Deputy Clinical Director

Medvivo values their staff and actively encourages people to make suggestions to improve practice.

  • What work did you do before you joined us?

    Before joining Medvivo, I worked in a GP surgery in Swindon as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner ACP). 

    Prior to that I had worked in the Ambulatory Care Unit in Great Western Hospital after moving to Wiltshire from Pembrokeshire in 2013. 

  • Why did you choose to work for us?

    I often saw posts advertised for Medvivo and originally applied for an ACP post.  Unfortunately I had to decline this due to personal reasons. 

    Medvivo contacted me sometime later to see if I was interested in a new role that was being developed. After speaking to the Nursing Director, I was really impressed with the ethos of the company and how they wanted to invest in their staff by designing a post around staff support and coaching.  This is something that I have an inherent interest in, and also something that is often forgotten within Healthcare.   

  • What do you get up to on a typical day/shift?

    On a typical day I would be attending meetings to discuss developmental/educational needs within the company as a whole, attending various team meetings, I will be delivering training sessions both face to face and via microsoft teams.  I also accompany staff on their clinical shifts to give support or coaching when required. 

    A big part of my role is to look at the training we currently offer and plan improvements.  I am currently working on a large, exciting project which will transform the training and development within the Out of Hours and Urgent Care settings. 

    I also continue to work clinically in an Advanced Clinical Practitioner role. 

  • What do you like most about working here?

    It was a huge step for me to leave the NHS and come to work for Medvivo, but it is the best decision I have ever made. 

    Without exception, everyone I have met has been so welcoming.  The company actively encourages innovation and service improvement ideas from its staff.

  • What has been your biggest achievement?

    Within Medvivo – watch this space, hopefully the large project I am working on will come to fruition.   

    Prior to Medvivo, I am incredibly proud of the work I did in Wales to introduce Simulation Training to a local District General Hospital and the way this transformed the educational facilities and improved on staff morale. 

  • What makes someone successful here?

    Work hard, show initiative and be ready to embrace challenges that may come your way. 

  • How are you supported in your role?

    I have had incredible support from my Colleagues, my line manager and the Chief Executive.  All have willingly listened to my thoughts and ideas for transforming the educational opportunities within Medvivo. 

  • What makes us unique as an employer?

    Medvivo values their staff, they listen to their ideas and they actively encourage people to make suggestions to improve practice. 

    I joined Medvivo purely because they demonstrated to me, their commitment to invest in their staff. 

  • What would you say to someone who was thinking of working for us?

    I would say do it, do it now, what are you waiting for? It is the best decision I have ever made. 

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