Are you a Mental Health 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 January 2021 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 up to 450 hours on clinical placement 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 Mental Health Nursing.
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 January 2021. Teaching will be delivered in Bournemouth. In order to be considered for this exciting programme, please complete the on line application form. Interviews will be virtually in partnership with Bournemouth University at the beginning of November 2020. Each candidate will give 5 min PowerPoint Presentation on "How has the role of nursing changed since you left?".
More information on the Return to Practice course can be found on the Health Education England website and the NMC 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.
Kathy Bond (Practice Education Facilitator) on 07702819963
Emily Carnell (Pre-Registration Co-ordinator) on 0117 378 4464