Join Our Team – Ward 15

So why should you come and work with us and what can we offer you?

Well we are a fantastic team, sometimes a bit mad! – Our team is not made up of just nurses. We work very closely with our therapist and our medical team.

If you are newly qualified we will put you on the Trust’s preceptorship programme, we will also support you with competencies that need to be completed at ward level – we have some great mentors/teachers on the ward who excel at supporting students and newly qualified nurses. We do have a number of students who requested to come back to us to do their elective placement because of the support they receive.

If you have been qualified for a while we would love to hear from you as well as I sure there is plenty you can offer us with the experience you will have had.

All our staff are given training around stroke –  to start off there will be an ‘introduction to stroke’ study day. This is led by our stroke nurse specialist and our therapist. After that there are all sorts of Stroke training programmes on offer.

So if you would like to come and join our team please feel free to give me a call or better still come and have a look around the ward.

In House Training

  • Preceptorship for all newly qualified RNs
  • Stroke study days
  • Transforming care using the Virginia Mason improvement tools
  • The Trust Leadership Academy
  • Clinical skills training with the Clinical Practice Educator Team
  • DLN training
  • Leadership and management training
  • Coaching and mentorship opportunities
  • Observing procedures such as PEG insertions
  • Shadow a Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Access to e learning modules
  • Tissue viability
  • Diabetes
  • Infection control

University Courses

  • Mentorship
  • Dementia
  • Stroke school
  • Further training to support learning beyond registration (LBR)

Trust Awards – Staff nominate colleagues for their exceptional contribution at work in our annual awards.

Chairman’s Award – Monthly recognition at our Trust Board meetings, through staff and public nominations.

NHS heroes – Regular opportunities to nominate colleagues and highlight how they make a difference.

Childcare – Information and support available to help make your childcare arrangements plus on site nurseries.

Occupational Health and NOSS – Support with health and wellbeing.

Support for carers – Information and support available if you have caring responsibilities.

Family friendly policies – Maternity, paternity and adoption policies and you can request flexible working.

Salary sacrifice – Available on childcare vouchers, cycle to work, car scheme and home computing scheme.

A healthier you – Access to exercise classes such as zumba, pilates and access to 24 hour staff gym for a small membership fee.

Regular information sessions – For staff to access covering topics such as financial awareness, mindfulness, health and wellbeing.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east.

Entrance to Princess Royal

PRH Front Entrance

The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) opened in 1989. It generally serves Telford & Wrekin and eastern Shropshire as well as being the Trust’s main centre for inpatient head and neck services and hyper‐acute and acute stroke services.

The hospital provides A&E, inpatient, outpatient and day case facilities. Services include general and acute medicine, inpatient head & neck, cardiology, breast surgery, critical care, trauma & orthopaedic services, paediatric services, emergency treatment and renal dialysis.

In 2014 we began an exciting partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle as part of our journey of improvement with our aspiration being to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS.