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Registered Nursing Associate - Band 4

Band 4

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Nursing Associate
Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Part time hours also available.)
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Gloucester / Cheltenham
£21,892 - £24,157 pa pro rata
Salary period
01/09/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

We are delighted to offer band 4 Nursing Associate positions within a variety of in-patient clinical areas at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

You will have successfully completed the 2-year Trainee Nursing Associate training programme, which includes the attainment of a Level 5 Foundation Degree equivalent qualification and registration (or awaiting) on the NMC register.

*Please note this is not a trainee post, all applicants must be registered or awaiting registration following completion of the above course.*

Interviews are taking place on a rolling monthly basis, you will need to apply by the 14th of each month to be considered in time for that month’s session. Please indicate any preference for area or department in your application and we will do our best to accommodate.

Current employees of GHNHSFT on the TNA programme need not apply - this is a separate process.

Main duties of the job

For these exciting new positions, we are looking for motivated, caring and compassionate individuals to be part of a multi-professional team providing our Trust’s vision of ‘Best Care for Everyone’.

The Nursing Associate will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nursing Associate and will deliver planned care to a group of patients working within the standards of proficiency outlined by the NMC and in accordance with Trust policies and protocols.

Supporting people to improve and maintain their physical, mental, behavioural health and wellbeing, promoting health and preventing ill health. You will find that it’s a role that is incredibly rewarding.

Working for our organisation

As well as continued competency based clinical training and developments, ensuring you are able to develop your skills in a safe and effective way, you will receive an excellent preceptorship programme, an individually-assigned preceptor and support from our team of Professional Education Practitioners.

You will also receive a generous annual leave allowance, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, social and sports clubs with regular events, and acknowledgement for the work you do as part of our reward and recognition schemes.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Within the role of a Registered Nursing Associate the post holder is required to:

  • To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care.
  • To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Maintain and develop high standards of care
  • As part of a team manage caseloads of patients within defined clinical area.
  • Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge of day surgery practice
  • Contribute towards the continuing development of professional nursing practice in the clinical area
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experiences/ non registered and new staff at all times
  • Work proactively to ensure that every patient attendance meets the patient’s expectations and needs with timely undertaking of procedure and effective communication with relatives, patients and carers.
  • To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Active Nursing Associate registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Completion of the Care Certificate


Essential criteria
  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • 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

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Fran Wilson
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Lead Nurse for Recruitment
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