At UHBW, we are creating two new Care Transfer Hubs to support our patients in discharge planning from admission to discharge from hospital and into the community. one Hub will be at the Bristol Site and one at Weston General Hospital. Transfer of Care Hubs will bring together our community partners (Sirona), local authorities and volunteer colleagues across BNSSG to create a new team from a multidisciplinary background.
The Transfer of Care Hub will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of acute trust case managers and patient flow co-ordinators, social workers, local authority discharge co-ordinators, Sirona case managers, local OTs, their team, voluntary services and flow and discharge co-ordinators.
The aim is to work collaboratively and holistically to support patients based on the 'Home First' concept.
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The Trust is pleased to offer you a wide range of flexible benefits as detailed below:
- We understand that life is not all about work, so in return for your hard work and dedication, you will benefit from 27 days annual leave (increased service time) plus public holidays.
- Industry-leading pension scheme.
- Access to a range of local and national NHS benefits and discounts.
- Additional approved annual leave without pay.
- Cycle Salary sacrifice scheme.
- Blue Light Card rabatter
- Car parking discounts.
Complex discharge manager
The purpose of this role is to be an adaptable, driven and proactive leader of the Integrated Printing Service, which includes a team of specialist case managers and patient flow coordinators. The purpose of IDS is to ensure timely discharge of all patients who require more than a simple return to existing home facilities.
There is significant engagement with multiple internal and external stakeholders, coaching and mentoring of team members and involvement in various projects, with the ultimate goal of delivering the best for our patients across UHBW
Some of the clinical responsibilities include:
Provide expert knowledge and advice to multi-professional team members regarding
planning of printing
Take a proactive role in multi-professional ward meetings at Trust and System
Be aware of and proactively manage the needs of patients and carers as part of discharge planning
Take the lead in the design and facilitation of complex discharge at UHBW
Support and lead complex print planning meetings / best interest meetings for details
complex emissions in UHBW
Ensure that printing and community support guidelines are used and followed
within IDS / HDT
Ensure staff adhere to the CHC Fast Track process where patients have an end-of-life prognosis
in collaboration with the Clinical Commissioning Team
Provide expertise and knowledge of patient discharge policies, procedures and regulations
Emergency trust case handler
You will report to the Band 7 Complex Discharge Manager and below are some of the objectives of the job role.
- Use your specialist knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and manage all patient discharges to the wards.
- Be responsible for a defined caseload working with specific departments on a rotating basis to manage complex discharges, support/conduct initial assessments for continuing health care (CHC) rapid assessments and Community Transfer of Care Hub (CToCH) referrals for pathway beds
- Work with the wider MDT, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Local Authorities (LA) and CToCH to drive discharge at all levels.
- We ensure that national policies and guidelines are followed and ensure that patients and carers are at the heart of everything we do, involving, supporting and communicating with them throughout the discharge process.
- Line management of discharge flow coordinators.
Output current regulators
The Discharge and Flow Coordinator aims to guide the inpatient journey from admission to discharge and support patients to leave the hospital environment at the earliest opportunity with the support and care they need to remain safe at their discharge location. The Discharge and Flow Coordinator will have early conversations with patients/families/carers around discharge and work closely with the ward MDT to ensure the discharge process is efficient.
In this way, the Discharge and Flow Coordinator will ensure that patients only stay in hospital for as long as they need to and optimize their length of stay, ensuring that 'flow' is maintained and that there are beds available for patients who need them.
The Discharge and Flow Coordinator should undertake a range of practical tasks without direct supervision, but should report on these assigned responsibilities to the MDT ward team and acute trust case managers (including booking transport, prompting assessments to be undertaken, access to patient property).
Class of 2020
After completing a degree in Economics from Bristol, I wanted to apply it to an industry where I could provide value to society while staying in the great city of Bristol! I
Graduate Management Trainee – Second year
After gaining some experience in the NHS I wanted to accelerate my development so I joined the Masters program in 2021 as it offered the opportunity to learn and gain skills to take my career to the next level.
Postgraduate Management Trainee – first year
I wanted to pursue a career where I could make a positive difference in society
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Postgraduate Management Trainee – first year
“The UHBW Graduate Management Scheme provided the exact opportunity I was looking for. Gaining management experience in both operational and strategic roles enables you to discover your strengths and explore your interests as you go. I am currently working on transformational projects at Bristol Eye Hospital which will have long-term benefits for staff and patients. I look forward to continuing to develop my leadership skills and make a positive difference in my second year and beyond. "
Graduate Management Trainee – Second year
“In my first year I did a 12-month placement at Bristol Eye Hospital. I was given the opportunity to be a line manager for the treatment referral validation team, which allowed me to gain leadership and management skills alongside a deep understanding of hospital performance. Throughout my year I did mini-placements in both in-house and outpatient clinics, which gave me a really good insight into how a hospital works. The year was fast, challenging, but ultimately fun. I'm now in my second year working on a system-wide Stroke redesign project."
Class of 2020
"I found the UHBW Graduate Management Trainee Scheme on NHS jobs and was hooked on the opportunities for personal and professional development. After completing the final stages of recruitment I was sure this was the job for me. After challenging but rewarding training placements in operational and strategic management, together with a comprehensive training component, I was well equipped to apply for full-time positions after the training.I now work as an Integrated Discharge Service Improvement Officer at UHBW, where I have worked on a combination of trust and specialist team projects, that aims to make it easier for patients with complex needs to return home or to a place of safety.In terms of personal and professional development, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a graduate program that exposes you to such complexity and responsibility so early in your career while adding value to society.”
Health support worker
1. Why did you want to become Minister of Foreign Affairs?
I wanted to become an HSCW to help people. I also wanted to expand my knowledge to better understand their illness and needs and thus help them in a more effective way.
2. What does your role as an investment manager reward you for?
I know that I have done everything to ensure that my patients are as independent as possible. I like their smile and grateful face.
3. What is your "Top Tip" for someone who wants to become an investor?
Love and accept people. If you like to study, this is an advantage for you as we have to learn something new every day.
Band 5 Staff Nurse
Why did you enter the GICU?
During the pandemic, my medical ward was converted into a Covid ward and I found I liked the change. I have had a couple of ICUs which gave me some insight into the ICU and seemed like a challenge I would enjoy.
How has the transition to the GICU developed your practice?
From being responsible for 20 beds to 1 to 1 nursing care in the intensive care unit, it is a completely different challenge. There is so much to think about, you need to plan ahead and really use your time management, leadership and critical thinking skills. There is a lot of autonomy, I am expected to check blood and take initiative when caring for my patient. I would encourage anyone considering ICU to take the plunge, it really changes the way you think about things. Working here has also opened my eyes to other specialist roles and all the development opportunities within the department.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Here at the GICU, I am at the bedside, I can make and see the difference for my patients. I speak regularly with families and see the impact of my care on a daily basis. There is real satisfaction in seeing patients' results, my favorite is hearing a tracheotomy patient speak in his own voice for the first time. You are part of their journey and learn a lot about them.
What is the best thing about working at UHBW?
I love the Trust, it's great for teaching and helping people find the right role for them. I am currently studying a critical care course at the University of the West of England which offers progression up to a Band 6 role. There are so many opportunities in GICU. The support was next level, I had 6 weeks of overhead when I joined, plus study days, plus regular support from our facilitator in practical training.
Barb's banking career
Barb has worked at UHBW's Bank for the past 2 years and most recently played an important role as administrator of the vaccination and testing centers.
The best thing about working in the bank?
Flexibility, I can agree to work certain shifts a week but if I need time off I just say I'm not available.
Typical tasks and responsibilities?
A normal day is really varied. There will be some computer-based admin tasks, e.g. works in spreadsheets, prints orders and checks them in a database. Then there is the person who deals with tasks such as booking staff for Covid and flu shots, handling patient inquiries and communicating with staff.
Good advice for someone starting out in banking?
Keep in touch with the bank, they are really good at accommodating their staff and providing flexibility. Approach each task with the same enthusiasm and dedication to get the most out of your experiences.
Zora has worked at UHBW's Bank for the past 8 years, working in almost all departments. She enjoys the challenge of working in new departments and working with doctors and nurses to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The best thing about working in the bank?
By being able to choose my shifts and where I work, I enjoy the diversity and challenge of working in new departments. Congregations always appreciate my diverse experiences. Plus weekly pay!
Typical tasks and responsibilities?
Collaborate with nursing team and paramedics to ensure all ward admissions and discharges are up to date. Preparation of patient notes. Handling ad hoc inquiries from patients and staff.
Top tip for someone starting out in banking?
Write everything down. Being organized makes it much easier to prioritize your work.
Partner Practice Development support
Having worked in the NHS for almost 10 years, I have seen many changes take place. Some for the better, some for the worse. I feel like I was lucky when I started out to have some amazing LGBT role models to turn to and ask questions. Now I like to think of myself in this role where my team is responsible for inducting new recruits into the hospital and instilling in them the importance of their attitude and behavior towards others. I have always tried to get involved in the LGBT+ network here and took the Rainbow badge pledge to be seen as someone who can offer support and advice to anyone struggling with their sexuality. I feel it is important that everyone who comes to work or hospital for treatment feels safe and secure to be their true self without discrimination.
Pride month remains for me a very important time to celebrate and mark the progress we have made towards LGBT equality – and also to accept that we still have a long way to go.
The LGBT community continues to experience unacceptable discrimination and stigmatization – evident in the media and social media, from increased risk of domestic violence, homelessness and a worsening mental health landscape.
We are committed to reducing health inequalities within the NHS and working to support the LGBT community is a big part of this.
Pride month gives us focus and awareness to try to increase our efforts and solve the outstanding problems. We will be working closely with Brigstow (an HIV support charity) and the University of Bristol to tackle and understand the stigma associated with people's HIV status over the coming months and are looking to bring some national education to the internet to support that .
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first British pride march. Our chance to be visible and remember that we continue to fight for equality.
Battle of Justyna
Health support worker
Why did you want to become Minister of Foreign Affairs?
I wanted to do meaningful work that makes a significant difference to other people's lives and to be able to protect them when they are most vulnerable. I have always felt a tremendous sense of satisfaction in being able to help, perhaps even a sense of pride in being one of those people who represent and dedicate their lives to providing care.
What does your role as an investment manager reward you for?
Working as an HCSW is a very rewarding job. It gives great satisfaction to work with patients and colleagues. It is a place where you can give a piece of yourself, share what you know, use what you have learned, bring comfort and some light to someone who may be in a dark place under illness. Working in the healthcare sector increases self-esteem, self-confidence and affects many aspects of our personal life, increasing the prisms and value of life.
What is your “Top Tip” for someone looking to get into HCSW?
Follow your gut. If this is something you always think about, do it. Do it and never regret not trying.
Remember, "One person caring for another represents life's greatest value."
Health support worker
1. Why did you want to become Minister of Foreign Affairs?
Because I want to take care of people and provide personalized and compassionate care to help our patients and make a difference to their hospital experience.
2. What does your role as an investment manager reward you for?
The job can be demanding, but the satisfaction of helping patients has made it worthwhile and made me feel valued. I feel like a valued member of the care team
3. What is your "Top Tip" for someone who wants to become an investor?
It is a rewarding field that can offer you the opportunities of a lifetime.
"It's a field that can give you opportunities for life"
Band 6 Head nurse
Where did you start your career?
I trained as a nurse in Italy before moving to the UK. Before joining the GICU as a Band 5 nurse, I had only worked in the ICU as a student nurse, but I knew that was where I wanted to be. The team really supported me and helped me build my confidence, especially during my first year when I learned to deal with more complex patients in an intensive care setting.
What did you like best about working at the GICU?
The GICU is constantly changing and challenging, we have a large and very supportive team and a good sense of teamwork across the unit. I work closely with other professionals on the unit, including health professionals and doctors. During the pandemic, we have also worked with colleagues based in CICUs and PICUs to share and develop new ways of working. We are a very diverse team with international nurses and doctors from many different countries, there is always an opportunity to share and learn about other cultures.
What are your future career goals?
As a university hospital, there is a real focus on career development and so many opportunities for progression. The Trust secured funding for me to undertake a post-graduate degree in partnership with the University of the West of England. I am now working towards becoming an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. With the expansion of GICU, there will be so many more opportunities available and I am eager to follow and support all new starters as our team grows.
Development zone 7 Nurse
How long have you worked at UHBW?
I joined in 2014 and worked in the respiratory department. I always wanted to work in an intensive care role but was scared of the challenge, but after a year working in UHBW I had good exposure to an acid ward and decided to go for it. I successfully applied and have been working in the Critical Care team since 2015.
How did your career develop at UHBW?
I trained as a nurse in India before moving to the UK in 2002 and working in a care home. I started at UHBW as a band 5 nurse, after a year in Critical Care I completed an ITU course and applied for a role in band 6. For the last three years, with the support and funding of UHBW and Bristol and Weston Hospitals Charity . have completed several courses at the University of the West of England and have just been offered a role in development band 7. I am now working towards a permanent role in band 7 in the future. I always thought band 5 was my comfort zone but I had such supportive colleagues here and so many learning opportunities which gave me the confidence to push my career further than I could have imagined.
What do you like best about working in Critical Care?
I love interacting with patients, it's very rewarding, I get so much job satisfaction. I have never regretted coming here. It's a great group and the seniors are always there to help support you. You don't have to fight alone, there are always people available to ask questions, I learn that every day.
AMU Staff nurse
I am lucky enough to work at AMU as a nurse, we see people from all walks of life in their most personal, challenging and scary moments - so despite all the challenges we stick together as a team to provide care, concern and make a difference in people's lives. It has been a year since I joined AMU, and this was undoubtedly one of my best career choices to venture into. Come join this incredible team and make our family even bigger."
Emergency Medicine Flow Pharmacist
I have worked as a pharmacist at AMU for over 5 years and have seen the department go through various changes, but the one thing that remains consistent is the amazing team that works here. We have a comprehensive pharmacy service on the unit with senior pharmacists specializing in flow and admissions, medication management technicians and rotating junior and trainee pharmacists.
Having worked at AMU since I was a junior pharmacist, I have looked after a wide range of patients with various medical conditions and there is always something new to learn. There is always support on the unit from all senior members of the team, including the medical and nursing team. I have been supported through my clinical diploma and independent prescribing qualifications, and have developed my leadership skills throughout my time on the unit.
I am enjoying my time at AMU and look forward to you becoming part of our vibrant team.
Advanced clinical practitioner emergency medicine
I love working in emergency medicine at BRI because no day is the same and when the day is tough, the whole team works together to meet the challenge. There is variation in the working day. with AMU, SDEC and doctors at work, not to mention the ground-breaking emergency clinics we have established within the department. The team in particular makes this department unique, in my opinion. I have never worked in a place where MDT is so diverse, accessible, inclusive and collaborative. This leads to the best outcomes for patients, but also significantly increases staff morale. From a personal perspective, this department has allowed me to develop my leadership style and encouraged me to improve my advanced clinical skills by supporting training, courses and attending national conferences.
AMU Senior Nurse
I have worked as a nurse in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) for more than 2 years. One of my favorite things about working here is being able to be part of such a supportive team. AMU's fast-paced environment means we see a wide range of patients with different medical needs. As one of the hospital's 'doorways', we are able to make the first impression for patients and their family members at BRI, making them feel safe and valued during a particularly stressful life experience.
It also allowed me to work with extensive interdisciplinary team members, for example, physical and occupational therapists, clinical nurses, dieticians, speech therapists to name but a few. There are huge learning opportunities at AMU and working here will open so many doors for your career. I joined AMU at BRI as a Band 5 Registered Nurse and was able to build my confidence and develop into a Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse role with continuous learning and support from all team members.
Emergency medicine and ICU consultant
My name is Dr. Ivan Collin and I are a consultant in critical care and emergency medicine. I joined the trust in February 2021 after training in the area. I really enjoy my time in the emergency department. We are a small team with big plans and a vision for the future. I enjoy the fast pace, variety and shared ethos of the team to ensure the best possible patient experience. Help shape the future of acute care services at UHBW.
Training facilitator for senior nurses and geriatric nurses
Ward sister - Elderly care
Okay. My name is Maureen. I work in a ward for the elderly. I have been a war sister for the past five years but worked in the military for 20 years. And why work? I have taken many other nursing courses and went back to nursing because I didn't think I would like it. I'm really passionate about it because we take care of the elderly, we look at a holistic approach to nursing, we don't just look at the heart because you're in a cardiology department, you're actually looking at it from head to toe. You have many other MDT commitments. So like palliative care, psychiatry, discharge team, physical therapy OT, and maybe stroke, physical stroke, OT, the medical team is very holistic in their approach and they work very closely with us. And it's a, it's really a privilege to take care of the elderly, because you know, they're in this vulnerable situation where they really need our help. They can be challenging because they are either confused, have an infection, or really have a medical history of dementia or Alzheimer's, which is confusing. And when you see them recover from that confusion or delirium, it's really rewarding because you've actually accomplished something for them. And sometimes it takes a long time, sometimes it takes, you know, within weeks, sometimes months. And it's just nice to see them, you know, when they come in, they can't walk, and suddenly when they go home, they can walk, or sometimes it's kind of sad, and they know they have to go and get help. But it's good. It's not always sad because then they get help, and rightly so, why should they get help, we have to respect you, you know, we're all getting old. So I would hope that when I grow up, there will be passionate nurses who will care if you know, think about incontinence, think about your medical history, think about infection control issues, think about your cognitive impairment, and make sure that you are safe in the hospital. So there is a lot to think about. And it really uses all your nursing skills. And also, your basic nursing skills you know, that's what we're trained for. actually taking care of somebody and making sure their toenails are clipped or clipped, you know, they're well groomed, you know, their comb, makes them feel really well groomed even though they're actually in the hospital because they're sick , you know, you're the one who will defend them by being their voice when they can't speak, speak.
So you sound like you're talking about odd days. It's just the care that comes across, which of course is what you do as a nurse, but it seems even more like it's deeply rooted in curiosity. Yes,
I mean, I started out as a general emergency department. So it wasn't nursing, elderly, it was diabetes, the gi is a bit of everything. There's really hard work, I loved it and then I let it go, you did a little bit of acute care, really, all the pumps and stuff, you know what everybody wants to do. But you know I came back and then we went to take care of Lv Ward because Ward shut us down and there's a lot of history there. We then shot, then I knew what I really liked. And it was transferred to Yardley because I met a really, the medical team seems so interesting and they seem to think from head to toe. You know I have diabetes and all they think about is you know insulin and everything you know how they're going to take care of them at home. How will they be taken care of? Should they be drilled? Yes, they don't think so. I just think, you know, one thing and that was, and that's probably why I love it, because they think about the whole thing, and they make us think about the whole person, is Yeah, it's the whole person.
And of course that's what you know when you get out of hospital, you want to be looked after as a person. That's how right you are, of course, when you really are
specific specialties, and it's about you know, the more passionate the complex issues, regardless of discharge planning. Sometimes it takes a long time because when we get to the end of our assessment, they might be waiting for a nursing home, and that can take a while, but they're working towards that. You know, you have to deal with a family that you have to deal with. With the patient themselves, and you know you're trying to find the right decision, the right way home, so they're safe. And it involves many conversations, sometimes very difficult conversations. So as a nurse you learn a lot because everyone handles things differently. So you might have a family if Yes, we understand she's going to a nursing home, and then you have another family you know who is just as upset? And should you consider your nursing skills? How did you know? How do you communicate with them? How do you get them to understand, how do you get them to make a decision that is safe for their loved one? But yes, school legs are really interesting. Like all that and cute nursing doesn't mean you care about learning Q Lessing. They include sweet nursing. You know, just because you think old people are boring, they aren't. And I'm sure everyone has someone in their life who is older. So they have to really, really believe that they really have the cardiology specialty, you know, out there. great courage because if you can do this you can do anything. Yes. So if you're taking care of a cardiologist, you can go to Ed, you can go to ICU, you can go to inpatient, IMU, wherever to actually get fixed. It does, yes, it gives you all the grounding skills you need. So most of my nurses that have left here have actually left with all the skills they need to go into it, to go to Ed and go to inpatient, go to cardiac, ward as well. And then why do they have all this branding. So nurses came to me, like from bhi from cardiology. Some of them just stand there not knowing how to wash a patient, most of them are independent. So you know, there you have it. So it's definitely a good ground connection. Yes, they do everything. I mean, they just feel. This. Yes. And I think it's a privilege to take care of them. Because you know, their life skills, their life stories, their life experience is part of who they are. And if they and most of them can tell you. You know, war times are big. You know, I haven't been in there. It is nice to hear. Get this experience. You think, oh my god, they've done all this. Yes. And you have just begun your life. Yes. So it is a privilege to take care of them because they deserve our respect. Yes, basically. Yes. Well, you're just making that theory.
So what would you say to someone who might be considering LSD? But are they a little worried because there seems to be a bit of a stigma around it?
Ω! ναι. Ναι σίγουρα. Νομίζουν ότι δεν είναι μια σέξι ειδικότητα δεν είναι αυτό, και μισώ που πιστεύω ότι αυτό που πρέπει να κάνουν είναι να μπουν πραγματικά και να έχουν μια αλλαγή ή να βιώσουν οι ίδιοι και να είναι πραγματικά γενναίοι και απλά να μπουν και να το κάνουν. Αν δεν σου αρέσει, τότε δεν πειράζει, τουλάχιστον ξέρεις, αλλά νομίζω ότι οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι εκπλήσσονται πραγματικά. Έρχονται σαν να ήμουν στην αρχή, με εξέπληξε ο ίδιος που πίστευα ότι πάντα κολλάμε στον διαβήτη και αποδοκιμάζουμε τα gi και έτσι αναλαμβάνουμε τη φροντίδα των ηλικιωμένων, αλλά στην πραγματικότητα, εννοώ, ναι, είμαι εδώ και 20 χρόνια . Είναι λοιπόν μια πολύ μεγάλη παράσταση. Και εξακολουθώ να πιστεύω ότι είναι μια καθημερινή μέρα που σκέφτεσαι διαφορετικά, έρχονται με διαφορετικές ιστορίες να σου πουν. Και μετά μερικές φορές σας κάνουν να κλάψετε, γιατί απλά ξέρετε, πράγματα που έχουν πετύχει ως άτομο με LD που μπορεί να περπατήσει και μερικοί από εσάς περπατούν, πόσο εκπληκτικό είναι. Επειδή ξέρετε, η, ξέρετε, η φροντίδα που τους κάνατε όσο νοσηλεύονται στο νοσοκομείο, μπορεί να είναι ιατρική, επειδή ήταν λοίμωξη και μετά μπορεί να είναι τώρα αποκατάσταση. Ή μπορεί να είναι απλώς κάποια καλοσύνη, ενθάρρυνση να τους σηκώσεις και να φύγουν. Και μερικές φορές πείθοντάς τους, και είναι ωραίο, και μετά κοιτάξτε τους, μπορούν να πάνε σπίτι, εσείς ακόμα πηγαίνετε στη φροντίδα. Και αυτό είναι ωραίο. πετυχαίνεις. Οπότε θα έλεγα ότι είναι, είναι μια ολιστική άποψη για τη νοσηλευτική. Λοιπόν μου αρέσει αυτό. Ακούγοντας τις ιστορίες και ήταν αληθινοί άνθρωποι γιατί θα θέλατε να φροντίσετε για μια ρουπία ή μια υπέροχη ομάδα ανθρώπων; Γιατί δεν το έκανες; Και ξέρετε, μικρά πράγματα όπως απλά χτενίζουν τα μαλλιά τους και βγάζουν τα μπερδεμένα μαλλιά τους και σας ευχαριστούν για πάντα. Ναι, όλη αυτή η αλλαγή σίγουρα θα σας κάνει να δακρύσετε λίγο. Και καλά γιατί έχετε κάνει μόνο αυτό το μικρό κομμάτι και σας είναι τόσο ευγνώμονες. Είσαι σαν αυτό το τεράστιο ποσό. Και αυτό δεν θα το βρείτε πουθενά αλλού. Έχω δουλέψει πολλά μέρη στα οποία έχω κάνει σούπερ μάρκετ και δεν είναι ευγνώμονες για αυτούς τους ανθρώπους και νομίζω ότι είσαι ικανός, δεν μπερδεύεσαι και δεν είσαι, δεν είμαστε στο νοσοκομείο και εσύ Δεν σας είμαι ευγνώμων γιατί μόλις έκανα τα ψώνια σας. Ξέρεις, δεν λένε ευχαριστώ. Πρέπει να ακούς τους ηλικιωμένους να σε ευχαριστούν συνεχώς για μικρά πράγματα που τους κάνεις, να τους κόβουν τα νύχια, σε ευχαριστούν για πάντα. Και επίσης, παίρνετε όλη την οξεία νοσηλεία σας από αυτούς, σίγουρα μαθαίνετε πολλά για περίπλοκες εξιδρώσεις, μαθαίνετε για όλες τις διαφορετικές οδούς που είναι διαθέσιμες, ποιον να αναφέρετε πώς να παραπέμψετε και όλη τη γραφειοκρατία που περιλαμβάνει. Έτσι όπως το SRF, και τέτοια πράγματα. Η πρόοδος είναι εξαιρετική, γιατί αν θέλετε να προχωρήσετε στην καρδιολογία, ξέρετε, μπορείτε να ξεκινήσετε ως μπάντα πέντε, έξι και επτά, μπορείτε να μεταβείτε στην εξειδικευμένη νοσοκόμα. Έτσι θα μπορούσατε να είστε στην ομάδα άνοιας. Υπάρχουν λοιπόν τέσσερις, πιστεύω, αυτή τη στιγμή. Άρα είναι και αρκετά μεγάλη ομάδα. Ή μπορείτε να μεταβείτε στον εκπαιδευτικό ρόλο του καθώς και σαν ντροπαλός, ή μπορείτε να πάτε σαν σοφός διαχείρισης και απλώς να μεταβείτε από το δόρυ ή την αδερφή σας στο να γίνετε ταγματάρχης και μετά μπορείτε να πάτε με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Και υπάρχουν πράγματα όπως η ειδικευμένη σε κατάγματα νοσοκόμα, έτσι υπάρχουν πολλές ειδικές νοσοκόμα κλασμάτων που μπορείτε να προχωρήσετε. Ναι, οι νοσηλευτές κατάγματος της ομάδας άνοιας εκπαιδευτικές. Και δεν σημαίνει ότι δεν μπορείτε, ξέρετε, να μεταπηδήσετε από τη φροντίδα των ηλικιωμένων σε μια άλλη ειδικότητα. Θα μπορούσατε λοιπόν να πάτε σε ειδικευμένη νοσοκόμα για το αλκοόλ, γιατί όχι; Ξέρετε, οι ηλικιωμένοι έχουν επίσης προβλήματα με το αλκοόλ. Λοιπόν, ξέρετε, δεν λέμε ότι δεν μπορείτε να το κάνετε αυτό. Και μετά μπορείς να πηδήξεις μέσα σου, αν θέλεις, και να προχωρήσεις με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Υπάρχουν πολλά Ναι, πολλοί διαφορετικοί τρόποι με τους οποίους μπορείτε να πάτε στο Ναι. Λοιπόν, υπάρχουν τόσες πολλές ευκαιρίες, ναι, ναι, υπάρχουν. Εννοώ, οι άνθρωποι μπορεί να πιστεύουν ότι δεν υπάρχει. Αλλά στην πραγματικότητα, υπάρχουν πολλά, υπάρχουν πολλές έρευνες που λένε ερευνητικοί ρόλοι που υπήρξα, ήμουν ερευνήτρια νοσοκόμα, πριν έρθω με τον πρεσβύτερο. Έκανα ειδικό ρόλο πριν παρακολουθήσω μαθήματα SR που μπορείτε να κάνετε, είμαι συνταγογράφος, οπότε ναι, μόνο και μόνο επειδή δεν είσαι ξεκάθαρα μεγάλος, μπορεί να νομίζεις ότι δεν πρόκειται να πάει σε κανένα σεμινάριο ή, ξέρεις, δεν μπορεί να έχει αυτή την ευκαιρία. Αλλά μπορείς, αν είσαι οδηγημένος. Μπορείτε ναι, νομίζω ότι πρέπει να προέρχεται και από εσάς. Τι θέλεις. πιο όμορφο όμως. Ναι, υπάρχουν πολλά που μπορείτε να κάνετε. Ναι, μου είπες πολλά.
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Because I want to ask about how you obviously deal with these patients who are very vulnerable, maybe more so than Yes. And in terms of taking care of yourself and other nurses' well-being opportunities and things like that, because what I get from you is that you are very compassionate more than the average nurse. So how do you react when things may not be so good in the department?
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Όχι. Και νομίζω ότι τότε πρέπει να είστε σε θέση να μιλήσετε για σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα, κάνουμε πολλή ενημέρωση. Και οι περισσότερες από τις νοσοκόμες μου είναι στην καρδιολογία χρόνια τώρα. Άρα είναι πολύ έμπειροι. Οπότε αν είσαι νέος και μπαίνεις, θα το κάνουν, θα σε καθοδηγήσουν. Θα σας διδάξουν τις κορυφαίες συμβουλές για το πώς να αποφύγετε κάθε είδους δύσκολη κατάσταση. Και νομίζω ότι αυτό που εννοείς είναι πιθανώς μια ερώτηση, ίσως μπορούν να χτυπήσουν γιατί προφανώς, είναι μπερδεμένοι, έχουν μολυνθεί. Και νομίζω ότι το άλλο πράγμα που πρέπει να σκεφτούμε είναι ότι δεν το κάνουν σκόπιμα, είναι στην πραγματικότητα ιατρικά αδιαθεσία. Και για αυτο. Έτσι, άλλα πράγματα που μπορείτε να μάθετε είναι πώς να τους πείσετε ή να τους αποσπάσετε την προσοχή να κάνουν κάτι άλλο. ή κάποτε να τους καθησυχάσετε ότι ξέρετε, πού είναι, ποιοι είναι, ποιοι είμαστε εδώ, ξέρετε, προσπαθούμε να τους επαναπροσανατολίσουμε, εμπλέκουμε και την οικογένεια, ξέρετε, προσπαθούμε να τους βγάλουμε, το ξέρω αυτή τη στιγμή, ξέρετε, επισκέπτονται, αλλά όταν είναι σε θέση να το επισκεφτούν, βοηθάει πραγματικά. Και επίσης το να ζητάς από την οικογένεια να σου αρέσει πολύ να σε βοηθήσει να γνωρίσεις αυτό το άτομο και επίσης να βοηθήσει, ώστε όταν ήμασταν οκτώ στο ΝΑΤΟ, τους επιτρεπόταν να φέρουν φωτογραφίες όπως, ξέρεις, να φέρουν τα δικά τους ρούχα είναι πολλή δουλειά γύρω από αυτό που κάνω Δεν ξέρω αν έχετε ακούσει για τη διαδικασία PJ. Οπότε, κάναμε δουλειά γύρω από αυτό. Και ότι πραγματικά, πραγματικά υπάρχει πολύ λίγη έρευνα για να πούμε ότι ξέρετε, αν φοράτε τα δικά σας ρούχα, εννοώ ότι δεν έχουμε Jawa, οπότε γιατί τα κρατάμε με τις πιτζάμες τους; Ναι, λογικό. Έτσι, αν τα φορέσετε με δικά τους ρούχα, προσανατολίζονται, πού βρίσκονται, ποιοι είναι. Και τότε με αυτόν τον τρόπο, θα αποφύγετε κάθε είδους κλιμακούμενη σύγχυση όπου έρχονται τόσο μπερδεμένοι, που δεν ξέρουν πού βρίσκονται, έχουν παραισθήσεις. Και τότε είναι που συνήθως φοβούνται, και γι' αυτό χτυπούν έξω. Οπότε νομίζω ότι αν τα καταλαβαίνεις όλα αυτά, επειδή φοβούνται, έχουν παραισθήσεις λόγω μόλυνσης ή φαρμακευτικής αγωγής. Νομίζω ότι θα είσαι λίγο πιο δυνατός άνθρωπος για να εκτιμήσεις πώς νιώθει. Ναι, στην πραγματικότητα, φοβούνται. Δεν φοβούνται, ξέρετε, δεν ξεσπούν απλώς, αλλά στην πραγματικότητα φοβούνται. Αν λοιπόν το καταλαβαίνεις αυτό, νομίζω ότι μπορείς να τους βοηθήσεις να μην αντιδράσουν με αυτόν τον τρόπο. Είναι όμως και επικοινωνία με όλους μας. Οπότε πρέπει να ενημερώσετε την ιατρική ομάδα γιατί μετά μπορούν να επανεξετάσουν το φάρμακο. Ναι, πείτε στη νοσηλευτική ομάδα, στον προϊστάμενό τους ή στη νοσοκόμα τους, στην ανώτερη νοσοκόμα, ώστε να οργανωθούμε ξανά με τον τρόπο που εργαζόμαστε, μερικές φορές απλώς δεν τους αρέσεις. Και μετά την επόμενη μέρα, μπορεί να σε αγαπήσουν. Ξέρετε, λοιπόν, πρέπει να μετακινήσετε νοσοκόμες εδώ για να το προσαρμόσετε. Ποτέ δεν είσαι η δουλειά μου, μην τους βάζεις ποτέ σε αυτή τη δύσκολη κατάσταση, μην τους κάνεις ποτέ να φοβηθούν, να τους κάνεις να κατανοήσουν την εκπαίδευση. Έχουμε την ομάδα SEO στα χέρια. Έτσι μπορούν επίσης να μπουν και να κάνουν κάποια διδασκαλία. Κάνουμε πολλά όπως όλα αυτά που προκαλούν, ξέρετε, να συμπεριφέρονται έτσι. Και αν μάθουμε ποιο είναι το έναυσμα, αποφύγετέ το. Ναι, εντελώς. Ναι, και ξέρω τις νοσοκόμες μου, η αναζή μου είναι εξαιρετική. Είναι τόσο παθιασμένοι. Είναι όλοι νοσοκόμες εδώ. Έχω μαθητευόμενη που είναι 18. Οπότε μπορείτε να φανταστείτε ότι της αρέσει. Για να της μιλήσω λοιπόν και πήρα, ξέρεις, την Anaise, που είναι τόσο έμπειροι εκεί στα 60; Άρα έχω μεγάλη γκάμα. Ναι, έχουμε πολλή εμπειρία. Δηλαδή, όποιος νέος έρθει μέσα, θα υποστηριχθεί σε αυτό; Ναι. Υπάρχει πάντα ενημέρωση ακόμη και με τους γιατρούς. Άρα είναι πολύ καλό. Εάν εσείς και υπάρχουν πολλές υπηρεσίες ευεξίας διαθέσιμες οπουδήποτε στην εμπιστοσύνη. Και τα άλλα, προφανώς, θα σε ζευγαρώσουν ούτως ή άλλως στην αρχή, για να μάθεις. Και όχι μόνο αυτό, μετά από αυτό απλά σας αφήνουμε ήσυχους, εξακολουθούμε να εργαζόμαστε ως μια μεγάλη ομάδα. Ναι. Έτσι, αν δυσκολεύεστε στο Bay, θα ξέρουμε ότι θα προσπαθήσουμε να σας ανταλλάξουμε, ή να κάνουμε κάτι άλλο ή να πάμε να τονίσουμε στον Δρ. W και να πούμε, Κοίτα, έλα και τι συμβαίνει με αυτό. Φίλε, δεν είμαι σίγουρος τι συμβαίνει. Είναι αυτό UTI; Είναι κάτι άλλο; Έτσι θα μιλήσουμε όλοι μεταξύ μας. Και μετά στο τέλος. Απλώς του λείπει ένα μέλος της οικογένειας που, ξέρετε, δεν μπορεί να επικοινωνήσει μαζί μας. Οπότε μόλις φωνάξουμε την κόρη, είναι καλά. Ναι. Οπότε νομίζω ότι τότε ο κόσμος το εκτιμά επειδή φοβάται. Ναι. Ποιος θέλει να είναι στο νοσοκομείο ιδέα. Οπότε ναι, εννοώ, υπάρχει όλη αυτή η υποστήριξη. Ναι. Και ειδικά εγώ, και οι sixes της μπάντας μου είναι τόσο παθιασμένοι και θα έχουν την υποστήριξή μας ανεξάρτητα. fab. Ευχαριστώ πολύ. Εντάξει. Αλλά μου έλειψαν.
Newly trained care staff - Elderly care
I'm an NQ Cote nurse, I've just finished my degree, I previously worked in older people's mental health for 3 years which I really enjoyed and I worked with the stroke club when I was at school so I've always had a great interest in working with older people.
CotE defo has negative connotations and people who have just qualified are usually not attracted to working with older people, but I personally think it's a privilege.
I've only been certified for 3 months and the novelty hasn't worn off yet. It was difficult and stressful to start in a pandemic, but I still love the work and the patients I have worked with. I feel so good about the support, just the staff is the main problem.
We receive many acutely ill patients, discharges and from A&E. Building a relationship with an older person who has lived a very interesting life, a life very different from the one we have now. And I feel that the elderly are the forgotten ones who get through. Being that person that someone trusts, that someone can count on, and being able to provide that care is a pretty cool job.
Having grandparents who were in hospital and a father with early stage dementia, I put so much effort into the care I give because I can really relate personally to having people I love in those conditions in hospital , and I think it is really important that we do it. these people to feel safe and cared for.
It's a great scanning point because we have such complex discharges, acute illness patients with delirium, cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinson's, everything we see is so interesting because you would treat someone medically the same way you would without cognitive impairment , but then you have to consider how this affects their care and how we can do this better to get them to understand and accept it.
I hate that there is such a stigma around caring for the elderly because I don't come to work and just wash people and make cups of tea. I sit with my patients, hold their hands as they take their last breath and die, and it's really special, but the opposite of that is, if I have five minutes to spare, I can play a board game with the patients and get them to laugh, have tea and cake. Spending time with people in their darkest and happiest moments is a very special job. I feel like people don't appreciate how hard it is, but also how fun it can be. I feel very blessed with the work I get to do. I feel that the elderly greatly appreciate the care we provide and that makes it special.
There are defo challenges with behaviour, delirium or end of life care, but the team are so incredibly supportive and I can trust the charge nurse or my other team 5. Nurses in aged care are absolutely brilliant, better than any other ward. I've ever worked on - it's a real credit to the team. There are wellness nurses who check in on a monthly basis, I think I can handle the stress of being an NQ nurse, but it's nice to know I have someone there when I need it.
Staff nurse - Elderly care
I started in the nursing home, I was there for 1 year 2007 – 08, UHBW HCA 08 – 2014. Then I thought about changing careers to become a nurse. So that's where I got my entry from, so I was 8 years old before I went to school, it was a bit hectic, so I managed to get my entry and I applied to the nursing program at the University of Gloucestershire from 2017 to 2020 last year. So when I was thinking about my career in my mind I always think about being the care of the elderly nurse so after that I came to my choice. So I applied for a CotE placement. I asked the department to come here as I am willing, friendly and passionate about CotE. I got a position for 2 months and then I got a job, I've been here now for 6 months but when I started with the pandemic it wasn't easy but now I feel it's relaxing and I'm totally used to it and we working as a team.
With CotE I have a passion for it, I love being with seniors. People say they don't like CoTE, but for me, when I look at my parents, my mom and dad are 80 years old and going strong. For me why can't I be supportive because I want to be able to take care of my parents.
Advice for those considering joining
Come and try it, see how you feel. It's about having patience, caring for the elderly comes from the heart. Come with us and get a real feel for the place.
CotE – you know the patient as a person and what they want. Every patient is so different and every day is a learning curve, you see so many different things from every patient
Practice Development Nurse
Hi my name is Tracy. I have been qualified for some time. My experience is mainly in the surgical specialty, although I have 10 years of experience in the emergency department. Before I became a facilitator for educational development in practice, I was a junior nurse in an emergency surgery department. When this position was originally advertised in 2018, I read the job description and knew immediately that this was the role for me.
I am very passionate about nursing and consider myself a good professional role model. Nurses are under a lot of pressure to teach, I knew this role would allow me to spend quality time with those I work with and teach important clinical skills on the ward. In this role I can overcome challenges as they arise and I can better support people. My colleague Jayne and I cover the wards and share knowledge with our practice development team in theatres, ITU and A&E. Being able to come together and share our teaching helps us all be aligned in our approach and ultimately our goals.
There are so many things I love about this role. Being able to work independently is an important part of this role. Every day is different, of course there is some structure that is 'fixed', but anything can happen, which means your day will take different turns. I am able to provide down-to-earth training opportunities for staff and reduce adverse events that occur. By teaching on a 1:1 basis or in small groups, people feel they can open up and ask questions or try a new skill with confidence. I guess it's more about giving people a chance to learn skills in a more relaxed environment. We help build trust and capacity.
The past two years have been a roller coaster ride. This role has been tried in the past, but for many reasons it did not work to its full potential. So our Trust decided to invest in it, we started two of us – one in medicine and one in surgery. With just a job description and a beep, we began a 6-month collaboration on nutrition, QI projects and developing new documentation for catheters and oral care. Our teaching started with 'hot topics' and developed into a weekly program called 'Teaching Thursday', which was then integrated into our hospital culture. Specialist nurses and representatives delivered a robust educational program covering all risk areas including pressure ulcer grading, VIP score, pain management, falls and trauma management. Many registered nurses came on their day off to attend our courses – which we offered certificates of attendance to count towards their recertification. There were many presentations of our work at the Wednesday section (weekly matron meeting), the NMC meeting and the clinical celebration day. Some of my proudest moments in this role include being nominated for the Celebration of Success and also winning the Director of Nursing teacher/educator award on National Nurses Day.
In February 2019, we were contacted to provide support for our nurses abroad. The recruitment of 30 nurses had already taken place, so we had to step up and help them in the OSCE process. For the last two years we have included this in our work plan with a huge success rate, we now support it in the classroom with the skills. Sometimes we can have overlapping teams, we never know how many nurses we need to support at any one time – which can be very challenging but also very rewarding when they come through!
Last year our lives changed forever with the pandemic, our jobs changed and evolved like everything else. Initially supporting ITU in the first wave and then providing a guardian role as PPE support. We began training staff on how to "load and clear" PPE, including porters, porters as well as clinical staff. We are constantly instructing staff on how to get COVID shots as the process changes frequently! As influenza vaccinators, we were both involved in the development of the COVID vaccine program.
We teach, guide and support all employees – but this role allows for job satisfaction. Working with a person and watching them grow and develop is really rewarding. We are lucky enough to be able to spend quality time with people and support them in building their confidence. I also see this role as part of staff retention. Sometimes people feel overwhelmed by; a new responsibility, new workplace or another field. Our job is to provide specific skills to help people or point them in the right direction.
This role is about development, which includes the role itself. Everyone has had a difficult year with many challenges. Our patients are cared for by available staff with various skills. With staff who move around to cover different areas and of course acquire new skills along the way. It's about changing with the times – trying to find ways to make it work.
If you are passionate about nursing and teaching, then this is your 'dream job' (it's mine).
I work in the bank because I have complete control over when I work and how much I work. It's so versatile!
Bank cleaning and catering assistant
I work in the bank because it is very flexible and I work when I want. I have the freedom to work the hours I want and could work in many different places and also meet many people.
Working in the bank just gives me the work-life balance I want. I choose when I want to work, it's great!
Registered Nurse Bank
Working in the bank gives me the opportunity to try different areas around the hospital and understand where I want to take my career in the future. Working in many different departments has helped me to become more adaptable and embrace what comes my way, which as a nurse are key skills to have.
Responsible for the recruitment and retention of nurses
Melody is the recruitment manager for the Weston Division. She is a qualified nurse currently working as a superintendent with over 18 years experience in the NHS. Melody has successfully managed a number of specialties with a focus on elderly care, stroke, respiratory care, gastroenterology and diabetics. She is a passionate, compassionate and collaborative leader who is convinced that nursing has given her the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives every day.
The Weston Division prides itself on ensuring that our patients receive only the best care, and we are privileged to serve our community, our neighbors and our friends. There are a number of specialties and departments within the hospital which include an ED & Medical Admission unit.
Adelaide and Susan
Adelaide and Suzanne are proud of the newly merged department they work in and are looking for motivated and innovative nurses to join their team.
"We are now based in a newer wing with large bays and lots of glass, providing natural light for our patients and staff."
“Respiratory is a fantastic stepping stone into other fantastic areas such as Critical Care, AMU, ED as well as management roles. - We have very strong connections with the other congregations in the Trust.
"This is a really responsive department that has students, new graduate nurses and TNA nurses all benefiting from mentoring support."
"Having two ward sisters means there is double the help for our staff and patients – allowing one of us to always remain a clinician."
Lead nurse for recruitment and strategy
Jenni is the lead recruitment nurse for the Women's and Children's Department. It is a very diverse department and Jenni leads the recruitment of pediatric nurses, adult nurses and midwives. This includes obstetrics and women's services at both St Michael's Hospital, Weston General Hospital and in community settings, as well as children's services at the specialist tertiary center Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
Contact – W&Crecruitment@uhbw.nhs.uk
Matt and Angela
Nurse Recruitment and Retention Managers
Matt and Angela are recruiters for the medical department. In the Medical Department, the majority of our patients are acute, so we never know what will come through the door. If variety and personal growth are what you're looking for, look no further. Some of the specialties in the department include ED, stroke, geriatric care, dermatology and respiratory to name a few.
Contact – NursingRecruitment@uhbw.nhs.uk
Responsible for the recruitment and retention of nurses
Department of Surgery, a large department that includes a surgery and trauma assessment unit, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Thorax, Otorhinolaryngology, Maxillofacial, upper and lower gastrointestinal subspecialties, a general intensive care unit, supported by a preoperative ward, assesses three operating room complexes and an endoscopy suite. The Department of Surgery also includes Bristol Eye Infirmary and a Day Surgery Unit at South Bristol Community Centre.
The specialist services department could see you working at the Bristol Heart Institute specializing in ICU, cardiology, cardiac surgery and the cardiac catheter suite or at the Bristol Hematology and Oncology Center which has specialist haematology, oncology and adolescent and adolescent units. of two day units, one OPD unit and one clinical trial unit.
Contact – NursingRecruitment@uhbw.nhs.uk
Bank cleaning and catering assistant
Jason joined the Bank team in November 2017. He loves the camaraderie that comes with working for the bank and couldn't be happier as part of the cleaning and catering team.
Where it all began...
Jason was looking for a job that offered him flexibility with his working hours, but also allowed him to work as part of a team.
So when Jason heard about the bank's roles at UHBW, he immediately signed up and became a willing member of the cleaning and catering department.
For Jason, the best thing about working at UHBW is his colleagues. As a true people person, Jason always hated the idea of working in an isolated role.
From day one, the friendly and supportive team at UHBW created a real family atmosphere for Jason, helping him settle in and making even the longest shifts comfortable.
"We really are a big trust and it shows from the inside out!"
"I like it here! The flexibility and variety of being able to work in different areas at the Trust makes this a perfect job, whatever your situation."
"If you're looking for a fun role that offers you something different every shift, apply today!"
Recruitment & Retention Manager
Where it all began...
After completing his first apprenticeship in HR, Harry became Head of Recruitment where he proudly led the staff recruitment program and helped UH Bristol and Weston recruit and retain temporary staff across the Trust.
Inspired by the role he played in this project, Harry decided to pursue his passion for recruitment but instead focus his attention on Estates & Facilities (E&F). Now, as Director of Recruitment and Retention for the E&F Department, Harry works to attract new graduates and support them on their journey to become full-time members of the UH Bristol and Weston team.
Finding your passion...
Throughout his apprenticeship, Harry found a passion for discovering new skills and challenging himself in roles he had never considered before. It's that drive that inspired him to settle into a recruiting role.
Keen to share his passion for personal development, Harry is proud to work in a role that really allows him to help find and nurture new talent, support them through their learning journey and inspire them to aim higher than ever. , what they had ever dreamed of. of before.
"Not a day goes by that I don't feel proud of the work I do. When I started, I never thought for a second that there would be so many opportunities to learn and grow."
"Now I am lucky enough to spend my days helping others start their own journey to find a career that truly makes a difference."
"E&F staff are often our 'unsung heroes' and part of my role involves promoting what we all do and ensuring that people inside and outside the organization see the contributions of our staff every day."
Radiation Imaging Physicist
Sarah has worked as a Radiation Imaging Physicist at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals for just over two years. Since joining UHBW, she has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from her colleagues and the Trust, which has enabled her to embark on a whole new phase of her career.
Where it all began...
After completing aAn MSc in Physics at the University of Leeds and an MSc in Medical Physics at the University of Aberdeen, Sarah went on to train as a clinical scientist at NHS Highland specializing in diagnostic radiology and radiation protection.
Qualifying in 2015, Sarah moved south to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals where she worked in both diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.
Originally from Wales, Sarah wanted to move closer to home. So when a position in Medical Physics became available at UHBW, he jumped at the chance and took on a role in the Medical Physics and Engineering Department, providing essential scientific and technical support to radiology departments throughout the Bristol area.
Sarah is now undertaking NHS Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) – a five-year workplace-based training program that provides training opportunities to be eligible to apply for clinical science consultant vacancies. Now in her third year of the programme, Sarah feels that HSST has given her so many opportunities in terms of both professional and personal development, and she looks forward to getting stuck into research, development and innovation work in the years to come.
“I've lived in five different cities in the UK so far and Bristol is definitely my favorite - I can't see myself leaving anytime soon. There is so much going on that I can cycle to work in 15 minutes and escape to the countryside for a weekend trip in 20. It really is the best of both worlds!”
Vascular Clinical Scientist
After 10 years in marketing, Michelle decided she wanted a career change. She started as a Trainee Clinical Vascular Scientist in 2009 and has now worked at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston for over 11 years.
Where it all began...
Michelle always felt stuck in her job instead of finding a career she was truly passionate about. This led to her starting a degree in Life Science at the Open University. Always interested in science and healthcare, Michelle set out to find a role that would provide a second chance at a career she loved.
Attracted to UHBW for its university links and prestigious research opportunities, Michelle secured a trainee Clinical Vascular Scientist position – a role which earned her a 3-year training program as well as an MSc in Medical Ultrasound from UWE.
Upon completion, Michelle was offered a permanent position at UHBW where she quickly completed her practical and theoretical exams for the Society of Vascular Technology to become an Accredited Vascular Scientist.
Moving on to research…
But Michelle's journey didn't stop there. Having always enjoyed the research that came with her education, Michelle decided it was something she wanted to pursue further.
Applying for a PhD fellowship at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Michelle received 60% research alongside her clinical practice. She completed her Ph.D. over a period of 5 years alongside his current role.
“I was so pleased that I was able to stay at UH Bristol and Weston after my training. They have invested so much in me and I really wanted to be able to give something back. I feel so committed to the Trust, they have supported me so well and I have always resonated with the Trust values.”
"UHBW are big supporters of helping you pursue more than just the day job. They always encouraged me to explore my interests and then supported me when I did. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else."
Sister at Bristol Eye Hospital
Rowena did not have much experience in ophthalmology when she started at Bristol Eye Hospital. But with the support of doctors and all the opportunities available to help build her knowledge, she quickly fell in love with the specialty.
Just a few years later, Rowena decided to aim higher and approached the Trust to fund her training to become a nurse at Bristol Eye Hospital.
Giving something back...
In 2016, Rowena took on the role of Health Educator, responsible for supporting new staff, facilitating their training and ensuring they are always up to date. This was part of the role she felt passionate about, having supported her own training at Bristol Eye Hospital.
In 2018, Rowena began her current role as Band 7 Sister, a role that gives her even greater responsibility as well as the opportunity to progress into the management side, supporting Matron in improving service, managing her clinical practice and helping to create a positive image for the foundation.
"I was excited to work for UH Bristol and Weston because the Trust specializes in so many different areas."
"Starting as a nurse with no knowledge of eye treatments, all the staff were so friendly and supportive in helping me learn and develop."
Rising Star Ana wanted a new challenge. Therefore, he made the decision to change his professional path. After leaving her role in a care home in 2016, Ana now works as a nurse in the Cystic Fibrosis and Gastroenterology Department at UH Bristol and Weston.
Where it all began...
Ana has always wanted a career in care and before coming to UH Bristol and Weston, she had a permanent job in a care home. But with limited opportunities for advancement, Ana began to feel she had more to give.
By applying to work in a hospital, Ana hoped she would be able to find a role that would help her expand her knowledge and take on greater responsibility for the people in her care.
Developing new skills...
For Ana, a career at UH Bristol and Weston was everything she hoped it would be. Since starting as a nurse in 2016, Ana has been able to learn new skills through a combination of education and on-the-job learning. She now takes pride in being able to perform minor procedures, such as blood tests and EKGs, which she would never have been able to learn in a nursing home.
Naturally, Ana was nervous when she started – she was concerned that her background in caring would be too limited to transfer to such a clinical setting. But from day one all the staff were really helpful and friendly. There is always someone willing to help when they have questions.
“Being a nurse can be challenging at times – it's definitely more satisfying than my nursing home job. But for all those who love to take care of people, this is truly the most rewarding job.”
"Not a day goes by where you don't go home and think, well – I did something good today."
Pediatric advanced transport nurse
Where it all began...
Colin started as a newly qualified Band 5 nurse in 2000. Always drawn to Pediatric Critical Care, Colin continued to work in the same role for 7 years before progressing to a Band 6 role in the Pediatric Outreach Team.
Training on the job...
While continuing in his role as Band 6 Nurse, he undertook a secondment as Band 7 Site Manager. After two years of training, he became an advanced nurse. He started in his current role in 2014 as an Advanced Care Transport Professional in the Recovery Service - transporting critically ill children to the Children's Intensive Care Unit from across the South West of England and South Wales.
Colin is grateful to the Trust for opening doors for him to take on new opportunities and experience new roles. Without it, he would never have discovered the job he is working on now.
Still keen to keep learning, Colin is now undertaking a Masters in 'Advanced Practice' through the Trust.
"There is no such thing as a day. Every day presents a different and sometimes difficult challenge. When working with seriously ill children, it can sometimes be difficult to stay positive when the days are hard. But the staff is always ready to praise and motivate each other. A positive spirit is so important."
"Bristol is such a diverse and multicultural city. It's great to live in a city where you meet people from different backgrounds, and with the Trust right in the center of the city, everything is very accessible - it's great to be able to go out and have fun say after a long shift!"
Jamie started as Trainee Nurse in November 2017 on the stroke ward. Coming from a non-nursing background, Jamie has been surprised by how rewarding the job can be.
Where it all began...
Jamie has always been on the lookout for a career that would help her give back. But it wasn't until she got the opportunity to do some work experience at a rehabilitation center that she began to consider a career in nursing.
After being accepted as an Apprentice Nurse at UH Bristol, Jamie was thrilled to be placed on the Stroke Ward – an environment where she feels her work really touches lives.
Teamwork is everything...
For Jamie, teamwork is one of the most important aspects of working at UH Bristol, particularly on the Stroke Ward, where many different teams of healthcare and hospital staff need to work together to deliver the best quality of care.
From ward doctors and nurses to assistants and juniors, everyone has a role to play and no one ever feels that their job is less than anyone else's.
"The support I get from the Trust is incredible. UH Bristol has a very people-centred approach to patients and staff: praising people, encouraging them and giving positive feedback.'
"We have regular one-on-one meetings, so we always have opportunities to grow and find new opportunities if we want to."
“The role can be challenging at times, but more importantly it is a very rewarding job. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else."
Deputy Director of Hotel Services
Where it all began...
Kevin started as a part-time catering assistant in 1996. After only a few months on the job, he became full-time and remained in the role for 3 years, helping to prepare and distribute the 1,000 meals served at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals daily.
In 1999 Kevin was promoted to Catering Supervisor, a role he enjoyed for 4 years before becoming Associate Catering Manager and later Catering Manager in 2007.
From 2011 to 2012, Kevin took on the additional role of Senior Support Manager on secondment. It was a role he quickly found he had a passion for, relishing the challenge of taking his skills as a catering manager and applying them to another department.
In 2012, Kevin made the decision to apply for a permanent transfer and was appointed Associate Director of Hotel Services, taking on a wider team with additional responsibilities. It's a post he still enjoys today.
"No two days are the same. I like working in facilities because it's very busy. The days go by and even the work itself seems to be constantly changing and evolving."
"It's impossible to get bored working here, and with so many opportunities to rotate between departments and services, you'll always be able to find a role that suits you."
director of porting
Where it all began...
Joe moved to Bristol from Portugal in 2000. Being Portuguese with English as a second language, Joe was nervous about his ability to find steady work with the kind of long-term career path he hoped for. However, she quickly found a role at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals as an HSA and has since worked her way up.
After just one year, Joe was transferred to the kitchens where he stayed as a catering assistant for just 6 months before moving on to become a specialist nutrition chef and then chef team leader in the bistro, where he managed 25 people. Joe's determination, drive and positive attitude have made him a stalwart member of the team and helped him rise higher than he thought possible when he started.
In 2012, with 4 years of management experience, Joe filled a position as Director of Portering on a fixed term contract. It was a role he thrived in and was delighted when the contract was extended. After another extension, Joe was offered the position permanently.
Joe now holds an L4 Food Management degree and an L5 Leadership and Management qualification – qualifications he would never have had the confidence to complete without the support and encouragement of the Trust and its team.
“When I moved to England, I thought it would be impossible to get a job with any kind of professional development. But at UHBW there is so much encouragement from everyone that climbing doesn't even seem like a question."
“I am so proud of how far I have come and so grateful to the Trust for making it possible.”
Bank, Administrator and Office
Where it all began...
For Janice, her career at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals is just beginning. Just a month ago, Janice joined UHBW Bank after being recommended the job by a friend. Janice was looking for a job that she could fit into her busy life at home. This was something he struggled with, so he is relieved to discover that UHBW's zero hours contracts work differently to what he is used to.
With Bank, Janice can pick and choose the shifts that suit her – she can even choose the department she wants to work in! With three young children, this kind of flexibility is essential for Janice, but she also enjoys the security of a full-time position with no obligation to rotate.
Opening new doors...
Janice only joined the role on a temporary basis, but knowing so many different departments around the hospital, she is already considering joining the foundation on a permanent basis when her children start school.
"I never thought I'd enjoy going to work as much as I do at the bank. It's very friendly and people are always very helpful. It's also very up-to-date with technology, which surprised me!"
"For anyone looking to get back into work after time off, Bank is such a great experience, especially for building confidence. It's also a great way to get your foot on the ladder to something permanent."
Joining the bank has given Alex more time to do the things he's always wanted to do and take on new challenges in both his personal life and career, giving him the flexibility to choose his own shifts.
Where it all began...
Alex decided to jump after seeing the vacancy that the hospital had to offer.
"There are always shifts to choose from and there are a variety of changes in the fund to give you experience in different departments."The team Alex works with on bank shifts made the jump easy –"It's a great group of people, everyone is so friendly and it works so well."
Alex was surprised at how immediately he fell in love with this new approach to his work. Surrounded by a team of friendly, supportive staff, he quickly learned that going to work didn't have to be the task he had expected."It can be so much fun, and you get to laugh a lot with the people you work with. Everyone is really so friendly.”
Alex now looks forward to going to work while being able to spend time doing the things he loves with a little extra cash along the way. Being able to choose his shifts allows him to choose between all the different departments, inspiring him to learn new skills and achieve more fulfillment in his role than ever before.
"We are a good Trust, it is a Foundation Trust that is just showing its responsibility. Working in hospitals can be stressful at times, but we are an excellent trust and it shows on the floor.”
"People are what really make UHBW."
"From day one, every team member I worked with was friendly and encouraging. There is no hierarchy – even if you've never worked in this department before, everyone welcomes you as one of their own."
Administrator & Office Bank Team Member
Where it all began...
Keith has always hated the idea of working at a job where he does the same tasks every day. So when he found an opening for the Bank team at UHBW, took the opportunity to discover a job that was truly flexible.
It's all about variety...
Keith was excited to discover that his role at UH Bristol and Weston could really be as diverse as he wanted it to be. Not only does Keith enjoy being able to mix up the hours of the day he works, but also which department of the hospital he works on.
Keith now loves splitting his hours between a range of departments, from senior HR to working across departments, which gives him the chance to try new tasks and work with different people every day.
"Just do it! The job is flexible and gives you so many different opportunities to learn and try new things."
“I have always loved being able to meet and work with new people, and now I do it every day! You always feel like you are achieving something and growing as a person.”
"This really was the best move I've made in years, I've already recommended it to so many people!”
Where it all began...
Having graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science, Kate had no previous experience in the healthcare sector. Feeling that it was important to work in a large teaching hospital where she could learn on the job, Kate decided that a job at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals would be the perfect place to fulfill her dreams.
Kate started as a Physiotherapy Rotational Assistant and worked her way up with support from the Trust, studying Physiotherapy at UWE, while continuing to gain experience in various positions at UHBW.
Recognition of achievement...
Kate is now a qualified physiotherapist and has been awarded 'The CSP South West Network Prize for Outstanding Clinical Performance' and 'The Physiotherapy Faculty Prize' for a high level of academic achievement and positive contribution to both professional and faculty activities in recognition of her hard work.
"For me, moving to Bristol was the best decision. Not only is it such a beautiful and vibrant city to live in, but UH Bristol and Weston have given me the opportunity to gain qualifications in a career I love whilst working at work."
"I love that the Trust is so forward-thinking and proactive in trying to grow and improve in response to changing demands to do the best for patients. I am so grateful for the incredible support of my team members."
Where it all began...
Tim wanted to work in a medical environment from a young age, but after university he felt stuck in one direction. Tim took on small admin positions and decided to try to chase his dreams by applying for a summer job in Admin & Clerical through Bristol University Hospitals and Weston Bank (a scheme created to help fill staff gaps during busy periods and offer staff the opportunity to take on extra shifts).
From here, Tim moved into a full-time role on the rheumatology reception and then the radiology reception. It was here that Tim discovered his true passion.
I dream big...
With a new career in sight, Tim managed to gain extensive experience working with ultrasound appointments and was also employed as a radiology assistant to gain clinical experience before being encouraged to apply for a Masters in Medical Ultrasound at UWE.
With the support of UHBW, Tim worked hard for many hours to complete his qualification, all the while juggling a practical family life with a young daughter and a partner who was also studying for a degree. But all his hard work paid off. Now with a Masters level distinction and a progressive band position, Tim is working towards his dream role as a certified sonographer.
“I've lived in Bristol all my life and I just love the city! People are friendly – if you smile and have a conversation, you usually get something back."
“UHBW boosted my confidence and gave me something to work towards. It's so rewarding to work in patient care, to know that my diagnostics are really helping to find the best way to treat a patient."
"I can't see myself leaving UHBW anytime soon."
Where it all began...
After working at Frenchay Hospital, Gloucestershire, Simon was looking for an opportunity to take his career in a new direction. Following recommendations from a friend who was then working at UHBW, Simon took the plunge. assume a role as a senior radiologist. This was only the beginning of Simon's journey.
Exploring new avenues…
As a senior radiologist, Simon brought a wealth of experience to the UHBW team, so when he became interested in ED, he was encouraged to make the transition, move departments and put his skills into practice in a new environment.
After finding a new career direction, Simon fell back in love with radiography and was soon promoted to superintendent before becoming chief radiographer last year.
"There is no more supportive work environment than UH Bristol and Weston. Everyone wants to help you excel and encourage each employee to achieve career goals they didn't even realize they had."
“Even since I've been here, I've seen the team excel so much. Everyone takes care of each other and the constant advancements in technology really help us provide the best care possible.”
Where it all began...
Leanne started working at UHBW as an audiologist in 2004, attracted to the Trust for the size of the Health Sciences department and the opportunity it gave her to explore different aspects of her role.
During her role, Leanne also enjoyed mentoring junior staff and students. Encouraged to take on the role of mentor by her seniors, Leanne was surprised by how much she enjoyed it and how much it revealed to her about her role as an audiologist.
Inspired to climb…
Given the opportunity to explore the different career paths she could take, Leanne was determined to enter the STP (Clinical Scientist Training Programme) to progress and obtain a Masters in her specialty.
"I fell in love with Bristol when I studied here for my undergraduate degree. It's such a beautiful city with the perfect balance of urban and rural."
“If you're thinking about moving, come down for a weekend trip. Visit Clifton, The Downs, The Suspension Bridge and dine by the harbour. You never want to leave.”
Specialist dental care consultant
Where it all began...
Having started at UHBW in 2012 as a Specialist Registrar in an academic associate role, Shabnum has always shown an interest in research.
Having become a specialist in specialist dentistry in 2015, Shabnum has split her position between community and hospital and enjoys the diversity of being able to work in different community dental hospitals and help patients with more complex, specialist needs.
Shabnum, who now works as a substantive consultant at UHBW, looks forward to further pursuing her love of research and teaching.
A research center…
Initially attracted to UHBW because it was a close-knit Trust with easy flow of resources between different areas, Shabnum was further attracted by the huge opportunities to engage in medical research and make connections with visiting experts.
Some of Shabnum's greatest achievements are her various publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the internationally recognized medical journal, The Lancet. She is also a co-author of the Royal College of Surgery Oncology guidelines and enjoys her involvement in undergraduate teaching at the Specialist Care and Primary Care Unit at UHBW and affiliated universities.
"Joint dental care enables a flow of resources between the foundation and smaller community dental practices - this is a very unique model. It's great because it creates a sharing of resources, expertise and better patient flow for complex cases, allowing for increased learning opportunities as well as improved standards for care."
"Another important aspect for me was the links between the dental hospital and the University of Bristol. As UHBW is a teaching hospital, there are so many more opportunities for research and teaching than you would find anywhere else."
Pediatric emergency consultant
Where it all began...
Dan trained in general paediatrics at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals from 2005 to 2013, taking a year to study for an MSc in Epidemiology. His initial attraction to the Trust was the largest children's hospital, tertiary center and major trauma center in the South West of England, where he truly felt it would inspire him to excel in his specialty.
In 2015, Dan became Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Now working as a senior member at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, he is dedicated to delivering high quality healthcare and inspiring young doctors to strive for the top.
A culture of support...
The things that really stand out for Dan at Children's Hospital are the quality of care, the standard of medicine practiced, the commitment to innovation, and the compassion and dedication of the people who work there. Dan is proud to be part of the wider team and keen to support his youngsters.
Dan is particularly focused on the doctor's well-being, both mental and physical health. His firm belief that staff illness is primarily stress-related led to the creation of 'You Got This', a program designed to support staff with innovations, events, blogs and captions on resources that provide wellness support.
"I have worked in various hospitals around the world, including North America and Africa, and none can compete with the quality of care that UHBW provides."
“Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is an inspiring place and it is the people who make it so. The staff are amazing and the teams they work with are amazing. They are friendly, dedicated, caring and a pleasure to work here."
Emergency medicine consultant
Where it all began...
Becky first joined Bristol and Weston University Hospitals in 2004 as an ED SHO. She did all her education at the South West Deanery, so she spent a lot of time in the area exploring and settling into life in the South. He has now been a consultant in the ED at UHBW for 5 years and feels he could never move.
What Becky loves most about UHBW compared to other Trusts is the huge sense of team spirit, especially in the ED, which she says feels like a big extended family.
A support network...
When she started at UHBW, Becky felt quite shy working under the supervision of such experienced counselors and secretaries, but was quickly put at ease by the friendliness of the group. Becky feels no sense of hierarchy in the ED department and likes to feel so valued as a critical member of the team.
Over the past 15 years of working at the Trust, Becky has been overwhelmed by the support network on many occasions. Even in such a large organization, she never felt unable to ask for support and always found help when she sought it.
“I've always been drawn back to Bristol as a city I used to live in - you just never want to leave! You can be in what feels like the suburbs even though you're in the middle of the city."
"There's so much to see and do, yet you don't feel the awful claustrophobia of bigger cities like London or Manchester. It's also a great place to raise a family."
Where it all began...
In 2002, Stuart began looking for a secure job with an employer who actively supported their employees in their careers. After hearing about an opening at UHBW from a friend who was already part of the management team, Stuart took the plunge and took on a role as an accountant.
Never stop climbing…
Stuart always knew he wanted to push himself further in his career, so he was delighted to find that the Trust was keen to support him to gain further training while working and gaining practical experience in the finance department.
Today, Stuart works as an accounting manager here at UHBW.
"What makes the difference between NHS funding and a private company is that here you can really feel that your skills are making a difference to people's lives."
"It also gives you the opportunity to have contact with people who work in different roles, you constantly have to go to different departments to get clarification on one or the other. I find it exciting to work in such a huge and progressive organization.”
Where it all began...
Melissa started as a resource manager in the office's temporary staffing team. Melissa's hard work and dedication to work impressed her seniors and after only one year in her role, she was suggested to apply for a leadership role.
Seizing the opportunity, Melissa was quickly promoted to Team Manager, a role she took in her stride, transferring her skills and taking on new responsibilities as a senior member of the management team.
Always an opportunity to get…
This is what Melissa loves most about working for UH Bristol and Weston – that there are always opportunities for advancement as long as you show enthusiasm for the work you want to do.
Melissa feels incredibly grateful to have been given such great opportunities to develop her skills and advance her career. She is also grateful for the support of the team that encouraged her to take this first step.
“The people, the atmosphere and the location – when you see people smile, say good morning, hello, thank you. It just makes you smile. It's such a close and supportive team."
"It's a pleasure to work in such a lively and vibrant city as Bristol, especially in the summer when there's so much going on and we're right in the center of it all."
HR business partner for women and children
Where it all began...
Lisa started at UH Bristol and Weston in 2002 as a Band 4 Medical HR Manager. Lisa was always keen to progress in her role and was delighted when the Trust offered her the opportunity to study for the CIPD, a qualification which her completion enabled her to apply to the HR Adviser role.
After gaining her CIPD, Lisa became an HR consultant in 2004, steadily progressing to Deputy HR Director and then HR Project Manager, before starting her current role as HR Business Partner in 2012.
Never a dull shift...
For Lisa, the best thing about working at UHBW was the variety in her work. Not only in her ability to progress in her role and move between departments, but also in the daily variety of cases she deals with and the people she works with.
"I think in the long run what made me stay was the security and support I felt while studying and all the development opportunities I was given."
"I wouldn't be where I am today without the encouragement of my seniors and colleagues and of course the tremendous support from the Trust. I wouldn't choose another place to work."
Where it all began...
Vicky joined the Trust in 2007 as a newly qualified midwife after completing Bristol and Weston University Hospital's Preceptorship Programme. Since then Vicky worked in the Delivery Suite before going on to work as a local midwife, a role she loved for the next five years.
I dream big...
In her current position as a diabetes specialist midwife, Vicky works alongside midwife consultants and loves to be involved as much as she can, always willing to ask questions and learn outside the scope of her role.
Vicky now dreams of further specializing in her role by taking a Master's in diabetes care. Drawing on the support of the Trust and her midwifery team, Vicky plans to start the next step in her career with hopes of working in a more senior role in the Delivery Suite in the future.
"There are so many different development opportunities available at the Trust to help you develop your career and so many different directions you can go in!"
"I love Bristol too. It has such a multicultural vibe and so much to do and explore. It's like having all the best bits of London on a smaller, quieter scale. I don't think I could ever leave."
Pediatric Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner
Where it all began...
Isabel started at UHBW in 2015 as a nurse in the department for burns and high dependency. Six months later, she moved to become a nurse in the Critical Care Research Team, helping to provide a 24/7 service to deteriorating patients and avoiding ICU admission.
Having worked in this role for over 4 years, Isabel was able to explore different specialties, develop her ability to make critical decisions and be inspired to strive for more in her career.
Teacher at work...
Taking advantage of the support available at the Trust to develop and utilize new skills, Isabel has now completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation and Diagnostic Reasoning. She has also successfully completed her Advanced Practitioner Life Support training as an instructor.
In September 2018, Isabel began her training as a nurse, helping her progress in her role clinically and working alongside doctors. Isabel's development has been inspired by the support of the Trust and her peers, giving her the confidence to believe in her abilities and take on new and more challenging roles.
"During my time at UHBW, we were world leaders in certain surgeries and procedures. Being the only center in the world to provide these super-specialized operations or operations, I've met patients from all over the world – USA, Sweden, Holland."
"It is so exciting to work at a hospital that is truly at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments and to know that we are the only center in the world for these patients!"
Trainee Advanced Care Clinical Practitioner – ITU
Tenaya started as a nurse in 2009, but was always looking to take on more tasks. She is now training to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals, expanding her skills and taking her career in the direction she has always dreamed of.
Where it all began...
Tenaya completed her nursing degree at UWE, where she carried out all her training and work experience at the North Bristol Trust. After graduation, however, she decided to join UHBW as a fresh graduate of AMU, eager to explore the more expansive roles she could develop into.
Tenaya, who was always interested in ITU, quickly moved from AMU to the intensive care unit, where she remained as head nurse for 3 years before becoming head nurse in the same department.
Thirsty for a new opportunity...
Feeling that she had reached the pinnacle of her role, Tenaya became interested in advancing her role clinically and taking on more responsibility. In September 2018, she decided to train as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, working with consultants and registrars and expanding her knowledge every day.
"The Trust has so much potential for progression, whether you want to expand into teaching, management or a new clinical pathway. It was a huge challenge for me to go from a role that I loved and knew everything to one that I knew nothing about. But the team has been really supportive - it's such an exciting opportunity to explore and learn new clinical procedures!"
“Teamwork makes the dream work– that's our motto in the department! It creates such a positive team spirit, it always feels like a proper community."
Grace joined the Trust as a new nurse in September 2017 and through her boundless enthusiasm and the support of her mentors, she was promoted during the year to take up the position of Senior Staff Nurse.
Where it all began...
Grace started as a junior in the senior department and successfully completed her program in just 8 months. The headteachers, who clearly thrive in her role, were really keen to help her progress and supported Grace to apply for a senior position later this year.
As a newly qualified nurse who only started a year ago, Grace didn't think she would be eligible for a senior role. But with the support of her seniors, she was encouraged to aim higher and now wants to help others do the same.
Grace is now part of the FLAP (Facilitated Learning and Assessment in Action) mentoring program, mentoring incoming nurses. The Trust is also helping her study a Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning (PACR) module which will contribute to a postgraduate degree.
“Having lived and studied outside of Bristol, it was quite a move to move! I thought I'd be terrified, but there's so much to explore here, I found I really enjoyed getting to know my new home."
"There's so much more you can get out of your career working at Bristol and Weston University Hospitals - it's so much more than just a job! I'm currently working on a campaign known as End PJ Paralysis which helps older people patients to recover and get out of their pajamas so they can go home faster. I feel so lucky to have so much support from my team."
The Integrated Discharge Team work within the Emergency Department and other urgent, short stay units. Their role is to assess a person's ability to manage safely with daily tasks, supporting their discharge or admission to hospital. This typically involves working together with community and hospital based services.Have University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust merged? ›
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.How do I complain about Bristol Dental hospital? ›
Telephone - You can telephone us on 0117 342 1050, where you can leave a message with our answering service and one of our administrators will contact you within two working days to take the details of your enquiry.What is Bristol hospital known for? ›
Bristol Health is nationally recognized for quality, safety, health equity and more. Learn about our community needs assessment and how we are responding to better address those needs.What is the purpose of integrated services? ›
supporting people to stay well and independent. acting sooner to help those with preventable conditions. supporting those with long-term conditions or mental health issues. caring for those with multiple needs as populations age.What do the discharge team do? ›
The team's role is to advise and support ward staff to plan the care you may need after you leave hospital. They work closely with other hospital staff such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists to assess your needs and the needs of your carer or family before you go home.Which is the largest NHS Foundation Trust in the UK? ›
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS Acute Foundation Trust which operates 10 hospitals throughout Greater Manchester. It is the largest NHS trust in the United Kingdom, with an income of £1.6bn and 21,945 staff.What is the biggest NHS trust in Birmingham? ›
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population.How many NHS trust hospitals are there in England? ›
How many NHS England trusts are there? There are 223 NHS trusts in England - trusts are public sector bodies that provide healthcare services to the NHS and manage the hospitals. This number includes acute, mental health, specialist, and community NHS trusts.What is the most common chief complaint in dentistry? ›
In dental practice, pain is the main frequent complaint for which patients seek treatment . The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the patient's chief complaint as an essential component for the delivery of competent and quality oral health care.
|Average waiting time for first outpatient appointment at this hospital for this specialty||28 weeks|
|Average waiting time for treatment at this hospital for this specialty||30 weeks|
In cases like you feel that your dentist is being rude to you, talk. Let your dentist know how you think about how they speak to you. It could be expected for your dentist to speak with a loud voice, but you might think you're shouted at. Things like these only need clarification and sincere consultation.What happened at Bristol Hospital? ›
A public inquiry into the scandal investigated only 30 to 35 deaths between 1991 and 1995, but its report, published in 2001, said up to 120 babies may have died or suffered permanent brain damage because of poor management, flawed surgeons and a secretive "club culture" at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.What level of trauma is Bristol Hospital CT? ›
Bristol Regional Medical Center and Holston Valley Medical Center are Level III trauma centers. A Level III trauma center provides prompt emergency services for patients, including: Stabilization.What is the most famous hospital in the UK? ›
Another London hospital, St Thomas Hospital is the number one hospital in the UK. As part of the Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation, this hospital also hosts the King's College London School of Medicine and has been established since the 1870s.What are the two services provided by integrated services? ›
ISDN or Integrated Services Digital Network, is a circuit-switched telephone network system that transmits both data and voice over a digital line. You can also think of it as a set of communication standards to transmit data, voice, and signaling. These digital lines could be copper lines.What is the primary goal of integrated delivery system? ›
The main objective of the IDS is to provide continuum of care, better patient's engagement, optimization of resources utilization and assure patient's safety as well as creating patient's centered care.What is the benefit of the integrated program? ›
It helps you coordinate people and processes when working on a range of activities that will bring together a complex project. More and more businesses are embracing digital transformation to boost their operational efficiency and improve their growth rates.What happens when a patient is discharged from hospital? ›
After discharge, you'll go through a transition of care. That means you will now have a different level of medical care outside of the hospital. For example, you may go to a skilled nursing facility if you need some level of further care and are not yet ready to go home.Who gets a bad conduct discharge? ›
A bad conduct discharge (also called a Big Chicken Dinner) is often handed down after a service member is found guilty in a special court martial or a general court martial that requires jail time. The discharge itself will not be completed until the service member completes their incarceration period.
(i) Now that you have returned home, you need to take extra care of yourself. (ii) I am so happy to know that you have been finally discharged from the hospital.Which is the best NHS hospital in England? ›
Scotland's NHS outperforms the rest of the UK – here's why – Business for Scotland.What is the biggest private hospital in England? ›
The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest private hospital and specialises in complex care.Which NHS trust is Oxford? ›
Welcome to Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
We provide physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and in people's homes.
Manchester Royal Infirmary is the biggest hospital in the UK in terms of number of beds, with over 1,700 beds available. It's part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), which is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.What is the busiest NHS trust? ›
During the financial year 2020/2021, the busiest hospital provider in England was the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust with over 256 thousand admissions. This trust encompasses four hospitals in the Birmingham area, one of the largest urban areas in England.Which county has the best NHS? ›
Leading NHS areas with the best ranked healthcare in the UK 2022. In 2022, NHS Northumberland CCG ranked highest in the United Kingdom with a health index score of 73.7, followed by North Yorkshire CCG and South Tyneside CCG with scores of 73.6 and 69.6 respectively.What is the biggest hospital group in the UK? ›
Today HCA is the largest private healthcare provider in the world, and one of the leading private healthcare providers in the UK.What are the three major dental problems? ›
- Tooth Decay. Tooth decay is also known as dental caries or dental cavities. ...
- Gum Disease. Gingivitis is the early stage and mild form of gum or periodontal disease. ...
- Bad Breath. ...
- Sensitive Teeth. ...
- Cracked or Broken Teeth. ...
- Receding Gums. ...
- Root Infection. ...
- Enamel Erosion.
Healthcare workers, including dental practitioners, are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens including HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).What is an unethical situation in dentistry? ›
Unnecessary Services. A dentist who recommends or performs unnecessary dental services or procedures is engaged in unethical conduct. The dentist's ethical obligation in this matter applies regardless of the type of practice arrangement or contractual obligations in which he or she provides patient care.How to get treatment at Bristol dental Hospital? ›
Please call 0117 342 9525 (8.30am - 10.30am, Monday to Friday) and you will be assessed and advised on the best treatment for your needs.Is Bristol dental Hospital free? ›
The free service, which could include fillings, oral hygiene advice, scale and polish, crowns, bridges or dentures, is provided by one of the top dental schools in the UK. All student treatment is closely supervised by qualified clinical staff.How long is dental treatment guaranteed for? ›
If you have had restorative treatment on the NHS, and something goes wrong, requiring repair or retreatment, within 12 months of the original treatment, then your dentist should do the necessary work free of charge.What if my dentist did a bad job? ›
To sue your dentist, you will need to show that they didn't follow the standard of care required by the dental profession and their failure caused your injury. A malpractice attorney is the best person to listen to your situation and tell you if you have a strong malpractice claim.Do dentists make mistakes? ›
Dental mistakes are among the most common medical errors
Common mistakes include misdiagnosis of tooth decay, failure to take x-rays before treatment begins, performing unnecessary procedures, and incorrect filling placement or extraction techniques.
Yes, it is okay to switch dentists and regarding how often can you change your dentist, as many times as you want. It is okay to switch dentists and there are plenty of reasons to change dentists, none of which are wrong. It isn't so much of a process as it is just taking two or three steps.What was the Bristol Organ scandal? ›
The Alder Hey organs scandal involved the unauthorised removal, retention, and disposal of human tissue, including children's organs, during the period 1986 to 1996. During this period organs were retained in more than 2,000 pots containing body parts from around 850 infants.Who is buying Bristol hospital? ›
Bristol is a nonprofit hospital that will be converted to a for-profit venture. The new entity will be called VHS Bristol Health System, LLC. Tenet Healthcare will own 80 percent of it, and Yale-New Haven Health Services will own the other 20 percent.
Between 1991 and 1995, according to a statistical analysis conducted for the inquiry, ≈30 to 35 children younger than 1 year died after open-heart surgery in Bristol who would have survived if the unit had achieved results typical of others in England at the time.What is the lowest trauma level hospital? ›
Level 1. A level 1 trauma center is a specialist care facility. It provides care for each aspect of an injury, including prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.What is the highest trauma level hospital? ›
Level I Trauma Center
Level 1 is the highest or most comprehensive care center for trauma, capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation.
Connecticut has 12 adult and/or pediatric trauma centers designated and licensed by the Department of Public Health The American College of Surgeons.What is the best hospital in the world? ›
— Mayo Clinic in Rochester is again ranked No. 1 in the world by Newsweek in its list of the "World's Best Hospitals." The ranking is a tribute to the work of staff across Mayo Clinic. "Among the hallmarks of great hospitals ... are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation.What is the most advanced hospital in the UK? ›
Vale Hospital – Hensol, South Wales, U.K.
Opened in June 2010, Vale Hospital in Hensol, South Wales is one of the most technologically progressive hospitals in Britain.
The model brings together NHS 111 call centres, clinical assessment and other urgent care services. Bringing these services together enables patients to access the right care when they need it – creating a better service for all.What does IDT mean in healthcare? ›
The Integrated Discharge Team or IDT is an integrated multi-disciplinary team of social care professionals, nurses, and discharge trackers who triage patients and provide them with information on accessing services aiming to support their discharge from hospital.What is discharge to assess and integrated care? ›
Discharge To Assess means that people discharged from acute hospitals (short-term care) are assessed by social workers at home or in the community, rather than in a hospital setting.
Members of a care team may include doctors, nurses, physician assistants, specialists, and other non-clinical professionals who are integral to caring for a patient, according to a report from the National Academy of Medicine.What is an example of integrated care? ›
Integrated care efforts often include screening for trauma in medical settings and efforts to provide increased access to behavioral health support in the medical setting to increase patient engagement with care.What does integrated mean in hospital? ›
Integrated healthcare is a collaborative approach to patient care that combines the physical, mental, behavioral, and financial aspects of healthcare. The goal is to provide holistic treatment and prevention for a wide array of chronic conditions.What is an example of integrated healthcare? ›
The Veterans Administration (VA) is a Federal Agency that provides healthcare for Veterans. It is an example of an integrated healthcare system. It provides many services such as hospital care, long-term care, and other medical services to Veterans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.Who are the members on the interdisciplinary team at your facility? ›
- Case Manager.
- Social Worker.
- Physical Therapist.
- Occupational Therapist.
The IDT process is designed to allow team members to review and discuss information and make recommendations that are relevant to the participant's needs. The IDT reaches decisions as a team, rather than individually, about how best to address the participant's needs.What is the difference between IDT and MDT? ›
Two of the main differences between a Multidisciplinary Team and an Interdisciplinary Team are focus and perspective. In an MDT, each expert member focuses on its own goals from its own perspective, while the IDT focuses on a single, shared goal with each team member discipline building on the others' expertise.What are 4 things that are required for a patient's successful discharge? ›
- ensure continuity of care.
- clarify the current state of the patientʼs health and capabilities.
- review medications.
- help you select the facility to which the person you care for is to be released.
In 1994, Marilyn explored three common assumptions for discharge planning programs: (1) these are cost-effective; (2) these allow for enhancement of patients' and families' quality of life; and (3) these ensure continuity of care between the hospital and the community6.What does discharge diagnosis mean in hospital? ›
Background/aim: Admission diagnosis represents the diagnosis of an illness, injury or condition due to which a patient is referred to hospital to be admitted. Discharge diagnosis represents the main reason of illness or condition due to which a patient is admitted.
The four Ps (predictive, preventive, personalized, participative)  (Box 21.1) represent the cornerstones of a model of clinical medicine, which offers concrete opportunities to modify the healthcare paradigm .What are integrated teams? ›
A group of people with complementary skills who collaborate to deliver specified work products. An integrated team may be either co-located or distributed.What are the three kinds of nursing team members? ›
There are three levels of nurses as defined by each state's Nurse Practice Act: Licensed Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN), Registered Nurse (RN), and Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN).