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Return to Practice Nurse

Job Description

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:

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

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

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

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

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

Return to Practice programmes 2017: Commencing in March and September

The Return to Practice Programme is jointly provided by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

The Return to Practice (RtP) team welcomes applications from nurses:
- Whose registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) has lapsed having not practiced in the last 3 years or more,
- Who wish to seek employment with the NNUH upon successful completion of the programme.

In recent years the course has accommodated nurses from Adult, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Children’s Nurses, although the NNUH only provides places for those returning to Adult or Children’s nursing.

Please note, UEA does not currently offer a Return to Practice course for Midwives or an adaptation course for overseas nurses.

A number of nurses have successfully returned to practice despite not being registered as a nurse for 10 years or more. The programme aims to give you the confidence to adapt to changes in practice thus enabling you to re-awaken the knowledge you have and to benefit from the wealth of experience that you will have gained in those intervening years.

How long is the Return to Practice programme?
- The programme length is variable accordingly to how long you have been out of practice

How much time is spent in the classroom?
- The RtP programme consists of 6 study days delivered approximately one day per fortnight over a 10 week period

Is there any on-line learning?
- Yes, you will need to complete the equivalent of four days on-line learning whilst on the RtP programme

How much practice do I need to complete in order to re-register with the NMC?
- Guidance from Health Education East of England recommends the following:
- 3 to 7 years out of clinical practice – 150hrs (20 x 75 hour days)
- 8 to 10 years out of clinical practice – 200hrs (27 x 75 hour days)
- 10 to 15 years out of clinical practice – 275hrs (37 x 75 hour days)
- 15 years or more – 375hours (50 x 75 hours)

How many hours a week does the course involve?
- You need to complete 15 hours clinical practice per week
- Each week you will need to attend either a study day (at University); undertake on-line learning activity
- You will also need to undertake personal study; this will be supported by one of the RtP Lecturers or your mentor in clinical practice

Where will you get your clinical experience?
The practice element of the programme is undertaken in one clinical setting. We aim to offer you a placement in an area in which you may have had previous experience and are most likely to feel comfortable. You will be supernumerary and therefore able to concentrate on your learning needs. There is a degree of flexibility in negotiating your shifts but you will need to consider undertaking sufficient hours each week (15 hours) to make the placement a worthwhile learning experience.

Please note, the last opportunity to apply for the March 2017 programme will be 23 December 2016.

For further details / informal visits contact:
the Practice Development Team: Nynke Hardy, Senior Nurse, on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) or Stevie Savage, Practice Development Nurse on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

The Job Description (which includes a Person Specification) provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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