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 September’s winners were:
“I work on various acute mental health wards in and around Worcestershire as a Care Support Worker. Having only joined NHS Professionals fairly recently I was surprised when I was informed that I was a bank worker of the month. I didn’t even know that there was such a thing! It’s nice that such a large organisation takes notice of the efforts of its members who work in the smaller cities who may otherwise remain quite anonymous.”
Margaret Cardozo, Registered Nurse, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
“I am the staff manager at the Trust and mainly work at night. I always do the best I can for the patients I care for and it is really nice to be recognised and appreciated. I was surprised to receive this award and am thrilled with my prize. Thank you so much.”
“As a midwife I am responsible for providing high standards of care to women and babies in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards during the antenatal, intranasal and postnatal periods.
As an experienced midwife, I am often one of the more senior members of staff on duty. I am often in charge and responsible for supporting junior members of staff on a busy ward and take responsibility for duties that make a ward/department a safe environment. I try to disseminate work to colleagues fairly and appropriately to meet the needs of their experience and capabilities, therefore providing patients with the best standards of care. I ensure junior midwives, student’s midwives and junior doctors feel supported and that colleagues feel that they can approach me for advice or with any other concerns. Diplomacy, sensitivity and tact are strengths I own and are crucial to that of a midwife.
I am absolutely thrilled I was picked as Bank Worker of the month, it is lovely to know I am appreciated in the workplace by my managers. They have told me how hard working I am before, and this has shown me that they really do appreciate the hard work I put in. I love my job as a midwife. I enjoy being there for the women I care for as well as the other members of staff who appreciate my support.”
Congratulations to all our September 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.