How many hours/week would I have to work during my placements?
The period of time for supervised clinical practice will be discussed and agreed at interview as this can depend upon the number of years that the returnee has been out of clinical practice, what employment history the returnee has, and if you have been working in an assistant or support role within the health care environment before application. A suggested guide for negotiating hours and days that are needed to be assessed as competent and confident to return to practice has been informed by the guidance published by the Department of Health (DH, 2011). The time span of the placement needs to correlate with the module, for example, June to December.
|Years out of practice
|| Guidance for hours for nurses
|| Guidance for hours for health visitors
||Guidance for hours for midwives
||Minimum practice hours required is 150 (maximum 250)
||Minimum practice hours required is 300 (maximum 400)
||Minimum practice hours required is 450 (maximum 550)