Jayne is a Senior Nurse Sister
How long have you worked in care?
“Many years, most of my working life actually, in total I would say I have worked in care for about 19 years.”
What does your current role as a Senior Nurse Sister involve?
“I work night shifts and oversee the running a 31 bedded unit. During my shifts, I have two carers with me and we will do a variety of jobs from keeping an eye on patients, phoning doctors and leading drug rounds.”
What do you love most about working in care?
“The people obviously, the patients mostly and the contact we get to have with them. No two people are the same and every day is different so there’s lot of variety in the job, which is great.”
“But I would say the main thing I love is knowing that you’ve made a difference and helped somebody at a time when they feel most vulnerable.”
What inspired you to get into the care sector?
“When I was younger, I never thought that I would become a carer, in actual truth I first feel into the industry as I was looking for a job and thought it could be a nice thing to do.”
“Originally, a friend of mine gave me the idea about working in care at, she thought I would be really good at the job, so I went and had an interview at this place where they needed carers and I haven’t looked back!”
“I started at an entry-level and progressed through different roles. I then moved to work in a hospital and absolutely loved it, but I missed the care industry. So I then decided to train to become a nurse so I could be more involved in the care I provided.”