Health Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Daycase – 4 January 2019
The management don't care about their staff at all. The team as a whole are great, work their socks off and will help anyone. Unfortunately due to a lack of support from management staff morale is at an all time low.
The CQC visited this department years ago and decided the unit was never to be escalated as an inpatient unit. A few weeks later it was escalated and probably has been ever since. The staff are expected to look after medical patients they know nothing about. Sort out those discharges without having access to a doctor as well as look after the surgical patients that should be there. It's in a theatre envoy so really impractical to have impatients there over night.
If only management would stand up for the team this wouldn't happen and the team wouldn't be so stressed/depressed! Management are also more bothered about the colour of your socks than the level of patient care!
Good scope for learning and development. Good range of cardiology areas to rotate around. Large geographigal area to cover a wide range of patients. Attached to good teaching hospitals Good support from management Good courses offered Good practice educators
Clinical Pharmacist (Current Employee) – North West – 18 October 2017
An excellent place to work and develop as a professional, working in a multidisciplinary environment. The organisation has a very supportive network that ensure that workplace culture is as best as it could be.
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) – Blackburn, ENG – 28 August 2014
Very busy atmosphere and fast paced work. I learnt a lot about pharmaceuticals and patient care. The management was made up of a strong team with an organised training scheme and my co-workers were efficient and helpful. The hardest part of the job was the amount of work set in a day but I managed to complete it just fine, also I enjoyed the challenge, also not knowing which hospital you would be based at . The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to do things on my own after training and being able to train other new starters my self.
Being part of a team.
Having to give up some weekends and working all week/ weekend
Dietitian (Current Employee) – Nelson, ENG – 27 August 2013
I have been working for the nutrition and dietetics department for over 4 years now and I believe that the department and it's colleagues work and combine well together. We are able to support, share knowledge and skills, adapt and improve systems and advice in order to meet guidelines, new evidence and to meet the needs of patients and clients as a whole approach.
Great team working
Lack of capcity to be able to develop further due to departmental fuinding cuts, too much travelling by car to and from bases
Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Blackburn – 4 January 2017
My experience within emergency medicine gave me confidence to work autonomously and lead others in a busy environment. I relished the challenge to bring forward my previous skills and develop new ones.
not having enough time with patients ( totally personal view)
Varied and Interesting workplace with commendable self development initiatives
Clerical Officer (Former Employee) – Kiddrow Lane Health Centre / Padiham Health Centre – 8 May 2013
Typically the day would start by loading up the computers and appointment booking programmes. Picking up any messages. The post would arrive which would then need sorting and distributing to relevant departments which included GP team, Podiatry, Treatment Room Nurses, District Nurses, Pharmacy. All the while manning a busy reception greeting patients, enquiries and booking appointments. It would be my responsibility to ensure that confidential patient records were kept up to date and presented to the correct department when necessary. Typing up of correspondence on a daily basis for the above mentioned services. Anything relating to the building would be my responsibility. Contacting the relevant contractors for any faults etc and liaising with the necessary people.
I started work within this job role following an NVQ placement, this is the only role i have known. I have picked up many skills following my time there and have also come to realise that my customer service skills are of a high standard. I have learned that I thrive on teamwork and being a valued member, where i have freedom to put forward ideas.
The hardest part of my job was the size of the team. Because we were such a small team (4 members in total) covering two sites, it was not possible for team meeting/touching base. I feel this made the overall team efficiency and morale suffer.
The most enjoyable part of my job was feeling of making a difference. I enjoy working with the public and going that extra mile to help out, where possible. I enjoy problem solving and seeing the rewardsmore... of an efficient system come to fruition. I am organised and enjoy getting stuck in. I am also grateful that within my job role i had the opportunity to expand my qualifications.