Medical Secretary in Orthopaedic department
Initially a nice place to work with hard working dedicated consultants and staff. Following a number of changes of management, the current one the worst, the department deteriorated and morale was very low with a number of the original staff leaving. The management style became dictatorial and arrogant and I became disallousioned. It was such a shame to leave the NHS as I believe in the fundamental values of this organisation but continued bad management will ruin the ability of dedicated caring staff to work in this environment.
Administration in Maidstone
Managers on Power Play
Currently working with a small team at MTW. Managers gang up like children on power play. Sadly, bullying is prevalent with this particular Trust. HR really needs to to re train their managers or else, there would always be a higher number of staff turnover.
Transport Manager in Maidstone Hospital
Good place to work
Good 0800-1600 job
The trust invested in my training as Transport Manager.I have now qualified as a Transport Manager
Some staff come across as being militant but that is due to quite low salaries.
Culture can be frustrating at times as in its not my job.
I enjoy working as part of a team.
Pharmacy Technician in Maidstone
It was nice working with managers and other colleagues
Everything fine. It’s more better of trust pay clinical pharmacy technician band 5 salary as other hospitals. All pharmacy technician should trained for Accuracy checking of dispensed medicines and 2
hours slot wee
Theatre Support Worker in Pembury, Kent
My first time joining the NHS, I came from a visual merchandising background within retail.
I joined Pembury hospital as a theatre support worker. Was told I would get training and support for the first 6 months. Didn’t really get either. The vibe of most staff was cliquey and rude. The friendlier staff were helpful and supportive but it was rare you were put with someone who wanted to help you. No professional or structured training was put in place.
I unfortunately fell ill 3momths in, with glandular fever and then was off for about 2.5months. When I returned I wasn’t given the rest of my learning/training like they agreed and was shoved in at the deep end. I became very stressed and uncomfortable when put in areas or tasks I was unsure or not trained to do. There’s only so many times you can speak out or try to address the issue but the management always brushed it off and you was just made to continue. I was eventually taken sick again and signed off. I never returned after, and handed in my notice. Was such a shame as I had high hopes to enjoy my time there and Gain a career. All my family work for the NHS and love it. I’m determined though to continue to find a job/career within the nhs. Just better management and training.