I loved my job & working for Solent NHS Trust & only took early retirement to move back to be closer to my family. They are are forward thinking & progressive organisation, with a strong management structure & training opportunities.
ability to be left to do my job but know their was someone to go to if I needed help or support
The hardest thing that you have to learn is trying not to get too involved with individual patients personal circumstances. Having to remain distant from personal situations can be very frustrating, especially for people who care. You have to remember that your not one of the frontline staff, your just a member of the admin team.
Team Leader/Manager (Former Employee) – Hampshire – 5 September 2017
I like many are passionate about working for the NHS but this often is challenged by the internal politics, personalities and poor management styles and accountability.
My career was the most exciting part of my life apart from my private family life, I adhered what I did and it was achieving the desired outcomes for our patients that gave the best rewards.
Local Authority funding cuts are killing the services that are there to provide the local populations with the best public health and clinical health outcomes.
Unfortunately, leadership within the service at all levels is lacking and management skills and ability is somewhat responsible.
Very saddened by the gradual decline of service delivery, quality and care. The hardest part of the job, was dealing with the personalities, politics and workplace harassment and bullying which was rife in all teams and at all levels.
Lots of roles for clinical staff to continue their practice
Serious concerns over the behaviours within the teams
Receptionist/ Business and Administration (Current Employee) – southampton – 17 January 2017
A typical day in the NHS within my Business and reception administration job is busy, high levels of work and includes suchvariety of people. I ahve learnt a great deal of information and methods in my time at the NHS this includes, learning different system, finical information and inputting in ledgers, inputting processes and procedures, constantly being aware of health and safety, fire safety, public safety laws and policies. I have also learnt how to deal with customes, visitors and staff of all ages and know how to handle conflict and stress in the correct manner. I have learnt what a project programme from an operational point of view consists of. I have learnt how to implement change and imporvements in the work place. The management withint the NHS is very good. I work in a small team that is extended and I can say I work well with them as we work very closely together. The hardest part of my job role is seeing edlery on their own, therefore I have also learnt how to communicate well with them so that I can ensure I put a smile to their faces and that they enjoy there time in our hands.
Non Executive Director (Current Employee) – hampshire – 7 January 2015
my summary is - only - partly in jest...my (NED) colleague & I consider that we earn something less than the minimum wage for the work we undertake; but we wouldn't change this for the world!!! as a nurse, by background, I get to chair board committees scrutinising the quality, governance, regulatory compliance & mental health act compliance of the organisation...& no-one can gain-say my clinical/operational experience of the assurances I'm given... I get to work with people who access services the trust provides - & the opportunity to discuss whether they would want something different...& the chance to talk with front-line practitioners & see how they would do things differently
Community Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 17 September 2014
A typical day at work, is a number of visits per day some receiving support for chronic conditions. You never know what may happen during your visit and requires to adapt to situations deteriorating patient or end of life care. Work mainly alone but have the support of colleagues at the end of the phone for advice. I mostly enjoy the interaction and building rappor with the patients which aids the provision of safe effective care. The hardest challenge is managing time as sometimes there are unexpected complications mainly with the deteriorating patient.
Audio Typist (Former Employee) – Portsmouth – 17 May 2013
Enjoyed thoroughly the temporary position of Audio Typist at NHS Solent Health Trust. Very organised, although helping with backlog of typing which is now up to date. Friendly colleagues. Very busy environment. Structured well.
Personal Assistant / Business Administrator (Former Employee) – Southampton – 29 August 2012
a typical day at work, would be a diary meeting with the manager, arranging meetings, sending out agendas, typing up minutes. Checkings emails, post, making telephone calls. Working within a team is enjoyable. Meeting new people.