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Return to Practice Nursing

Job Reference: 841-19-253-BR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Community Hospitals - Various locations
£1000 bursary

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed on Tuesday 1st October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


Bursary: £1000

Job Type: A placement opportunity

Hours: 100 – 450 Placement hours (dependent on lapsed time from NMC Register

Location: Placement within Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Community Hospitals, Community Nursing (dependent on previous experience).

Course attendance will be required at The University of West of England (UWE) Gloucester

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is offering return to practice placement opportunities for Nurses (Adult). Applications are welcome from candidates who have had a break from Nursing, including those with lapsed NMC registrations. Placement offers will be conditional upon candidates also being accepted by The University of The West of England Return to Practice Programme.

For Adult Nursing the placement opportunities will be based in our Community Hospitals and Community Nursing teams (dependent on previous experience).You will be supported and supervised by an experienced mentor who will work with you to achieve the learning outcomes of the Return to Practice Programme. Successful completion of the programme includes achieving the NMC competency standards in the practice setting and passing a written assessment which will enable your reinstatement to the NMC register.

The academic element of the Return to Practice Programme will be delivered by The University of the West of England at the Glenside campus, Bristol. The programme is taught over 6 days and involves a variety of learning activities including a session in the simulated clinical area to practice clinical skills.

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will endeavor to offer substantive posts to those applicants who successfully complete the programme including to achieving a pass from the UWE Examination Board and NMC registration and successfully completing the programme, we seek employees who are committed to Gloucestershire Care Services and to providing high quality care to its patients.

Gloucestershire Care Services Return to Practice opportunity has limited spaces which are funded by Health Education England through a bursary, we would ask that you ensure you are fully committed to the duration and demands of the course. Gloucestershire Care Services will be investing their efforts during your return to practice to make it an enjoyable and valuable experience, where you will feel supported and ready to return as a NMC registered professional. All we ask of you is for your commitment and certainty that this is the appropriate time to dedicate yourself to the theory and practical elements of the programme.

For further information regarding the recruitment and interview process, as well as the practical/clinical elements of the programme please contact Aneeka Smith 03004218682

For further information on the academic element of the program please contact '' /01173 288973. Please see the attached 'Additional Information'

Further information for return to practice can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery council website. There are new NMC education standards (May 2018) which you may find helpful reading if you are considering applying for this post.

The COMPULSORY return to practice university study days are as follows below:

Tuesday 24thSeptember - Glenside campus

Wednesday 25thSeptember - Glenside campus

Tuesday 15thOctober 2019 - Glenside campus

Tuesday 12thNovember 2019 - Glenside campus

Friday 10thDecember 2019 - Glenside campus

Tuesday 7thJanuary 2020 - Glenside campus

Short-listing Date: Thursday 28th August 2019

Interviews Date: Friday 2nd September 2019 at Stroud Hospital in the Post Graduate room.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adult Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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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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