International Nurse Programme

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
30 Apr 2019
30 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

International Nurse Programme

Are you a Nurse who trained outside of Europe who is seeking to gain Registration in the UK with the NMC?

We are recruiting nurses who have passed the International English Language Test (IELTS) at academic level with minimum score of 7 across all domains and who have successfully completed Part one of the NMC Test of Competence (CBT) to join our International Nurse Programme.

This programme will prepare successful applicants for the NMC Part 2 test of competence OSCE.

Candidates will only be shortlisted if they confirm within the application form that they have the NMC decision letter allowing them to go forward with Part 2 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test.

International Nurse Programme (Must have IELTS Level 7 and NMC Computer Based Test)

The Trust is compliant with the Code of Practice for International Nurse Recruitment.
The programme will prepare successful applicants for the NMC OSCE test and lasts for ten weeks (including one week's annual leave). The first 6 weeks are a combination of a formal taught programme and supernumerary shifts on the ward you will work on once registered, followed by three weeks of supernumerary shifts to consolidate your knowledge and one week's annual leave. Throughout this period there are twice weekly OSCE preparation sessions. You will be supported by a ward based Preceptor and a named Practice Development Nurse, and will have a competency based assessment document to guide your development.

The Trust will fund your first OSCE test.

Successful applicants would be paid as a Band 3 Health Care Assistant during the programme.

Employment with the trust following completion of the programme will be dependent on gaining NMC registration to be able to practice as a Band 5 Registered Nurse.

Please be aware that if you leave your employment with the Trust within 12 months of gaining your NMC registration the cost of the tests and administration fees will be recovered from your final salary payment prior to leaving the Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicola Plaatjies - Practice Development Nurse

Email: ( Email address removed )

Ragna Page - Practice Development Nurse

Email: ( Email address removed )

Telephone 01553 613613 Ext/ Bleep 2637

We have policies & procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly & consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the criteria specified in the person specification regardless of age, gender, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly in the application form how they meet the criteria within the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Our Values are at the heart of all that we do. We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and can demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values. Please see the attached document regarding the Trust Values.

Please be aware that if applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, furthermore we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and that if you are offered a job your personal information will be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records (ESR) system. Please check your email account regularly for communication regarding this recruitment.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including:
  • Work life balance policies
  • Childcare support
  • Free counselling service
  • NHS Final Salary defined benefit Pension scheme

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

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