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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.
  • Venepuncture
  • Dressings
  • Suture/stitch removal
  • Observations
  • 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.

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