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Paul, Specimen Reception Manager

What is your current role and what does it involve?

I am the specimen reception manager working in the pre-analytical area of pathology. I am responsible for the team that receives and distributes all the samples for pathology. I also prepare chemical and haematology samples for analysis.

Why did you choose to do the job you do now?

I was working as a biomedical assistant and this was a new role that popped up. It was a promotion and I accepted the challenge and went for it.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I like the fact that every day is very different. There is always something new to learn and I enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference.

What training have you had and how has your career progressed?

I did my initial management training with Wetherspoons and have been on a number of courses and in-house training sessions since starting work here.

What motivates you most about working at Leicester’s Hospitals?

The desire to make a positive contribution. I have a good understanding of the work we do and how it impacts on the patient’s progress. If we do a good job in pathology, it makes a significant difference to the patient.

What are the best things about Leicestershire and the surrounding area?

I’ve lived here all my life and am very proud to belong to the city that is also home to the current England champion football team. I love the whole variety of cultural aspects of the city and also the fact that we are very close to some beautiful countryside.

What would you say to people thinking about joining Leicester’s Hospitals?

I would encourage them to do so. It is very challenging but also very rewarding. There is a lot of satisfaction to be gained if you put in the effort.

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