NURSING OFFICER

at  Royal Air Force

United Kingdom, , United Kingdom - 00000

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Immediate21 Oct, 2021GBP 75 Annual21 Jul, 20212 year(s) or aboveMental Health,Maintenance,Mathematics,Nurses,Leadership Skills,Critical Thinking,Transferable SkillsNoNo
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MEDICAL AND MEDICAL SUPPORT NURSING OFFICER CURRENTLY RECRUITING

As an RAF Nursing Officer, you’ll be both a commissioned officer and a nurse. That means you will be trained to show leadership and management skills in a team environment, as well as providing excellent standards of nursing.
Full-time regular Spare time reserve

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

The experience you gain as a Nursing Officer in the military will be highly valued both by the RAF and by any future employer. We will continue to develop your nursing and leadership skills and ensure that we foster your adaptability and enthusiasm.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

You must have completed a BSc or Diploma in Nursing (Adult or Mental Health). You must be registered with the NMC with at least 2 years’ post-registration experience. (Candidates may begin the application process at the 12 month point post registration).
Graduate entrants require 2 GCSEs (English Language and Maths or acceptable equivalents) at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or Scottish National 5 (Grades A-C).
Non-graduate entrants require a total of 5 GCSEs (inc English Language and Maths).
Educational waivers may be considered.
You can see what the RAF accepts in lieu of GCSEs & A Levels here.
DUAL QUALIFIED NURSES. Nurses who hold a dual qualification in ‘adult nursing / adult mental health’ or ‘adult nursing / child’ and are active on Sub Part 1 & Sub Part 2 of the NMC register, will be considered if all eligibility criteria is met. In order to meet the NMC revalidation criteria for both registrations, the individual will have to maintain 450 hours in each specialist area over a 3 year validation period. Individuals will be placed where service needs lie and although support will be given to assist revalidation activities in both areas, the individual is ultimately responsible. The individual, with line manger support is to organise appropriate placements outside their primary role (in the form of an agreed job plan). Frequent liaison with immediate line managers and career managers is essential. Further guidance regarding maintenance of clinical hours can be found in JSP 950 Part 1 Lft 4-1-4 Annex D.

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through at least two separate fitness tests as part of the application process.

The first of these is the Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) which takes place at a fitness centre local to you. This consists of the following:

  • 2.4km (1.5m) run on a treadmill (set to zero incline)
  • Achieve the required number of press-ups - within 60 seconds
  • Achieve the required number of sit-ups - within 60 seconds

The second fitness test will take place at RAF Cranwell as part of your familiarisation visit. This consists of the following:

  • Achieving the required score on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT or Bleep test)
  • Achieve the required number of press-ups - within 60 seconds
  • Achieve the required number of sit-ups - within 60 seconds

How fit you need to be to pass these tests can vary depending on role, age and gender. The requirements are listed on the charts below (Male and Female).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Have GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grades at a minimum of Grade 2 or Scottish National Equivalent grades at Grade 5 in English Language, Mathematics and 3 other acceptable subjects
Have at least 2 A2 Levels/3 Highers at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) which must total a minimum of 160 UCAS points
You can see what the RAF accepts in lieu of GCSEs & A Levels here.
Must be registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC)

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To check your fitness levels, we put every candidate through at least two separate fitness tests as part of the application process.

The first of these is the Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFT) which takes place at a fitness centre local to you. This consists of the following:

  • 2.4km (1.5m) run on a treadmill (set to zero incline)
  • Achieve the required number of press-ups - within 60 seconds
  • Achieve the required number of sit-ups - within 60 seconds

How fit you need to be to pass the test can vary depending on role, age and gender. The requirements are listed on the charts below (Male and Female).

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Responsibilities:

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Primary healthcare
  • Secondary healthcare
  • Aeromedical evacuation (evacuation of patients by air)
    Nursing Officers provide the highest standards of patient care and lead teams in a variety of clinical environments. You will contribute to the development and delivery of cutting-edge military medicine and will adapt your practice to deliver nursing care in a wide range of challenging environments. Nursing Officers will be given the opportunity to undertake Aeromedical Evacuation training to ensure that they can operate in the often clinically challenging conditions that exist in aircraft.
    The RAF employs its Nursing Officers in a wide range of general and clinical specialities. Professional training is available to continue to develop your practice in either specialist or non-specialist areas. Dependent on Service need, you could work in many and diverse areas including Primary Health Care, Occupational Health, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Burns and Plastics, Operating Theatres, Medical and Surgical speciality wards, Infection and Prevention Control and Mental Health. Wherever you work, you will be leading a highly motivated team of staff nurses and work as part of a multidisciplinary and often tri-Service team. To ensure you professionally broaden and to make the best of your qualities you can expect to have several assignments.
    All Nursing Officers can expect to deploy on operational tours to provide care not only to RAF colleagues, but to those in other Services and often other nationalities.

RAF Role

  • Rent from £75p/m
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Health care
  • World travel
  • 6 weeks holida


REQUIREMENT SUMMARY

Min:2.0Max:5.0 year(s)

Hospital/Health Care

Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare / Medical / R&D

Health Care

Diploma

Proficient

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United Kingdom, United Kingdom