Are you a Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse who is looking to return to practice and re- join the NMC professional register? If the answer is yes, then Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for you to undertake a Return to Practice Programme for Registered Nurses.
The theoretical element of the Return to Practice course start in March 2020 at Bournemouth University (BU) in Bournemouth.
You will be offered a placement(s) in one of our clinical areas in Wiltshire to complete your practice requirements, where you will receive support and supervision and an assigned a practice assessor. The Return to Practice Programme (RTP) prepares you for re-entry onto the professional register and is an essential requirement for returning to practice and take between 4 and 6 months. You will need to complete a minimum of 150 hours on clinical placement (but could be more) and undertake a minimum of 15 hours per week. Hours to be negotiated with practice to enable you to work with your practice assessor and regain your skills.
Whilst undertaking the RTP course you will be employed by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust on an honorary contract, we cannot guarantee a post on completion; however there are usually plenty of employment opportunities available Trust wide in both inpatient areas and community teams for both Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses.
As part of the programme you will receive a bursary funded through Health Education England of £500 for Return to Practice Nurses. All Return to Practice hours are unpaid but there is also the potential opportunity for you to work as a health care assistant through the AWP Bank whilst undertaking the course.
The next course commences in March 2020. Teaching will be delivered in Bournemouth. We will be able to offer you an interview in the area where you undertake your return to practice hours.
In order to be considered for this exciting programme, please complete the on line application form.
More information on the Return to Practice course can be found on the Health Education England website.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Kathy Bond (Practice Education Facilitator) on 07702819963