National Eye Health Week 2022 – Do you en-vision making a difference in the NHS?
Monday 19th September marked the beginning of National Eye Health Week. This week was created to promote the understanding of what good eye health is and how you can ensure you look after yours, however, as we work alongside a world leading eye health hospital Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust running their staff bank we thought we would share a little about what it’s like working in this fascinating field.
Below we have an interview with a nurse working on the bank at Moorfields who shares with us more about why they chose to work in healthcare and what appealed about working in eye health specifically.
We would like to thank Veronica Agyiri, a nurse working on Moorfields Staff Bank, for taking the time to share her thoughts with us.
What made you to become a nurse?
As a child a nurse saved the life of my dying mother and ever since I always wanted to do the same to save lives and help the sick. It has been my passion from childhood.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of the job is helping patients especially when a patient or relative seem depressed confused and desperate due to a diagnosis. After explaining the condition, reassuring patient of the treatment, only coming back with a smile to appreciate my support.
Why do you choose to work through the staff bank?
I chose to work with the staff bank because of its flexibility.
What do you love about working for Moorfields staff bank?
I chose Moorfields staff bank because I have specialized in eyes and Moorfields Eye hospital is for only eyes.
I have now worked in Moorfields for over 16 years so I know the routines. We are a family and enjoy the teamwork and family like atmosphere.
What do you love about working at Moorfields?
I chose to work in Moorfields because of their prestige nationally and internationally. As an ophthalmic nurse in Ghana we were told a lot and read about Moorfields Eye Hospital. I had always desired one day to work in this hospital which I finally got the opportunity.
What would you say to someone considering becoming a nurse?
My advice to someone considering nursing only go for it if you’re passionate. Sometimes it is challenging due to workload, pressure from patients, relatives and some sad moments.
What would you say to someone considering bank work as a nurse at Moorfields?
For those who are considering bank work as a nurse in Moorfields Eye Hospital, I will say yes come it is a nice place for learning, carrier progression with warmth, calm workplace environment
If you would like to see more of the job roles we have available across Moorfields, click here.
If you are interested in finding out more about nursing bank jobs, you can find out more here.