Location: Surrey, South East Coast
Location: Lancaster, North West
Speciality: MSK O/P
Location: London, London
Location: Oxfordshire, South Central
We would like to recognise the lovely Ashley, a physiotherapist from New Zealand as our Locum of the Month this December.
Working with us since May this year, Ashley has made an amazing impression with her incredible hard work and willingness to work in different locations and specialities. As well, she also receives excellent feedback from every client she has worked with.
We thought we would ask a few questions to get to know more…
Personal achievements within the role?
Working as a locum has helped me become more efficient and flexible with my time as we are required to work in a variety of different settings covering a variety of different caseloads. I think efficiency is really important in locuming and we have to be able to come in and pick up where the last physio left off. Locuming has also enriched my physiotherapy knowledge and skills in a variety of different settings, making my treatments more effective and efficient.
What do you enjoy about being a locum?
There is never a dull moment working as a locum physiotherapist and I particularly enjoy the flexibility and variety that comes with the locum lifestyle. Being a locum has meant I can take time off when needed and travel around the UK and Europe between placements. Additionally, working as locum has allowed me to see all parts of London and work in a variety of different settings from private practice, outpatient clinics, acute medical wards and interim rehab facilities.
Most memorable moment within your career?
One particular patient who stands out above all others was a young woman who I worked with on a daily basis for 8 months on a surgical ward back home. She spent 325 days in hospital following to a severe exacerbation of Crohn’s Disease. Working with her to become enable her to regain full independence and return home after being completely immobile was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 items would you take?
1.) A flint
2.) A knife
3.) A boat to get off the island =D