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Staff at The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre share their experiences.
Nurse at The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre
“I had previously worked with Quarriers as a support worker, and as some of the children I worked with were affected by epilepsy, I had an interest in the condition. I recently trained to be a learning disability nurse, and when I saw that The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre had a vacancy for a nurse, I was really keen to apply.
“The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre isn’t just another hospital. As we can have patients staying with us for up to six weeks, it feels very homely and comfortable, and we really get to know the patients we work with.
“There are great career and development opportunities at the centre, such as studying for a diploma in epilepsy. I’m really keen to do the mentorship course, which would mean I could work with student nurses placed at the centre and help them to develop their practical skills. I’d definitely like to progress to a more senior role and I feel supported to do so.
“I started my job at the centre in January this year and I’ve learned so much already – every day is different. I’m lucky to be part of a great, supportive team.”
Senior Nurse at The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre
“I had an interest in neurology and had just finished my honours degree in nursing when I saw that the Scottish Epilepsy Centre had a vacancy for a nurse. I’ve been with the centre for three years and am now a Senior Nurse.
“The pace of work at the centre is ideal for newly qualified nurses. It’s not like being in a busy hospital ward: you get to spend a lot of time with the patients and really get to know them. The pace allows you to develop in your role.
“Don’t be put off from applying by thinking that the centre is too specialised. You learn so much on the job, and there are lots of opportunities for training and development. I’ve been on a neurology masterclass and a four-day neuro rehabilitation course, and am currently finishing studying for my Graduate Certificate in the Care of People with Epilepsy. The graduate certificate course is run online through Napier University, which is really convenient.
“I’ve been supported to take advantage of any development opportunity that has interested me, and I’d like to go on to do the mentorship programme so I can work with students while they’re on placement at the centre. Having recently been a student myself, I’d like to give something back and share my experiences.”