Student Nurse (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 8 March 2018
i learnt alot working for the nhs and have been thankful for the time i served there , however i feel the staff are over worked and under payed for the things they have to do and the abuse they can also be given
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 3 March 2018
I enjoyed this job and i would say the NHS is a good employer to work for work to social life balance was good, management wasnt great and ultimately circumstances changed which ment i needed a different job.
Auxillary nurse (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 14 February 2018
The hardest part of the job was saying goodbye when someone left and the most enjoyable when they got better. You learnt lots but not enough sometimes. You worked hard and you had good rewards when people said thank you.
Maintaining peoples pride and dignity.
When you couldn't doing anything but wait for your time to be up.
The day would start by going on the wards with pharmacists and checking patients drug charts, followed by some dispening in the pharmaceutical areas, before you knew it the day was over it was that busy. It was a very fun weeks work experience.
Senior Physiotherapist (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 23 November 2017
Ground breaking work done here. Experts in the field. Amazing team work i.e. Surgeons, Physios and Orthopaedic Nurses. The hospital had one administrator, the Surgeons had a regular board meeting and they made the decisions how the hospital was run. Only once did the Administrator the deny a 4 yr old child with a Ewing Tumor the right to live.... we haven't got the money. I went and gave him a rocket and lost my job. I was a star. I had children's ward and private ward and worked for all the surgeons known world wide.
5 day week 9 till 5 with 48hours on call (week-ends) monthly
Batch Preparation Officer (Data Entry Clerk) (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 8 November 2017
Batch Preparation Officer (Data Entry Clerk) - My position as a batch preparation officer involved inputting prescriber numbers into a system. The numbers are usually printed on the prescriptions which are sent out from hospitals and doctor surgeries to my office. The prescriptions come in various size batches. It was my responsibilities to sign for batches and report forms that have unknown prescription numbers on them. I was given an hourly target to work towards and I always achieved my set amount and at times exceed this at a high quality standard
Clinical Educator (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 22 October 2017
I have worked for the NHS most of my working life and have enjoyed my employment with them, I have learned so much in my time and gained excellent knowledge and skills to help me provide and deliver, the best possible care.
great place to work, and fantastic people to work with, all staff are hard working and conciencous.
too much involvement from the government, by people who dont care, or dont have a clue about patient care !
Executive Assistant to CEO (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 4 October 2017
Working at executive level in the NHS can be very challenging. Events change quickly and the need for a calm, professional manner is essential to react seamlessly in view of the Executive Team. The hardest part of the job is the endless cuts in funding, often resulting in shortages of staff and increased hours of working with no financial compensation. However, the rewarding part of the job is the “making a difference” to colleagues, staff, patients, carers and the community. As a result my team-working and coaching/mentoring skills have improved during the short time I have worked here, as well as having been given the opportunity to extend my knowledge of Human Resource Management and underpin this by gaining a Level 5 CIPD qualification.
Administration Clerk (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 13 September 2017
Typical day of work consisted of a built up routine, performing the same routine within the morning hours and the same tasks in the evening, which was brilliant as it was set. Workplace culture wasn't as great with cuts and a lot of pressure constantly on everyone's shoulders.
Have a list with a dentist or a student to complete, you would have your own space, where you are able to work efficiently in the environment you feel comfortable working in. all staff are polite and helpful
hCa band 3 (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 13 August 2017
My job is my passion in life but feeling very disappointed with the system after 20 yrs on the community.. sadly we are forgotten when the NHS is mentioned.. community nursing is in a desperate situation .. we frequently have no sterile dressings to go out with and have no time to spend with the most vulnerable in our community.. this last week alone we've lost 6 valued members of our team including an amazing manager. ..I never thought I would look for alternative employment. However I feel the skills I've learned could be more used further afield. Especially with the homeless, vunlerable, and those that need non judgemental support
Assistant Accountant (Current Employee) – Birmingham – 13 August 2017
Working within the NHS has developed my skills on a daily basis. Surrounded by friendly and helpful staff I am able to learn new things on a consistent basis. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people.
Domestic Assistant (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 12 August 2017
i have learnt alot, there is no such thing as a typical day at work when with the nhs as everyday is different. it is much enjoyable, wards vary everyday unless put on an area. staff are lovely and friendly. cleaning is often done considerably and with time to ensure that no infection is spread through the hospital. most enjoyable part of work is meeting the staff and the patients.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 26 July 2017
It was very crowded I begin with and left you with very little time to yourself, as you would expect in any other job. But working at the hospital was a complete pleasure, you was able to communicate and understand people and begin to evaluate their mindset. You was always under pressure but if you do your job to the best of your ability you will understand it's a complete and utter pleasure working there.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 4 July 2017
Answer phone calls and direct patients and service users to appropriate department and dealing with customer complaints • Demonstrated organisation communication and time management skills through arranging and scheduling meetings for staff
IHCD Paramedic Technician (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 27 June 2017
A typical day at work involves driving to emergency jobs only to find out they are not actually emergencies at the best of times
I have learnt many skills such as communication skills to a wide spectrum/calibre of people, good/ thorough documentation skills and the ability to work under extreme pressure and unpredictable environments.
Workplace culture is good as long as you don't criticise others falsely.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting the broad spectrum of people: rich/poor, homeless the old and right down to little babies who can put smiles on your face.