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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/07/2020.

Trainee Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 309-TNA-AF

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing Associate
£24,210 - £25,615 per annun inclusive

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Are you working inhealth and care, or have you got healthcare experience? Maybe you work in administration but want to take up a clinical role?

Take your career to a new level and become a Nursing Associate in one of our highly performing NHS Trusts or GP Practices in north central London!

What is a Nursing Associate?

The role bridges the gap between unregulated health care workers and registered nurses; its introduction was the biggest shake-up of the nursing workforce in 40 years - the first trainees started their apprenticeships in 2017 and qualified as registered nursing associates in 2019.

It’s a regulated profession and there are now over 1,500 on the professional register. We want to grow the numbers in our north central London trusts as well as in GP practices and care homes.

What does the training involve?

- Two years of higher-level studystarting October 2020

- Study with Middlesex University, an approved education provider for Nursing Associates

- Allocation of host NHS trust or General Practice in north central London (UCLH, Whittington Health, North Middlesex University Hospital, Barnet Primary Care Training Hub)

- Placements across hospitals/care settings in north central London

- Work-based apprenticeship learning combined with university studies

- Chance to earn and learn WITHOUT building a tuition fee debt

Once qualified and registered, you can work in any setting, including a hospital, care home, General Practice or the community, with adults or children. You will support registered nurses in delivering care and will be a vital bridge between healthcare assistants and registered nurses.

You will work full-time hours during the programme, so you’ll need to be able to plan and manage your job role, study and placements. You will be supported fully by your education provider and your employer.

After qualifying, some nursing associates will be able to choose to go on to train as a registered nurse.


Entry requirements

- Maths and English GCSEs (grade 9 to 4, A to C) or Functional Skills Level 2

- Be able to demonstrate the ability to study to foundation degree level5

- Be able to commit to completing the apprenticeship


Key dates for 2020:

Closing date for advert: 6thJuly 2020

Interview: Either 23rd, 27th, 28thor 30thJuly (to be held at UCLH)

Registration with university: 25thSeptember 2020



For further details / informal visits contact:

Daniella Halil

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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.

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