Are you an Adult Nurse, Paediatric Nurse or Midwife whose registration has lapsed? Do you miss the challenges and rewards of clinical practice? If so, would you like to return to practice and re-join the NMC professional register?
If the answer is yes , then the Return to Practice Programme is just what you’ve been looking for. As well as midwifery and ward nursing posts, we would also welcome applicants who have previous experience across the specialties. This programme will support you and enable you to renew your registration with the NMC and re-join practice with the competence and confidence required to work as an adult/child registered nurse or midwife.
The Return to Practice programme can take three to 12 months to complete, and is a combination of classroom and placement-based learning. Locally we have a funded course with the University of the West of England (UWE). Health Education England (HEE) will pay your course fees, clinical placement fee and a £500 stipendiary to help towards travel, childcare and book costs. Unfortunately HEE is unable to find international nurses who haven’t previously been registered with the NMC. The hours you spend on placement will vary, depending on how long you long you have been off the register. This will be negotiated with you when you apply.
If you have any questions have a look at the frequently asked questions pdf below
Main duties of the job
SPECIFIC JOBS FOR NURSING
Meet personal hygiene needs including mouth and eye care, hair and nail care of patient group
Observe, monitor, recognize discomfort and take appropriate action to minimize pain, discomfort, fatigue, insomnia
Able to use Millennium for necessary purpose
Record Patient care as appropriate in Nursing Plan of care (P) and Countersigned
Undertake and interpret Neurological observations
Monitor and record nutrition and hydration status.
Prevent and report skin excoriation e.g. appropriate positioning and pressure relieving techniques (P)
Being able to complete comfort round skin check (P)
Able to collect necessary samples for patient treatment such as Sputum, Urine, blood culture sampling
Care and management of wound site
Implementation of a complex discharge plan, Patient discharge/transfer home or to primary care setting and record via Millennium
Recognize and take steps to respond to uncontrolled symptoms and signs of distress, e.g pain, nausea, thirst, constipation, restlessness, agitation, anxiety and depression
Prepare the patient and accurately perform ECG
Perform blood glucose monitoring and escalate any concern.
Ability to perform basic aseptic techniques and dressings.
Excellent communication skills.
Good organizational and problem-solving skills
At the RUH we’re proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone’s contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.
We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks – celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.
A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.
We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We’ve even got a pool!
We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we’re providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.
07 February 2023
Agenda for change
Depending on experience Non- Salaried
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working
Royal United Hospital NHS Trust Bath (Education Centre)
Combe Pack Bath, BA1 3NG
Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.
Lapse NMC registration
- Lapse NMC registration
- Previous experience of clinical nursing or midwifery practice
- Experience of working in an acute NHS trust as a registered practitioner.
- Able to work in Medical/surgical/specialist areas
- Knowledge of basic IT
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).