Health Care Assistant Band 2 in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
productive place, great work values and supportive team members
Working in the operating theatres and on other departments within the organisation has given me a greqt deal of insight into working well as a team and developing other skills neccessary in life and in business.
Working in areas that develop good clinical practice and interpersonal skills on many levels has alos helped me to develop as a person.
Tick box, blame culture.
James Cook hospital is continuously short staffed. Quite often to be honest. Management do nothing to try an elevate the problem but bury their head in the sand and expect staff just to get on with the job. Staff are actively told to lie to patients and not tell them we are short staffed, despite a so called ‘open and honest culture’. They are too focussed on a ‘tick box culture’, ensuring targets for CQC are met regarding paperwork etc.. However, they are only concerned with the box being ticked to show achievement and Not concerned with the quality of that information or levels of care.
There is currently a bullying culture throughout the trust when staff are ill. They are not supported in their return to work, and any agreed plans to aid return to work are not stuck to but just used as a means to threaten staff that their job is at risk.
Staff are expected to attend mandatory training in their own time, not during work time. Their are told that they will be given time owing, but this often disappears in the rota system to be never seen again. They operate on a knee jerk reaction policy, ie, staff are not given time for mandatory training, which they are legally obliged to.. However, When this was highlighted and they were given a poor mark in a CQC inspection, suddenly everyone was threatened with file notes if their mandatory training was not up to date.
Equally, it was also identified by the CQC that staff development reviews were not taking place yearly as they should be. Yet again, a push was made to to ensure these were completed. However, these were yet again just lip service and not completed/conducted correctly. No development issues were even discussed, in fact, I had to complete my own review on the computer. Lasted 5 minutes and the manager just signed and printed it off so they could ‘tick the box as done’, yet again.
This may sound like a review by someone with a grudge to bear, however, this is not the case. I am a current employee Who has worked for this trust for many years. The trust used to be well respected but this is currently not the case.
In brief, if you are looking for employment I would look at another trust. I for one will be leaving this trust asap. Not a nice place to work after the way some of my colleagues have been treated, and spoken to in the past year.
Worst, most unprofessional work environment I have ever known. They should be ashamed!
Volunteer in Middlesbrough
productive and professional
fantastic place to volunteer. gives fabulous experience and skills for future employment. a great group of people who work well together in providing fast and professional work .
Good work life balance
Very flexible with family/partners shifts, not bad money always overtime (25K+) management and colleagues are spot on, 7weeks annual leave to start, enhanced payments for nights and weekend working also it's nice to meet patients and be appreciated.
Charge Nurse in Middlesbrough
Tight knit, supportive environment, good opportunities to assimilate and improve nursing skills
Having worked with this particular group for almost 15 years, I have always found my colleagues generous and supportive, both professionally and personally. The environment is becoming more challenging as the philosophy and role of the unit evolves, but I would regard Ward 37 as a good place to work, especially if a prospective member of the team wishes to learn and expand upon their nursing skills, as the unit admits a variety of patients with a wide range of health issues, chronic illnesses, but primarily acute conditions.