Skip to main content Skip to footer

How a TV show inspired Janey to find a job in the NHS

Janey's love for a reality tv show based in a hospital emergency department inspired her to find a job in the NHS as a domestic assistant.

Domestic assistant

Janey is a domestic assistant working at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She shared her story to encourage others to think about a career in the NHS.

A great place to work

Watch the video to find out why Janey thinks the NHS is a great place to work.

Janey's story

I decided to become a domestic assistant because Accident and Emergency is one of my favourite TV programmes. I liked the way the nurses and the domestic assistants worked together as a team, and I wanted to be part of that team.

How did you get started in the NHS?

I applied for this job on the NHSScotland website. I had a successful interview and started working part-time. I enjoyed the job so much that I decided to go full-time.

Describe a typical day for you.

When I start my shift, I am given a list of the jobs that I need to complete that day. This includes high dusting, mopping floors, serving meals, and general cleaning. My worksheet is given back to my supervisor at the end of my shift.

What are the most important skills for a domestic assistant?

The most important skills for a domestic assistant are communication, time management, teamwork, and adherence to infection control protocols.

Why do you like working for the NHS?

The NHS is a great place to work. It's friendly, and the staff are well supported. I can work flexible shifts that give me a great work-life balance and the time to spend with my family.

Explore careers

Discover the skills and qualifications you’ll need for each role and what the work will be like.


Case study

NHSScotland Careers

Content designer

NHS Education for Scotland