Some days are good, some not so good.
Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Norwich, Norfolk – 11 April 2018
I work as a Bank HCA at N&N hospital, and although the flexibility has its benefits (I am studying a degree as well), it also has negative aspects.
The training is good initially, but it's left to yourself to obtain further training, which isn't always easy.
Some ward staff are lovely, but some treat you like you are the lowest of lows, because you are 'bank' staff. They talk to you in a way that you are a child and do not know what you are doing. Also in a rude way. It can be difficult entering a ward with staff who all know each other well. I enjoy when there are other bank staff, so I have someome who talks to me.
It depends where you work to if you will enjoy your shift.
My favourite parts are when I get to have long conversations with patients and get to know them. I enjoy helping others, so for me the patients make my job enjoyable!
Free uniform x2, flexibility, get to choose where you work, satisfaction of helping someone. Night shifts pay well
Staff on some wards. Lack of updated training.