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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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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.

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Thomas McGinty wins Bank Worker Of The Month for January!

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.

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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.

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Louisa Bardsley, Specialist Nurse, wins August’s Bank Worker of the Month Award!

incentive-photo-louisa-bardsley.jpgWe are delighted to announce that Louisa Bardsley was one of August’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners, a Specialist Nurse at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. We spoke to Louisa following her award, to find out more about her and her working life.

How did you get into your current area of work?

I have worked in the Emergency Department since qualifying.

What does your typical day at work consist of?

No two days are the same, working in A&E there is lots of variety and no ‘typical’ day.

What do you love most about your job?

The variety of medical conditions; I learn something new every day.

How would your colleagues describe you in three words?

Caring, Hardworking and Reliable.

What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?

This Award!

What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Being unable to spend more time with my patients due to the demand in A&E.

What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?

The flexibility.

What do you usually do on your days off?

See friends, catch up on life’s necessities and sleep!

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 Louise and all the other winners for August! Thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

 

 

 

 

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Fradreck Shuke, Registered Nurse, wins July’s Bank Worker of the Month Award!

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We are thrilled to announce that one of July’s winners was Fradreck Shuke, a Registered Nurse at Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. We caught up with Fradreck to find out more about him and his working life.

How did you get into nursing?
My mum and sister are both nurses, so it runs in the family!

What does your typical day at work consist of?
I work mainly night shifts so I do a lot of 1:1 sessions and observations with patients before they go to sleep. I’m also the shift planner for my team and do medication admin.

What do you love most about your job?
Providing and helping clients on their journey to recovering.

How would your colleagues describe you in three words?
Hardworking, fair and understanding.

What’s been your proudest achievement at work to date?
When I get recognition from my colleagues.

What’s the most challenging part of your role?
Managing shifts when there aren’t enough staff.

What’s the best thing about working for NHS Professionals?
You always get support whenever you need it. If I ever have an issue with my placement area, it gets sorted by the onsite team promptly.

What do you usually do on your days off?
Spend time with family and friends and I also read a lot, to continue to develop my career.

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 Fradreck and all the other July winners! Thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

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Rachael Hanneffy, Registered Nurse, wins June’s Bank Worker of the Month Award!

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We are delighted to announce that one of June’s winners was Rachael Hanneffy, a Registered Nurse at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. We spoke to Rachael to find out more about her and her working life.

How do you feel about winning the award?

I felt great and so proud, it’s so nice to be appreciated, especially being quite new to the Trust.

What is your role and what do you do at the hospital?

I am a diabetes specialist nurse, currently covering for someone who is on maternity leave. I have my own group of patients, who are children aged between 0-19 in the Liverpool area. I look after them when they have been newly diagnosed and help to educate them around their condition. A big part of my role is visiting nurseries, schools and colleges and providing educational sessions to the staff, to teach them about Diabetes and train them on how to support the children. I also attend a diabetes clinic at the hospital every three months which the patients and other staff members attend.

How long have you been working in Nursing?

I have worked in nursing for 7 years but have been working at Alder Hey Hospital through NHS Professionals for about 3 months.

What made you choose a career in Nursing?

I actually suffer from diabetes myself and when I was younger I spent a lot of time with nurses who gave me so much support and taught me a lot about my condition. It inspired me to want to do the same, to help and educate others who are going through the same thing.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love being able to make a difference, but also having that deeper understanding and going through the same thing, means I connect to people on a more personal level.

What’s the best thing about working for NHS Professionals?

For me, it’s the service that the onsite client relations team gave me. I had so much support from them and they have gone above and beyond to help me! I had an issue with my pay and one phone call was all it took to get it sorted. I find it so useful and helpful having an onsite team at the hospital, who you can go to for support when you need it.

Rachael Hanneffy - Alder Hey winner's photo

Do you have any hobbies and interests outside of work?

Well I love food, so most weekends you’ll find me eating out at different restaurants and trying new cuisines!

What are your plans for the future?

I will soon be a permanent member of staff at Alder Hey Hospital, but I plan to still work one day a week in the A&E wards through NHSP, as I have a bit of a background in A&E and really want to keep my skills up. Looking ahead, I want to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, still specialising in Diabetes. I also want to do some work with Diabetes UK, working with teenagers.

The ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award recognises NHS Professionals’ Bank Members who provide excellent quality of care to patients, achieve high standards across our core values and meet the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. There is an award for four categories; Care Support Worker or Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Registered Nurse and Admin & Clerical. Every month, each of the winners receives a Kindle as a thank you for all their hard work. 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.
  • Cancel no shifts for that month.
  • Fill the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.

Congratulations to Rachael and all the other June winners! Thank you to all of our workers for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.