The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Apprentice of the year
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
Millie started her apprenticeship with The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital in 2019. One day I over heard Millie talking to her colleagues about what she could chose for her Improvement project presentation. I suggested a few ideas and Millie choose adding a program onto the theatre Bluespier production so that scrub practitioners could add their swab and sharps count electronically instead of writing into a theatre register their swab and sharps count. Bluespier stores all the information that the theatre register records apart from the swab and sharps count. This improvement would enable a paperless hospital, more work space around computer and cleaner therefore reduces the risk of viral, and bacterial transfer on a paper document and eventual (after the legal time limit) reduces the storage of all the theatre registers in the theatre department.
This project turned out to be an enormous task where Millie has communicated effectively and passionately with Consultant Surgeons, Consultant Anesthetists, Matrons, Scrub and ODP Managers, along with Bluespier Account Manager, RJAH Project managers and the Director of Digital Information and Communication Technology thus demonstration an exceptional high level of interpersonal skill with the wider Multi disciplinary team.
Millie was redeployed to Hospital Admissions and worked as a Ward Clerk through the COVID pandemic challenging times and still her project has been a success as Millie has the drive and loyalty to her patients and colleagues to achieve her focus outcome to complete her improvement project.
What a fantastic young lady