Community Nursing Care Assistant / Support Worker (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 9 June 2018
Hard work not appreciated. Always short staffed hence existing staff stretched to the point of exhaustion. Parking difficult. Staff not pulling their weight, sleeping while on duty .No support from management.
Senior Support Worker (Current Employee) – Leeds – 23 May 2018
my typical day at work is fast paced. I support adults with learning disabilities to live their lives in their own homes. I help with all aspects of personal care, postural management needs, finances, administration of medication. I have gain knowledge and skills in different aspects of my jobs from epilepsy to dealing with challenging behaviours. Hardest part of my job is when the individuals get unwell as you form bonds with these. the most enjoyable part of my job is seeing these individuals been able to live there lives to the best they can whilst been as independent as they can.
good people, good job no prospect of change/advancement
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 23 April 2018
No two days the same. As a completely new starter in the NHS I learned a whole new language both long hand and abbreviations. The staff were friendly and helpful and very supportive and the management team did their best to make sure we all worked together to get the work done right first time within the deadlines. As an NHS workplace the culture was healthcare based with lots of emphasis on what was happening in and around the City and what staff could do to support each other and the Community whether it be sponsorship or baking cakes to raise funds for charity events. Difficult part of the job was often dealing with patient/colleague complaints/concerns. Most enjoyable part of the job - getting the right outcome for the patient/colleague for their complaint/concern.
Clerical Officer (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 26 December 2017
On a daily basis I answer the phones, receiving referrals and booking appointments for patients. You learn the bespoke systems used within the NHS and the importance of data protection. Strong management who are considerate of their employees. Hardest part of the job is the low salary for agency employees, most enjoyable part is the rewarding nature of helping patients.
Easy but boring repetative roles that can become mind numbing.
Driver (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 14 December 2017
Very poor starting wage, bone idle management who have the attitude that if you don't like it leave. Constantly trying to run what is in effect a business on an absolute shoestring. EVERYTHING is run down, repaired, broken ,repaired again breaks and so on. The staff themselves feel really undervalued and demoralised. However they mostly do their best. Leave entitlement is good. ( if you can take it due to staff shortages).
Temporary Data inputter (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 16 October 2017
Typical day at work was spent looking at waiting lists pathways , analysing documents and letter to assess the current situation. Learned to check and sometimes doublecheck information before coming to a conclusion. Management were helpful and sociable. The hardest part of the job was processing difficult work quickly to meet target. Most enjoyable part was relationship with colleagues.
Apprentice Clinical Support Worker (Current Employee) – Leeds – 9 October 2017
I can say that it wasn't completely the NHS's fault that I don't enjoy the experience that I've had with working with them, it was also down to learn direct too. The training was fine, just could have had more and had more help on and off the ward. Would have also like to have been shown some gratitude for the hard work we do, unlike being treated unfairly.
sometimes being thanked
long hours, shortage of staff, being injured/attacked
Nurse (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 13 September 2017
Work hard as part of a team and you can have a rewarding career. I worked as a nurse for 34 years, I had a varied career and enjoyed most of it. I worked (at the end) in Mental Health. This was amazing and defenetly the best part of my career. Seeing very ill people improving so their quality of life was so much better is an incredible feeling. On the other side of the coin, supporting people, and their families, whose improvment was limited, is good when you know the best has been done for them and they are as comfortable as possible. There is no feeling better when people, needlesly, express their gratitude and say what a difference has been made to them.
Team work. Meeting some amazing people, patients, their carers and staff, who despite everything, are pasionette about their work.
Finance and Accounting (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 12 September 2017
Typical day; All aspects of helping the NHS are covered Learnt; Using sound judgement for each Client Workplace culture; NHS take care of people who have disabilities, make them feel as comfortable in the workplace as possible Hardest part; Deciding whether VAT can be recoverable, but we all work as a Team Most Enjoyable; Helping people save money within the NHS as a whole
Learning disability advisor (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 31 July 2017
Have learned a lot working within NHS about how you can impact on someone's life's and being treated as equally I have learned about mental health act and more about reviews and have much more knowledge that people with learning disabilities that people don,t always need hospital services and more about sections and unlocking barriers learned how local and regional teams work and the barriers people face especially around people on ministry of justice and learned about forsenic teams and learned how management works and policy's are implement locally over coming the barriers especially around commissioning services
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 23 June 2017
1 week work experience placement - shadowing senior cardiologist, ward rounds which involved communicating with patients and noting all vital information, consultations, liaising with patients in a professional yet in a friendly and caring manner.