Today I thought I would pick out 10 things I have done in the last week to explain to you. My current role is as a team co-ordinator within the learning disabilities services.
- I completed a flexible working request. Flexible working requests have some stringent time scales attached to them, and you must keep the HR team up to date. This person didn’t want a massive change and so I was happily able to agree this flexible working request.
- I’ve spent some time trying to arrange my flexi placement. It has been slightly challenging to arrange and work out where I want to be. I know I do not want to go into another NHS placement, and want to use the opportunity to go to the private sector where I have not worked before.
- I went to my first HealthWatch meeting! I went as an observer and not as a representative of my organisation and it was a really interesting experience.
- I have shortlisted for some jobs I have out. This is the first time I have ever shortlisted and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of applications we got.
- I did my first bank shift back in my old team as a mental health liaison nurse. I was a little bit nervous about going back, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great to be back in A+ E (and it was very busy!).
- I’m doing some work on a CQUIN at the moment and I had a meeting with some colleagues to discuss year two.
- I went to visit another hospital with a colleague to look at the work they were doing around their CQUIN target. It was brilliant to see a different hospital and to see how they were working. This hospital is also one of the options for my second placement so it was nice to have an informal visit.
- I had an away day with some band 7’s within the directorate I work. It was a good opportunity to discuss some of the positives and challenges. We also had an opportunity to have a catch up from the other services and hear more about their successes and the opportunities over the next year.
- I completed a maternity risk assessment for a pregnant member of staff.
I attended an equality conference talking about equality in the workforce. I attended a conference on a similar topic last year within NHS England and so it was interesting to hear this from a different source. I am starting to realise this is the area in which I want to work in the future.
I hope you have been able to see some of the variety in the week!
Any questions please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org or @HSCRachel