Project Manager, Amy Ashmore reflects on her journey at Diaverum and how Diaverum's unique True care culture helps her to be her best.
"Shortly after giving birth to my son, I realised I needed to make some changes to my lifestyle and this included changing my job. I’d been working in healthcare for 8 years so I knew I wanted to stay in the industry but thought I would struggle finding hours to suit. And that’s when I came across Diaverum.
"During my interview, the Operations Director at the time asked me if I could hula hoop. At that point, I knew this was the right place for me.
As soon as I walked in to the Kidney Treatment Centre I felt welcomed. The team had been together for some time and as I was coming in as their Line Manager, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was welcomed with open arms and throughout my training period, both my clinic team and the Senior Management Team were incredibly supportive.
"Diaverum has become an extension of my own family. We all have our strengths and we all have access to an internal support network that we can turn to. I love how Diaverum value a healthy work-life balance and understand the value of down time. Diaverum have a strong Annual Leave policy. Every Diaverum staff is entitled to paid annual leave, and staff are encouraged to take their annual leave entitlement during the Holiday year.
"Staff are nurtured and supported to grow from within. During my time here, Diaverum have funded additional training courses to help me progress in my career. The senior leadership team are open to having discussions around your role. There are different development pathways within the organisation for clinical staff. These add dimensions to one's job, provide variety in our jobs, develop staff and increase knowledge, functional skills and enhance our competencies.
"Diaverum has given me the opportunity to grow my skills and mould my career to my strengths; moving from Clinic Manager, to Health & Safety and now to Project Management.
"Diaverum genuinely care about our patients and go the extra mile to improve their quality of life in many ways including patient care, social support, innovative facilities, increasing clinic numbers to offer more choice and slots for holiday dialysis.
"I am proud to be part of such a caring organisation and would encourage anyone thinking of applying to take the plunge ……. What’s the worst that can happen?”