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Return To Practice Nurse

Job Description


Following the unprecedented success of the first cohort, Leighton Hospital is now inviting applications from former nurses who have left the profession who wish to retrain and ‘return to practice’ whilst earning a wage.

This is an exciting opportunity and we are seeking motivated, enthusiastic nurses with a passion for delivering a high standard of patient focussed care.

Return to practice nurses receive full NHS benefits including paid holidays, staff benefits and on-site parking and on successful completion of the course, will be guaranteed a full or part time band 5 position. We have a range of opportunities across many specialities, including general and specialist surgery, medicine and emergency care, rehabilitation and paediatrics and community nursing.

Successful applicants to the course will work alongside established nursing mentors, whilst updating existing skills and learning new ones in Leighton Hospitals School of Nursing. The programme is run in partnership with the University of Chester and is designed to fit around the personal and professional needs of former nurses who are interested in resuming their career.

The study element of your training is expected to last for 20 weeks. The amount of time spent on the wards will depend on how long you have been out of practice but as a minimum you will need to do 100 hours of clinical practice, our expectation is that this is undertaken through at least two shifts per week. During the re-training period, you will receive pay of £16,633 per annum pro-rata to the number of hours you work.

The Trust is holding an information afternoon for those who would like to find out more about the scheme which is taking place on Tuesday 8th November between 1 and 3pm at Leighton Hospital. The afternoon will provide an opportunity to talk to the first co-hort of Return To Practice Nurses, meet mentors and course facilitators and be given an opportunity to tour the Hospital and departments. Attendees will also be given information on the recruitment and interview process.

For further information, including how to apply for the scheme, please contact Audrey Butterworth, HR Assistant, on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In recent years we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Our location puts Manchester and Liverpool on our doorstep, and London is only a 90 minute train ride away. If you prefer the great outdoors, both the Peak District and North Wales neighbour the county and are easily accessible.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and benefits from links with Chester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities.

Please check your email (including spam/junk folders) regularly as we will use this to contact you about your application.

Positions betweeen bands 1 - 9 (AfC) are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List for all recruitment, and asks agencies to refrain from making contact with or submitting CVs to Colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on any potential opportunities for your agency.

Recruitment to all our roles is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed via the attached link. Only applicants who demonstrate how they meet the person specification and demonstrate the Trust's values and behaviours will be shortlisted.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

We reserve the right to close vacancies when we have received sufficient applications.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not re-imburse travel to interview expenses.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy. A copy of the Smoking on Trust Premises policy is available upon request.

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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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