We recently interviewed VNS Registered Nurse, Ting who gives us insight into what it is like to work with us here are Victorian Nurse Specialists (VNS). Discover more about Ting in our Q&A and what she enjoys most about Agency Nursing.
Why did you first get into Nursing? What do you love most about the job/ working with VNS?
Nursing gives me the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives daily. I love my job because I know each day, I will be able to help someone improve the quality of their life with the skills that I have learned. Working with VNS gives me the flexibility to choose the shifts I want and gives me the opportunity to work in different wards to increase my experience.
What is your nursing specialty and what facilities/locations do you usually work at?
I am a General Nurse, I work in acute surgical wards and general medical wards.
Werribee mercy hospital
St Vincent private
Do you enjoy the flexibility of picking and choosing shifts suit your family and/or lifestyle?
Absolutely, and the VNS mobile app makes things much easier for picking up shifts and arranging availabilities.
Can you tell us about some of the other benefits of agency work opposed to a fixed term position in a hospital?
As a new grad RN, working with the nursing agency provides me with various working experiences among different facilities across different wards.
What is a typical day like for you?
I always start my day with a nice coffee to fresh myself and make sure I arrive on time at the ward I am working at. Next, I would start from handover. Of course, at the end of my shift, make sure I get a sign off from team leader.
What are the main challenges you face as a nurse?
Time management and team work.
What do you love most about nursing?
Trying my best to make life easier for my patients. I find it fulfilling knowing I have made a positive difference in their life.
What advice would you give to other agency nurses?
No matter if it’s a good shift or a bad shift, always be positive and know that you are making a difference in someone’s life.
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