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Newly qualified nurses invited to recruitment day

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH), the best performing trust in the NHS National Staff Survey, is hosting a recruitment day for newly qualified nurses on Saturday 12 May.

The event is an opportunity for nurses to find out what it’s like to work at RBCH, have a tour of the hospital and meet the teams in the areas they’d like to work. Nurses who have been through the newly qualified pathway in the last couple of years will also be on hand to talk to applicants.

The Trust is known for its outstanding preceptorship programme; a year-long support and mentorship programme for newly qualified nurses.

The recruitment event follows the recent NHS National Staff Survey results, in which RBCH was the top performing acute trust.

The Trust achieved the highest nationally reported scores for acute trusts in the following areas:

78% of staff feel able to contribute towards improvements at work
81% of staff are satisfied with their level of responsibility and involvement
78% report effective team working
93% agree that their role makes a difference to patients/service users
96% have been appraised in the last 12 months

Alana Calderwood, a former Bournemouth University student and now a deputy sister at RBH, said: “I studied adult nursing at Bournemouth Uni and came to RBCH on placement. After graduating I joined RBCH and haven’t looked back. I benefited from the great preceptorship programme that all newly qualified nurses go through and after working as a nurse and nurse practitioner I was promoted to deputy ward sister. I love working here – we’re a fantastic team and we’re supported to achieve our ambitions, whatever they may be.”

Sue Davies, Matron for Surgery, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming newly qualified nurses to meet #TeamRBCH and find out what it’s like to work here. Our current nursing vacancies include positions in our Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit, stroke services, older person’s medicine, surgical speciality wards, emergency surgery, theatres, anaesthetics and cancer care.”

Those wishing to attend the day should apply online by 29 April.

For more information on the recruitment day, watch this video, and to hear from nurses working at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, watch this video.

For more information about working at RBCH, please visit: http://www.rbch.nhs.uk/recruitment.php

 


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