams and allocation of a core Practice Assessor

- Dedicated BDCFT Practice Educator for Registered Degree Nurse Apprentices for pastoral support and placement planning

- Placements across BDCFT clinical services and in alternative settings in order for you to gain a wide appreciation of many health and care contexts and fulfil all the requirements of the programme

- Work-based apprenticeship learning combined with university studies

- Opportunity to learn and develop in a salaried position without the worries of a tuition fee debt

Entry requirements:

Level 3 Health/Social Care qualification* (or equivalent) award (recognition of experience and prior learning will be reviewed/considered)

Evidence of recent level 3 study in the last 5 years in a relevant subject*.

English and Maths GCSE at C (grade 4)* or above (or equivalent functional skills or literacy and numeracy at level 2).

*Original certificates will need to be produced at point of application if shortlisted prior to interview.

You will need to be able to plan and manage your job role, study and placements which will have varied shift patterns and will require some travel. You will be supported fully by your education provider and BDCFT as your employer.

So if you are motivated, compassionate, looking for a new challenge and ready to take the next step in your career please consider applying for this exciting opportunity.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Debbie Cromack
Learning, Education and Nursing Development Manager
07710 854383

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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

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