State registered nurse (Former Employee) – Derby – 11 July 2018
My role within the palliative care sector of the NHS was rewarding . Working with Terminal illness’s on a day to day can be emotionally stressful but equally rewarding. Making a difference regarding how big or small was my goal each day.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – UK – 10 July 2018
A typical day at work involved taking a case load and looking after all their needs both physical and emotional. This involved a lot of skills I would only use in this role but also a lot of transferable skill.
I would communicate with people from a variety of backgrounds on a daily basis which has helped to build these skills to what I believe to be of a high standard today. I also worked in a team and as a senior nurse managed a team and ward of patients. I had to have good time management skills in order to complete all tasks that ere requires of me in a timely manner.
Overall patients would often comment on the fact that I was a very happy and friendly person who would go that extra mile for them, this is something I believe to be one of my best qualified and is something that I will always carry with me.
Staff Nurse Band 5 (Former Employee) – Mansfield – 11 May 2018
What can you really say, it's the NHS, they have their pro's and cons as with all jobs. the benefits you get from working for the NHS are great EG: pension, unsocial hours pay, bank holiday rates, sickness
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Essex – 9 May 2018
It can be challenging place but rewarding at the same time. There are relative good training opportunities but can be waiting a long time to progress. The skills required for the salary unfortunately is not enough and departments always seem short of staff. I have learned a lot in my time working for this organisation but hope the future will get better. It has become undervalued unfortunately.
Band 5 staff nurse (Former Employee) – Northampton, Northamptonshire – 12 April 2018
Always felt under pressure and not always appreciated or supported by management. Very stressful and underpaid for the responsibly I was given. I always enjoyed my work and gave my all to the patients and families I cared for.
Free parking, good enhancements, good pension. Gained a broad spectrum of experience
Always short staffed, spent wasted hours trying to cover staff sickness, think sickness policy to lenient. Long hours and difficult to leave on time
Staff Nurse Band 5 (Former Employee) – Dundee City – 15 February 2018
Very much enjoyed working for the nhs. Loved being a nurse with them only changes due to management on specific ward as constantly gave days and nights in same week with a year old child at home. Couldn't stand it any longer.
working in the emergency department in a major trauma centre I have gained a vast amount of experience. Within the first few weeks I learnt how to cannula, venipuncture, set up IV medications and how to organise my time accordingly. With my good time management skills and organisation I have been able to work effectively.
Hard work and dedication and a sense of vocation make the work enjoyable.
Staff Nurse Grade D (Former Employee) – Norfolk – 3 February 2018
Rewarding and, ofcourse, challenging. Orthopaedic and paediatric wards until changing to the NHS in the community. Constantly updating knowlege and expanding skills and mindset. Communication skills were in constant use, and to me, interacting with the public effectively was a priority. Making the right decisions was made possible due to years of training and knowlege and insights gained along the way.
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.
It is not better in any other places.I was a nurse for 11 years .I got my second degree just not to work for nhs.and reason those people who there for long time because they are biggest bullies and only that type can survive there.People always very suprised when I say that I dont work for nhs and reason being because of all culture allows those bullies push out good workers like you and me.They dont look why nhs is struggling with shortage of staff but thats why.
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Brighton, East Sussex – 24 October 2017
Currently i’m working on level 9a BSUH and i’m really enjoing it. We are a good team and that is the most important thing. Also 9a’sisters are very nice and they always support all the members of the staff.