My journey so far
My day-to-day role
I currently work in our IV therapies team, providing TPN (an intravenous nutrition), IV antibiotics and enzyme replacement therapy. The job involves travelling to patients’ homes to set up and disconnect infusions and administer injections, as well as training patients and family members how to administer medication so they no longer need to rely on nursing care.
Training and development
Before joining the business, I worked in an oncology unit at Bath Royal United Hospital – my first job as a qualified nurse. My manager has been very good at encouraging me to build on this experience, and I am currently receiving training to become part of the oncology team here at LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare. I have also had lots of help and support with my potential move from trainers and colleagues within both our oncology and our IV therapies teams.
New experiences and skills
Apart from the idea of not working night shifts (which was obviously a huge draw!), one of the main reasons I chose to come to LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare was because I wanted a new challenge and the opportunity to learn new skills. So far, it has definitely lived up to expectations. I have been able to see lots of patients with different conditions and to gain experience of administering different drugs. I have also had the chance to take on some more senior responsibilities, such as attending discharge planning meetings and installing new patients.
A job you can be proud of
I am proud of all that I have achieved with this company. I feel that I have grown as a person and as a nurse, and I believe passionately in the work that we do to enable patients to remain in their own homes and stay as independent as possible. My goal for the future is to become the best I can be at what I do so that I can continue to provide the best possible care and service to our patients.