Every nurse wants to join a friendly and supportive department where the need of the patient is always put first.
Never was this more evident than the time a married couple were patients on different ward at the time of their wedding anniversary. The team on Ward 25 arranged for them to have lunch together on the ward, for a cake to be made and for their families to join them in their celebrations.
The team on the ward works closely with the SaTH’s Transforming Care team as part of our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle – the USA’s ‘Hospital of the Decade’ – to continuously improve the way it operates.
By re-evaluating their everyday routines they recently managed to save 70 minutes a day, meaning staff can spend more time to dedicated patient care.
As an organisation we know how important it is to support new staff and we will do this in a number of ways, such as preceptorship and Band 5 competencies. We pride ourselves on being a ‘family’ and as such we will look after, encourage, challenge and support you.
You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills and further your personal development through the national Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) with the opportunity to include mentorship, tissue viability and diabetes.
Staff on the ward will improve their knowledge and skills by working in partnership with our Specialist Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in Urology, Vascular and Pain Control. As an organisation we believe anything is possible and recently we were delighted that a number of Staff Nurses successfully progressed to become Clinical Nurse Specialist.
As the Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals, the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, we are developing a culture of safest and kindest care through our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) – the USA’s ‘Hospital of the Decade’. On the back of this exciting partnership, we launched our Transforming Care Production System, housed in our Transforming Care Institute, and already we have made significant improvements to patient care. It is an area of work that CQC inspectors described as “outstanding practice” during their most recent visit. While the CQC report says the Trust ‘requires improvement’ the organisation is on a journey to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS and we were delighted to be rated ‘good’ for caring and medical care.
Every individual in our organisation makes a significant contribution to the care we are able to deliver to our patients and their families, and as employers we recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of our staff through our monthly and annual VIP (Values in Practice) Awards. The awards celebrate the fantastic work that takes place across our Trust.
Our hospitals are situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with stunning countryside and bustling towns.
Shropshire is a beautiful county between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hill Area of Outstanding Beauty, it is anything but sleepy. Unlike many counties we are a short distance from major cities, and an even shorter distance to the unique and dramatic Welsh landscape.
Fun and/or family time can be enjoyed within the county at one of our five major towns – Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow and Bridgnorth – where you can enjoy days out, great food, musical festivals or shopping trips.
Good transport links make it easy to travel around the country while we are also a very safe county where housing standards are high with a range of excellent state and private schools.
- Childcare vouchers
- Salary sacrifice car scheme
- Home electronics salary sacrifice scheme
- NHS discounts
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Access to NHS pension scheme