AHCA (Current Employee) – Community – 18 January 2018
I have learnt a lot about myself whilst working in my current role and have learnt that I am able to achieve high standards of work with good support. Our shifts can be very emotionally draining and we come to rely on each other for support. Not all our patients are elderly and it makes you look at your own life and that of others differently. The hardest part of my job is losing patients and trying to support grieving families who just want to know why them. I enjoy working within a small team knowing that we all want to make our patients end days as comfortable as we can and walk away knowing we have made a difference and done our job well.
As a theatre assistant, you are busy preparing the anaesethic room and theatre, by stocking up all necessary equipment, fluids and machinery. Always cleaning, being ready to assist the ODP with patients, fluids or equipment. You need to be able to be quick, ready for anything, sometimes whilst operations are taking place, there can be lots of waiting and watching. Need to be empathetic, sympathetic, calm, reassuring.
Health care support assistant (Current Employee) – Llanelli, Carmarthenshire – 12 January 2018
Team work is crucial for working in a hospital environment. Constantly learning everyday on shift, and learn a lot about yourself and how to deal with stressful, life or death situations. Compassion, respect and communication is vital.
Productive but currently in other main departments very mismanged with staff asking for help but getting know where, iam powerless to help.
Senior clinical coder (Current Employee) – Tenby doctors surgery – 10 January 2018
Iam the 2nd only original member of staff remaining where iam working., iam in my 26th year the older member is retiring this year. I have my own department although extremely busy iam training a new member and we are coping well the deman's. Other areas are struggling due to lots of new staff all at once with practically one memeber or more senior staff expected to do their job and teach the new staff also It's very disorganised but management at the moment won't listen to the concerns of more senor staff
It's very unacceptable at the moment and hope it will be addressed very soon. I enjoy my work but now wish to try a new adventure but it would either had to be £10 an hour for 32 hrs or slightly less pay but more hours.
Administration Assistant (Current Employee) – Child Therapy Services - Venture House Boston – 7 January 2018
I thoroughly enjoy working for Child Therapy Services, they are a great team to work with, I feel valued and supported within the team My main duties include all aspects of admin, answering telephone, ringing parents / schools to make appointments, cancelling appointments when clinicians are off sick, sending reports and resources out. Photocopying, scanning. Sending letters out for new referrals.
Clinical Support Worker (Current Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 2 January 2018
From a clinical side. The NHS wards are often understaffed, with a varying skill mix from day to day. However this does make everyone a good team player and usually forms good bonds. Management is a person to person variable. The overall hospital management is usually quite good.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Bedford – 2 January 2018
It was my first job in nursing and it wasn't in my country nor in my monthertongue which made things harder if possible. The place was always very busy. Most of days we were short of staff or the work load was unmanageable. Anyhow I did learn loads. From the ward, from the patients, from the culture. My colleagues were the very best. Excellent professionals and always very helpful. Thank God.
I work with neuro patients sometimes very challenging . Some need special care which i do as i am of quiet they like you quiet . Istart the day by personall care then lunch do some gsmes with them i work with ot and physio team . Then sometimes work with stroke patients . We sing and try them to find their voice after stroke . I love the job . But would like move on now . Try something else . The nhs is not the same .
They didnt help fit the shifts around my children, salary is good, as a housekeeper i didnt find the cleanliness was as good as it should be. People who work there are lovely, however needs more organisation.
I had seen many changes in the time I've worked at aintree. Busy hospital , therefore there is plenty of opportunity for training courses to keep staff up to date. Plenty of overtime on the bank if you would like overtime. Patients appreciate the work we do, home from home for many of them. Patients need to feel looked after in all aspects if there stay in hospital .
NHS pensions and car parking facilities, sick pay .
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Berkshire – 17 December 2017
I currently work in Theatres as a HCA.I strive to achieve and I'm a caring honest and trust worthy individual.I put others before myself.I can work under busy times and I'm always helpful.I work in Theatres and assist scrub nurses and surgeons.I know that this job is demanding and no two days are the same but it's rewarding to help others.Before Theatres I was a healthcare assistant on paedeactric ward doing stock and helping nurses on the ward.
HCSW (Current Employee) – Bridgend, Bridgend – 13 December 2017
to many higher bands giving out orders to lower same description bands laziness and slyness sometimes bullies are to much to bear with ,workload is far to great for lone working and your vulnerable and open to accusations
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – Derby – 12 December 2017
Unbelievable waste of public money with apparently no consequences for those concerned . Totally incompetent and inefficient management. Contact staff are good at their jobs and very hardworking and end uncovering for the mistakes of management.