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Proud of the Paget

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A trust that focuses on education, training and development could be the best place to further your career or start your journey as a registered nurse.

James Paget reveals the innovative approach that led to its success as a Placement Provider of the Year finalist at the Student Nursing Times Awards this year and a finalist in four Nursing Times Awards in 2017 which allows the trust to truly ‘grow its own’.

The newly introduced apprenticeship programme will use some of the fundamental aspects of work-based learning to offer candidates another career progression opportunity and route into nursing.“James Paget is an exciting innovative place to work,” says senior sister Gemma Lister. “The hospital has supported me throughout the years in my career development, including completion of the Band 6 development programme, and soon to be complete, Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

”I have had full support from managers including the deputy director and director of nursing. This enhances the support and feelings of being appreciated and knowing that what I do really does make a difference. I love my job and I love working at The James Paget Hospital.”

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It is not just managers who feel this way. Staff nurse Jade Miller says: “A great, positive experience. I have learnt lots of interesting things that are skills for life.”

The trust’s success in the Placement of the Year category at the Student Nursing Times Awards was well founded. A third-year student commented recently to the director of nursing that she has chosen JPUH as her rst place of work due to her supportive placement and coaching culture she experienced.

‘Proud of the Paget” is the tag line for James Paget University NHS Foundation Trust in award the trust green in all key performance indicators in its annual educational quality and performance review.

“James Paget has invested heavily in its clinical education team,” says Ms Crowle. “We recognise the values these roles bring to students and mentors. The educational offering needs to be rst class and as a team we have ensured opportunities such as clinical skills sessions, inductions, feedback sessions with the chief executive or director of nursing and simulated learning are multidisciplinary.

“The education team embraces new ideas to meet different learning needs, recognising that education underpins quality care,” says Jacky Copping, deputy director of nursing at the trust.

Examples of innovative practice include CLiP (Collaborative Learning in Practice), a coaching model both enhancing quality of placements and doubling placement capacity. This approach has been recognised nationally, including by Lord Willis in ‘Raising the bar: Shape of Caring Review 2015’.

Both staff and students identify that this style of learning develops competence and con dence. The education team has designed multidisciplinary teaching sessions incorporating simulation, OSCEs and coaching on the ward.

Another example of the innovative approach has been Work-Based Learning, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The trust was a finalist in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 for Hospital Placement of the Year and prides itself on the education and learning experiences it offers – not just for students on placement but also for its permanent nursing staff. Its focus on education is paying off because it has capped that achievement by being shortlisted in four Nursing Times Awards this year.

Its teams have the chance to claim victory in Enhancing Patient Dignity, Learning Disabilities Nursing, Patient Safety Improvement and Respiratory Nursing, showing the depth and breadth of talent and innovation across the trust. “James Paget is fantastic to work for because it values everyone’s contribution.

Education is high on the agenda, ensuring staff have the skills to provide quality, safe care,” says Sharon Crowle, head of education and practice development.
The students agree: “James Paget is a forward-thinking hospital that supports and gives education opportunities for their staff to develop their careers, which helps them provide good care for patients and service users of the local community,” says student nurse Matthew Loades.

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Education is not an afterthought at James Paget. It is part of the strategy, with a robust governance structure for education that saw Health Education England award the trust green in all key performance indicators in its annual educational quality and performance review.

“James Paget has invested heavily in its clinical education team,” says Ms Crowle.

“We recognise the values these roles bring to students and mentors. The educational offering needs to be rst class and as a team we have ensured opportunities such as clinical skills sessions, inductions, feedback sessions with the chief executive or director of nursing and simulated learning are multidisciplinary.

“The education team embraces new ideas to meet different learning needs, recognising that education underpins quality care,” says Jacky Copping, deputy director of nursing at the trust.

Examples of innovative practice include CLiP (Collaborative Learning in Practice), a coaching model both enhancing quality of placements and doubling placement capacity. This approach has been recognised nationally, including by Lord Willis in ‘Raising the bar: Shape of Caring Review 2015’. Both staff and students identify that this style of learning develops competence and con dence.

The education team has designed multidisciplinary teaching sessions incorporating simulation, OSCEs and coaching on the ward.

Another example of the innovative approach has been Work-Based Learning, which allows the trust to truly ‘grow its own’. The newly introduced apprenticeship programme will use some of the fundamental aspects of work-based learning to offer candidates another career progression opportunity and route into nursing.

“James Paget is an exciting innovative place to work,” says senior sister Gemma Lister. “The hospital has supported me throughout the years in my career development, including completion of the Band 6 development programme, and soon to be complete, Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

”I have had full support from managers including the deputy director and director of nursing. This enhances the support and feelings of being appreciated and knowing that what I do really does make a difference. I love my job and I love working at The James Paget Hospital.”

It is not just managers who feel this way. Staff nurse Jade Miller says: “A great, positive experience. I have learnt lots of interesting things that are skills for life.” The trust’s success in the Placement of the Year category at the Student Nursing Times Awards was well founded. A third-year student commented recently to the director of nursing that she has chosen JPUH as her first place of work due to her supportive placement and coaching culture she experienced.

 

Want to join the James Paget team?

If you want to apply, send an email with the job reference: 177-SNTRUST-44 in the subject line to nursingmatters@jpaget.nhs.uk

For more information, please email or telephone: 01493 452622

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