We are thrilled to announce that Julie Jeal was one of July’s winners, an Admin & Clerical worker at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust. We caught up with Julie to find out more about her and her working life.
How did you get into your current area of work?
I was working for an agency and transferred to NHS Professionals just over a year ago. I currently have a very busy and varied role. I am a Junior Doctor Rota Coordinator as well as a Hepatology Administrator.
What does your typical day at work consist of?
At the moment, my role is mainly putting NHSP shifts onto the system and authorising timesheets. I also check all the rotas to make sure we have enough Doctors booked on to shifts and arrange more cover if we are short.
What do you love most about your job?
Making a difference and giving back to the NHS.
How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Conscientious, approachable, polite.
What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?
A new implementation process which I was involved in, which means blood tests and ultrasounds can be sent off for prior to an appointment, so consultants have the results in front of them during patient appointments, rather than sending off for them after and needing follow up appointments. The new process is much more efficient as the information is received sooner. For me, this was definitely something I was proud to be a part of.
What’s the most challenging part of your role?
Getting used to system changes and updates.
What’s the best thing about working for NHS Professionals?
The satisfaction I feel when shifts have been filled by Doctors.
What do you usually do on your days off?
Gardening, Race for Life, visiting elderly relatives.
The Bank Worker Of The Month award acknowledges Bank Workers who have gone above and beyond what is required in their everyday duties.
There is an award for four categories; Care Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Registered Nurse and Admin & Clerical.
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.
• Not cancel any shifts for that month.
• Fill the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
A huge well done to Julie and all the other July 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.