Erick Entrata

Unit Manager, Urology Suite, Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Hello, my name is Erick and I am an overseas nurse who came to the UK in March 2018.  I successfully registered in the UK and started my first role here in trauma and orthopaedics in the same month, then after 2 years, I got promoted to a band 6, then after another year, took the role of acting manager in our ward. More recently, I successfully gained the role of unit manager in the Urology Suite which is a nurse-led clinic. Personally, it has been a stressful couple of months for me (new baby, new house, and new job!). Nevertheless, I consider all of these a good stress and things have started to settle down now, both personally and at work.

The urology suite is a nurse-led clinic which accommodates a variety of clinical procedures for people as outpatients. We are a team of 8 (1 nurse cystoscopist, 1 urology nurse specialist, 1 registered nurse, 3 care support workers, and 1 receptionist). We work hand in hand with the urology consultants and operations management to ensure that we are delivering the most efficient service and at the same time accommodate all appointments, especially as we are in the restore and recover phase of the pandemic. Historically, there are three departments within the suite, which haven’t always worked together as well as they could. I am hoping that by taking part in the fellowship, it will equip me with the skills and confidence to bridge the gap and enable more effective working. I am fully aware that this is not going to be a “quick win”, but I’m looking forward to getting to know the team better and seeing how we can all develop together.

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