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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2020.

Return to Practice Nurse - CapitalNurse Scheme May 2020

Job Reference: 271-NWD-38108

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Across all specialities
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
£23,213 - £25,195 pro rata per annum inclusive

  • Are you a nurse whose NMC registration has lapsed?
  • Do you miss the challenges and rewards that came with caring for patients as a nurse?

Look no further.

Together with our partner City University of London we can help you return to the nursing profession.

We have opportunities for previously Registered Nurses to undertake a Return to Practice (RtP) nursing course and then immediately resume their career as a Band 5 nurse. This programme will require you to complete a minimum of 22.5 practice placement hours per week and both Child and Adult lapsed registrants are welcome to apply to have their placements at GOSH.

There are two pathways for this programme, Voluntary and employed:

  • The voluntary pathway allows you to complete the required placement hours on a non-paid voluntary basis. City University of London will process all compliance checks for this route.
  • The employed pathway will allow you to be employed and paid as band 3 for the required placement and theory hours.

Your university fees will be paid for by Health Education England and you will receive a one-off bursary payment of £650 midway through your course.

When you complete the course you are guaranteed an interview into a Band 5 position (£29,056 - £36,134 per annum inclusive) and a variety working patterns will be considered (eg. full time, part-time and flexible working to suit your needs) in your future role along your preceptorship. A range of divisional rotations and our internal rotation programme are on offer to widen your scope of experience and clinical skills in your reinvigorated nursing career.

The next course intake will commence in May 2020.

To be eligible to apply your NMC registration must have lapsed.For further information about this course, please refer to City University of London return to practice information online.

Applications close on the 15th March 2020 with an Assessment/Interview Day scheduled week commencing 30th March 2020. Please note on your application your preferred pathway (voluntary or employed) for this programme.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Prosser (Workforce Lead Nurse): Ph: 020 7405 9200 ext 1189 / Email:

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. 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, that 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 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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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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