I became a Dental Nurse back in 1988 and have been in the industry most of my working life. I nursed for 5 years before I had a family and then worked part-time before becoming Practice Manager at a local practice for 20 years. I then went into locumming and did a year with RAF Brize Norton which was an amazing experience, I loved locumming so much that I decided to join Cavity!
I very quickly realised that Cavity was a great place to work so when I had an opportunity to become an Area Manager, I jumped at the chance and here I am!
I grew up in Southport with my parents and my two older brothers and I live in the area now with my family. I’m 49 and have two fabulous children. Ste works with Merseyside Fire and Rescue and Andy has just finished a geology degree. Andy hopes to go into teaching and is looking forward to starting teacher training next year at Edge Hill uni. I am one very proud Mum!
Eddie (my husband) and I have been together for over 25 years. We have an apartment in Spain which we love and try to visit as often as possible. Eddie is now retired and is fully enjoying his retirement.
After leaving school, I started working for a Stock Broker; I worked there for about six months before the crash of 1987 and I was then made redundant. I found my calling when I got a job at a local dental practice and I have now been in Dentistry most of my working life! I had an interest in general nursing initially and after being made redundant was considering going to uni and then a job became available at a local dental practice. I applied and once I started – I was hooked!
A typical day in the life of an Area Manager..
I am usually up at 06.10, and make a brew straight away, and if I’m lucky I can manage to get dressed before the phone starts ringing – if not dressing gown and slippers it is! I get the laptop on and get ready to answer the phones from 06:30. We answer calls from 06:30 to clients who are looking for any last-minute cover and get the nurses out to any new jobs. I take calls from my team first thing who have got caught up in traffic or can’t find anywhere to park, and so using Google Maps we try and guide staff to where they need to be.
After 09:00 anything goes! I could be fit testing, interviewing – either on zoom or face to face, staff reviews, speaking to new candidates, staff compliance – you name it we’re doing it. Pre Covid we would be on the road starting a day of marketing (along with all of the above) but nowadays like everyone else, we’re sending emails and making calls to ensure practices are aware of the services we offer.
Looking for locum work? Julie can help!
Julie is looking to recruit the best Dental Nurses and expand her team across the North West and would love to have a chat with you. Why not get in touch and ask those questions that you’ve always wanted to know the answers to or send us an email?!