Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust Employee Reviews
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Ok if you don’t have a problem you need dealing with. Managers & HR are bullies and have their favourites, so don’t upset the Apple cart with those specific people. They’ll dock your wages for ringing the wrong person when off sick although they change the line managers all the time. Communication is poor. Management is poor. No-one seems to know the correct procedure for anything.
Management & HR are bullies
It is always busy having to work to deadlines. You learn a lot about different aspects of the NHS. It is a nice job if you like helping people. You need to be able to work as part of a team but also on your own initiative. The hardest part of the job is the none stop workload and the most enjoyable part of the job is helping the patients that come through the NHS.
It’s a great place to work the teamwork is very friendly, they have flexible shifts and are very welcoming to new workers especially if you have a different culture, e.g (I’m Latina). You have chance of development and have access to several good and important trainings. I love it to work there.
Very short breaks
I enjoyed my 37yrs working full time as a nurse then manager for CHFT and only took early retirement to care for my elderly father. They supported me throughout and encouraged my career progression
38 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, 12 months paid sick leave
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My colleges in the NHS do a fantastic job in stressful circumstances and I am proud to be able to work with a great team. Typical day dealing with around 50/70 patients per session that's two sessions a day Learning new knowledge each day Management in the department is very good Culture in the work place is stressful at times but also rewarding The hardest part is giving bad news The most enjoyable part is caring and feeling you have helped a patient and made a difference in there care.
Excellent team members
Paying to park
The trust as a whole is good to work for, plenty of training opportunities and chances to progress in your role.I found while working there that it is a complex and varied work environment and you will be challenged positively throughout your role. I would recommend that for newly qualified nurses that you research into the area you have chosen to work in and weigh up if that area is suitable to your learning needs. maybe a taster day on the ward if they will offer you that experience so you have a good understanding of the work environment and what is expected of you.some wards will be better suited to than others, those that find high turnover wards with heavy workloads are suited to them i.e. SAU, MAU, A&E will flourish quite quickly on these types of wards. But for those who learn at a different pace do not take these wards lightly. you will be expected work independently quite quickly in a fast paced environment this isn't to deter those who are willing to take up a challenge, but I would recommend those that have a different learning pace to take roles on more relaxed wards. this will give you the opportunity to build up your skills, gain the confidence needed to lead a team and give you the experience of a ward environment. I will say always ask questions, don't be afraid to speak up and know that all the other staff are there to support you through your transition.
The works environment is good and the staff are very friendly, good place to work. Most of the staff are willing to learn the new system application and it make contractor job easier and management are very cooperative.
You can do long hour if have the capacity
Some of the managers in the non-clinical areas are only concerned about their own self-promotion to the detriment of their team. There is a lack of professionalism and intolerance of disability to the extent that although they have policies on disability they are not worth the paper they are written on. Managers are not above blatantly lying to get rid of staff. Some managers speak to their staff in a very aggressive manner, but the stress they are causing is ignored because the individual's manager is a personal friend. Many of the support staff have been employed for years in the organisation and are not very welcoming to newcomers. This is a shame because in comparison many of the clinical staff are committed and offer an excellent service to patients.
Expensive canteen, old fashioned offices that can be uncomfortable to work in, poor management and leadership