We are delighted to announce that Christine Allen, Specialist Nurse at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, was one of September’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We spoke to Christine 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 always worked in the Emergency Department since I qualified in 2001.
What does your typical day at work consist of?
It is different every day and I have to manage every kind of situation.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people and facing new challenges.
How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Friendly, caring and professional.
What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?
Saving lives – making a difference and receiving thanks from my patients for my hard work.
What’s the most challenging part of your role?
Changing priorities from lifesaving situations to a poorly finger.
What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?
What do you usually do on your days off?
Sleep and spend time with family!
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 Christine and all the other winners for September! 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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