Recruitment and retention
We hold a number of open days throughout the year to showcase the opportunities we have available for all nurses. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter pages to find out when these are taking place.
We have implemented a transfer register for nurses seeking a sideways opportunity internally. Nursing staff (band 5 & 6) can now choose where they wish to work and plan their career path through a sideways transfer. This will allow nurses to develop their clinical skills and knowledge whilst building and achieving their professional goals.
The transfer register is open to and 5 & 6 nurses who;
- have been employed by the Trust for a minimum of nine months,
- completed their mandatory core competencies framework,
- have had an appraisal within the last 12 months,
- have agreement, approval and support from current sister/ charge nurse/ matron .
The transfer opportunity is open to all eligible staff seeking a sideways transfer. Staff are required to register their interest in a new specialty and where vacancies and criteria are met could be facilitated.
The Trust recognises our nurses are at their most productive when they are able to balance effectively their professional and personal commitments and responsibilities. In addition, we know all employees have a variety of commitments outside of work and also that these commitments may change over their working lives. To aid you to balance your home and working life we offer a variety of flexible working arrangements which may affect just one individual or a whole department. We are happy to discuss the flexible working arrangements that would suit you.