Nursing Associate Top up Apprentice - Band 4
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Internal applicants - open to existing employees of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust only
**Please note that upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be 1 vacancy**
Progress your career from Nursing Associate to Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
This is a fantastic opportunity for existing Nursing Associates to progress their career and in 2 years gain NMC registration as a Registered Nurse.
The MHICT service offer the following:
- Educate and advise primary care-based colleagues on mental health in primary care.
- Offer timely and flexible opportunities for early screening of mental health needs of the patient population in primary care that aims to minimise DNA rates.
- Deliver a comprehensive stepped model of care that manages and navigates patients through a wide range of interventions appropriate to their needs at that time.
- Work with secondary care to manage the interface between GP practices and wider primary care and community care-based services ensuring that patients do not fall between a gap in provision between primary and secondary care mental health and wellbeing services.
o Maximise referrals into the service to meet local and national targets.
Main duties of the job
During the two year programme the Nursing Associate will continue to deliver service and care within the Mental Health Directorate. Additionally, they will be allocated supernumerary placements across a range of care settings to gain and embed clinical skills and knowledge to meet specific clinical competencies and learning outcomes under the support and direction of practice supervisors and practice assessors.
During the programme the Nursing Associate will retain their NMC registration as a RNA and when not in a supernumerary placement will work as a Nursing Associate. The Nursing Associate must be willing to resign from their current post to take up this opportunity, be adaptable, reliable, and consistent to the demands of the undergraduate nursing degree programme. The curriculum designed to meet the needs of the changing health and social care environment will enable the Nursing Associate to develop their resilience and create the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff, to deliver the highest standard of care.
The Nursing 'Top Up' Degree Apprenticeship will progress from a Registered Nursing Associate to a Registered Nurse with the ability to assess, plan, provide and evaluate evidence nursing care for patients experiencing a wide range of conditions.
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.
Successful candidates will be employed by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust as a Nursing Associate Top Up apprentice and enrolled to the Adult Nursing Degree programme with University of Gloucestershire pending successful application and interview.
In addition to a base placement Nursing Associate Top Up apprentice will also participate in placement rotation to experience working in other healthcare services to gain a wide appreciation of health and care settings.
On successful completion of the Top Up programme the Nursing Associate apprentice will be able to apply for a vacant Registered Nurse position within the Trust.
This opportunity is suitable for existing Nursing Associates who meet the following requirements:
1) Currently employed as a Nursing Associate by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
2) English & Maths GCSE/O level Grades A-C, CSE 1 or equivalent Level 2 functional skills (Certificates will be required at Interview)
6) 100% Statutory/mandatory training compliance and an up to date appraisal
7) Committed to continued employment and building a career in healthcare within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust on completion of the course
Successful candidates will be required to resign from their current position to start as Nursing Associate Top Up apprentice in February 2024, they will remain on programme for 2 years.
For more details of the role and requirements of the Nursing Associate Top Up Apprentice please see Job Description attached
All notifications will be through email.
No alternative dates can be arranged for interview or commencement of the programme.
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.
We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified; Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).
Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).