Local hospitals look to recruit over 50 newly qualified nurses

Employing over 6,600 people, across three hospital sites in Doncaster, Mexborough and Worksop, almost one quarter of the Trust’s workforce is made up of nurses of this cohort of staff. Newly-qualified practitioners are integral to the Trust’s ability to deliver high quality patient care and as such the organisation is looking to recruit its next generation of NHS workers as it seeks to move on from the pandemic and the challenges of the past two years.

In total, there will be more than 50 vacancies available for graduates, across surgical, medical wards as well as urgent and emergency services.

To support appointees, all newly qualified nurses employed at the Trust take part in a ‘Preceptorship Programme’, a scheme to provide support to nurses in their first year in post to help develop skills, maximise potential and empower them to make a real difference to patient care. Recognised for its innovative and pioneering approach, this platform was nominated for a Nursing Times award in 2019.

To help promote the Trust as a place to work, all final-year nursing students are invited to attend a virtual meeting or face-to-face sessions to find out more about career opportunities across DBTH and what vacancies are currently available.  Taking place on 16 and 28 March, the drop-in sessions are an opportunity to find out more about the Trust, the innovative work which takes place at its various sites and how soon-to-be-qualified students can apply to join the team. More information on how to join can be viewed here: https://www.dbth.nhs.uk/news/newly-qualified-nurse-posts-dbth and the dates are as follows:

  • 16 March 12-1pm via Microsoft Teams
  • 16 March face-to-face Bassetlaw Hospitals between 3pm to 5pm
  • 17 March 1pm to 3pm via Microsoft Teams
  • 17 March face-to-face Doncaster Royal Infirmary between 4pm to 5:30pm
  • 22 March 2:30pm to 3:30pm via Microsoft Teams
  • 28 March face-to-face Doncaster Royal Infirmary between 4pm to 5:30pm

David Purdue, Chief Nurse at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “As a Teaching Hospital which trains 30% of all health care professionals in the area, we take pride in attracting and developing the next generation of nurses and midwives as they begin their career in the NHS, instilling our compassionate and caring values, while giving our new starters the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

“If you are looking to start your career within the NHS, please think of choosing DBTH as your employer of choice and attend our open days to find out more about what we can offer you as a Trust.”

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals is made up of Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Montagu Hospital in addition to a number of external clinical sites. One of the largest providers within the region, the Trust cares for approximately 500,000 patients each and every year, spanning two counties which include both urban and rural communities.

To find out more about the Trust’s Newly Qualified Nurse Open Days head to www.dbth.nhs.uk to find out more.

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