• Question: How easy is your job??

    Asked by Emily🌺 on 26 Apr 2022.
    • Photo: Laurence Quirk

      Laurence Quirk answered on 26 Apr 2022:

      It can be easy. We have created lots of systems and processes to try and make things simple. So we have flow charts and the like that tell us what action we can take. It’s less easy when we have to make decisions and we do not have all the information.

    • Photo: Sarah Chalmers-Page

      Sarah Chalmers-Page answered on 26 Apr 2022:

      That’s a really hard question! Like any job, there are easy days and hard days. Some days I feel like a real expert, and some days I feel like I am wading through concrete. And any job you do gets easier with practice too – there’s a really important balance where you want a job to be easy enough where you are not stressed, but you also want to keep learning new things, keep improving and not get bored with yourself – and that often means deliberately taking on new challenges and making things harder for yourself! So I think that most of the time my job is the right amount easy where I am not miserable, but also the right amount hard where I don’t get bored.

    • Photo: Jamie Hynes

      Jamie Hynes answered on 27 Apr 2022:

      It’s easy to do badly.
      Alot of consultations on a good day flow naturally and it’s clear what’s required- these help when balancing with the challenging times that test us. Trying to do things quickly when it requires slowing down doesn’t help patients. In those times concentrating and paying attention to what’s possible or likely and then managing multiple eventualities is what’s going to produce the best outcome.
      Knowing the difference between those two scenarios- that’s what the training goes towards.