In order to work as a Registered Nurse in Northern Ireland, you must hold current registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Once you have met all the prerequisites, you will be allocated to a specific clinical area and assigned an experienced registered nurse to support you clinically.
All newly registered nurses and midwives will receive inductions, which provide essential information in relation to their professional and clinical responsibilities as well as mandatory training within their area of work.
A period of Preceptorship will be undertaken by all newly registered nurses and midwives. It will typically span a period of six months following registration. Preceptorship is based on the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of new registrants and to support them as they meet the probationary requirements of the Trust. All new registrants will be allocated a Preceptor who will provide supervision and&support during this period.
Each Trust is committed to helping you develop within your current job and to equip you in fulfilling your career ambitions. We provide an excellent range of development activities, each carefully selected to help staff at all levels achieve successful and rewarding nursing and midwifery careers.
There are a wide range of education and development opportunities available - these will be discussed when you start your job and during your development review. The Trusts will provide:
The Trusts work in partnership with the Clinical Education Centre, the Leadership Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the Open University. Nursing and Midwifery staff who undertake courses commissioned through the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety’s (DHSSPS) Commissioning Plan receive time off for the course and travelling expenses to attend lectures.
From April 2016, the NMC requires all registrants to meet Revalidation requirements. Revalidation helps nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practice safely and effectively. Revalidation also builds on existing renewal requirements by introducing new elements, encouraging nurses and midwives to reflect on the role of the Code in their practice and demonstrate they are ‘living’ the set standards.
Each Trust will provide support for every registrant to ensure they meet the Revalidation requirements
as set by the NMC.
All Trusts are committed to the development of practice and aim to identify, develop and promote best practice through clinical supervision, workbased learning and reflective practice in order to realise the full potential of individual registrants and clinical teams.
All nurses and midwives will have an annual review to evaluate individual progress, set objectives and identify development opportunities. The review is an opportunity to reflect on achievements and set new objectives for the forthcoming year. Any learning and development needs arising can be discussed and planned with your line manager.
TTM Healthcare (TTM) is now accepting applications for the Academy@TTM 2017. Designed for ambitious individuals with no previous recruitment experience, the Academy@TTM is a full time, paid, permanent position based in TTM’s Headquarters in Ennis, Co Clare. Successful applicants to the Academy benefit from bespoke training and hands on experience with Ireland’s market leading healthcare recruitment company. About the Academy@TTM Academy recruits work across TTM’s dynamic desks, trying their hand at temporary and permanent recruitment, compliance, resourcing and account management to discover the position that best suits their talents. They attend masterclasses with TTM’s experienced consultants and have the chance to study with the company’s in-house Learning and Development Department. Former graduates of the Academy@TTM have gone on to become Recruitment Consultants with TTM’s Medical, Social Care and Nursing Divisions and to hold various roles across the company’s Shared Services Teams. “The best career choice you’ll ever make” Speaking about the Academy, TTM Healthcare CEO, Brian Crowley, said, “These new recruits get unrivalled access to the best and brightest minds in recruitment, and the benefit of our team’s experience. We want ambitious, energetic people who can hit the ground running and learn everything about the recruitment industry from the inside out. TTM is growing bigger and better every day, and for those with a will to succeed, I believe the Academy@TTM will be the best career choice they’ll ever make.” Don’t miss out! Deadline for applications is Monday 20th March Eight successful applicants will be selected to take part in the Academy@TTM. To apply for one of these sought after places please complete the official application form on www.ttmhealthcare.ie/academy by Monday 20th March. Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend an Academy Entrance Assessment Day in TTM’s Ennis Offices on Thursday 6th April 2017.
“This isn’t a Brexit scare story. If we don’t do something soon, the gap is going to get too big to fill.” Barry Pactor, Managing Director of TTM Healthcare speaking on Channel 4's Dispatches programme. In Brexit: Crisis on the Wards, Dispatches, Channel 4's award-winning current affairs programme, has turned its investigative sights on the NHS’ staffing struggles and on how leaving the EU could be about to make things infinitely worse. Startling statistics With 24,000 nursing vacancies across the UK, our health system has become increasingly reliant on European health workers in recent years. Dispatches revealed a 90% fall in European nurses registering to work in the UK after last June’s vote and, of the EU workers at 271 trusts surveyed by the programme, a worrying 42% are considering leaving in the next 5 years. A litany of challenges The dramatic statistics revealed by Dispatches may have shocked many but they confirmed the reality that TTM Healthcare’s international recruitment teams have been grappling with daily. Working in an increasingly challenging climate, we remain convinced that the impact of Brexit is proving this detrimental because, as set out in How the UK is losing the race for healthcare skills , it follows a litany of changes in regulation for overseas workers, impossibly high English language requirements and mounting global competition. Desperate for change In conversation with Dispatches' presenter Morland Sanders, Barry Pactor stressed the need for change. "Companies like TTM Healthcare, together with the NHS, with the help of government need to make it clear to overseas nurses that the UK is open for business. Because, at the moment, the noises we are making as a country are turning away staff that we desperately need." Missed it first time? You can watch Brexit: Crisis on the Wards on the Channel 4 Play Back facility here. The episode will be available to view until 5 April 2017.
Deloitte’s annual gala awards ceremony, in association with Barclay’s Bank, took place in Dublin on Friday, 3rd March at Dublin’s Convention Centre. TTM Group was thrilled to be among this year's Gold Standard Best Managed Companies! First selected as a Deloitte ‘Best Managed Company’ in 2012, we have successfully retained this prestigious accolade since then. 2016 saw us rise to ‘Gold Standard’ status - an award we were delighted to receive again this year. One of the most coveted distinctions across the business world, Deloitte’s ‘Gold Standard’ award spotlights an elite group of companies considered to operate at the frontier of business performance and innovation. Striving for excellence in each of the core areas scrutinised as part of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme – Strategy, Capability, Commitment, Management Performance, and Financial Performance – TTM Group is proud to be considered among this group of business leaders. Reflecting on this year’s achievement, Brian Crowley – CEO of TTM Group – commented: “At the heart of TTM’s business strategy are our clients, candidates, patients and employees. Their success is the cornerstone of our success. With two market-leading business arms, we have established ourselves as a thought-leader, representing the health and social care sectors at the highest levels of government, both in the UK and Ireland. Of this, we are very proud. As we forge ahead in 2017, Deloitte’s continued endorsement of our business strategy lends significant weight to everything we aim to achieve.” Every award and accreditation we earn is testament to the fact that we strive to ensure the best industry conditions for our candidates. Offering them the most seamless recruitment process possible is something we pride ourselves on at TTM. For further information on how to leverage TTM’s award-winning services, please contact us on 020 7100 3232 or email@example.com.