Bernadette Illingworth, specialist nurse at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, was one of March’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met her following the award to congratulate her and find out more about her day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.
1)How did you get into your current area of work?
Working fill time was impacting on my family life
2)What does your typical day at work consist of?
I work in the crisis team so my day varies from minute to minute. One I am dealing with psychiatric patients or someone trying to kill themselves to someone complaining they can’t sleep.
3)What do you love most about your job?
I love every aspect.
4)How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Funny, caring and hardworking.
5)What’s your proudest moment achievement to date?
Winning Bank Worker of the Month.
6)What’s the most challenging part of your role?
Dealing with challenging patients and colleagues.
7)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?
It’s enables me to fall back in love with my job and improved my family life.
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.