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Cardiology


 staff you

      TH: Good morning, please tell our     TH: How do you help reassure patients
 may meet  readers who you are?             who may be scared or nervous coming

      A: Hi Take Heart, I’m Jobeline.       in for their procedure?
                                            A: I’m a very bubbly and friendly
      TH: What is it you do?                person, always smiling behind this
      A: My role is a Clinical Support Worker   mask! I like to talk to patients and let
      and I look after patients who come    them know they are in safe hands and
 Jobeline  for heart procedures. I perform ECGs,   will be looked after very well. I like to
      take bloods and observations and      chat to them and find out a bit more
 Clinical  Support    ensure all patients are kept safe and   about their life and interests and that
 Worker  comfortable before and after their   usually helps make them feel less
      procedure.                            anxious.

      TH: Where might we see you working?   TH: What do you like to get up to
                                            outside of work?
      A: I spend my week working between
      L14 and the Take Heart Cardiac Suite.   A: I love going out and enjoying
      I also cover agency shifts from time   myself, I really like going to the movies
      to time in other parts of the hospital   and watching comedies, listening to
      so you may see me working in          music and travelling. I’m planning  a
      Phlebotomy (taking bloods) or in the   holiday in Dubai next year – mainly
      surgical pre-assessment unit and in   for the shopping! I also really want
      the oncology outpatient department.   to visit Canada and see the lakes and
                                            mountains. I’m also a brilliant cook,
      TH: How long have you worked at the   my father was from the Ivory Coast
      Leeds Teaching Hospitals?             and my mother from Cameroon and
      A: I’ve worked at LTHT since 2017,    I make a wonderful Cameroon chicken
      I was previously a support worker     curry!
      for young adults with disabilities.
      I joined Leeds Teaching Hospitals as   TH: Last question … tell us an
      an apprentice Clinical Support Worker.   interesting fact about you?
      During my training I was originally   A: My first language is French, I learnt
      placed in a different area but managed   English for the first time when I moved
      to switch into cardiology and I love   here in 2003.
      it here, there are so many different
      treatments and investigations, it’s
      great to be part of such a large and
      friendly team.
                          Thank you Jobeline




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