Spotlight on Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital staff nurse, Felix Otieno
A staff nurse, who works at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, has shared his experiences of being part of the specialist orthopaedic hospital this International Nurses‘ Day.
Felix Otieno, originally from Kenya, joined RJAH back in August 2021, following an overseas recruitment drive from the hospital.
As a trained and experienced nurse in Kenya, Felix was required to complete the objective structured clinical examination (OCSE). Once passed, he was able to obtain his registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to work as a registered nurse.
He said: “My favourite part about being part of RJAH is all the nice people I meet and talk to on a daily basis. There’s always lots of smiley faces and everyone is really supportive.
“As joining the Trust as an international recruit, I found the change in culture, and the weather, to be the biggest shock.
Felix is part of the team on Ludlow Ward – an inpatient ward at RJAH which cares for patients who come to the hospital through the Private Patient Service.
He said: “I love being nurse and supporting our patients to recover and get better after their operation – RJAH is an incredible hospital so I’m lucky to be part of the team here.”
As part of International Nurses’ Day at RJAH, all nurses and healthcare assistants will receive a small gift on behalf of the Trust, funded by the RJAH Charity.