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Return to Practice Nurse (Lapse NMC registration) - Band 5

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Non- Salaried
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, General practice nurse
Band 5
Full Time
Are you an Adult Nurse, Pediatrics Nurse or Children Nurse 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. We will 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.

The Return to Practice programme can take 3 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 �1000 stipendiary to help towards travel, childcare and book costs. Unfortunately HEE is unable to fund international nurses who haven't previously been registered with the NMC.

NMC still requires 450hours of practice placement to re-register. How quick you are able to complete the placement depends on whether you do it as short time or long time course with the University and your experience of acute Nursing care.

If you have any questions have a look at the frequently asked questions pdf attached.

Main duties of the job

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

About us

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-centered 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 organization. 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Note- we are not recruiting Midwives for now.

Person Specification

Lapse NMC registration


  • Lapse NMC registration
  • Previous experience of clinical nursing practice


  • Current working in Health care sector

Numerical scoring


  • Able to work in Medical/surgical/specialist areas
  • Able to work various shifts


  • Knowledge of basic IT

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital NHS Trust Bath (Education Centre)

Combe Pack Bath, BA1 3NG



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