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Return to Practice Nurse

Job Reference: 085-WHC-RTP0103-6

Wiltshire Health and Care
Up to £1000 Bursary

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Return to Practice Nurse

Varioius Hours Available

Availibility within teams accross Wiltshire

Honorary Contract

Are you a nurse who’s NMC Registration has lapsed? Do you miss the challenges and rewards of clinical practice, in either hospital, community or general practice? Do you want to return to practice and re-join the NMC professional register? Do you want to join a setting recognised for its success supporting the Return to Practice Nursing Programme?

If the answer is YES, then the Return to Practice Programme is just what you’ve been looking for!

The Return to Practice programme is funded by Health Education England in partnership with the University of the West of England, Bristol. The programme includes academic and practice components, with the practice elements undertaken in settings across Wiltshire

The academic component runs over 6 consecutive weeks with live online lesions Monday’s and Fridays between 09:00 and 12:30 hosted by the University of West of England. and the submission of an academic assignment

The practical part includes working and learning in clinical practice areas, with the practice undertaken in settings across Wiltshire, to support your learning and achieve the required clinical competencies. The amount of time in practice will vary depending on how long you have been out of practice and whether you choose to work the practice hours part or full time.

To help you, you will receive Bursary of up to £500 This can be used for childcare, travel, books etc.

On successful completion of the programme you may be offered a permanent position within a variety of settings as a Band 5 Registered Nurse within Wiltshire Health and Care as an inpatient nurse on our community wards, Minor Injuries or community nursing teams or specialist clinical team. These maybe full or part time hours.

We are recruiting now a September 2021 and January 2022 cohorts

Interviews are planned to take place in early September and will include a Maths test.

More information in the first instance can be found at University West of England website with this advert.

For further questions please Contact Gabrielle Tilley on 07870682398 or email

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Wiltshire Health and Care are supportive of flexibility and are open to discussions regarding flexible working for our roles. We will endeavour to meet the flexibility needs of individuals however we must always ensure delivery of our services to our patients and communities is not impacted.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.

UK Registration

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

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