A host of talented midwives and nurses looking for a new challenge in 2017 were invited to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s (TRFT) latest Recruitment Open Day.
At the event, which took place on Saturday 18 March at Rotherham Hospital, the Trust conditionally offered jobs to 53 band 5 nurses. The new recruits will join the Trust in September and will work at Rotherham Hospital, in the community and in the Trust’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, which is due to open this summer. There was a great deal of interest for midwifery on the day, with a host of qualified and student midwives also attending. This included 40 students from 5 different universities. Applications for band 5 or 6 midwifery roles will close on Friday 24 March, so there is still time to apply
Ellie Monkhouse, Acting Chief Nurse at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our latest recruitment event was a hive of activity with five recruitment panels interviewing candidates. We also had volunteers showing people around the hospital’s facilities and our existing nurses and midwives were on hand to talk to people about why the Trust is such a great place to work.
“I think the event was so popular because the Trust has modern facilities, excellent multidisciplinary team work and ambitious development opportunities. But above all we are a friendly and welcoming Trust which values and nurtures our colleagues to work together and to be ambitious and caring.
“Congratulations to everyone who were offered roles on the day and good luck to those who are continuing with their application process. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Trust.”
TRFT delivers both acute care services at Rotherham Hospital as well as a range of community care services across the borough. With opportunities for colleagues based at the hospital and in the community, the event attracted a wide range of nurses and midwives from newly qualified to those returning to practice.
Existing colleagues from the Trust’s Compass Programme, which offers new recruits opportunities to join an internal rotation system designed to improve standards and nurture talent, were also on hand to talk about the benefits of the programme and the Newly Qualified Nurses Forum which helps new nurses support one another. Compass nurses have already worked with the Senior Nursing Team and across other teams in surgery, medical and in the community. It helps provide a strategic view of what’s going on at the Trust and will help to decide future career goals.
Prospective colleagues were also able to find out more about how the Trust helps newly qualified nurses transition from studying with the preceptorship programme.
There was also information available about our new Nursing Matters monthly forum, which invites the wider workforce to talk about issues and innovations affecting nursing.
You can check out all our job opportunities at TRFT at www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/advsearch?agency_id=121484
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Photo caption: LtoR – Members of the recruitment team: Ellie Monkhouse – Acting Chief Nurse, Mariano Ponte – Ward Manager, Stroke Unit, Fiona Middleton – Assistant Director of Patient Safety. Kath Malecki-Ketchell – Assistant Chief Nurse, Nursing Workforce and Education
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