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Return to Practice Student Nurse

Job Description

Return to Nursing Adult/Child and Midwifery Field.

Are you a Registered Nurse, adult, child or registered midwife who has been out of practice for a while? Perhaps your Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) registration has lapsed or you no longer meet the PREP requirements for registration? If so, we can provide you with the support and assistance you need to return to nursing practice.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is amongst the largest healthcare organisations in the UK. We are a stable, vibrant and well-established teaching hospital, serving a local population of 560,000 and providing regional services for a wider population of over three million people.

The next Return to Nursing Programme (RTP) starts in March 2017 and is run in conjunction with Southampton University. To be eligible for this:

a) You will need to commit to working a minimum of 15 hours fully flexible shifts, over a minimum of two days a week. (Adult/child) ( midwifery may require more hours)

b) The clinical shifts will be on an honorary/voluntary basis (i.e. you will not be paid for these shifts Adult/child). ( Midwifery to be decided but may involve a substantive post as support worker in the interim during the programme)

c) Placements will be allocated according to service needs as well as clinical experience

Adult/child Course fees are funded and you are eligible for a £500 grant. For midwifery course fees are paid but there are some caveats regarding this and details will be provided on request.

* We are not in a position to support any NMC conditions of practice requirements

If you feel you can meet these requirements then we are in a position to offer a limited number of clinical placements across the organisation.

If you have experience, expertise and a willingness to learn new skills to be part of our continued success and world-class service, then return to nursing with UHS. In return, you’ll benefit from exceptional personal and professional development opportunities and a highly pro-active Education, Training and Development Team.

UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

For further details / informal visits contact:
Clare Apsden on ( Email address removed ),  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Please note email is the preferred method of contact please

Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area please visit our site to help you explore accommodation options. To find out more look for 'Relocating to Southampton'.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies.

The Trust has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, to this end may use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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