Cold out, around freezing but sunny. Trying out my new Hippo Hands! More later!
Some might remember back in January of this year Leslie switched careers. She went from being an Intensive Care Social Worker for 13 years at a Vancouver Hospital to an Organ Donation Specialist/In Hospital Organ Donation Coordinator. UPDATE:
After being in training with a preceptor since mid March I have officially graduated and was signed off on Tuesday at BC Transplant as an independent practitioner with a mentor. This seriously has been and still is one of the hardest things I have done career wise. Learning critical care medicine in practice is a whole other ball of wax versus being a social worker and knowing medicine in layman’s terms.
I will always be in training as there is still so much to learn and do in my two roles but to be honest in the beginning I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s my first week on call by myself technically speaking but will always have back up. That is how we do it at BC Transplant. You should never feel alone while doing call and I don’t. Here’s to continue success and a long healthy career with organ donation.
St. Paul’s Hospital is where Leslie used to work. She knows Dr. Grant very well, has worked with the ICU many times and is proud to share this article raising awareness about organ donation. This is very near and dear to Leslie’s heart as she is now Organ Donation Specialist as well as a Hospital Organ Donation Coordinator for Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Please take a second to read! Thanks!
Greg Grant is an ICU doctor at St. Paul’s and the head of B.C. Transplant.
Photograph by: Arlen Redekop, PNG , The Province Continue reading
In Williams Lake, BC after an amazing off road ride today! Looking for a place to camp and call it quits after over 10 hours of riding!
My future sister in law gave me this for as an engagement gift! Perfect!