Preceptorship at Cambridge University Hospital is an exciting opportunity to take ownership of your career at CUH and work to transition into your role as a registered member of our team, promoting our values of Together Safe, Kind and Excellent.
We understand that the time following registration as a health care professional can be challenging. Our inter-professional Preceptorship programme provides support and guidance to assist you safely through this transition.
Our newly registered health professionals include:
- Occupational therapists
- Paediatric and Adult nurses
- Operating Department Practioners
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Health Care Scientists
As a preceptee you will be a key stakeholder in the development of the programme, feeding in to the process with advice, feedback and suggestions at our Preceptorship forums.
We all know that good support and guidance during this period is essential. Newly registered practitioners who manage the transition successfully are able to provide effective care more quickly, feel better about their role and are more likely to remain within the profession.
We are extremely proud of our well evaluated Inter-professional Preceptorship programme which meet the recommendations of the Department of Health (2010) for all newly qualified health care professionals. The flexibility of this programme not only allows you to achieve the outcomes required by your service, it also supported your individual professional and personal goals throughout.
We look forward to welcoming newly registered staff on our Trust Corporate Induction. Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Care Professional then undertake inter-professionals learning during their first year at CUH. This is a collaborative journey which we look forward to joining you on.
Telephone number: 01223 596131
We are also available on Twitter, @CUH_Precept
On induction you will be invited to join our Preceptorship Facebook page, Preceptorship at CUH
“For me – the build in my knowledge and link from skill to practice was highly influenced by the preceptorship programme provided by CUH. Practical skill workshops provided a safe and friendly environment to rehearse skills and ultimately make mistakes without the pressures of the ward around you. Teaching sessions enhances your growth and understanding of the wider Trust and you get the boundaries of what is expected from you as well as what you can expect from CUH.
The group based discussions formed the brick work of the programme and gave me the tools I needed to shape my confidence into practical skills. These times gave me the opportunity to ask all those questions going around in my head, get the clear answers I wanted and to know you are never alone, we were all in the same boat!”