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Return to Practice Nurse

Job Reference: 349-COR-233-19

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Return to practice nurse
MFT, Manchester
£18,813 - £20,795 per ann / pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community

Return to Practice Nurse (22.5 - 37.5 hours/week)


NB - This advert is only open to nurses who have a lapsed registration with the NMC.


Are you a former Registered Adult or Child Nurse who’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration has lapsed/failed with a desire to return to practice?


If the answer is yes, then we are offering you an exciting opportunity to re-join the profession by completing the Return to Practice (RtP) Programme (accredited by the NMC).


The programme is jointly provided by Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust and Manchester Metropolitan University with all course fees paid. Whilst completing the RtP Programme you will be paid at Band 3.


Welcome Back!


You may already be aware that a significant number of nurses have successfully returned to practice, despite not being registered as a nurse for many years. The programme aims to build and develop your confidence in practice, to reawaken the knowledge and skills you worked and studied hard for to gain your registration. We will also acknowledge the wealth of experience that you will have gained in those intervening years since you were on the register. You will be provided with a training placement within a nursing team, allowing you to complete the RtP programme whilst receiving a salary, with a guaranteed Band 5 post upon successful completion of the programme and return to the NMC Register.


Full time hours (37.5 hours/ week) are available, with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week recommended for part time to enable an effective practice experience. You will be required to attend university in a full time capacity for two weeks as part of the RtP programme. A sign off mentor will be provided to support you in your exciting new journey. Once you have completed the programme you will be supported through our preceptorship programme, and your on-going professional development.


Where will you get your clinical experience?


The practice element of the programme is undertaken in one clinical setting, either acute or community. We aim to offer you a placement in an area in which you may have had previous experience and are most likely to feel comfortable. Whilst completing the practice assessment element you will be supernumerary and therefore able to concentrate on your learning needs.


Upon completion of the practical assessment you will continue to work for the Trust in a Band 3 nursing assistant role until you have completed all elements of the RtP programme


Dates for interview:June 2019


Please make clear in your supporting information:


    • Why you want to return to nursing


    • Details regarding your registration with the NMC


    • If you have ever been subject to a Fitness to Practice hearing at the NMC/UKCC or had your NMC registration removed, suspended or had conditions imposed? If yes, please provide full details separately including a copy of all NMC conditions/decisions


    • When did you last practice using your professional nursing qualifications?


    • When did you last practice in the specialty or department you would like to work in if you have a preference


    • If you are a non-native English speaker, do you have evidence of meeting the standard University English language requirements (e.g. IELTS at 7.0


    • Please note this position requires a Disclosure Barring Service check (DBS) formerly CRB


Please note this post is in partnership with MMU and any information/ data regarding your application will be shared across both organisations. You must be available for 2 weeks from the 2nd September 2019 to attend MMU for the academic part of the course.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Sutcliffe, Matron for Pre-registration Professional Education & Development, , 0161 276 4075




Linda Garbutt, Programme Lead, MMU,, 0161 247 2404



We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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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