King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Typical day
Kings college hospital is a very busy the phones do not stop ringing referrals continue to come into the office. Staff are great and helpful.
Management are always there to support you if you have any problems
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Very poor management
Very poor management. Lazy staff could get on with their customs...Every time I have raised a concern about some staff members I felt like it was just brushed behind the door.
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stressless
it was good I am enjoying to work there team are brilliant management helpful only sometimes patient relatives make stressful situation but still manageable
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Admin
Its ok busy environment. Everyday is a different day
Lovely team to work with work as a team.managerment.good however top.managerment could be more supportive
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Great Hospital
I worked there as volunteer twice, environment is friendly and helpful.
Would love to have a proper job in this hospital. Easy accessible by transport.
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Great place.
KCH is a great place to work as everyone is friendly and ready to help with any questions or queries you may have. To progress you will need to apply for another role as that is the best route.
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Great work enviroment
Great place to work specially if you enjoy helping people. the hours are great, staff friendly, good work life balance, good opportunities to progress in your career.
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Good place to work for
Good place to work for but most management here is hit and miss. The hours can be long depending where you work, but there is usually a lot of flexibility which is great.
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Patient records assistant
MY typical day at work is a tedious one where you use computer to extract all the consultant appointment on weekly basis, using PIMS system and electronic data management. I print all the clinic report a week ahead of the appointment. Using my numerical knowledge, I will convert the number that is assessible through our network where the notes are culled and sent to consultants. The ones that cannot be fetched can be search through EDM and requested which reaches us in a day or two from the storage located outside the office and sent to us. These notes are prepped within a week and readily available for consultation to KINGS college, Princess royal, Orpington hospital, Queen Mary Sidcup and Beckenham beacon hospital and other subsidiary hospitals. The hardest part of the job is culling the notes from the library where you have to rack and get them from their numerical orders. The most enjoyable part of it is putting in the necessary information in the system before sending them out. I also handle incoming calls from all these hospital and secretary calls, if the notes are not received on time by the due date and sending off urgent notes for emergencies and prepping them before sending them off to their various department
Pros
None
Cons
sometimes overtime
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Good workplace
It was a very good workplace to do the staff are very friendly and you met all different kinds of people with different aspects of life
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Long hours
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Great
Great place to work at, however also challenging. There are great initiatives but also lots to be improved. Lovely people to work with. Communication may need improvement among all departments.
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Band 5 Staff
Never a day that is the same as the last, with a crazy busy ED and massive out patients clinic, and almost 1000 inpatient beds, radiology was kept running at full speed all the time.
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Instituição muito respeitada e justa.
No departamento do hospital onde eu trabalhava éramos cerca de 45 funcionários entre: enfermeiros, doutores, auxiliares, cirurgiōes e gerência de 16 países diferentes. Uma verdadeira babilônia onde todos nós nos entendíamos. Aprendi muito sobre o quão forte o corpo humano pode ser, porem, não somos invencíveis. Fiz muitos amigos de vários cantos do planeta. Cuidei de muitos pacientes difícil, rir e chorei com eles. A cultura da empresa é boa, o ambiente de trabalho, as vezes, tenso era muito agradável. Mas depois de 16 anos resolvi deixar Londres. Por isso que sai.
Pros
35 dias de feiras incluindo dias de feriados.
Cons
Ficar sob aviso. Noites e finais de semanas.
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Wasted opportunity
Good environment in which to work but so troubled by poor management that development and growth is poor. Short sighted people development, rather lose staff than work hard to keep them. Lots of meetings to discuss issues but little done about them. Top heavy management but no true leadership. Many lovely people working there. Transport network good, parking not so good but available, hospital shuttle between sights. Nice area, heavy population. Could be a really great hospital but neglected by the KCHUFT
Pros
Nice environment, good transport, people
Cons
Kings CH Foundation Trust, not best employers
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Poor management of staff by Senior Management
Management top heavy with limited long term planning


Sadly senior management does not engage well with the staff nor does it encourage or empower the staff to take pride in working for the organisation
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A great opportunity to learn about the Health Service.
A typical day would involve firstly reading emails and prioritising problems that need to be solved urgently or deadlines for Finance information to be met. I learned to liaise with and assist staff at all levels in the Trust, from the domestic operatives to the Directors and Consultants, so it greatly improved my people skill. The workplace culture is on the whole good, with much diversity of people and skills, in a very pressurised Health Service Environment. The hardest part of the job was juggling priorities, and managing staff. The best part was meeting some incredible people of all types of occupation - health professionals/HR/Finance etc all doing their best to juggle those priorities and assist in any way to make easier the experience for the patients of the possible, and to take the admin pressure from those health professionals treating patients.
Pros
Good training schemes, regular pay reviews
Cons
Long hours
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fun place to work
this is an exciting place to work, the working culture is fantastic, so also is the people you work with. the salary was not so great but the pension is quite good
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A routine job with possible advancement
Day to day - processing patients for doctors, assisting doctors with procedures
Learned - Ophthalmic medicine and whats involved, plus a little bit about the eye in general. Teaching is extremely limited and you must seek it out as an individual if you wish to learn

Management - Sufficient. Often chaotic in high pressure situations.

Workplace culture - A small amount. The job is too busy to really develop this.

Hardest part of job - the sheer quantity of patients coming through, and the lack of leadership in the department.

Most enjoyable part - experience in operating theaters.


*Job advertised as £18,000 - £21,000 PA, this was false. I started on £16,000 and have increased to £17,000 after considerable effort.
Cons
long hours
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Busy London hospital
Busy tertiary centre; pros and cons
Great staff

Great teams

Great patients

High workload

Culture of working through lunch, working over and beyond all the time
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productive and fun place to be
a place to call work environment, learned to be more patient and to be able to handle difficult situations. Too much complex issues. calls that doesn't belong to the team are transferred to us and patietn get frustrated in the process.
Pros
leaving early some fridays
Cons
too much complex issues. calls that doesn't belong to the team
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Challenging and dynamic
King's is a wonderful hospital full of character.
It experiences the challenges of most NHS hospitals in London but offers a great base for supportive development.
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