Yorkshire-based training and development venture, OneWorkforce, has launched a first-of-its-kind Career Development Programme to help address the challenges faced by nurses and practitioners nationwide and equip them with essential management, leadership and clinical skills.
Over a 24-month period, practitioners enrolled within the ‘Practitioner Career Development Programme’ will take part in sixteen essential modules that cover soft-skills including leadership, presentation and networking skills as well as performance management in addition to a wide range of essential clinical skills.
The programme is available for newly-qualified nurses looking for their first role in a primary care environment, as well as Emergency Care Practitioners, pharmacists or registered nurses looking to return to practice or considering a change in care settings.
Caroline Day, Learning and Development Director at OneWorkforce, said: “We are very aware and have seen first-hand that having a highly skilled, confident and capable workforce is critical in today’s diverse healthcare market. It is because of this that we have designed this innovative programme to specifically build on the challenges faced by practitioners nationwide.
“We wanted to ensure that the skills being taught within the programme directly addressed the needs of clinicians across the country in an ever-changing health service. The response so far has been incredible, with our application rate seeing a 500% increase in comparison to other salaried nursing positions! It is becoming clear that there is a real appetite out there for this type of support.
“Although the programme is designed for Emergency Care Practitioners or registered nurses, we want to highlight that applications from pharmacists, MSK specialists and other allied health care professionals are also welcome.”
With NHS healthcare teams feeling the pressure with workloads increasing, budgets decreasing and patient demand soaring, OneWorkforce uses its knowledge of the challenges in healthcare and the experience and feedback of its colleagues, nationwide, to create healthcare training for GPs, nurses and Practice Managers.
The 2017/18 programme will commence in Autumn 2017 and will include a variety of training methods including classroom based facilitated presentations, case-based discussions, a delegate workbook and a reflective journal. Delegates will study new models of care whilst learning about the new roles being introduced to the Primary Care Multi-Disciplinary Teams.
Outside of the training sessions, delegates will receive protected development with their local mentor to put their new skills into practice in a safe learning environment.
Caroline said: “Due to the unprecedented level of interest we have received, we are planning to offer a second intake for the programme in early 2018. The course will be open to practitioners working for other care providers in Primary Care who are looking for structured training and development outside of their place of work. We would encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”
OneWorkforce is a Yorkshire based training provider, launched and part of OneMedicalGroup, a national healthcare provider with over a decade of experience in delivering healthcare services in some of the country’s most challenging locations.
All vacancies for the Practitioner Career Development Programme are advertised at www.nhsjobs.co.uk and can be found by searching for ‘One Medical Group’ under the employer’s category.
To discuss the course further or to arrange a conversation with one of the course facilitators, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 384 3158.