Posted on 31/01/2018 by Rob Muddiman
For the second part of our Health & Social care interview series, we sat down with Nicky to discuss her industry experience and how TPP helped her to secure her current role.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a professional dancer when I was younger and I trained until the age of 18. I then went travelling for a couple of years and decided I would follow in my mum’s footsteps and go to university to become a nurse.
I also liked the idea that as a nurse, you can work all over the world. Nursing is so diverse, if you don't like one area, you can change to something completely different until you find your niche
What is it that you do?
I’m a Surgical Nurse Manager in an aesthetic clinic. I assist the surgeon with minor procedures like blepharoplasty and buccal fat removal. I also do non-surgical treatments like botox and fillers.
What attracted you to 111 Harley Street?
I liked that it was a small boutique type of clinic that is more personal than the big chain companies.
I also liked that that 111 Harley Street has an excellent reputation - and that their 111 skin products are only in high-end shops like Harrods, Space NK and Harvey Nics.
What is your favourite thing about being a surgical / cosmetic nurse on Harley Street?
I would say that I work with an amazing surgeon and a great team in one of the best places in the world.
I also get to help many people feel better about themselves. It’s the best feeling to see happy, smiling patients because of something positive I did for them.
Have you got any interesting stories?
I previously worked and lived in Dubai for four years - where I was working for a great aesthetic clinic, managing the surgery side of the business. This involved me teaching non-surgical procedures to doctors and surgeons from all over the world and practicing non-surgical treatments on patients like threads, botox, filler, tca peels etc.I learnt so much working with different cultures and every day was totally different from the last! I would say that this experience helped me to progress and become a better nurse.
How have you come into contact with TPP?
I came into contact with TPP when Rob approached me about a suitable role (the one I am currently in). He came across my CV online and thought I would be a good fit for the role.At first, I was dubious about applying for the job, but Rob was very confident in my CV and assured me that I would get an interview - and I did!
Did they help your search in any way?
TPP definitely helped my search!
Rob was amazing, helping me throughout the whole process, setting up Skype interviews as I was in Dubai.
I would say he supported me at every stage of the process - even in negotiating the salary. It was a great process, which I would definitely feel confident in using again.
Do you have any advice for those looking to join the healthcare sector?
I would say that it’s important to gain as much knowledge as possible and learn new skills when you can. The more you have, the better the position, pay and nurse you will be.Work as hard as you can, because those long shifts will pay you back one day - when you have a wide range of experience and knowledge.
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