Nayara De Sousa Ferreira wins Bank Worker of the Month for April

Nayara, Specialist Nurse at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, was one of April’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Nayara 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?

I always wanted to work in healthcare and graduated in Spain, then I was offered the chance to come and work in the UK for the NHS, and it was a good opportunity.

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

I normally either work in A&E or AMU so it’s a very fast paced environment, no two days are the same, the only thing that remains consistent is medicating patients.

3)What do you love most about your job?

After treating patients, when they get better you know you have contributed to helping them. Sometimes patients come back in to personally thank you for helping them, it’s very rewarding.

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

Flexible, hardworking and reliable

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

We had a lady who had an ulcer on her leg and they were talking about having to amputate, but we worked hard to treat it and it no longer required amputation.

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

Juggling what needs to be done and what the patients need/want, we always have a very demanding patient or patients family,  we need to make sure everyone feels well looked after.

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

Flexibility and there is always a good choice of shifts.


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

I like being outside, I always go on walks, or sunbathing when its sunny like today!

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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