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Trainee Nursing Associates

Job Reference: 822-BCHTNA19

Bristol Community Health CIC
Learning and Development
£17,787 to £20,448 per annum (pro rata)

Bristol Community Health is an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise providing over 50 healthcare services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We are changing the way health and social care works in our communities, from walk-in clinics and in-home patient care to support in schools, health centres and prisons.

Ours is a people first model where care is delivered in the best place for the person who needs it, by people who are constantly striving to excel. We are aligned to NHS agenda for change and offer great pensions, generous leave and comprehensive training.

Are you an experienced Band 3 Healthcare Assistant, Nursing Assistant or Support Worker looking for the next step in your career?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Trainee Nursing Associate programme.

Due to the resounding success of the pilot for the Trainee Nursing Associate programme, Bristol Community Health is pleased to be able to offer this exciting opportunity for the next intake starting in April 2019.

The traineeship lasts for 2 years and you will be continually employed at an AfC Band 3 level, On successful completion, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills that are required for taking the next steps in your career to become a Band 4 Nursing Associate. The programme also leads to a level 5 Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice which contributes credits towards a Nursing Degree should you wish to continue your education.

The programme combines both academic and work-based learning in the physical, psychological and public health aspects of care from pre-conception to end of life. The traineeship is structured and you will experience a variety of placements across local health and social care sectors, in addition to your usual place of work.

You will be expected to attend study days (around 1 day per week) at the University of the West of England in Bristol throughout the traineeship, to complete the academic aspect of the programme. The University costs are fully funded.

Essential criteria/qualifications required in order to apply:

  • Already hold NVQ / QCF Level 3 or equivalent in a healthcare related area
  • GCSE English and Maths grade (C or above) OR Functional skills in Maths and English level 2 (to be evidenced by a test if relevant qualifications are not available)
  • If like us you feel excited about this new development and feel this is the next step for you then we would like to hear from you!

For further eligibility details please refer to the Role Profile and for further information including an informal discussion, please contact Trish Hill on0117 440 9262.

Bristol Community Health (BCH) provides a range of community services 365 days a year, over a 24 hour period. This may result in staff being required to work a variety of shift patterns.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted through NHS Jobs via the email address supplied on your application form. Therefore please check both your NHS Jobs and email accounts regularly for messages. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are deemed to have been received.

If the post is fixed term, current BCH employees who are successful will be offered the role on a secondment basis. The secondment will have to be supported by their current line manager and internal applicants should refer to the Secondment Policy on the staff website for further details. In accordance with policy, internal BCH staff in a redeployment situation will be given prior consideration for any suitable vacancies advertised.

BCH do not pay any travel expenses for attending interviews.

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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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