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Nursing Associate

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Nursing Associates
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Whittington NHS Trust
£21,892 - £24,157 Per annum excl HCA
Salary period
01/03/2021 23:59

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.



Job overview

Whittington Health is an integrated care organisation looking for dynamic, compassionate and motivated Nursing Associates to join our teams. We have opportunities to work in our adult services across our  hospital site.  Successful applicants will become part of friendly and supportive teams, delivering high quality patient-centred care.

We will offer you:

  • North Central London location with superb travel links
  • On-going learning and development opportunities including leadership courses and clinical skills training
  • Individually tailored career development pathways
  • Internal Transfer opportunities
  • Work with supportive, friendly and forward thinking teams
  • Full time or part time positions
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Preceptorship


Please note, to apply for this position you must be registered with the NMC as a Nursing Associate or about to qualify as a Nursing Associate.

Main duties of the job

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust  believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities





The post holder will uphold and display the Trust values of Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.


Key Result Areas:


To provide and monitor safe, person centred care to a designated group of patients, service users and families in a range of care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse, without direct supervision in line with an agreed plan of care.


To support the registered nurse and contribute to the on-going assessment and care planning of patients and service users in order to improve and maintain their mental, physical, behavioural health and wellbeing.


To act in the best interests of patients and service users to promote and prevent ill health and contribute to their integrated care


To monitor the condition and health needs of patients and service users on a continual basis in partnership with colleagues, families and carers, referring to others for reassessment, when required


The Nursing Associate will actively contribute to an effective learning environment and support others in their learning


Nursing Associates will recognise and adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct for Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates and work within their scope of practice following the professional standards of practice and behaviours for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and the standards of proficiency.



Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • Nursing Associate foundation degree qualification
  • GCSE Grade A-C in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own delegated workload
  • Ability to deal with non- routine and unpredictable nature of workload and individual patient contact
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal communication) with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to support, supervise, assess and act as a role model to nursing associate students, other learners and health care support workers as required within the clinical setting.

Knowledge & Expertise

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development
  • Understands and acts in line with NMC professional standards for practice contained within The Code.
  • Ability to recognise when to seek advice and escalate to the appropriate professional for expert help and advice
  • Understand requirements for NMC professional Revalidation


Essential criteria
  • Professional at all times
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and able to motivate others
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • • Demonstrate willingness for ongoing learning
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Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Collette Rowley
Job title
Nurse Recruitment
Email address
Telephone number
0207 288 3169

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3762