Michelle Curry talks about being a Senior Staff Nurse Co-Ordinator at the Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital. She has worked there for 4 years.
The team are exceptionally supportive of each other.
"Before joining spire I was a Senior Staff nurse on the short stay ward, which was part of the A&E department at the Hull Royal Infirmary for approx 10 years.
My current role at the Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital involves being a Senior Staff Nurse Co-Ordinator, caring for a wide range of patients from admission to discharge; mainly elective surgical patients and occasionally medical patients. My role as a co-ordinator involves working as part of the multi-disciplinary team and ensuring that the working day on the ward runs smoothly and efficiently with patient care being paramount.
The most rewarding part of my job is caring for patients and ensuring that the patient journey is of a high standard.
Since working at Spire I have learnt new skills in many aspects of surgical care, due to previously working within a trauma setting. However I feel I have being able to adapt previously learnt skills and utilise these skills whilst caring for surgical patients. The challenges on the ward are numerous and varied including; managing my work load efficiently, unexpected changes and adverse incidents. However being flexible and well supported by my colleagues allows me to deliver safe and holistic care.
I would describe the ward team as professional with an excellent work ethic. All members of the team strive to deliver an excellent standard of care. The team are exceptionally supportive of each other."