Ozma Ashiq, Senior Sister Cardiology

Ozma Ashiq works as a Senior Sister of Cardiology at Frimley Health NHS Trust.

After starting a degree in something that had nothing to do with healthcare, Ozma decided to change her career path when she got a job as a Healthcare Assistant.  Since then, she has been doing some amazing work in cardiology departments of the NHS.

Can you give some examples of what you do in a typical day or week?

  • Emergency treatment for heart attack patients
  • Assistant with pacemaker insertions
  • Cardiac clinics
  • Cardioversions to restore normal heart rhythm
  • Admit and help patients to recover following cardiac procedures.

What do you enjoy most and least about your work?

I enjoy all aspects of seeing the patients getting better and walking out of the hospital.

The on-calls are what I least enjoy, but I also release their importance.

How did you get into your current career?

I was going an unrelated degree and then work as a Healthcare Assistant for a short period.  I enjoyed is so much that I progressed into nursing.

What would you tell someone thinking of a career like yours?

It’s a great job and extremely fulfilling with fantastic career progression and opportunities.

What are your future career plans?

To continue in my role and move into a more specialised role.

A massive thank you to Ozma for sharing your story!

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