This is a temporary flexible position, which has given me the opportunity to gain new experiences and skills, whilst still remaining at my regular part time job.
It has been a learning curve learning about the Army Reserves and has given me an interest in knowing more about Occupational Health.
I work with different Doctors, technicians and sometimes other Nurses at each of the locations. Learning to work together quickly as a team has been enjoyable and manageable as the format of the clinics are similar in each place.
The day starts at 8 am, with the Lead Nurse preparing the Medical Centre for the clinics, checking the supplies needed and the paperwork is in order. The first Attendees arrive at 08.30, after explaining the paperwork and collecting their notes, they then have audiometry tests, eye sight, urine tests, Height Weight, BMI, Spirometry, Peak Flow, Blood Pressure and a General Lifestyle conversation regarding alcohol, diet, smoking and exercise. The information is recorded and they are then seen by the Doctor. The Clinic is a busy one with attendees coming constantly throughout the day. The Clinic doesn't finish until the last person has gone, the Lead Nurse then issues invioces to the staff, checks all the notes and attendees notes are in order, returns equipment to the box, to be sent back to Scotland, tidies and locks centre. Some clinics require further tests, blood tests, conselling, problem solving.
Different every time, no included lunch times.
Distances of Barracks, but it is my choice to work there.