We are delighted to announce that Louisa Bardsley was one of August’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners, a Specialist Nurse at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. We spoke to Louisa following her award, to find out more about her and her working life.
How did you get into your current area of work?
I have worked in the Emergency Department since qualifying.
What does your typical day at work consist of?
No two days are the same, working in A&E there is lots of variety and no ‘typical’ day.
What do you love most about your job?
The variety of medical conditions; I learn something new every day.
How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Caring, Hardworking and Reliable.
What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?
What’s the most challenging part of your role?
Being unable to spend more time with my patients due to the demand in A&E.
What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?
What do you usually do on your days off?
See friends, catch up on life’s necessities and sleep!
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 Louise and all the other winners for August! Thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.
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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