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Trainee Nursing Associate

Band 3

Main area
317 Trustwide
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Training: 2 years (substantive in role on completion of the course)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-TNA
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
21/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to recruit Trainee Nursing Associates across the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Internal applications are welcomed from existing employees who must be willing to work 37.5 hours, be in a Band 2 or 3 Healthcare Assistant role and be available to begin training on 19th September 2022.  The training period will be offered at Band 3 and upon successful completion of the 2 year programme staff will be able to progress to a Band 4 Nursing Associate position. 

Successful candidates will be required to attend Teesside University (Darlington Campus) 1 day per week over the 24 month period of the programme to complete a Foundation Degree qualification. As part of the course trainees have a variety of placements allocated and there will be an expectation for trainees to work across other areas of practice including placements Close to Home and At Home, which will involve some requirement for travel. If community is a preferred option then a driving license will be necessary. Support will be provided for personal development, academic progression and clinical skills development throughout the programme

  • Interview Date 21/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

 

Main duties of the job

Applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements detailed in the person specification and have clinical healthcare experience. Evidence of Maths and English qualifications must be brought to interview otherwise you will not be eligible for interview.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. They will work as part of a team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the individual.

During the training programme the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) will develop and maintain knowledge, skills and competencies related to the role of the Nursing Associate within the service and through the completion of the Nursing Associate training programme which includes working in care settings and delivery of person-centred care.

The successful candidate will be based in a specific setting but 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. They will work, as an employee and apprentice and will work towards the ‘Standards of Proficiency’ which are set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Successful completion of this apprenticeship will meet the education requirements for registration with the NMC.

 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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. They 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. A trainee Nursing Associate will be based, as an employee, in a particular organisation, in a specific setting, but 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.

At the end of the programme, the trainee Nursing Associate will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nursing Associate and will work to a nationally recognised code of conduct.
a) The training programme emphasises the role that trainee Nursing Associates can play in life-course (pre-conception to end of life) approaches towards health and well-being and the ways in which they actively contribute to the delivery of holistic care. Holistic care, across life-course, is a whole-person approach which considers, and equally values1, physical, psychological and public health needs, learning disabilities, social, economic, spiritual and other factors in the assessing, planning and delivery of care.
b) The overall outcome from the training programme is a Nursing Associate that is fit to practice in the widest range of settings as well as being equipped with the specific knowledge, skills and capabilities required for the context in which they have trained and are employed.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

 

 

Person specification

Meets All Essential

Essential criteria
  • GCSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English or key skills level 2 in Maths and English (to be evidenced by a test if relevant qualifications not available)
  • Demonstrable ability to study at Level 5 Diploma of Higher Education Level and commit to completing the Foundation Degree programme
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player under appropriate supervision, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate
  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development
  • Evidence of time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Ability to communicate with members of the public and health and care providers
  • Courteous, respectful and helpful at all times
  • Ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact
  • Ability to move between sites working across health and social care as required by the needs of the development programme
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and refer to a registered care professional
  • Understanding of the importance of the promotion of health and wellbeing (Making Every Contact Count)

Meets All Desirable

Desirable criteria
  • Qualifications and Credit Framework Level 3 in Care or equivalent in terms of both academic attainment and previous care experience
  • Essential induction training and experience – care certificate or equivalent
  • Previous experience of working within a health / care setting
  • Understanding of evidence based practice
  • Completion of an HCA development programme
  • Understanding of basic physiology, e.g. normal vital signs, fluid balance, nutritional requirements etc.
  • Evidence of involvement in support / development of less experienced staff
  • Evidence of recent work-based learning or self-directed learning

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Margaret Storey
Job title
Senior Nurse
Email address
Margaret.storey3@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2139695