What is Preceptorship?
Preceptorship is a formal period of support & guidance for newly-registered staff. It involves you working in your post alongside an experienced professional colleague & also attending facilitated group sessions on a range of topics. It is not currently a mandatory requirement but the Trust expects that all newly-registered staff will engage with the process. The Preceptorship Programme is up to 12 months & is open to all newly-qualified Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing Associates & Assistant Practitioners.
How will I benefit from Preceptorship?
The aim of the programme is to:
Assist with integration into your workplace; Facilitate your transition from newly-qualified to confident & competent practitioner; Support you to consolidate the Learning & Experiences you have gained during your training; Give you the opportunity to practice in a supportive environment where you will continue to develop the necessary skills to deliver evidence-based compassionate care; Ensure that you are fit to practice in accordance with the accepted good practice standards & requirements of the Trust.
How many days do I have to attend?
You are required to attend a minimum of 3 Preceptorship Days at The Exchange within 5 months.
How many Development Plans do I have to complete?
You are required to complete a minimum of 3 Development Plans every 5 months.
How many Observations should I complete?
You must complete a minimum of 2 Observations every 5 months.
How many Reflective Accounts do I need to complete?
You are required to complete a minimum of 2 every 5 months.
How do I apply for the Preceptorship Programme?
To apply for the Preceptorship Programme, Line Managers are to contact Learning@sompar.nhs.uk and express their interest. A member of the Admin Team will then be in touch via email where they will send a contract to sign and ask for some relevant information. Once these are returned, you will then be booked onto the Preceptorship Programme.
Who will Supervise me?
Your Line Manager will allocate you an appropriate Preceptor for the duration of your Preceptorship period.