Hospital open day for nursing hopefuls

TRAINEE nurses are urged to examine a career in Rotherham at an open day next weekend.

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Rotherham Hospital and community nursing services, will open its wards on Saturday, August 18.

Experienced nurses will be on hand from 9am to 3pm, talking to candidates and answering their questions.

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And anyone who successfully applies through the NHS Jobs website by August 15 will be guaranteed an interview on the day.

Suitable candidates will be offered jobs there and then, subject to background checks.

Chief nurse Chris Morley said: “The trust presents some amazing opportunities for nurses to develop and grow, supported by our dedicated, supportive, innovative and friendly colleagues.

“We also offer the successful Compass programme, which is unique to Rotherham.

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“Through the programme, newly qualified nurses are supported to rotate around different teams and departments over a 12-month period, to develop a wider understanding of acute and community care.”

He added: “We are looking for enthusiastic nurses who want to make a hands-on difference to the healthcare we provide in Rotherham to our patients in hospital and in the community.”

Newly-qualified nurses taking up posts at Rotherham are supported and encouraged to put their training into practice.

Each will be placed in the Compass programme to help find their niche, or placed with an existing team working in their preferred specialism.

Group support days allow new nurses to meet their colleagues and share their work experiences.