Roles and Responsibilities

A newly qualified registered healthcare professional undertaking a period of transition within their first post, whilst awaiting, and then on completion of their professional registration.

Service/Ward/Line Managers: The Manager is the person ultimately responsible for managing Preceptorship within their service/clinical area. They should ensure all newly qualified healthcare professionals are assigned a suitable named Preceptor and support them with issues outside of the Preceptor remit.

Preceptor: A Preceptor is a registered professional with at least 12 months experience ideally within the same area of practice as the Preceptee, whose role it is to offer guidance and support to the newly registered practitioner. A Preceptor is an advocate for the Preceptee acting as a critical friend. Staff who can undertake the role will be identified and supported by their line manager, as being willing and capable of fulfilling an enabling role. They must be aware of what is expected of them in their role but will work together with other designated colleagues, utilising a team approach to enable a culture of support. It is recommended that Preceptors undergo training in order to fulfil their role. Preceptors will undertake Preceptorship Developmental Review Meetings with their Preceptee in the first month and then at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and then a final meeting. There must be a process whereby any Preceptor who does not feel comfortable in an aspect of the review meetings can escalate to the manager.

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