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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/05/2021.

Trainee Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 216-AH-A3191

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Trust Wide Opportunities
Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
£19,737 - £21,142 Per Annum Pro Rata

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship for September 2021

Are you a non-registered healthcare professional looking for the next step in your career?

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) NHS Trust is pleased to announce we are recruiting internal & external applicants to the next Cohort of the Trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Programme, commencing September 2021.

The two year apprenticeship programme leads to a level 5 Foundation Degree Nursing Associate. This combines both academic and work-based learning in the physical, psychological and public health aspects of care.

The structured programme will enable apprentices to experience a wide variety of placements across the breadth of the health and social care sectors in different organisations with the aim of giving the widest exposure to healthcare, in the patients’ home, near home and in-hospital.

You will be expected to attend University of Plymouth campus 1 day a week, (this may be on-line initially due to the Pandemic) to complete the academic aspect of the programme. As an apprentice you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hrs per week.

Essential entry qualifications:

  • Achieved: Academic Level 3 or above qualification
  • Achieved: GCSE English and Maths Grade (C or above or 4 & above) OR Functional skills in Maths and English level 2
  • Demonstrable Adult healthcare experience
  • IT skills

The Registered Nursing Associate (RNA) role has been introduced to help build the capacity of the nursing workforce to deliver high-quality care while supporting nurses and the wider multidisciplinary teams to focus on more complex clinical duties.

The nursing associate is a protected title in law and the role is regulated in England by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

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

Closing date: Sunday 16th May 2021

Interview Dates: Thursday 20th or Friday 21st May 2021 (please ensure you are available for these dates)

Should you have any Questions or Enquiries, please contact:

Dan Fowell

Nursing Associate Clinical Educator

Tel No; 01752 (4) 30355

Bleep 81160


Henrietta Ferguson

Placement Development Team Manager

Tel: (01752) 437131 or Internal: 37131


***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £40.00 per application.

All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

Please note that if you are successful in your application & accept the position you agree that the Staff Health and Wellbeing Department can access your health records from your current/previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations & screening tests. This is an automated process & the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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