Carlos Abungan wins Bank Worker of the Month for April

Carlos Abungan, Registered Nurse at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, was one of April’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Carlos following the award to congratulate him and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Carlos Abungun

1)How did you get into your current area of work?

When I lived in the Philippines I worked in Healthcare, I then relocated to the U.K and continued with my career.

2)What does your typical day at work consist of?

Busy, but varied.

3)What do you love most about your job?

The variety and working with lovely people. Good teamwork and communication.

4)How would your colleagues describe you in three words?

Flexible, hardworking and easy to deal with.

5)What’s your proudest moment achievement to date?

Saving lives and delivering quality care.

6)What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Travelling in winter as I live in Slough which is quite far from the hospital.

7)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?

Working with different people and learning new skills.


8) What do you usually do on your days off?

Rest, studying and spend time with my 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 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.

About the author

NHS Professionals administrator

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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