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Registered Nurse Associate

Band 4

Main area
Mental Health
Band 4
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (shift)
Job ref
Victoria Court, Graveley Road, Stevenage, SG1 4YS
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum
Salary period
01/02/2023 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.


Job overview

The Nursing Associate has a breadth of knowledge across the lifespan and across the fields of Nursing providing holistic and person centred care and support for people of all ages and in a variety of settings. The Nursing Associate works independently under the leadership of registered nurses, working within the sphere of nursing and care and within all aspects of the nursing process.

We would like to hear from a Nursing Associate who is well equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nursing Associate within our Team. We are looking to recruit 2 Nursing associates to join our team on Victoria Court.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions. 

Main duties of the job

Being an accountable professional

Promoting health and preventing ill health

Provide and monitor care

Working in teams

Improving safety and quality of care

Contributing to integrated care


Working for our organisation

Hertfordshire Partnerships University Foundation Trust

 Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Whilst it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT. Building on the CQC Outstanding, we are on our “Good to Great” journey as we continue to innovate, improve, transform and ultimately deliver the very highest standards of care to the service users and communities that we serve.

Victoria Court is a 27-bed unit, we are dedicated at providing care and treatment for older people with dementia and mental health needs. This is an opportunity for you to join a team that is providing high standard person-centered care. Effective time management and intergrated working skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills and a commitment to the principles of effective team working.

We will support you in developing your clinical skills. We are committed to developing staff through regular supervision, appraisals, support in CPD and opportunities for career progression.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full details of the role and responsibilities please see the job description and person specification documents attached

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • Educated to a minimum level 5 Foundation degree level specific to nursing associate practice
  • GCSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • QCF in Care/Health and Social Care Level 2/3 or equivalent experience
  • Care certificate

Previous experience

Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working within a health/care setting

Knowledge, skills & aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • IT skills appropriate to the role
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Able to recognise own limitations in the context of the nursing associate role
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and refer to a registered health or care professional
  • Ability to participate in reflective practice and clinical supervision activities

Specific Requirements

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 contributes to service development
  • understand the roles of a range of professionals and carers from other organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family
  • understand responsibilities in relation to communication and collaboration

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Vienna Marcial
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Rosalie Guy - 07854233103