14 October 2015
Kajal has worked at the Royal Free Hospital for the past four years and she recently became a clinical practice educator (CPE).
She works on 9 West, where patients recovering from liver, gall bladder and pancreatic surgery are cared for.
As a CPE, Kajal has the responsibility of ensuring other nurses are fully trained in all areas of their job, including knowing about infection control procedures, administering drugs and changing dressings. She is also in charge of allocating training to staff, setting up training projects and ensuring their mandatory training is up to date.
“I work alongside nurses, teach them how to carry out certain tasks,” said Kajal. “I make sure they are aware of all their competencies so they know what they are all doing. I make sure that staff have all the support that they need and that they have one on one support where they need it.”
Kajal said the Royal Free Hospital is a supportive work place for staff and would definitely recommend it to other nurses as a place to work.
“I was student here first of all, and have worked at some other trusts,” she said. “But I came back because it’s a really welcoming trust. Everyone says hello to you when you walk in the door and there is great staff morale. I think the managers listen to what you say and there is a supportive team – we all help each other out. I would definitely recommend other people to work here.”
Image: Kajal, clinical practice educator
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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.
The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.