I first heard about Pulse from a colleague whilst working on the intensive care unit where I held a permanent post as a senior staff nurse.
After speaking to one of their consultants, my first impression of them was very helpful. I was kept informed throughout every step of the initial recruitment process. The advice I received was excellent and nothing seemed too much trouble to any of the consultants I liaised with.
As this was a new and quite daunting experience for me, I was really grateful as to how experienced and professional everyone was throughout my interview. I was instantly relived it wasn't the dreaded interview scenario I had imagined, due to them being so calm and friendly.
My first placement was a nightshift in Preston and the thought of going somewhere new out of my comfort zone was somewhat of a challenge. Whilst on my way home I received a phone call from Rebecca, one of the critical care consultants at Pulse, she was just checking I was okay and enquiring how my first shift went.
I was overwhelmed by the level of support I received, I joined Pulse in April 2013 and have continued to be supported by the critical care team at the same level as I received on my very first day. In June 2014, after much deliberation, I resigned from my job after 21 years working in the same trust and came to work for Pulse full time. Again the level of support I have received in making this transition has been outstanding and I've not regretted it.
I have recommended five of my colleagues to Pulse, and will continue to do so. Everyone I've referred speaks highly of the Pulse team. I enjoy working for a dedicated professional team and wouldn't look at going anywhere else.