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International Nurse Recruitment in UK 2022/2023

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International Nurse RecruitmentAre you looking for an opportunity to work in the UK as a Nurse? We welcome your knowledge and experience at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS FT.  Our multicultural hospital Trust has extensive experience in working with, supporting and developing international nurses.

International Nurse Recruitment Application Process

To be eligible for an interview with us for international nursing recruitment position, you will need to meet each of the

following criteria:

  • Passed the OET or IELTs English Language Test at the required level (Please see the language testing section below for more information)
  • Have begun the registration process with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK
  • Have at least 1 year of recent nursing experience within an acute hospital setting.

If you meet the criteria, you’ll be able to apply for a nursing position with us.

We’ve provided advice below on everything you will need in order to work in the UK as a nurse.

LANGUAGE TESTING

To work in the UK as a international nurse recruitment, you must be registered with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). In order to get NMC registration you’ll need to obtain the required grades from either the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Occupational English Test (OET). Unless your nursing qualification was registered and practiced in English, please see the NMC website for more guidance on this (www.nmc.org.uk).

The pass rates for each are as follows:

IELTS Academic examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

  • an overall score of at least 7
  • at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.

You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

  • you sit the tests within six months of each other
  • you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
  • all scores in both sittings are above 6.5, and
  • you achieve at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Occupational English Test (OET):

  • at least a grade C+ in the writing section
  • at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections.

You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

  • you sit the tests within six months of each other
  • you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
  • all grades in both sittings are above grade C+, and
  • you achieve at least a grade C+ in the writing section and at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL REGISTRATION

Registration with the NMC is a requirement of working in the UK as a nurse; it protects you and the patients you care for.

To register with the NMC you would need to do the following:

  • Apply for registration – details shown below
  • Demonstrate that you hold a recognised nursing qualification
  • Demonstrate that you have the correct level of English
  • Pass the Computer Based Test (CBT) to test your knowledge of nursing
  • Finally, pass the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which is a practical exam that is taken no later than 12 weeks after you start work in the UK as a pre-registered nurse.

Full details of the OSCE and how we support you through this can be seen in the ‘Training and

Development’ section below.

More information about NMC registration and starting your application is available on the NMC

website at: www.nmc.org.uk

General enquiries and fitness to practice: 020 7637 7181
Registration enquiries: 020 7333 9333
International enquiries: 020 7333 6600

APPLYING FOR A VISA

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International Nurse Recruitment Sponsorship

You will be sponsored by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust for the purposes of your visa application. We will apply for your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) before you make your individual application.

As soon as we have received your CoS, we will issue you with the details so that you can make an application for your visa.

International Nurse Recruitment Your Visa Application

You would need to apply for a Health and Care Worker Visa online using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa

As part of your application, you’ll need to prove your identity. How you do this depends on where you’re from and what type of passport you have.

You’ll either:

  • have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre – this is to get a biometric residence permit
  • use the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan your identity document – you’ll also create or sign into your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account.

You’ll be told what you need to do when you apply.

If you do need an appointment:

  • the centre may need to keep your passport and documents while they process your application
  • you may have to travel to get to your nearest visa application centre (this could be in another country).

Cost of International Nurse Recruitment?

When you apply for a Health and Care Worker Visa, you’ll need to have enough money to:

  • pay the application fee – the standard fee for a visa lasting 3 years is £232
  • support yourself when you arrive in the UK – you’ll usually need to have at least £1,270 available (unless you’re exempt).

How Long Will It Take?

You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before the day you’re due to start work in the UK. This date is listed on your certificate of sponsorship.

You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK.

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SUPPORTING YOU DURING YOUR RELOCATION TO THE UK AND THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER WITH US

Besides the support you’ll receive from your colleagues in your department, you’ll also receive excellent initial and ongoing support from the Trust’s wider teams.

In particular, you’ll receive support from:

The Onboarding Team – responsible for arranging travel and accommodation, helping you reclaim relocation costs, arranging social events, providing advice about the local areas and all other elements of pastoral support.

The Practice Development Team – responsible for providing training and support to prepare for the OSCE exam, as well as ongoing support throughout your career with us.

When you join us, you won’t be alone. Other nurses we have recruited will travel at the same time, we find that this approach benefits nurses starting as they are able to support one another as they journey through what can be a daunting process together. Don’t worry though; we are always on hand to offer support and guidance.

Arranging Travel to the UK

Once you have received your visa, the next step is for your travel to the UK. Our Onboarding Team will book the flights for you; this is paid for out of the relocation allowance that will be awarded to you. More details on this can be found in the ‘Relocation Allowance’ section that follows. The Onboarding Team will work with you to find a date and departing location that is suitable.

Arriving in the UK

Our Onboarding Team will collect you from the airport and bring you back to your accommodation. Our team love doing this part as they finally get to meet the people they’ve been busy working with, and share in your excitement as you embark on your journey with us.

Accommodation

The Onboarding Team will also arrange your first 3 months single accommodation. During this time you may be living with some of your colleagues from your group but you will have your own private space. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements around accommodation and we will do our best to accommodate this. This cost is also paid for from your relocation allowance.

If you have to isolate because of COVID restrictions upon arrival, we’ll be here to support you. This includes buying your groceries for your isolation period. We will send you a shopping list to pick from and make sure this is delivered to you, so you don’t need to worry about supplies during your isolation period.

After the 3 months you’ll be supported to find your own accommodation, whether that is living alone, shared with a colleague or with your family that may be joining you. The Onboarding Team will be on hand to help you find something suitable.

Relocation Allowance

As a nurse relocating to the UK to work with us on a permanent contract, you will be entitled to claim up to £4000 to assist with the costs of relocating to work with us. Your flights, accommodation, airport pick up and OSCE travel & hotel will be deducted from this. However, once you’ve arrived you’ll be able to claim the remaining balance to help with some of the other costs you have incurred. For example you could use the relocation allowance to claim back:

  • Visa costs
  • IELTS or OET exams
  • Additional travel costs
  • NMC registration fees
  • Accommodation costs beyond the initial 3 months.

The Onboarding Team will guide you through the process of claiming your relocation allowance and the terms and conditions associated once you have started with us.

Covid Protocols

The national guidance on Covid protocols is an ever changing picture. We’ll be on hand to advise about travel and arrival in the UK as well as working practices that have been affected due to Covid.

THE ROLE OF A PRE-REGISTERED NURSE

When you begin work with Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust, you will begin your career as an Unregistered Nurse. As an unregistered nurse you will still work directly with patients providing care, but until you are registered with the NMC you will be unable to administer any forms of medication.

Following successful completion of your language tests and registration with the NMC you will then practice as a fully registered nurse and join our wider registered nursing teams across our Hospital Trust.

Roles and Responsibilities International Nurse

  • As a pre-registered nurse – pending qualification and professional registration – you are personally accountable for your practice whilst strictly adhering to the restricted practice put in place until you receive your NMC PIN number
  • Support the registered nurse to develop and implement a plan of care, which is evidence based and planned in partnership with the patient wherever possible
  • Support the registered nurse to evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and makes adjustments to the care plan as delegated by the registered nurse, reporting changes as necessary to the registered nurse
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with NMC ‘Guidelines on Record Keeping’ and Trust policies
  • Support the registered nurse in ensuring that multi-disciplinary care programs as identified through ward rounds or multi-disciplinary meetings are implemented where delegated by the registered nurse
  • Ensure medicines are stored in accordance with Trust Medicines Code and NMC Guidelines for the Administration of Medicines. The unregistered nurse may not administer or act as second checker for medications in any circumstances
  • Perform required clinical procedures (including specialty specific procedures) competently under the supervision of the registered nurse and Trust guidelines
  • Use clinical equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse, undertaking relevant training as required, until competent and skilled to use it without the need for supervision
  • Support the registered nurse to undertake the management of the care of a group of patients over a period of time, organising appropriate support services.

Please note: This job description is an outline only and is not definitive or restrictive in any way. It will be regularly reviewed and may be amended in the light of changing circumstances, following consultation with the post holder.

THE ROLE OF A REGISTERED NURSE

As a band 5 registered nurse you will be working as part of a ward based team, responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care.

You will be responsible for allocating and checking the work of junior staff and health care assistance.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • As a registered nurse you will be personally accountable for their practice and must adhere to the NMC standards expected.
  • Maintain your own professional development through ongoing education and development, ensuring that PREP requirements are met together with all mandatory training.
  • Undertake comprehensive and holistic assessment of the patient’s nursing care needs
  • Use assessment to develop a plan of care, which is evidence based and planned in partnership with the patient wherever possible
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and make adjustments to the care plan as necessary
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with NMC ‘Guidelines on Record Keeping’ and Trust policies
  • Ensure that multi-disciplinary care programs as identified through ward rounds or multi-disciplinary meetings are implemented
  • Ensure medicines are stored, supplied and administered in accordance with Trust Medicines Code and NMC Guidelines for the Administration of Medicines and maintain own competence in this respect, reporting any learning needs to Ward Manager.
  • Perform required clinical procedures (including speciality specific procedures) competently
  • Ensure appropriate and timely communication with patients and relatives/carers, advising, instructing and supporting them as needed and making use of support systems as appropriate (e.g. interpreters, chaplaincy)
  • Undertake the management of the care of a group of patients over a period of time, organising appropriate support services.
  • Demonstrate and teach nursing procedures to other staff, students (including post registration students) and patients as necessary.

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