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Apprentice Nurse Associate (Band 3)

Employer
University Hospitals of Bristol
Location
Bristol Royal Infirmary Level 5, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW
Salary
£19,737.00 - £21,142.00 annually
Closing date
22 Jan 2022

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Specialism
Health & Social Care
Sector
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Science
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
February
Duration
Permanent
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Are you a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW) looking to progress your nursing career?

Are you looking for a challenge in 2022?

University Hospital Bristol & Weston NHS trust are looking to recruit experienced HCSW / Nursing Assistants for the ApprenticeNursing Associate Apprenticeships (Band 3) in 2022

We are looking for caring, compassionate and resilient individuals that are keen to progress their nursing career within the Trust. You should have at least six months experience as a HCSW and be and demonstrate competence in the delivery of fundamental nursing care at band 2 or 3. Ideally you experience should be in an acute healthcare setting but we welcome applicants with non-acute experience.

The Apprenticenursing associate role is being implemented across England and is intended to bridge the gap between nursing assistants (healthcare assistants) and registered nurses. Registered Nursing Associates are accountable professionals that monitor and provide care within a team setting.

This is a foundation degree course, and apprentices should be prepared for the academic demands of a course at this level. A level 3 (NVQ Level 3 / BTEC / A 'levels) is an essential pre-requisite for studying at foundation degree.

To be eligible for the apprenticeship you should:
  • Have a GCSE grade C or above / New GCSE Grade 4-9 or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths (numeracy qualifications or equivalent that meet the apprenticeship standards)
  • Have GCSE grade C or above / New GCSE Grade 4-9 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English Language(literacy qualifications or equivalent that meet the apprenticeship standards)
  • Any successful candidates will be subject to additional checks with our education supplier

Main duties of the job:

You will be employed as a Band 3 ApprenticeNursing Associate for the duration of the two year course.

The academic component (20% of the time) of the course will be based at UWE one day a week.

The clinical and practical component will be split between your substantive training area and a rotation of various clinical placements. You will spend 60% of the time in your substantive training area, with the remaining 20% in placement blocks per year. Placements will be in a variety of clinical locations such as Children's nursing, Adult Nursing, Mental Health & Learning Disability.

You will need to be flexible and willing to adapt in order to accommodate the different shift patterns on various clinical placements. These are full time posts.

After successfully completing the 2 year course, you will be eligible for a Band 4 Registered Nursing Associate post ideally within your substantive area. You will be a registrant with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

Working week will be based on the candidate being 18+

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to manage patients' emotional needs and demonstrate empathy and caring
  • Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting workloads
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • Computer literacy skills
  • You will be hard-working, with strong organisational skills and be willing to deliver excellent care directly to our patients, making a real difference to their stay in hospital
  • Flexibility is essential as you will be expected to work to a varied shift pattern to provide 24-hour cover, 7 days a week


Personal qualities

  • Awareness and understanding of the trainee nursing associate role
  • Understanding of the Trust's and the University's requirements in undertaking the role
  • Experience of working as a Healthcare Support Nursing Assistant in a healthcare settingis essential
  • Evidence of involvement in supporting/ developing less experienced learners
  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based practice
  • You will need to have a caring and compassionate attitude and have the ability to work with others in a busy, pressurized team environment


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade C or above / New GCSE Grade 4-9 or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths (numeracy qualifications or equivalent that meet the apprenticeship standards)
  • GCSE grade C or above / New GCSE Grade 4-9 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English Language (literacy qualifications or equivalent that meet the apprenticeship standards)
  • NVQ Level 3 / BTEC / A 'levels in any subject but preferably related to health and social care
  • Employed as a HCA or CSW for at least 6 months and who has demonstrated competence in the delivery of fundamental nursing care at band 2 or 3


Future prospects

  • After successfully completing the 2 year course, you will be eligible for a Band 4 Registered Nursing Associate post ideally within your substantive area. You will be a registrant with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • As well as a Nursing Associate qualification and excellent experience which will increase your employability not only within our Trust but the wider healthcare sector, you will also receive acompetitive starting salary of £20,330pa pro rata
  • Qualification in Nursing
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (Increasing on Length of Service)
  • NHS Benefits and Discounts
  • Employment opportunities within the Trust and wider healthcare sector


Things to consider

  • You will be expected to work long shifts. If you are looking for fixed days or hours, this will not be possible as an Apprentice
  • Places on this TNA apprenticeship are limited and a large number of applications are expected. Please ensure that you complete the application form in full paying particular attention to accurately listing the essential qualifications.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to present proof of qualification in person. If successful you will be invited for an Assessment centre and Interview - Date TBC
  • Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  • As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  • When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
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