Learning Disability Nurse in Cheshire
Learning disability nurse
Supportive collaborative work environment
Excellent job security
Caring and kind colleagues
Most rewarding employment
My position meant a shared ownership of patient care (with WUTH) and proved to be very rewarding. Many of the patients seen had high risk presentations with their need to self harm and/or substance abuse. Sometimes the process of admission to the psychiatric wards proved cumbersome and time consuming, but necessary in the main. Management were very supportive as and when necessary. WUTH staff also were available for support and advice. Services allied to Cheshire and Wirral were easily accessed for sign posting etc.
Project Manager - Effective Services & Transformation Department in Chester, Cheshire
Typical NHS organisation, typical day to day stresses of working in a budget driven environment but over all everyone is lovely and you get a real sense of team work which makes it feel worth while.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in Countess of Chester Hospital, Psychology department
I was involved from the start of improving access to Psychological therapies - I have a first in my PG CERT which reflects my knowledge.
I see on average 8 clients a day - the delivery of therapy which I provide mainly encompasses evidence based CBT interventions covering a range of modalities. I have a experience of working face to face , online and within groups. I work in structured way offering clients problem identification, goal setting and personalised treatment packages. I adhere to and follow government guidelines for a range of mental health disorders based on current DSM criteria and NICE clinical guidelines.
I have gained a wealth of experience from the service users that i have had the pleasure to work with so far in my NHS career, this is averaged currently at 13, 500 patients. In addition to my current role i am also a qualified Counsellor who is registered with the BACP.
The hardest part to my role is the how the NHS tends to be lacking in forward thinking fresh ideas to move with modern times and maximise on improving access and on how they deliver services. This sadly means lack of utilising current staff skills and wasting money.
The most enjoyable part of role is helping others and being instrumental in supporting service users and improving access to psychological therapies. Reducing stigma and breaking down barriers of perception of Mental health often through psycho-education which provides a normalising opportunity. This aspect i enjoy as mental health is the same as a physical health and both have a reciprocal nature. Often mental health is still currently misunderstood and prevents people from seeking help the support they need and deserve. Helping to educate others and connect with hard to reach groups and breaking down barriers is a keen passion of mine of which i am extremely enthusiastic about.
Project Assistant in Chester, Cheshire
Management never in the office. no job security. Rude managers. Expect the world for a low salary. The most enjoyable part was leaving the office to go home.