Nursing Associate Educator (NCL Training Hub)

Haringey GP Federation

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Job summary

HEE National Team have provided funding to support the deployment of practice educators to support the nursing associate apprentice role into primary care networks. The context for the provision of this support is the inclusion of the Trainee Nursing Associate within the NHSE/I Additional Reimbursable Roles Scheme and recognition of the additional support required to understand, embed, and support this role within primary care.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Nursing Associate, to facilitate high standards of clinical practice to General Practice. A key objective for this role is to promote General Practice as an attractive setting for Nursing Associates to develop new pathways to enable entry into the specialism.

The successful candidate(s) will need to develop networks to support Trainee Nursing Associates and Nursing Associates to reduce isolation and vulnerability of their roles.

The role of the Nursing Associate Educator will initially work with the Primary Care Network (PCN)’s in the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to support the following:

  • Creating awareness and promotion of the nursing associate (NA) role and the benefits the role can play in PCNs.
  • Delivering clinical teaching and assessing for the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) apprentices to successfully complete their programme.

Main duties of the job

Are you the right candidate?

You should be a Nursing Associate (NA) registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

You will have strong interpersonal and communications skills, be able to work independently, and have great time management skills.

You will be willing to travel across NCL when required

About us

Since their inception as Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) 6 years ago, Training Hubs have developed as effective networks that develop innovative educational and workforce initiatives for primary, community and social care.

The purpose of the Training Hub is to support team working across professional and organisational boundaries to prevent fragmentation and duplication of care. Training Hubs are seen to be the main vehicle to deliver workforce development, training, and education in local areas.

The North Central London Training Hub is made up of five local borough-based hubs (Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden, and Islington) that work collaboratively across the local ICS footprint to support key workforce agendas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Nursing Associate Educator (NCL Training Hub)

Remuneration: £22,549 - £31,534 (Equivalent to AfC Band 4-5), depending on experience,pro rata

Hours of work: 2-4 sessions (8h-16h) per week

Contract Length: One-year, fixed term (46 weeks)

Responsible to: Nurse Education Lead, North Central London Training Hub

Accountable to: Chief Operating Officer

Travel: Whilst some of the work can be done remotely there is an expectation for some of this work to be face to face with travel across North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey & Islington)

Base: This role will be a combination home and office based.

Since their inception as Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) 6 years ago, Training Hubs have developed as effective networks that develop innovative educational and workforce initiatives for primary, community and social care.

The purpose of the Training Hub is to support team working across professional and organisational boundaries to prevent fragmentation and duplication of care. Training Hubs are seen to be the main vehicle to deliver workforce development, training, and education in local areas.

The North Central London Training Hub is made up of five local borough-based hubs (Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden, and Islington) that work collaboratively across the local ICS footprint to support key workforce agendas.

Background

HEE National Team have provided funding to support the deployment of practice educators to support the nursing associate apprentice role into primary care networks. The context for the provision of this support is the inclusion of the Trainee Nursing Associate within the NHSE/I Additional Reimbursable Roles Scheme and recognition of the additional support required to understand, embed, and support this role within primary care.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Nursing Associate, to facilitate high standards of clinical practice to General Practice. A key objective for this role is to promote General Practice as an attractive setting for Nursing Associates to develop new pathways to enable entry into the specialism.

The successful candidate(s) will need to develop networks to support Trainee Nursing Associates and Nursing Associates to reduce isolation and vulnerability of their roles.

The role of the Nursing Associate Educator will initially work with the Primary Care Network (PCN)’s in the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to support the following:

  • Creating awareness and promotion of the nursing associate (NA) role and the benefits the role can play in PCNs.
  • Delivering clinical teaching and assessing for the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) apprentices to successfully complete their programme.

Are you the right candidate?

You should be a Nursing Associate (NA) registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

You will have strong interpersonal and communications skills, be able to work independently, and have great time management skills.

You will be willing to travel across NCL when required

Job Summary

  • You will work alongside learners in a coaching and mentoring capacity to promote best practice, to motivate and inspire staff to achieve their best and promote a positive learning culture within General Practice.
  • Attend relevant employer and sector groups to raise the profile of the provision.
  • Support the recruitment of internal and external candidates who want to apply for the nursing associate apprenticeship.
  • Encourage the development of practice placements to raise the profile of the NA in primary care.
  • Sign-post candidates to appropriate learning needed to meet the educational requirements for their desired course. For example, functional skills Maths and English.
  • Provide regular group supervision and/or action learning for the TNA/NA as required.
  • Identify and support the training needs for the NAs new to post in general practice, providing individual action learning plans.
  • Development of communication networks and close working with practice managers, practice placement areas and HEI’s.
  • Engagement and collaboration with the HEIs to ensure that the PCN’s administration for TNAs is completed.
  • A desire to make a difference to improving the care of our patients and the ability to work within a team.
  • Provide necessary, accurate and timely collated data and reports to NCL Training Hub to in evaluating the pilot project

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register.
  • Nursing Associate foundation degree qualification.
  • GCSE Grade A-C in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent.

Knowledge & Expertise

Essential

  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development.
  • Understands and acts in line with NMC professional standards.
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and escalate to the appropriate professional for expert help and advice.
  • Understand requirements for NMC professional Revalidation.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own delegated workload.
  • Ability to deal with unpredictable nature of workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal communication) with all members of the multi -disciplinary team
  • Ability to develop effective and appropriate relationships.
  • Ability to support, supervise, assess, and act as a role model to TNAs and newly qualified NAs, and health care support workers.
  • Demonstrated a willingness to develop and learn.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate.
  • Experience of providing and receiving complex, sensitive information.

Desirable

  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing other nursing associates.

Values

Essential

  • Caring and compassionate.
  • Competent in General Practice.
  • Committed to the development of General Practice education.
  • Act in ways that support equality and value diversity

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Haringey GP Federation

Address

151 Park Road

London

N8 8JD


Employer's website

https://www.haringeygpfederation.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Nyamka Marsh

nmarsh1@nhs.net

Date posted

16 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£22,549 to £31,534 a year Depending on Experience

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

46 weeks

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

U0002-22-3518

Job locations

151 Park Road

London

N8 8JD


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