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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Return To Practice Nurse or midwife

Job Reference: 216-RTP-NURSE

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Acute Areas - Medical & Surgery Wards, Theatres & Clinical Specialities

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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Are you a former nurse or midwife with the desire and drive to Return to Practice?

We know that you already have the skills, knowledge and experience that can make a big difference to patients, carers’ and their families, so we are keen to get you back.

Getting back to the job that you love may be easier than you think.

We have a number of opportunities for previously Registered Nurses (adult & child incl. NICU) and Midwives who would like to undertake a Return to Practice programme and resume their career with the NHS. We have opportunities in all clinical areas but are particularly looking to recruit to peri-operative care which includes theatres, anaesthetics & recovery and to cancer services.

The Return to Practice programme offered by the University of Plymouth runs over 16 weeks and involves a blended learning approach including: taught days, web based days and independent study.

The next programme will start 16Th February 2022.

Selection process- you will be interviewed collaboratively with both University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP). If successful, you will be employed on a band 3 training contract in a supernumerary role to enable you to complete the 450 practice hours, the programme fees are funded by HEE.

Upon successful completion of the programme and in-line with current vacancies you will be offered a substantive Band 5 post within UHP.

Once re-registration with the NMC has been successfully achieved the Trust will continue to support your development as a Registered Nurse /Midwife through a Preceptorship programme to help transition and provide continuous professional development (CPD) to support future re-validation.

To be eligible to apply for this exciting opportunity, your NMC registration must have lapsed.

We would actively encourage you to contact the following to discuss this exciting opportunity:

Adult Nursing: Henrietta Ferguson - Placement Development Manager 01752 437131 or Bleep 07623 941154

Theatres/Anaesthetics & Recovery:: Cindy McConnachie Senior Matron Theatres & Anaesthetics. 01752 (4) 32024

Child incl NICU: Nursing: Katie Hoffman Interim Matron for Neonatal & Acute Paediatric services. Tel: 01752 (4)32800/ (4)39887

Midwifery: Amanda Watson Practice Development Midwife 01752 433149

Details of the University of Plymouth Return to Practice programme are availabvle on request.

Closing date: Wednesday Sunday 5th December 2021

Interview date: Thursday 16th December 2021

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All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

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