Hello, my name is Katie and I’m a lead aseptic technician.
How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?
I worked in community pharmacy for six months and then decided to embark on training to become a pharmacy technician in hospital. To do this I re-located to Great Yarmouth for two years. Since qualifying I have worked in both large and small NHS Trusts. I am now at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in a lead technician post and believe that the experience I have gained from working at different trusts has developed my knowledge and understanding of the overall operational duties in an Aseptic Unit, which I incorporate into staff training.
What do you enjoy about your job?
Every day is a new day. Challenges and work pressures frequently change, which means we have to be adaptable, prepared and able to re-prioritise.
What do you enjoy about working at Airedale?
The team spirit that exists in the aseptic department, all parties work together to ensure that work of a high standard is produced. Staff members work together to support one another.
What do you do outside of work?
Cinema, reading, spending time with friends and family.