Lisa is an anaesthetic and recovery senior staff nurse
Hello, my name is Lisa and I’m an anaesthetic and recovery senior staff nurse.
How did you end up working in theatres?
Having completed my nurse training many years ago I have been lucky to have practiced nursing in a variety of different settings from surgical wards to ICU. My post in ICU was only temporary so I applied for a job in the operating theatre. I was offered the job and my plan was to work in the theatre department as a temporary measure until a job in ICU came available. However, almost two decades later I am still working in the theatre department!
What does your job involve?
My role as an anaesthetic and recovery nurse is primarily to assist the anaesthetist and to provide a high standard of patient care during the anaesthesia, surgery and recovery phases. I act as the patient’s advocate during their time within the theatre department maintaining their dignity and being compassionate while providing knowledgeable skilled care. I find this area of nursing rewarding and exciting.
What do you enjoy about working at Airedale?
I am privileged to be part of the theatre team at Airedale hospital who are focused, disciplined and team players. Although, at times my job may feel like a thankless one, the days fly because I am constantly busy and on the go. I feel I am lucky to be doing a job I love which is rewarding, satisfying and I have a gratifying career.
What do you do to relax outside of work?
To wind down after busy days or night shifts I swim, go walking or read. I enjoy gardening and I also love painting.