The day-to-day was lovely, but it was very slow at times and there wasn't as much to do - but it was a work placement, not a full time job so for what it's worth, it was a great and friendly environment and the staff were welcoming and helpful.
Admin / booking / referrals clerk (Former Employee) – Priestley Wharf and Birmingham Dental Hospital – 15 August 2017
the job can be pressurised at times. Generally an interesting and rewarding job but sometimes frustrating, with the amount of calls, and too much to do, not enough time. They need more staff. People are nice to work with although it takes a long to get things done as it is so busy. Nice building, nice place to sit and eat lunch outside, good canteen.
People bring in cake sometimes, reasonable hours, nice building.
Don't get paid much considering the amount of work, too many calls coming in, not enough staff to keep on top of it.
Social Care Worker (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 15 February 2017
A typical day would involve, working as a team,supporting service users with all their personal care needs, assisting with feeding if required and completing daily nursing notes. Since working for the trust I had learned the importance of working as a team ,maintaining an empathetic approach towards service users feelings, promoting choice and independence and utilizing manual handling equipment. Whilst working for the trust I did not experience any issues with management, I thought that the trust employed a mixture of individuals from different cultural back grounds. I thought the hardened part of the job was having to cope with the demands of the ward when the hospital was short staffed. I enjoyed meeting services users form all walks of life and found it very rewarding when I was able to contribute to making a difference within individual lives
Stressful environment when the wards are short staffed.
Bank Co-Ordinator (Current Employee) – Priestley wharf – 22 November 2016
Working for BCHC Trust is great. It looks after its staff members. Working in the bank office can at times be exhausting as staff queries cannot always be answered. But it's also enjoyable as you get to help people and the thanks you get is always the best part of the job
Community Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 29 July 2016
I have worked for the company now for nearly 18 months but am looking at a new nursing challenge, job conditions are satisfactory but want to leave the NHS sector now and am looking to work privately, working hours are 8.30 till 5 and I just work the occasional weekend, I have learnt a lot of skills since working in the community especially wound care, The hardest part of the job is the stress of their not being enough staff which has a big impact on my days work where it becomes exceptionally busy, and sometimes the driving from patient to patient becomes intense, I have come to a point now where I want to face a new challenge