Thomas McGinty, Community nurse at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, was one of January’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Thomas following his award to congratulate him and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.
1) How did you get into your current area of work?
Recruitment drive for Salford District nursing service
2)What does your typical day at work consist of?
Working as a community nurse for the Broughton District nursing team
3)What do you love most about your job?
The variety of patient care and the fantastic District nursing team in Salford Royal
4)How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Reliable, professional and competent
5)What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?
Completing specialist practitioner in the community and my V300 non-medical prescribing course
6)What’s the most challenging part of your role?
Provide end of life care
7)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?
Flexibility, training, weekly pay, holiday pay, learning and development, experience and variety
8)What do you usually do on your days off?
Learn the guitar, go walking, go to the cinema and I love going on mini breaks too!
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 Tom and all the other winners for January! Thank you to all of our Bank Members 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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