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Justin, Clinical Educator
James Paget University Hospital
How did you begin your career working in Health and Social Care?
It all started with working in a residential care home, really enjoyed this opportunity. Applied for Nursing course at, then, Suffolk College.
What are your day-to-day responsibilities in your job role?
Supporting Trainee Nursing Associates in their training programme from recruitment to registration and everything in-between. Training multiple staff groups and members in a variety of subjects including mandatory and statutory training as well as inductions. Working clinically and supporting individuals within the clinical environment to work in line with best practice and using the most up-to-date evidence based practice.
What skills have you developed during your career? E.g. further training, personal development, secondment opportunities?
Many opportunities for training and development throughout my career inclusive of clinical skills and more academic university based courses
What has been the biggest learning opportunity / challenge during your Health / Social Care career?
Biggest learning opportunity has been, being supported to develop in current role – learning new things every single day.
What support have you been given throughout your career?
Support to develop myself and attend training courses as required with support from current line management.
What do you most enjoy about your current job role?
Being able to support all learners working clinically and developing their career paths.
What excites you about the role that you do?
Seeing individuals develop and progress within their careers.
What advice would you give to people applying for a course / job within Health and Social Care?
Enter the role within an open mind, as every individual will have a different perception of each area.