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Return to Practice Nursing Programme

Job Reference: 369-A-19-42571-5

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Nursing and Professions
£20,795 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

Salary: £20,795 (Band 3) -On successful completion of the Return to Practice Nursing Programmeyour post will automatically be converted to a Band 5 Staff Nurse role and you will receive a bonus.

Relocation package available

  • Are you a registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse whose registration is lapsed, but want to return to practice?

  • Can you use your skills and experience to help us deliver mental health and learning disability services that change and improve lives?

  • Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to live and work in Devon, one of the UK’s most beautiful counties?

We are searching for experienced mental health and learning disability nursing staff who would like to return to work in the NHS.

If you are a registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse whose registration has lapsed, our Return to Practice Nursing Programme can provide the training you need to start working as a nurse again. We are searching for nurses to work across the Devon area, and will attempt to find you a post that’s convenient to you.

Alongside the chance to build a career in one of the UK’s most progressive trusts, we will subsidise your training and offer you significant financial incentives to encourage you back to work - including a £2,500 bonus (on accepting employment).

Our Return to Practice Nursing Programme runs once a year and takes approximately six months to complete. The programme involves a mixture of practical work and classroom study.

If successful with your application you will begin to work with us immediately, under the supervision of a registered nurse and you will be enrolled into the soonest available course.

Classroom study is delivered at Plymouth University. We will give you time off to attend all study days. You are also required to complete assessed practice hours and this will vary depending on the number of years you have been out of practice.

On successful completion of the Return to Practice Nursing Programme your post will automatically be converted to a Band 5 Staff Nurse role and you will receive your bonus.

We welcome applications from anyone with a history in mental health and learning disability nursing. Join us and you will become part of one of the country’s most exciting and innovative organisations that is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people using its services and their families.

About you

To be eligible for the programme you will need to provide evidence that you have been on the NMC register and that your registration has lapsed. The quickest way to obtain this information is to register with the NMC Online service and print a copy of your lapsed registration status to bring to your interview.

There is a practice based continuous assessment where a record of your progress is made in a document called the Ongoing Achievement Record (OAR). This is structured to meet the NMC outcomes for entry onto the register. In addition, you are required to pass a 2,000-word assignment at degree level which is based on reflective practice, a professional portfolio of evidence and a numeracy assessment.

You will operate as either a Band 3 nurse until completion of your training. You will need to complete a set number of service hours of between 100 – 400 hours – depending on the number of years you have been out of practice.

You will be supported by a practice supervisor, who will work with you on a regular basis, and a practice assessor who will sign you off as competent at the end of the Return to Practice Nursing Programme

We advertise for return to practice nurses throughout the year. Search for return to practice posts at Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Please specify any preference for location and specialism within your application form in the supporting statement so this can be considered when matching you to available posts. In most cases, Return to Practice students are offered their first post within inpatient services as these are the areas where we have Practice Assessors in place to support you whilst completing your training.

About us

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you willbecome part of an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You willbe part of a team that is compassionate and supportive, and genuinely committed to working together with the people who use our services, their families and carers in everything that we say and do.

This is an exciting time for Devon Partnership NHS Trust as we continue to expand existing services and launch new mental health services across Devon.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development

  • Preceptorship schemes

  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities

  • 27 days (minimum) annual leave

  • Generous NHS pension scheme

Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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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