Student Nursing Associate Apprentice - Band 3
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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*Please note that upon successful completion of the apprenticeship the Registered Nursing Associate vacancies will be in The IHOT Team.*
Progress your career and begin training in the Nursing Associate Role - be a part of the transformation of the nursing and care workforce!
The Intensive Health Outreach Team (IHOT) supports people with a learning disability to access mainstream health services to ensure equitable health outcomes comparable to the general population.
The team was established in 2008. The team strives to strengthen the NHS contributions to prevention and tackling health inequalities within acute, primary, secondary and community care, working in partnership with services to make reasonable adjustments; a legal requirement to make sure health services are accessible to all disabled people. The overarching aim is to ensure equal opportunity in health care for people living with a learning disability. The team is commissioned to work with people over the age of 18 years and is a County wide service within Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are excited to offer a fantastic opportunity for existing healthcare support workers to enrol to the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship with Gloucestershire University and progress towards achieving registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Nursing Associate.
Main duties of the job
The Nursing Associate is a highly trained generic support role within the field of nursing which acts as a 'bridge' between unregulated Healthcare Assistants (HCA) and Registered Nurses. Nursing Associates work under the leadership and direction of Registered Nurses to deliver care based on agreed plans.
Nursing Associates will have the breadth of knowledge and a flexible, transferable skill set to serve the health needs of local communities, covering both the full life span and a range of care settings.
Nursing Associates need to be adaptable, reliable, and consistent. In addition, they are required to demonstrate resilience, self-awareness and leadership skills.
The Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship develops Healthcare Assistants to advance into Registered Nursing Associates and to achieve the Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice with the University of Gloucestershire.
Over the twenty-four-month apprenticeship successful candidates will be employed by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust as a Student Nursing Associate apprentice and enrolled to the Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice with The University of Gloucestershire.
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.
The programme incorporates face to face learning and will comply with the NMC education standards and apprenticeship rules to ensure a high-quality education and learning experience.
The Student Nursing Associate 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 programme the Student Nursing Associate apprentice will be able to apply for a Registered Nursing Associate position within The IHOT Team.
This opportunity is suitable for existing Healthcare Assistants/ Support Workers who meet the following requirements:
1) Currently employed by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust in a clinical support worker role
2) English & Maths GCSE/O level Grades A-C, CSE 1 or equivalent Level 2 functional skills (Certificates will be required prior to Interview)
3) Level 2 or 3 diploma (NVQ / Apprenticeship) in a health-related subject or equivalent
4) The Care Certificate
5) Demonstration of the ability to study at Level 5 Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice and commit to completing the Foundation Degree Programme
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 a Student Nursing Associate in January 2024. They will remain on programme for 24 months
Please note this vacancy is for The IHOT Team.
This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.
A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.
To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.
Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.
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.
Length and / or Nature of experience
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