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Heroes of the RUH – Clychelle Mann

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Meet Clychelle Mann, who manages our nursing bank staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

I joined the RUH 18 years ago after I qualified as a Nurse. The hospital is a welcoming place to work. Everyone is so friendly here, which is really nice. 

I came over from Trinidad to do my Nurse training. I trained at Middlesex University and when I qualified I went to a job fair and applied for a Nursing job at the RUH on Victoria Ward. I found out that I got the job on the same day as my interview. I remember the Ward Manager running after me as I was leaving to get on the train back to London.   

Over the years I worked in different departments including Intensive Care, Main and Day Surgery Recovery. Out of all the specialities, my favourite is working in Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, known here as Recovery because it is the perfect balance of acute nursing. I got to use a lot of my skills that you don’t get to use on the wards.  

In 2014 I joined the staffing Solutions team as the Nurse Facilitator for Bank staff. I’m still registered on our Bank team so if there’s an opportunity to work iPACU I will take the shift as I miss patient contact.  

In this role I manage the Nursing Bank Staff who works on a flexible and temporary basisI also manage the Nurse Pool. They have a contract with us but do not have fixed wards that they work on. They tend to work where we have a shortfall  

It’s my colleagues who keep me going. We work really well together, we are like a family. We talk about our work pressures, share ideas, laugh and support each other. I enjoy the flexibility I have in my role and I can see me doing this job until I retire.   

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