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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/05/2021.

Return to Practice / Development Post for lapsed Nurses & Midwives

Job Reference: 415-L21-214

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Nursing and Midwifery
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity is available to you if you were a registered nurse or midwife but have had a break from nursing or midwifery and your registration with the NMC is currently lapsed. Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is working in partnership with Health Education England (South West) and Plymouth University to offer a programme of return to practice leading to a substantive Band 5 nursing role upon successful completion.

Various working hours are available.

In order to return to practice you will need to meet a number of requirements to re-register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The Return to Practice programme will be run by Plymouth University with attendance at Plymouth Uni Study Days and placement opportunities in North Devon District Hospital, Community Hospitals and Community Nursing and Midwifery Teams across the North Devon area.

The programme is funded and requires candidates to complete 450 hours of clinical practice. The successful applicant will be paid on a Band 3 for these practice hours. Additionally, the successful applicant will receive two payments to support travel, books, childcare during the programme.

Applicants should identify where they would prefer to work to complete their practice hours - acute/community hospital/community nursing team.

Please contact Julia Fuery (Placement Development Team Lead) on 01271 370261 or Sarah Mandefield (PDT Quality Lead) on 01271 337705 for a discussion or to arrange an informal visit to any of our hospitals.

The Interviews will take place on 25th June 2021 and 1st July 2021.

Closing Date: 10th May 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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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