Mary’s been working with us since 2014, who better to give us an insight to life as a Nuffield Health Outpatient Nurse.
What attracted you to your first job here?
I heard about the Nuffield through a family member working here within a different department. I was interviewed by my current manager and felt instantly relaxed and at ease which gave me a brilliant impression of the department.
Tell us about a typical day in your job?
- Morning/am checks of equipment including glucometers, urine analysis and defibs.
- Getting together clinic lists and ensuring they’re placed in the correct drawers ready for clinic.
- Preparing clinic rooms with suitable equipment as well as making beds.
- Preparing blood/dressing pathways for patients booked for nurse procedures and bloods.
- Managing clinics. This includes ensuring effective communication is used to certify consultants are aware who is here, as well as communicating with patients with updated information on clinic.
- Suture/stitch removal
- Completion of documentation
- Chaperoning/ assisting with procedures from Colorectal banding to Gynae procedures.
Do you have any achievements you would like to share?
- Completion of Venepuncture training -2016
- Completion of work based Foundation Degree in Nursing. Work based modules were completed here at the Nuffield by having to follow a patient pathway and getting the opportunity to work in theatre, oncology, pre-ads, as well as recovery/ward. Other modules were also completed here.
What do you enjoy most about working for Nuffield Health?
- The emphasis on team work.
- The support /encouragement
- The frequent training
- The benefit of being able to use the Nuffield Gym for free
- Being able to work in a new building which feels spacious and bright. Really nice setting to work in.
And how’s the work life balance?
I like being able to be aware of shifts in advance to make plans/ know what I am doing and being able to work long days instead of earlies/lates which means I can condense my hours over a shorter period of time.