Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust have launched a new nursing and midwifery recruitment campaign designed to attract the very best nurses and midwives to Sussex.
Revealed as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the Care Quality Commission this month, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) is recognised for the high quality care given to patients. This is particularly important for nurses and midwives who are the constant presence for patients and are essential for safety and care.
In the face of a national shortage of highly qualified nurses and midwives, BSUH has launched a new recruitment campaign based around four elements it believes make it stand out as a place to work. Nursing and midwifery colleagues stepped in front of the camera to explain why BSUH nurses and midwives benefit from:
- Better career development – “this is a Trust where massive learning curves are well supported”, says Grace Masters (Staff Nurse)
- Better opportunities for career progression – “the range of care provided by the Trust gives nurses and midwives significant opportunities to experience many difference areas of practice”, says Zingy Thetho (Ward Manager)
- Better balance through flexible working – “flexible working is on offer to help nurses and midwives create the lives they want outside of work”, says Mark Roche (Senior Charge Nurse)
- A better location – “Brighton and Haywards Heath are great places to live and work”, says Sarah Fry (Senior Practice Development Nurse)
“This is a fantastic place to be a nurse or a midwife,” said Nicola Ranger, the Trust’s Chief Nurse.
“There are real opportunities to get ahead in your career here – whether you are a newly qualified nurse wanting the support of our unique preceptorship programme, want real influence as a ward leader or are a nurse consultant.
“I am proud of everything that our nurses and midwives achieve, and I am looking forward to recruiting new colleagues who will help us to continue offering outstanding care to our patients.”
To support the campaign, the Trust has launched a series of short video clips on a dedicated website to help nurses and midwives looking for their next role get a feel for the organisation. Nurses and midwives interested in finding out more about life at the Trust are also invited to speak directly to a senior nursing leader through a dedicated recruitment hotline.
In the coming weeks, the Trust will also be holding a series of open days and events at its hospitals. These will give nurses and midwives keen to learn more about life at the Trust an opportunity to speak to senior nursing leaders, discuss the opportunities on offer and start the application process.
Full details of the campaign – including the short films and telephone numbers – can be found on the dedicated website: www.NursingBrighton.org.uk.