First Day Nerves!

I am finally starting my job as a clinical support worker tomorrow. I’m really nervous, having not worked in a hospital environment before, and I have no idea what to expect!

I’m working from 7am to 7.30pm, which I’m happy to be doing as I think I’ll be able to learn quicker on longer shifts.

I don’t have my uniform yet so will be collecting that in the morning as soon as the sewing room opens. I’ll also need to get my ID card from HR. I will try and apply for flexible working when I’m there, so that I can continue to work in neuropsychology every Friday.

I’m enjoying the volunteer AP role, I’ve been given a few tasks to do every week, including an audit, and in the coming weeks one of the full time APs is leaving, so I’ll be able to take on some extra responsibilities whilst they only have 2 APs. I’ve observed one patient’s first appointment too, which was a great experience and I felt like I learnt a lot.

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Waiting for references.

What a pain! I think I’ve been waiting for a reference from my previous job for about a month now, and it still isn’t back! Finally got the employment team for the hospital to get one from my dissertation supervisor, but now my new manager has apparently said that doesn’t have enough attendance information on it.

I just want to start! The only good news I’ve had from them so far this week is that as I did a corporate induction in order to start my volunteering job, I don’t need to do another one for my paid job!

I’m going in to be an honorary AP this week again, I haven’t been in around two weeks, after the one day I did, as the timing just wasn’t really right.

This week my supervisor will be in, and she will be in every Friday from now on, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and having a bit more guidance available!