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Karen Shakespeare wins Bank Worker of the Month for July

Karen Shakespeare

Karen, Specialist Nurse at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, was one of July’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Karen following the award to congratulate her 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?

I have worked for Pennine Hospital most of my working life in one capacity or another. HCA, Phlebotomist, councillor in the psychology department and then a nurse in A&E

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

I start at 7:30 when possible and have to handle handovers and general work in A&E

3)What do you love most about your job?

The Variety of my role as well as the knowledge and support of my colleagues.

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

Obtaining my original position on A&E. I am proud to work for the trust and the department alongside my colleagues.

5) What is the most challenging part of your role?

Everyday there are challenges and stress.

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

The ability to choose my shifts and the support of the staff at the end of the phone.

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

I have two energetic dogs that keep me busy. I love gardening and spending time with my husband who is my best friend.

 

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 fulfill 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.

 

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Brand ambassador Steve Collins is ready to race!

While we celebrate the 70th Birthday of our National Health Service, we are also encouraged to live more healthy lifestyles. One of our dedicated Worcestershire Health and Care bank members and brand ambassador, Steve Collins, is doing his bit to support mental health.

Along with three friends he will be running the Simplyhealth Great Team Relay for MIND – the Mental Health Charity, on Wednesday 4th July. Steve is running the first 5k leg of the four legged relay around the London Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

Steve talks about his excitement and fears ahead of the race:

What name have you given your Team?

The team name is Hounds of Horror (we all love genre films and our tag line was ‘…because mental health need not be a fear’)

Who is in your team?

Steve Collins(me) , Mal Jutley, Zoe Rose, Rhia O’Reilly

What do they do and where are they from?

The other three team members come from London.  I’m not sure what Mal does, but Zoe is a journalist, and Rhia is a professional female wrestler (no really!!)

Why and when did you get together?

We got together to do the run as MIND is a charity we all believe in strongly.

What has the training involved?

For me, it’s involved training at the gym 5 days a week and running the other two days.  I’ve probably clocked up about five marathons worth of training miles.

What target have you set yourself?

We all seem to run at different speeds, but I’m doing the first leg and am hoping for a time of around 22 minutes (although it’s going to be hot! So might be longer!!)

What have your colleagues at Worcester Health and Care been like?

They are among the nicest and most supportive people I have ever worked with!

To sponsor Steve’s House of Horrors team, visit their JustGiving page.

To learn more about Steve’s story and how NHSP has supported him check out our website.

 

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Shelley Biles wins Bank Worker of the Month for June

Shelley, Admin and Clerical Worker at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, was one of June’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Shelley following the award to congratulate her and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Shelley Biles

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

I have been in this role for 6 years now. I formerly worked as a substantive staff member but I then left the trust and came back as a Bank worker.

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

A&E – it is extremely busy!

3)What do you love most about your job?

How supportive my team is and the team spirit they have.

4)How would your colleagues describe you?

Hardworking, supportive and reliable

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

This Bank Worker of the Month NHSP Award

6) What is the most challenging part of your role?

Dealing with demanding people everyday

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

Everyone gets along really well and are all really supportive of one another. Everyone respects each other and work together as a team

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

I sleep, go shopping and spend time with my friends and 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.

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Carlito Caluya wins Bank Worker of the Month for May

Carlito, Care Support Worker at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, was one of May’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Carlito following the award to congratulate him and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Carlito Caluya

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

I transferred to Redstone House from another location in the Trust.

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

There is definitely no typical day, it varies from shift to shift.

3)What do you love most about your job?

Looking after out clients.

4)How would your colleagues describe you?

Very helpful, a great team member.

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

I looked after a client who was in hospital for 2 months, he trusted me and would only respond to me.

 

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

Flexibility and pay. It has enabled me to return to working at Redstone House where I worked for 32 years before retiring.

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

I like gardening.

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.

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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.

Nayara

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.

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Charles Willimott wins Bank Worker of the Month for April

Charles Willimott, Admin and Clerical worker at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS  Trust, was one of April’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Charles following the award to congratulate him and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Charles Willimott

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

Through word of mouth.

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

Collecting and writing up case-notes.

3)What do you love most about your job?

The people here.

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

Hardworking, fun and cheeky.

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?

Collecting notes.

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

Flexible hours

 

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

See my friends and exercise.

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.