Sam Thompson RVN Grad Dip VN Cert VN ECC DET
I’ve worked in referral hospitals for over 10 years, most recently I was the Clinical Services Manager for North Downs Specialist Referral Hospital. I joined NDSR as soon as I qualified as an RVN and also have experience teaching Veterinary Nursing.
As a Post Registration Programme Manager, I work with the team to support nurses who have recently qualified fulfil their dreams of working in a referral hospital. This is done by the development and implementation of a structured and immersive professional and clinical programme. Combining both off site and on-site training to support the practices with ensuring these nurses have a smooth transition into referral nursing.
Alongside my role as PRP Manager I also sit on the clinical board and provide a nurse presence in this area.
We ensure there is a strong support system in place, including skills supervisors and fully trained mentors. As well as providing support the nurses on the programme we also support the mentors to reach their potential in that role.
The programme is always developing and expanding meaning we are able to be responsive to feedback and provide a dynamic programme for newly qualified to nurses to follow.