CCRC L2 Nurses

To celebrate international nurses day we spoke to some of the nurses on CCRC L2.

Team Leader- Myrna, Clinical Research Sister- Merry, Research Nurse- Rebecca and research Assistant Nicky, to hear their story.

L-R: Merry, Rebecca, Nicky and Myrna

About CCRC L2: We are a team of 5 Research Nurses and one Research Assistant. The unit facilitates ethically-approved research involving interventional procedures, using advanced techniques for the study of oesophageal, liver, lungs, pancreatic, colonic and prostate diseases, neurological diseases and intensive endotherapy.

How long have you worked in the CCRC as Research Nurses?

Combined total of 23 years and 8 months!

How long have you been qualified nurses?

Combined team total of 68 years.

Where did you train to be nurses?

Cambridge and Philippines.

What do you like most about your job?

Being with the patients is the most rewarding part of being a nurse; providing care for patients taking time to listen and talk to them, providing information, comfort and reassurance when needed. I am appreciative that we get a chance to do this and not feel that we need to rush to the next task. I leave work knowing that I have cared for my patients well.

You learn not only about investigation of advance treatments or new patient care, but also you learn a wide range of skills including management and organisational skills, teaching and mentoring, communication and IT.

What has been the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of our job as a research nurse is the opportunity to connect with patients and build a caring relationship.

Due to the nature of our patient’s conditions, they require regular investigations and treatment. Even though they come here for an invasive procedure, it is very rewarding to know that our team makes a positive difference with their experience, which is evidenced by really positive feedbacks such as “thank you for the first class patient care”.

What are some of the Link roles you do?

Quality Assurance link

Infection control

Patient Public involvement

Jag accreditation Nurse Lead for CCRC

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