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Medical and Surgical Specialties
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Whiston Hospital
Salary Band 4 £21,089 (increasing to £24,214 on receipt of NMC PIN)
26/01/2020 23:59

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Overseas Trained Nurses seeking NMC Registration

NHS AfC: Band 5

Are you an Overseas Trained Nurse looking for OSCE support to complete your NMC registration?

We are pleased to be recruiting overseas trained nurses who have:

  • Passed the International English Language Test (IELTS) at level 7 in reading, listening & speaking and level 6.5 in writing or have passed the OET (Occupational English Test) with Grade C+ across all 4 modules
  • Successfully completed Part 1 of the NMC Test of Competence (CBT)within the last 2 years.
  • Received a NMC decision letter with the last two years.
  • At least one year’s experience of working on an adult hospital ward, within the last 18 months.

What we offer?

We provide Tier 2 Sponsorship for eligible candidates, a 3 year contract, flights to the UK and hospital accommodation. 

We have a dedicated Education Team who will work with you to pass your OSCE exam. The 7 week programme will fully prepare you to undertake the NMC OSCE and prepare you for employment as a Band 5 Registered Nurse.

It includes:

  • A thorough theoretical and practical induction to St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust 
  • A period of supervised practice on your allocated ward, supported by a mentor, supplemented with study time release for OSCE preparation sessions with our fantastic Education & Development Facilitators -these practical sessions are based on the NMC competencies that you will be tested against at the testing centre
  • A period of preceptorship following your registration with the NMC 
  • Trust funding for your first OSCE attempt along with travel expenses

During the programme you will employed and be paid as a Band 4 Healthcare Assistant (£21,089 per annum). Continued employment with the Trust following, successful completion of the OSCE programme, will be dependent on gaining NMC registration to be able to practice as a Band 5 Registered Nurse (£24,214 per annum starting salary).

You will use the skills, knowledge experience gained as a Registered Nurse overseas in preparation for becoming a Registered Nurse in the UK by undertaking a range of clinical nursing duties and training under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse until confirmation of entry to the NMC register is confirmed by the Trust.

What we require from you:

  • Due to the nature of the training programme, we can only accept applications from nurses that are able to work full time hours (37.5 hours per week).
  • Applicants must hold a valid IELTS/OET and CBT certificate
  • A nursing qualification, current overseas registration
  • Received a NMC decision letter with the last two years
  • Have at least one year’s experience of working on an adult hospital ward with the last 18 months.

To indicate your interest to our Trust, please submit an on-line application stating your preferred clinical area of interest within the supporting statement section.

In your supporting statement, please also ensure that you include confirmation of your NMC overseas registration application, along with your result of your English Language test.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Positive organisation culture of safety
  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Staff morale
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Providing a safe environment for staff

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Jill Horman/David Cross, International Nursing Recruitment Team -