Abohorara Arabi, admin & clerical worker, wins February’s Bank Worker of the Month Award

Abohorara Arabi, admin & clerical worker, wins February’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 February’s winners was Abohorara Arabi, admin & clerical worker at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. We spoke to Abohorara to find out more about him and his working life.

How do you feel about winning the award?
It feels good, it is exciting to have the award.

What is your role and what do you do at the hospital?
I started by processing the phones, doing a set number of emails, care notes but over time they saw my progress and were impressed so my role has changed over time.

Why did you choose to work for NHS Professionals?
I think it was the freedom that it gave me. I had other commitments when I started working and NHS Professionals fitted perfectly with my lifestyle. I really enjoy changing cities and NHS Professionals enables me to do that. I used to work at a mental health trust in Coventry.

The other reason I enjoy working for NHS Professionals is because I was interested in working for the NHS and wanted to get my foot in the door to improve my chances of getting a permanent role.

What do you like most about your work?
I like the environment. The people are very nice and engaging. They always go out of their way to make my life easier when I’m practicing my religion. And I really like the flexibility.

What’s the best thing about working for NHS Professionals?
I find their annual leave useful. Again, the flexibility – being able to get a job in any city is great.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love cycling. I cycle to work and back, it’s about 17 miles and takes me roughly two hours. I like spending time with my family and friends at the weekends.

What are your plans for the future?
My plan is to stay with NHS Professionals until I have made a clear decision about my career progression. I studied biochemistry and I hope I’m able to do a Masters. I would really like to be in a career where I am lab based.

Congratulations to Abohorara and all the other February 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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