Registered Nurse - Soldier: Army Primary Health Care

Starting salary will be in excess of £28,696 (DOE)
07 Jan 2013
04 Feb 2013
Nursing Field
Armed forces, Hospital
Job Type

If you are about qualify or are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (RN(A) Level 1) and are under the age of 32 years and 11 months, you are eligible to apply to become a Registered Nurse Soldier in the QARANC. To serve as a Nurse in the Regular Army you will be registered with the NMC. On completion of your phase 1 training, your starting salary will be in excess of £28,696 (dependant on clinical experience). A further increase in salary can be obtained through completion of specialist qualifications and operational trade competencies which will be in addition to annual increments.

You will work in a variety of environments; Medical Centres, Medical Regiments, instructor posts (both military and academic courses), recruiting, management and staff (administrative). Currently Army Primary Healthcare Nurses are based and deployed in, UK, Germany, Cyprus, Canada, Poland, Brunei, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan.

Registered Nurse Primary Healthcare - Soldier Entry. Could you run your clinic from a tent?  A nursing career within the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) as an Primary Healthcare Nurse (PHC) can open up some exceptionally rewarding experiences; operationally, clinically and in terms of professional development.  The opportunities on offer are extensive, from working within practices treating soldiers in the UK to supporting them on the ground out on exercise or on deployment overseas.  In the UK your role will be to prepare troops for deployment and keep them fit to fulfil their role; including vaccination clinics, hearing conservation programmes, assisting them with weight management and smoking cessation requirements, and looking after any chronic disease needs.  On deployment the role gets even more interesting, working alongside and supporting the troops on the ground; facing the challenge of being the first point of medical contact, making an initial assessment, providing treatment and/or referral. Fundamental to this role is nursing and nurturing soldiers back to full fitness and enabling them to get back to out and do the job they are trained to do.  Army Primary Healthcare harness’ this commitment and supports this role by providing the appropriate education and training not only in the practice nurse role but if you aspire to expand your portfolio in the form of a Registered Nurse Practitioner and Independent Nurse Prescriber qualifications, then that is also possible. If you think you have the necessary drive, commitment and flexibility and are keen for a unique challenge, come and join us.

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