JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 71
J O B S AT I S FA CT I O N
It has taken a long
time to get where
I am now, but I still
feel very motivated
I never cried in the job before I had my
own children but now, sometimes, I do.
I'd always thought I wanted to dedicate
my life to working with children. If
you make a change in children, the
potential for healing is much higher.
Children's diseases are very different
to those in adults, and having worked
and trained abroad - I trained in
both Colombia and Brazil and also
worked in Kenya - I've witnessed
hospitals where children don't receive
good care. So I was very motivated
to try to help children if I could.
It has taken a long time to get to where
I am now, but I still feel very motivated.
I'm research co-lead for my unit and I
also work for Doctors Without Borders
as a telemedicine paediatric intensivist
adviser. I also work part-time with
the CATS (Children Acute Transport
Service) team, an ambulance service
that's staffed by paediatric critical care
teams, which allows district hospitals
north of the Thames to bring children
by ambulance to PICUs in London.
I want to continue mastering all these
roles together before considering taking
on new career challenges. At the moment,
I've reached a point career-wise where
all the things I've wanted have become
reality. That's a satisfying place to be.
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