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Returning to Practice Nursing Opportunity

Job Description

Applications are invited from all interested parties.


Bursary: £1000 [plus travelling expenses where applicable]

Job Type: A placement opportunity

Hours: 100 hours minimum with flexibility [dependant on lapsed time from NMC register]

Location: Placement within Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Community Hospitals and Community Nursing.

Attendance at The University of West of England (UWE).

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is offering return to practice placement opportunities for nurses. Applications are welcome from candidates who have had a break from nursing, including those with lapsed NMC registrations. Placement offers will be conditional upon candidates also being accepted by The University of The West of England Return to Practice Programme.

The placement opportunities will be based in our Community Hospitals and Community Nursing teams. You will be supported and supervised by an experienced mentor who will work with you to achieve the learning outcomes of the Return to Practice Programme. Successful completion of the programme includes achieving the NMC competency standards in the practice setting and passing a written assessment which will enable your reinstatement to the NMC register.

The academic element of the Return to Practice Programme will be delivered by The University of the West of England at the Glenside Campus, Bristol. The programme is taught over 6 days and involves a variety of learning activities including a session in the simulated clinical area to practise clinical skills.

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will offer substantive posts to those applicants who successfully complete the programme including to achieving a pass from the UWE Examination Board and NMC registration and successfully completing the programme.

For further information please contact Karen Pudge, ( Email address removed )

Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

For further information on the academic element of the programme please contact ( Email address removed ) / ( Phone number removed ) . Please see the attached 'Additional Information'

Further information on the Department of Nursing and Midwifery can be found on their website.

Ref: 841-14-175

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 23rd October 2016
Interviews will be held on 11th November 2016

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has a policy for promoting equal opportunities and is committed to promoting diversity and developing supporting policies. It is also committed to developing a variety of flexible working arrangements, one of which is job sharing.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHSjobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHSjobs followed by comminication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authorty transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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.

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