Alex Mazilu, Care Support Worker, wins January’s Bank Worker of the Month Award

Alex Mazilu, Care Support Worker, wins January’s Bank Worker of the Month Award

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. 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.

We are delighted to announce that one of January’s winners was Alex Mazilu, Care Support Worker at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. We spoke to Alex to find out more about him and his working life.

How do you feel about winning this award?
It felt great, it’s nice to be appreciated for the hard work I put in. Not many companies offer this incentive and I didn’t expect to win.

What’s your role at the Trust and what do you do day to day?
I’m a care support worker working mostly on the Lark Ward at Woodlands, Suffolk. The
Lark ward is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), offering care to patients who have acute mental health issues. My role is to supervise the patients on the ward but also when they leave eg when we take them out shopping.

Why did you choose to work for NHS Professionals?
I chose to work for NHS Professionals for the flexibility and the high standard of care they provide. I’ve worked for some agencies before and you can’t compare the private sector with the NHS. I enjoy working with the staff here and caring for the patients. I think NHS Professionals’ booking system is the best I’ve ever used.

How long have you been a Care Support Worker for?
I’ve been a Care Support Worker for almost three years now.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
I think the best thing is helping the patients.

What is the best thing about working for NHS Professionals?
I work full time for NHS Professionals but the flexibility is definitely the best thing.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I really enjoy art and have just finished art school. In the future I’m thinking of doing some art therapy. I’m doing some with a patient at the moment and I’d like to continue this.

Congratulations to Alex and all the other January winners! Thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

About the author

NHS Professionals administrator

NHS Professionals manages the temporary staffing needs of around 66 NHS Trusts across England. An integral part of the NHS, it aims to reduce Trusts’ spending on flexible workers without compromising quality, by providing greater transparency of demand and supplying bank staff at the best possible rate. Its bank of more than 40,000 flexible workers comprises general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, admin/clerical , allied health professionals, healthcare scientists, support services among other healthcare professionals.

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