Honiton open day aims to recruit more nurses

PUBLISHED: 11:14 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:03 07 April 2016

Honiton Hospital. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 4439-48-11TI

Honiton Hospital. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhh 4439-48-11TI


The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding an open day in Honiton as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses.

The trust is looking for experienced and newly-qualified nurses to bolster its teams in community hospitals and supporting people in their own homes across East, Mid and North Devon.

There are also opportunities at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

The trust is recruiting physiotherapists and occupational therapists (OTs), as well as nurses.

The open day takes place at Honiton Hospital on Monday, April 25, from 10am to 3pm.

Darryn Allcorn, director of workforce and development, said: “We are keen to enhance our nursing and therapy teams, who do a fantastic job, providing safe, quality care for our patients.

“We have a number of exciting opportunities across our services in East, Mid and North Devon – for experienced nurses, physiotherapists and OTs seeking a new challenge, for nurses looking to return to practice and for students due to qualify from university before April 2017.”

People attending can meet clinical, recruitment and workforce development staff and have a tour of the hospital.

The event follows a successful open day at Barnstaple in March, when 37 people attended and 19 offers of employment were made. Mr Allcorn said: “Open days offer a great chance for candidates and ourselves to learn more about each other.

“Our staff will be able to tell you what it’s like to work for the trust, how you can fast-track your application and about the many training and development opportunities we offer.

“Nurses can also find out about our innovative rotational posts, working across acute and community settings, and have an interview on the day.”

Candidates have a variety of options in terms of applying for jobs, attending an open day and having an interview.

For more information, call Anna Wright on 01392 356023, email ndht.recruitment@nhs.net or visit www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/openday

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