Pros: good pension scheme
Cons: annual leave reduction from previous roles
A typical day at work varies from day to day but for the main part it will be a mix of:
liaising with key stakeholders both internally and externally, maintaing high standards of care through robust systems and processes
supporting staff to deliver the best care they can
meeting patients and relatives
reviewing and maintaining – more... standards of care
working in partnership with regulatory bodies
representing the organisation at external meetings
developing innovative ways of working
reviewing services and writing reports.
I have learned that if you keep patients care centric to everyday management you cannot go far wrong.
I line manage 6 managers but remain responsible for over 200 staff, including volunteers.
The hardest part of the job is the is knowing that patients you are meeting today may not be with you tomorrow so every minute counts and sensitive communication is key.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing I can make a difference by leading a magnificent team to deliver the best in care, making someone's last moments as important as their first. – less