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Return to Practice - Allied Health Professional

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience This is an unpaid position
Closing date
1 Oct 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Dorset Allied Health Professionals Return to Practice Programme

A joint venture by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Job summary

We are offering a supported Return to Practice Programme for AHPs!

If you're a qualified AHP looking to return to practice or have you previously been on the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) register and live in the Dorset areas, we want to hear from you!

We can offer a flexible programme of Return to Practice and are interested in hearing from both full and part-time applicants and are happy to discuss individual requirements.

We would love to hear from the following:
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • ODPs
  • Orthoptists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Prosthetists or Orthotists
  • Radiographers - Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Speech and Language Therapists

What we offer

Our Return to Practice Programme, includes supervised placement practice, formal continued professional development, a competency portfolio and peer support to enable subsequent application for HCPC re-registration.
  • Support throughout the programme and during recruitment process
  • Professional development opportunities across the trust
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues
  • The opportunity to apply for registered roles within the trust on achievement of your HCPC registration.

Main duties of the job

To support you back, contracted hours can be agreed on an individual basis according to service needs and re-registration requirements.

Please note - this vacancy is for professions recognised by the HCPC and will be in the form of an Honorary Contract position. In some circumstances a fixed term contract as a support worker may be possible.

What we need from you

You will be required to:
  • Register with the HEE Return to Practice Programme where HEE have funding available to support your Return to Practice.
  • Complete Trust Induction
  • Complete contracted hours
  • Complete competency portfolio evidencing your updated skills and knowledge
  • Promote the trust values throughout your contract.

For further information please see our website where you can request a call back from one of the team to discuss your individual needs for returning to practice.

Please complete this application and also contact Hilary Hall, Allied Health Professions Lead, Dorset Integrated Care System for an informal discussion regarding Return to Practice opportunities in Dorset.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole Hospital

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • Qualified AHP profession
  • Previous HCPC registration - now lapsed



  • Clinical experience of delivering direct patient care in the UK


  • Post-registration clinical care in a range of settings

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites



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