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thanks for your reply, but you didnt answer my question. Put simply, i am asking whether you can get a promotion from band 5 to 6 in the same department without having to apply, and go through an interview for it as level of education and skill increases.
I have read the instruction, the confirmer does not need to be NMC pin holder but you still need the NMC Pin to pass the question on 5 reflective account which will ask you to put their NMC pin and whether you have done it with NMC nurse or midwife. Without this, you cannot proceed to revalidation. Please correct me if i am still wrong. Thanks
Cost of living in London is very high, if you are looking for the cheaper option Hertfordshire would be it.
I'm not sure Grumpy is harassing your posts but merely pointing out some polite etiquette.
It may be helpful if you share with us a little of your background, where you are working, why you need a preceptor.
Your unlikely to get any takers with your first request. I would want more information in order to see what support you need.
We have done loads of work in reducing pressure damage using a quality improvement methodology and increasing scrutiny of every incidence of damage. We have a panel including a senior nurse, medic, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and members of the nursing team responsible for providing the care. We look at documentation, appropriately implemented plan of care to determine if the damage is avoidable this is then followed up with an action plan and education.
We have reduced our damage from over 30 incidence in the first year to just 4 this year for the whole hospital (three years on) we focused on changing culture and reinforcing that we were causing harm to our patients.
just an update..i passed the interview and got an offer under Royal Marsden! yey! they asked about what I know about cancer, how to show compassion,1 clinical scenario and infection control.
again,thank u guys for ur help! dis site has always been wonderful and my fave for almost any nurse-related queries because of YOU supportive ppol!
So a quick update
I am still suspended , they say they are still investigating and are now saying it was 2 patients that their evidence is based on because they were the only ones willing to give a statement saying they can't remember their observations being taken.i have in the meantime got a union rep and an employment lawyer on stand by .It's been so mentally stressful on me I have been going to my go for sleeping tablets etc..previous to this I was a very positive and outgoing person. I am just waiting in limbo at the moment .
It's a bit odd that this allegation has been dealt with in this manner, with HR jumping straight to suspension. I'd expect someone to be spoken to by their manager in the first instance in a situation like this as part of the immediate investigation. Not to call someone in when they're off duty to suspend them, without their manager even present. To me, this sounds like normal policy hasn't even been followed.
Are you an NHS employee OP?
Yes ,the other bank nurse and the hca working alongside should have no problem verifying what I did.
The observations are normally recorded electronically however on the day they didn't have charged ipads to record the information on .This was also my first night shift working alongside a bank staff member.I have not yet had the letter stating what the investigation is about I have just had an interview then suspended whilst they investigate.The patient was not scoring or poorly .The patient was due for discharge the next morning .During the shift ibhave had no issues with any of my patients or the bank nurse.I was able to handover in the morning then two hours later after going home that's when I was called back in for an interview. That's all I know at the moment.
I can understand the manager talking to them about this but if you read their post again they say they was called in my HR and spoken to without the manager present. That is what I think is odd. I would have thought manager would be first port of call in something like this? I was when I worked in the UK
Its very unusual to be suspended unless there is serious concerns.
Employee rights in the UK are very well protected so if you have done no wrong you have nothing to worry about. You don't need an employment lawyer at this stage you'll be wasting your money, if you do the RCN will appoint one for you. As far as the NMC go it will depend on the outcome of the investigation if a referral is felt appropriate.
I suspect there is more to this than what we have on face value.
Could I ask if you have electronic observation recording why you didn't record the obs immediately, was the patient scoring on early warning score? There just seems to be information not quite adding up as the actions taken seem to be out if context to what we have been given.
Take a deep breath.
It is not unusual to have that initial discussion with your manager without union representation, it is a fact finding process to see if there is any foundation to what has been alleged.
Suspension is usually last resort, you may be asked to work supervised unless there is a real concern you have put patients at risk and will continue to o so.
As far as your other questions.
Difficult to answer without knowing some facts.
If you have done nothing wrong then you should be fine, just be honest.
But as the previous poster asked, is there any basis to the complaint?
If so, and I would urge honesty then there will be a formal investigation to establish if there is a case to answer, if it is found there is honesty is your best option.
If you have been recording observations without actually taking them then this is serious, your best option is to hold your hands up, reflect and show you are determined to change your practice.
wow I could almost hug you right now XB9S .. thank you sooo much for the helpful insight. I also plan to read the website about NMC ethics, just in case.
Yep! this is with the agency and for Royal Marsden post in surgery.
I have my eyes all along to be hired in RM but I know i couldn't possibly breeze thru without preparation.
There is lots of information about nursing interviews in the UK section.
Just a couple if queries to help me answer your question.
Is this with an agency and do you already have NMC registration.
Is this a band 5 position (I suspect it is)
Its likely there will be general questions rather than speciality specific if it is a band 5
I have interviewed overseas nurses and questions I've asked
What do you think the main challenge you will find worjing within UK nursing how will it differ from what you are used to.
If a patient has a fall, what are your actions
A doctor asks you to administer medication your not familiar with, he tells you not to worry its his responsibility, what do you do
You ask a health care support worker to assist you toilet a patient, he tells you he's too busy - how do you respond.
Why do you want to work here (hospital/ speciality / UK)
We also give numeracy and literacy assessments during the interview process.
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