Demanding work environment for qualified personnel who like a challenge.
My work day starts early before 8am. I read all reports and consult clinical staff on developments. I carry out a round of the service shortly afterwards. My work puts me in contact with a lot of service personnel, Clients and their families.
I have learned a lot in the service as the landscape is constantly changing due to improvements in legislation.
Standards are a challenge to maintain in a resource driven service but it makes you reflect on what are your essential needs.
Assessment is ongoing and accountability important as it focuses attention.
Healthy environment with a strong emphasis on primary healthcare, fitness.
Shifts can be long but go quickly due to comprehensive nature of the work.