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Out of Practice Nursing Programme

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Stanmore, Middlesex
£27,936 - £34,629 p.a. inc.
03/07/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


Are you a nurse with an active NMC PIN but have been out of practice and now feel ready to return to the acute clinical setting? Perhaps you've been in a community setting, school nursing, a nursing home or taken a career break.

Here at the RNOH we can offer you an Out of Practice Nursing Programme to support you to refresh knowledge and skills, to help you transition back into the acute setting.

At the RNOH, we pride ourselves with providing the highest standards of orthopaedic and spinal nursing care coupled with our world renowned reputation for research and innovation.

You will be employed as a Band 5 staff nurse and will undertake the 3 months Out of Practice   Nursing Preceptorship Programme supported by a preceptor and mentor. On successful completion of the programme you can either remain on the clinical area where you undertook your Out of Practice Nursing Programme or you can choose to transfer to another clinical area where there are band 5 vacancies. 

Please note the Out of Practice Nursing Programme is only open to Registered Nurses with a valid ‘live’ NMC PIN. If you are not currently registered, the Return to Practice Programme is also available at the RNOH please contact us for further information.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Allan Seraj Lead Nurse for Education: to discuss the programme.