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Overseas Pre-Registration Nurse

Band 4 - Band 5

Main area
Medical and Surgical
Band 4 - Band 5
Full and part time available
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum (pro rata for part time)
30/09/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is seeking Qualified Nurses that have trained in and outside of Europe, have successfully passed the International English Language Test at Level 7 in all areas (or the Occupational English Test (OET) at grade B across all four OET sub-tests), and that have successfully completed Part 1 of the NMC Computer Based Test to join our overseas nurse programme.

The programme will fully prepare you to undertake the NMC OSCE and prepare you for employment as a band 5 Registered Nurse in a range of clinical areas the Hospital.

It includes:
- a thorough theoretical and practical induction to the NNUH and your clinical area
- a period of supervised practice in your clinical area, supported by a mentor, supplemented with weekly release for OSCE preparation sessions with a named Clinical Educator - these practical sessions are based on the NMC competencies that you will be tested against at the testing centre
- pastoral and practical support in the period leading up to, and after the OSCE examination day
- a period of preceptorship following your registration with the NMC
- Trust funding for your first OSCE attempt

During the programme you will function and be paid as a band 4 pre-registration nurse. Continued 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. 

You will use the skills, knowledge experience gained as a Registered Nurse overseas in preparation for becoming a Registered Nurse in the UK by undertaking a range of clinical nursing duties and training under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse until confirmation of entry to the NMC register is confirmed by the Trust.

All staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence. 

The Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services, including the busiest Emergency Department in the East of England and specialist services such as Oncology and Radiotherapy, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology and a Hyperacute Stroke Unit. The Older People’s Emergency Department, our revolutionary new service, opened in 2017 and the Gastroenterology team will be moving to the purpose built Quadram Institute, opening later this year - a world class facility for food and health research.

The NNUH is in the heart of East Anglia, Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is the perfect location to enjoy the contrasts of one of England’s most picturesque counties with glorious open countryside, traditional villages, the unspoilt tranquility of the Norfolk Broads, beautiful beaches and the vibrant historic city of Norwich. Norwich with its magnificent cathedral and cobbled streets is ranked in the UK’s Top 10 shopping cities and is popular for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism.

Full and part time hours are available.

Open for applications: 11th September 2019

Close for applications: 30th September 2019

Can you detail in your supporting statement information about the following:

Have you submitted the required assessment documents to the NMC? i.e. IELTS or OET and CBT. 

Please see the NMC website for guidance if you are unclear on the NMC requirements for your country of residence.

Have you previously undertaken the NMC OSCE test of competence under your current certificate of sponsorship and Visa?

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stevie Savage or Nynke Hardy, Practice Development Nurses on 01603 289030 or 287678 or email or