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Courses and Events

We hold a number of courses and events throughout the year to listen to feedback from our colleagues and provide updates on the latest news, developments, training and recruitment. We also offer training programmes and courses for external colleagues.

You can find out more about events currently planned for the year below.

Registered Nurse, Midwife & Theatre Practitioner Recruitment Event

Here at NUH, there are so many opportunities to find the right career for you. We're a busy, acute Trust, with a huge breadth of clinical areas, offering the opportunity for our nurses, midwives and operating department practitioners to develop new skills, work in different teams and environments, and meet a variety of patients.

 

Registered Nurse, Midwife & Theatre Practitioner Recruitment Event | Saturday 4 February 2023 | Treatment Centre, QMC

 

At Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) we can offer you:

  • A dedicated team from the Institute of Care Excellence, offering continuing professional education, careers coaching and development opportunities including: an established preceptorship programme, an acute care skills course, bespoke rotational programmes, resilience-focused clinical supervision, an international OSCE programme, Chief Nurse Junior Fellowships and clinical academic careers. 
  • Access to the largest established Shared Governance programme in the UK, with over 80 staff councils at ward level and growing, giving our workforce a voice and supporting a culture of innovation.
  • An ambitious and forward thinking professional environment, recognised for empowering nurses to lead and innovate.
  • Utilising evidence based practice and research to advance nursing science and compassionate care.                        

 

Should you be successfully shortlisted you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have an interview on the day
  • Meet future colleagues to discuss your career opportunities, identify preferred area of work, access to courses, preceptorship and our rotation programme
  • Find out where your career can lead and also about out the UK's most established Shared Governance programme

 

Click the buttons below to apply:

Apply for Nurse, Midwife or Theatre Practitioner role

Apply for Newly Qualified Nurse role

 

Closing Date - 22 January 2023

HCA Recruitment Event

We're recruiting!

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and committed Healthcare Assistants and will welcome any forward thinking, caring individual who is committed to providing a high standard of safe quality patient care.

No prior experience in care is necessary as we support you through a healthcare assistant induction and support you to complete the national Care Certificate.

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the only organisation in Europe with ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet® recognised Hospitals!

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview at out recruitment event on the 4 February 2023.

Apply now

Careers Conversations

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Below is a list of some of the things we can cover, but we would also just love the opportunity to chat to you and get to know you a little better.

  • Retire and Return opportunities
  • Opportunities within the Shared Governance teams
  • General career coaching/planning/discussion/signposting
  • Staff transfer opportunities (for Band 5 RNs only)
  • Preceptorship support (for NRNs, NRMs, NRNAs and preceptors)
  • Revalidation advice
  • NQN or New to Acute Care Support
  • Role Development Packages
  • Student support/opportunities
  • Recruitment; clinical area visits/discussion with divisional teams/allocations to clinical areas
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Clinical Academic Careers
  • Career opportunities and development for non-registered staff
  • Care certificate advice
  • Health and wellbeing

There will also be a marketplace for you to see what's on offer at NUH.

You can pre-book to attend a session via Eventbrite using the book now button below. We also welcome walk-ins on the day.

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HCA Taster Days

Are you thinking of a career as a Healthcare Assistant? 

Join the Wider Workforce Team at one of the HCA Taster Days to find out more about the role at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH).

 

What to expect at the event:

  • Introduction to Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) and opportunities available
  • Q&A session with current staff members
  • Interactive workstations covering day-to-day tasks of a HCA

 

Dates for 2023:

  • 1st February
  • 22nd February
  • 21st March
  • 18th April
  • 23rd May
  • 20th June
  • 18th July
  • 22nd August
  • 19th September
  • 17th October
  • 21st November
  • 20th December

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Upcoming Recruitment Events

Achieve your potential at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, rated ‘outstanding’ for caring by the CQC, and the only organisation in Europe with ANCC Pathway to Excellence® and Magnet® recognised Hospitals.

Upcoming recruitment dates for 2023: 

  • 4 February (Band 5 Registered Nurse and HCA)
  • 9 March (HCA)
  • 20 March (Student Nurse Open Day)
  • 20 April (HCA)
  • 13 May (Band 5 Registered Nurse and HCA)
  • 12 June (Student Nurse Open Day)
  • 15 June (HCA)
  • 15 July (Band 5 Registered Nurse and HCA)
  • 16 August (HCA)
  • 16 September (HCA)
  • 16 October (Student Nurse Open Day)
  • 19 October (HCA)
  • 11 November (Band 5 Registered Nurse and HCA)

 

Further details for each event can be found on this page closer to the event date. If you have any questions please contact instituteofexcellence@nuh.nhs.uk

Courses and events for NUH staff

The courses and events listed below are open to internal NUH staff only. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us - instituteofexcellence@nuh.nhs.uk 

Inclusion Event

Inclusion Event
Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling respected, valued for who you are. Feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so that you can do your best at work.

Come and join us and hear about our inclusion journey and commitment from the CEO Anthony May, Chief Nurse Michelle Rhodes and other Executives on:

Friday 31st of March, 9.00 – 4.30pm at Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PX.

Who is it for?

This event is free and open to all staff within the organisation (from domestic and estates staff, phlebotomists up to Trust Board level).

The day will be filled with exciting Inclusion Projects and presentations from NUH teams including:

  • Educational bites,
  • Meeting and hearing from our Staff Networks
  • Music from a local school
  • Staff and Patient stories,
  • Getting your data right on ESR
  • Poster presentations
  • Celebration and showcasing shared governance inclusion projects and many more….

If you have any queries or need any additional information about the event, please contact cynthia.walters2@nuh.nhs.uk

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LEO Course

The LEO (Leading an Empowered Organisation) Course is a four day leadership programme with three full days of teaching followed by a fourth day where you will be asked to present a very small project in the format of a PowerPoint presentation using the principles you have learnt. 

LEO focuses on empowerment, dignity and mutual respect, aiming to produce strong and efficient leaders. The course will teach you the principles around articulating your expectations, building relationships, leading change and much more.

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Preceptorship Drop-in Days

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Whether you are a Newly Qualified Nurse/Nursing associate/International Nurse/Return to Practice Nurse, or new to acute care settings at NUH, we can offer you support and guidance during your transition as an autonomous professional on your Preceptorship.

Below is a list of some of the things we can cover, but we would also just love the opportunity to chat to you and get to know you a little better.

• Preceptorship and pastoral support at NUH

• Support on role related packages – ECG,, Medicine Management and IV package

• Rotational opportunities at the Trust

• Clinical Supervision

• A to E assessment scenarios

• Discussion on recognition of patient deterioration

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SSSA Training and Preceptor Training

Standards of Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) Training and Preceptor Training

Full SSSA Training and Preceptor Training

Who is the training for?

This is for any registered healthcare professional - Nursing Associates, Registered Nurse (any field), Midwives, Operating Department Practitioners, AHPs.

What is the training for?

This training is aimed at new Practice Supervisors who will be supporting learners (student nurses, trainee nursing associates, student midwives, and newly registered practitioners) in clinical practice. This training will introduce candidates to the Future Nurse standards and provide them with the information required to support learners in practice effectively. This training will introduce candidates to Preceptorship at NUH.

To gain the Practice Supervisor qualification, candidates must:

  • Attend a taught study day delivered by the Institute Practice Education Team,
  • Complete the five x e-learning activities within the digital workbook via Moodle.

Study hours and mode of delivery

We recommend that candidates have 15 hours of study day in total.

  • 7.5 hours: taught session via MS Teams
  • 7.5 hours: self-directed study day to complete the e-learning activities within the digital workbook via Moodle

**Please note that the independent study day can be given before or after the taught session. The activities within the digital workbook are additional content and information, therefore should not affect the candidate’s ability to complete the activities prior to attending the taught session.**

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SSSA Transition Training

Who is the training for?

This training is for any registered professional - Registered Nurse (any field), Midwives, and Operating Department Practitioners who have previously undertaken a NMC approved qualification (ENB 997/998, SLAiP).

What is the training for?

The training will introduce candidates to the new NMC SSSA and the Future Nurse standards.

Study hours and mode of delivery

These taught sessions are 1.5 hours via MS Teams

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SSSA Practice Assessor Webinar Sessions

Who is the training for?

This session is for nurses who have previously undertaken a NMC approved SSSA Supervisor Training and possess a Practice Supervisor qualification.

What is the training for?

The training is for existing Practice Supervisors who would like to progress on to become Practice Assessors. The training will include interactive activities and discussions around supporting an underperforming student, difficult conversations, values and behaviours and action planning.

Study hours and mode of delivery

These taught sessions are 1.5 hours via MS Teams

Upcoming dates

  • 3 February 2023 | 10 - 11:30am
  • 14 April 2023 | 10 - 11:30am
  • 28 June 2023 | 10 - 11:30am

Book now - please email STUDENTPLACEMENTS@nuh.nhs.uk to book a place on the webinar.

Step into Clinical Academic Careers Programme

Do you want to pursue a clinical academic career, combining research and practice?

As part of the Trust's ongoing commitment to supporting clinical academic careers for nurses, midwives and AHPs, we are running a series of mentorship programmes. The ‘Step into Clinical Academic Careers’ programme is a series of sessions which have been specifically designed to help you in the application process for the next stage of your clinical academic career.

The sessions will be an opportunity to meet other NMAHPs, have supervised mentorship from more senior clinical academics within the Trust, and give you some space to develop and write your applications and develop your aspirations.

Dates:

  • 16 January 2023 | 09:00 -13:00
  • 13 February 2023 | 09:00 -13:00

If you are interested in the programme, please email Ellie.Dring@nuh.nhs.uk or Alison.Cowley@nuh.nhs.uk