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. Every month each of the winners receives an iPad Mini as a thank you for all their hard work. In order to win this award the 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 June’s winners are:
Abab Miah, Care Support Worker, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
“I’m a care support worker and in my day to day role I provide support where needed. I enjoy working for NHS Professionals because of the flexibility, you can choose whatever days you want to work and shifts are all booked electronically, which means I don’t get bombarded with phone calls.
“I really did not expect to win this award. I hadn’t even heard about it before but I’m delighted to receive the recognition. You only ever hear negative stories about healthcare staff in the media and you don’t usually get praised for your hard work, so to be noticed in this way is a great achievement.”
Jennifer Freaney, Specialist Nurse , Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
“I am a paediatric staff nurse and my day to day activities depend on where I am working. Usually, I am meeting and greeting families and supporting doctors where I can. There is great variety in my job because there are many different clinics running. It keeps it interesting because I’m seeing many children with different conditions.
“I was delighted to receive this award and I’m incredibly grateful for all the feedback I am getting from the department. I haven’t been in this area for long and I am doing quite a different job to my last one, so I am really flattered that they see me as a valuable member of the team.”
Anne Mullis, Registered Nurse, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
“I am a registered nurse and tend to move around where I am needed. Sometimes I work at a dermatology clinic, assisting doctors with minor surgeries, but normally I work at the hospital. My preferred area is colorectal surgery, which is usually short-staffed, so I get to work there regularly.
“Winning this award was a major surprise; I am really pleased to receive the recognition.”
Congratulations to all our June 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.