Where do you see yourself in five years?
Your professional and personal development is extremely important to us. We pride ourselves in supporting you to grow – from recruitment to retirement.
Training and development
We offer an annual review and development plan and your manager will work with you through the year to see how you’re doing against the goals you’ve set yourself and your long term ambitions. We offer a range of learning resources such as Professional Development Matrons and Professional Education Teams.
Finding your passion
Once you’re working with us, the opportunities are vast – from maternity and paediatrics, to older people and palliative care; from emergency and intensive care, to oncology and orthopaedics. Within each area there are positions for specialists, managers, community health and research – to name a few. Our internal transfer system makes it easy for you to experience new departments.
We are with you every step of the way as you decide and pursue the path that’s right for you.
Our nurses speak highly of our well-established, structured preceptorship programme for newly qualified staff. Lasting 22 weeks, the package includes access to experienced preceptors based within wards and departments, as well as Preceptorship Support Nurses and members of the Practice Development Team.
All preceptees attend special focus days to help support them as they learn to apply their new skills in our hospitals. Sessions offer the opportunity for peer support, and include Trust ‘hot topics’, a medicines competency package, and structured study days on subjects such as acute illness management and tissue viability. Each new starter receives a competency booklet to help record evidence of the safe and effective care they provide.
Newly qualified nurses wear acorn badges to identify that they are in preceptorship, and are given three weeks’ supernumerary time to support their learning and development.
As part of your personal development goals, you may decide that you want to experience a different department or change specialisms. We are fully supportive of this and make it easy for you to do so.
You can find all vacancies at jobs.sfh-tr.nhs.uk (internal-only jobs will say ‘restrictions apply’). Please note that there may be occasions where we need to ring-fence roles to an existing team.
Whatever you decide, your manager or Matron will help you identify the right opportunity and negotiate a notice period.
At Sherwood Forest Hospitals, we are committed to the continuing personal and professional development of our staff. For this reason, all nurses have access to clinical supervision to support their practice and enable them to maintain and improve standards of care.
Clinical supervision provides the opportunity for each individual to reflect on their practice under the guidance of a skilled supervisor. Together, they can identify solutions to problems, increase understanding of professional issues as well as their own practice, work to improve standards of patient care, and develop the individual’s skills and knowledge.