Nursing - Theatres - Registered Nursing Associate

  • Salary £25,147.00 – £27,596 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/07/2024
  • Location Shrewsbury and Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-RNA-423
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Hours Full and part time hours available

Job overview

Are you a qualified Nursing Associate looking for a change in your career direction? This is the perfect opportunity for you to apply for a post in Theatres.

We would welcome you  to come for an informal visit to the department to meet our team if you are interested in applying for the posts.

On Saturday 20th July we are hosting a Theatres Nursing Associate event. Please join us to find out more about working in our department!

You will get to meet some of our Theatre team and chat with some of our current Nursing Associates about their role within Theatres.

Event details

Saturday 20th July
9:00am - 12:00 mid-day

Elective Hub Theatres (opposite Ward 5)
The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
Apley Castle

Previous experience in surgery is beneficial but not essential as training will be provided and you maintain a supernumerary status for a 6 month period.

We welcome applicants who are within their last year of training with both full and part time positions are available, across The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Opportunities are available for continual development including Apprentice ODP reflecting our 'grow your own' ethos.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to join the Theatre Department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford at a time when we are redeveloping a workforce to help the recovery and restoration programme to provide safe, quality services that are accessible and sustainable for future generations. 

The introduction of Robotic surgery to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site also demonstrates that we are leading the way with innovation and development of our teams.

Working as part of a team you will provide exceptional care for each patient, only ever caring for one patient at a time, enabling you to ensure you are always doing your very best for every patient every time.

Working for our organisation

We can offer you dedicated help whilst you settle into your new role.

You will remain supernumerary until the Theatre competencies are completed (typically 3 months recovery,  6 months Theatres), and we also have a committed internal professional development team who oversee all training we provide.  We would look to support you to attend our in-house Theatre Academy training programme, which offers three weeks of training run by our Theatre Professional Development team.

There is also specific Theatres training and courses available to help you develop your skills and progress your career with SaTH. 

There is also opportunity for nursing associates to access the ODP Apprentice degree level training.  

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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