In a new series of articles, we meet Springhill Care Home’s team.
Diane Nield is a senior health care assistant about to embark on training to become an assistant practitioner.
I've been lucky enough to work at Springhill Care Home for almost three years and began my journey as a health care assistant (HCA).
After starting at Springhill, I quickly gained the skills I needed for the role and after 18 months of hard work and a successful interview, I was promoted to senior health care assistant.
My daily duties include providing personal care and mental wellbeing to residents, assisting the nurses with various clinical tasks and administering medication to residents. I also train new health care assistants at Springhill to ensure high standards of care are met at all times.
In September I am embarking on a two-year, level five, assistant practitioner course. I’m very excited about being able to further my career at Springhill. This will enhance my knowledge and provide me with an insight into the clinical needs of the residents I work with.
I’m very passionate and committed to my role at Springhill. The residents we care for are at the centre of everything we do and deserve the highest standard of care and compassion. This is something I strive for every day, Springhill is their home and it is a pleasure to be part of their care.
Dignity, love and respect are instilled in every member of staff which is why I work with a great team of industry professionals.
I have one rule that I stand by, which I feel is essential to anyone within the health care profession: ‘treat others how you would want yourself and family to be treated.’
By Diane Nield
Senior Health Care Assistant, Springhill Care Home