One Workforce

Many people dream of working in a job that makes them feel valued, respected and where they make a real difference to people’s lives.

Now, as a result of seeing our One Workforce campaign on billboards, ferries, and at the Cornwall Services, nearly 100 people have so far signed up for a job in health and social care across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – a number which looks set to grow.

The recruitment campaign aimed to target the brightest and best nurses, health care assistants, social care works and health professionals who were either looking to return to healthcare after a career break or wanted to take their first steps onto the career ladder.

Sharon Linter, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Nursing, explains: “Exciting things are happening in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and we’re on a journey to bring together organisations that care and support people in our communities by providing wraparound care that meets peoples’ needs, where they live.

“We are looking for caring and compassionate people – nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare assistants and social workers of the highest standard to join us. In return, we’ll support your career development whether your heart lies with emergency care, general nursing, midwifery or any of the specialisms we’re looking to fill across the NHS and Cornwall Council.

“Best of all, working in our beautiful county means you can go from the ward to the waves, or soak up our stunning scenery within an hour of finishing your shift.”

Liam Bedford, 21, has worked as a healthcare assistant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for nearly two years, and said he finds it a very rewarding job.

“I have been working on a hospital ward which provides care and treatment for the elderly and dementia patients with a variety of medical conditions extending to long-term conditions or acute illnesses. For me the most rewarding part of the job is helping not only the people who have to spend time in the hospital but also providing support to their families.

“I would say to anyone thinking of applying for a role in health care to think carefully about what area of health care they are interested in.

“I work with a really good team, we work together and have to adjust to a variety of situations. Each one of us has a different skill but brought together, we are a truly multi-functional team. I’d also say living and working in Cornwall provides uniqueness to the role – you have the beach and great outdoor areas right on your doorstep but also at RCHT we are the frontline.”

If you are looking for a career that rewards your talents, expertise and compassion, text One to 81156 or email jobs.cornwall@nhs.net to find out more and take your next step in your career.

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Added on 16/10/2017, in News - News