The ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award recognises NHS Professionals’ flexible workers who provide excellent quality of care to patients, achieve high standards across our core values and meet the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. There is an award for three categories; Care Support Worker or Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse and Registered Nurse. In order to win an award, our workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is completed by the ward manager at the end of each shift.
• Cancelled no shifts for that month.
• Filled the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
We are pleased to announce that August’s winners of the recognition scheme are:
Sylvia Young, Care Support Worker, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
“I was absolutely delighted and honoured to receive the award for bank worker of the month. I have a huge passion for my job within mental health and dementia and I’m extremely pleased that I make a difference to people’s lives; I enjoy giving wonderful care to my patients.”
Jill Ashton, Specialist Nurse, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
“I am a paediatric nurse with more than 14 years’ experience, based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I’m competent in a multitude of nursing skills and have broad experience having worked in a number of different clinical specialities. I strive to deliver high quality care to all the children and their families, working alongside fantastic multidisciplinary teams. Nursing is my passion and to have my efforts recognised is a real honour, I am truly delighted!”
Nicholas Federico, Registered Nurse, Bradford District Care Trust
“I am currently working on a long term placement for the Intensive Home Treatment team at Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford as a registered staff nurse.
The Intensive Home Treatment team is a crisis management service that attempts to treat those with a mental illness in their own homes. My role is to assess their needs and aim to meet them by offering support and preparing a package of care that will avoid hospital admission. The work is extremely varied and often very challenging and there is a strong team ethic within the group.
I was very surprised to learn that I had been nominated as bank worker of the month. Winning the award has given me recognition for the hard work I have put in and also recognises the support and help that the team have given me. In accepting this award I feel it is important that I give the team credit and thank them all for their support.”
Congratulations to all our August winners and thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.