I am proud to be such a significant, fundamental and key NHS worker in my capacity of healthcare assistant.
I work with and support other health professionals, including doctors and nurses, who deliver high quality services which patients their families and friends have come both to expect and appreciate.
My position as a team leader makes my role even more varied as we assist other health professionals in delivering first class care to a wide spectrum of the local community, helping to achieve maximum comfort whilst in our care and restoring health and independence.
Irrespective of how dedicated or committed our doctors and nurses are, or how expert their diagnosis and opinions are, without the all-important contributions of healthcare assistants to aid their work, their roles would almost certainly be more difficult and certainly less achievable.
The NHS, as an equal opportunities employer, offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are willing and passionate about making a difference in peoples' lives. It also provides a wonderful service, constantly adapting to meet increasing challenges whilst embracing change.
I am certain that I will have a long, interesting and certainly rewarding career within the NHS and would not hesitate to encourage anyone to join and be part of such a renowned employer.