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Return to Practice Nurse Placement

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

Return to Practice placements at the Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (For Returning Nurses)

Are you a registered Nurse but have had a break? Are you interested in returning to practice?

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivers a range of acute and community services across Swindon and Wiltshire. As a Trust we offer a variety of high quality placement opportunities and, where possible, hope to offer placements in your preferred area of practice.

We understand that to return to practice you may need to undertake a period of updating your skills and become re-registered on the Nursing & Midwifery Council professional register. The term used to describe this period of updating is called Return to Practice (RTP).

The Return to Practice (Nursing) programmes will be delivered by the University of the West of England (Bristol) and taken approximately over 6 days. There are 3 courses per year and the next is scheduled for JAN 2017 and involves a variety of learning activities including a session in the simulated clinical area to practise clinical skills. A bursary is available for the returnee

  • RTP Nurse – £100000 bursary

Successful completion of the Return to Practice programme includes achieving the NMC competency standards in the practice setting and passing a written assessment.

For further information on the theoretical element please contact Helen Parker  ( Phone number removed ) 

Training and Development Opportunities:

We do appreciate that returning to practice can be daunting so initially you will be placed with an experienced professional who will act as your mentor offering support and guidance. Preceptorship is available once the course has been successfully completed. Whatever stage in your career, we will offer you the support, guidance and training and development opportunities you need to develop a fulfilling and exciting career.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
We are an ambitious organisation which strives to provide consistently high quality care, treatments and services. This is an exciting time for the Trust as we’ve just invested over £1 million in nursing, as we want our nurses to be able to provide the personalised care we strive for. The experience of our patients is the ultimate measure of the care we provide, which is why we recruit nurses with the qualities we value - kindness, compassion and professionalism. We also expect every member of staff to adhere to our organisational values - service, teamwork, ambition and respect - which are reflected in everything we do.

We’re one of the top NHS employers in the South West

As well as over 20 wards and departments at the Great Western Hospital, the Trust also runs community hospitals and community healthcare services across Wiltshire, so there are a diverse range of opportunities for you to develop your career in a range of directions.

We offer some great NHS benefits, including 27 days holiday, a generous pension, flexible working options and training and development opportunities. There is also an onsite nursery at the Great Western Hospital.

For further information please contact Shelly Knight – Pre-registration Manager and RTP Lead on  ( Phone number removed )  or via email ( Email address removed )

Interviews will be held on 4th November2016.

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The organization is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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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