Trainee Nurse Associate - Apprenticeship
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
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Are you looking to start an exciting and rewarding new career as a Nursing Associate?
Can you put people first and provide nursing care that is person-centred, safe and compassionate?
Have you ever wanted to experience what its like to live and work as a Nursing Associate, changing and improving the lives of people every day?
We are searching for aspiring apprentices who would like to develop a career within our mental health services. Our Nursing Associate Programme offers you the chance to achieve a professional qualification that forms part of the nursing family as a registered practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This qualification also forms part of our career pathway to train to become a Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse, to enable you to build a career in one of the UKs most progressive Trusts.
In partnership with Plymouth University, you will join us as a Trainee Nursing Associate and over two years will undertake the NMC approved Foundation Degree that leads to the professional qualification. You will be employed by the Trust, working in one of our in-patient Services across Devon. Alongside the weekly study day with the University which will be take place in Exeter, you will have dedicated time in your working week to achieve the required competencies of the role over the course of the Programme
Main duties of the job
The Nursing Associate will work as part of the team, delivering evidence based health and social care that focuses on the holistic needs of service users. They will carry out specific clinical tasks and responsibilities as delegated by registered practitioners.
We have 2 free optional Career Development insight sessions delivered via MS Teams by our Practice Education Team that can be booked via our Eventbrite page
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Routes into Nursing -Friday 29th September , 2pm-3pm
Success with NHS interviews - Wednesday 18th October 2pm-3pm
If shortlisted, the recruitment process will involve:
Mandatory attendance at a virtual briefing session, delivered by the Trust and University of Plymouth on 23rd or 24th October 2023delivered via MS Teams
Joint Interviews carried out virtually with the University are expected to take place between 9th-10th November 2023
The academic programme has a start date of March 24although we will aim to have apprentices in post within the Trust before this date.
Due to the current Government eligibility criteria for Government funded apprenticeship schemes, we are currently only able to accept applications from candidates over the age of 16 who have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years, and who are not already in any form of Government funded education.
About Devon Partnership Trust
We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.
We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which will provide further information on this role.