Our team of nurses is gearing up to be at the Sheffield Hallam University Careers Fair on 19 July where they will share all that’s great about nursing at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
At the event, our Acting Chief Nurse, Ellie Monkhouse, will speak at 12noon about why nursing in Rotherham is different from working at a bigger Trust, for example.
Ellie said: “Rotherham really is like one big family. We have a thorough, well thought-through induction programme and a dedicated team of experienced and newly qualified nurses who help to mentor and support those joining our Trust.
“Nurses at our Trust are not treated as just a number – there are amazing opportunities to grow here and to have a direct impact on the way we deliver excellent care. We want to hear from enthusiastic, future-thinking nurses due to qualify in March 2018 who want to make a hands-on difference to healthcare.”
Newly qualified nurses taking up posts at Rotherham are supported and encouraged to put their training into practice by being part of:
• A tailored 12 month rotation/compass programme including a two week induction and four rotations across a range of our services
• ‘Touch base’ group support days where nurses can meet with their newly qualified counterparts and colleagues to exchange experiences
• Preceptorship programme including attended study days over six months covering topics from clinical skills to understanding how our Trust operates corporately
• Access to our health and wellbeing support to help handle transition and situations which could be stressful, for example
• Support and advice in building revalidation portfolios
• Dedicated one-to-one support from experienced nurses
Before the careers event at Sheffield Hallam, adverts for nursing posts at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will open on NHS Jobs on 18 July. Then, on 12 August, those who have successfully applied will be invited to an open day to be interviewed. At the open day senior nurses will be pleased to offer advice about careers in nursing and our recruitment team will be there to answer queries. Offers will be made there and then on the day for successful candidates, subject to the usual checks.
Ellie added: “Whether you are newly qualified or qualified a while ago and want to refresh your skills we are keen to meet you at our open day. We are flexible in supporting all nurses who want to join our innovative, friendly team.”
Recently The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has benefitted from a range of transformation projects including a brand new bespoke Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, ward refurbishments and nurse led projects such as a frailty in-reach project, amongst much more.