We are delighted to announce Annie Roberts, Care Support Worker at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of our Bank Workers of the Month. The ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award recognises NHS Professionals’ Bank Members 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.
We spoke to Annie to find out more about her and her working life.
How do you feel about winning this award?
I was really shocked and happy to win the award. I was made up with myself and so were my colleagues and family.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I have always wanted to work in a hospital as I was very sick as a child and spent most of my time there. What nurses do every day is amazing, they put so much time and effort into their jobs with such passion and their hard work really pays off. One day, I would love to do my nursing degree.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym, shopping and going on holiday – Mexico is next! I also look after my nan with my mum.
What’s your role and what do you do day to day?
I work on the Ambulatory clinic, which is held on A&E. When I got offered the job I was over the moon, I love working at Alder Hey. I also help out with the admin side of the clinic. I measure and weigh all the children that come in, and take their blood pressure and pulse. I have also started plotting growth charts for the doctors to save them some time and help the clinic run smoothly. I helped out on A&E observations recently and that was a challenge but I loved how fast paced it was. It was non-stop but I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.
What is the best thing about working as a Bank Nurse for NHS Professionals?
I love that you get to work in different parts of the hospital. I am yet to work in another department but definitely will be once I’ve passed my 6 month exam, which will allow me to work on the wards. I would like to gain as much experience and learn as much as I can so I can put it into practice wherever I work in the hospital.
Congratulations to Annie for winning Bank Worker of the Month!
Criteria for Bank worker of the Month
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 a Kindle 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.