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NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
29/09/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Nursing Associate

NHS AfC: Band 4

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

 There has never been a better time to join our team.

Job Summary

Nursing Associate- Operating Theatres

Are you a qualified or about to qualify as a Registered Nursing Associate with a Level 5 Foundation Degree and looking for a new challenge with an opportunity to help develop and establish this role within an acute Trust? If so, we are keen to recruit enthusiastic, forward thinking, dynamic and motivated Nursing Associate to join our team here at UHCW NHS Trust within the operating department

The Nursing Associate role is designed to support the work of Registered Nurses and successful candidates will work within teams to provide and maintain high standards of safe and effective patient care. You will receive a period of local induction and undertake a structured preceptorship programme specifically designed to support you. Employment at UHCW will also allow you the opportunity to consolidate, and further develop your skills and expertise in your band 4 Nursing Associate role.

Any offers made are conditional and based on satisfactory employment checks relevant to the role. It is expected that you undertake your apprenticeship End Point Assessment following admission onto the NMC register

Are you looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you ,where no two days are the same?  Do you have a positive attitude and are you committed to embarking on a new career pathway?  Then read on - you may be the right person for us!

Previous experience in Theatres is not essential as in-house training will be provided for staff interested in a scrub or recovery role.  however you must possess a recognised qualification (RN, NA, ODP)

We require highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our forward thinking team. Committed to your continuous professional development you will possess excellent communication and organisational skills and have the passion to deliver care of the highest standard. In return we offer comprehensive training in all aspects of our service. In addition we have a dedicated team of Theatre Clinical Educators who will support and guide you through the excellent range of opportunities that UHCW NHS Trust has to offer.

UHCW NHS Trust has 32 theatres in total with 22 theatres in the Main Theatre department, 5 theatres and 2 treatment rooms in the Day Surgery Unit and 5 theatres at our Rugby St Cross site. We also provide anaesthetic assistance in the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Neuro Coiling, ECT, and for various invasive imaging procedures when required.

We undertake over 400,000 procedures a year ranging from outpatient cystoscopies to transplant surgery, covering many specialties from cardiothoracic to neurosurgery and gynaecology. As a Major Trauma Centre we currently have 2 dedicated theatres for the trauma and emergency workload with additional sessions allocated for major reconstructive surgery.

As a provider of patient-centred care, we are passionate about delivering excellent care to our local and extended population in the acute environment and in recent years, our theatres have achieved large gains in productivity and efficiency through improved capacity management and real-time tracking of theatre activity

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour


Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


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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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Carolyn Bradshaw
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