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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/10/2020.

Apprentice Nursing Associate - Band 3

Job Reference: 427-CEF20200802

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Various Departments
£18,813 - £20,795 per Annum/pro rata

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.

Apprentice Nursing Associate – Band 3 

The Nursing Associate role has been designed nationally to meet the future healthcare needs of the population. Registered Nursing Associates work alongside existing nursing care support workers and Registered Nurses to deliver hands-on care for patients. 

Are you a non-registered healthcare worker looking for the next step in your career? If so, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic, committed and motivated to become a Nursing Associate in our Trust. 

This is an interesting and innovative role in healthcare. When you qualify as a Nursing Associate, you will register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The Apprentice Nursing Associate programme, is due to start in March 2021 and training takes approximately 27months. During the training you will be employed as a Band 3. On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for a permanent Band 4 Registered Nursing Associate post within the Trust. 

The academic education is provided by a local University, which will enable you to attain a level 5 Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice. As an Apprentice Nursing Associate the education costs will be funded by the Trust, through the Apprenticeship Levy. 

This post is a training programme that combines both academic and work-based learning in the physical, psychological and public health aspects of care from pre-conception to end of life. You will experience a variety of placements across the breadth of nursing and so must be willing to learn and work for short periods in different organisations and approximately 1 day a week at the University of West of England, Bristol. 

You will be employed on a Full Time basis (37.5 hours per week) while you complete the Apprenticeship. Part time applications (minimum 30 hours per week) will also be considered. 

In order to apply, you must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Qualification at level 3 (or equivalent) preferably in a healthcare related subject
  • English and Maths, grade 4 (or above) OR Functional skills in Maths and English level 2
  • Care Certificate 

If, like us, you are excited about this new development and feel this is the next step for you, then we would like to hear from you! 

For further information and expressions of interest please contact: Sue Vost on 01225 824283 or Linda Chapman, Education Lead Nurse on 01225 824583 

Interviews will be held on Interviews will be held on the 25th November 2020, 1st and 2nd December 2020 in the Education Centre, RUH.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Notifications & Communication
All communication is via email/NHS Jobs. Please check these regularly. If you are not contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultants) please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback on application forms.

We will request references covering the last 3 years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

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All posts are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, as per guidelines set out by the DBS.

Tier 2 Sponsorship
Applicants who need Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, they may not be appointed to a post if a suitable candidate with existing right to work in the UK is appointable as we are unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UKVI. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Smokefree Site

The RUH is an entirely smokefree site – colleagues, patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere in our grounds.

Please note, unlesss specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust is not able to pay interview travel expenses.

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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