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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/06/2021.

Trainee Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 869-1880

North of England Commissioning Support
Spennymoor, West Cornforth, Sedgefield
Equivalent to Band 3 - £19,737

Trainee Nursing Associates

Salary: Starting salary during training period, £19,737 (Band 3), rising to £21,892 (Band 4) upon successful completion of two year training course.

Organisation: Sedgefield North, Primary Care Network

Job type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full time

Staff Group: Primary Care

Number of vacancies: 2 WTE


Sedgefield North Primary Care Network (PCN) is an innovative, dynamic PCN comprising 5 local GP Practices based in Spennymoor, Ferryhill & Chilton, Sedgefield and West Cornforth with a population of over 56,000 patients. We are continually seekingnew ways to support and improve local healthcare services for our patient population.

The Primary Care Network is recruiting a team of four new posts to train to become Nursing Associates to join our growing PCN multi-disciplinary workforce which also includes Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technician for Care Homes, First Contact Physiotherapists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Primary Mental Health Nurses, Social Prescribing Link Workers and Care Co-ordinators.

Two vacancies are available, one based at Skerne Medical Group, Sedgefield and the other based at Bishops Close, Spennymoor/ West Cornforth Surgery.

Each post will be based with a host practice which will be their employer, but will also work as part of the PCN wide team, covering patients of all practices within the PCN as required, for joint working. This may include, but not limited to: delivery of the annual flu vaccination programme and delivery of covid vaccination programmes. The role will include an element of weekend working on rotation, to provide PCN-wide weekend clinics, for new service developments such as dressings clinics and cervical smear drop-in clinics.

This is a developmental role. The trainee will work towards progression into the post of Nursing Associate through successful completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes the attainment of a level 5 Foundation Degree equivalent qualification. The Trainee will develop and maintain knowledge, skills and competencies related to the role of Nursing Associate within the service and through completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes working in care settings and delivery of person-centred care.

The Nursing Associate training programme combines and integrates both academic and work-based learning through close collaboration between employers and education providers. During the training period, as well as being based in the host practice the Trainee will experience working in alternative settings in order that they gain a wide appreciation of many health and care contexts and are able to fulfil all the requirements of the programme.

All training costs will be funded but it is a requirement of the University that candidates must have GCSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English or functional skills level 2 in Maths and English (copies of certificates required).


If this role appeals to you and you have the qualities we are looking for then please get in touch:


Loraine Mason, Practice Business Manager, Skerne Medical Group


Marie Carfoot, Business Manager, Bishops Close Surgery


Tom Sullivan, Practice Manager, West Cornforth Surgery


Linda Brown, Business Manager, South Durham Health Federation – for General Queries

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6th July 2021


Shortlisted candidates will be notified the week before.


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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