Location: London, London
Location: Hertfordshire, Beds and Herts
Speciality: Hand Therapy
Location: East Sussex, South East Coast
Speciality: Neurological conditions
Location: Buckinghamshire, South Central
Stefany, a Physiotherapist from Melbourne, Australia has been recognised as our Locum of the Month this January for her amazing dedication and achievements within her profession.
Her nomination came from our JustPhysio Recruitment Consultant Luke, who was keen to put her forward after receiving glowing references from her last placement within elderly care.
Get to know a little more about Stefany…
Personal achievements within the role?
Working as a locum has helped me become very flexible and improved my time management, however I think above all it has made me more client centered. I think because when you are not necessarily involved in the 'business' side (for example only working somewhere for a day or a week) the only people/thing you can focus on is your client - and how to provide them with the best care! I also think it has allowed me to develop a wide range of skills in an array of specialty areas, making both my assessments and treatments more client specific.
What do you enjoy about being a locum?
There is always something new and exciting to do or learn! I worked in a relief position in Australia for 4 months and that, as well as my time in the UK as a locum, has allowed me to work in many different settings and with a huge range of people and specialists! It's been a great way to discover which aspects of the job really fascinate me. Probably my favourite part is the different people you meet, from clients to co-workers, I find there is always a nugget of wisdom, skill or humour you can take with you!
Most memorable moment within your career?
It's so hard to choose! I think in every job I have worked there has been one client/situation that's stood out to me. I will pick the most recent one. I had been working with Parkinson's disease clients (as well as other progressive neurological conditions) and one client brought in a thank-you card. A little note inside described how, for just 30 minutes a week, the therapy he receives at this centre gives him hope. This is something I will strive to never forget as I go forward in my career.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 items would you take?
1.) Some sort of shade..maybe an umbrella?
2.) A kindle filled with books
3.) A friend to while away the time with (or to help me develop an escape plan)