24 August 2015
Mansour Darabad works for the medical electronics department as an electronic engineer. Here he answers our questions about his work in the NHS.
What training/qualifications have you done to get to where you are now?
Education wise I have university qualifications in biomedical engineering and electronic engineering at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Experience wise, I have completed a number of internships and have also worked for the private sector in this same field.
Why do you do what you do?
This is what I really like to do, applying my theoretical knowledge to real world practical problems and having a positive impact on other people's (especially patients') lives.
What is the best thing about your role?
Learning new things every day and being helpful to patients.
Why do you like working at the Royal Free London?
It is a very friendly environment and a very famous and well equipped hospital.
What would you say to someone considering a career in the NHS?
The NHS is a huge organisation, however it is well managed and for every role there are procedures to follow so you do not get lost. You always have a great feeling of being helpful and positive. There are also loads of benefits and training available for new starters.
What did you want to be when you were little?
A pilot! Soon after I realized that it is not my cup of tea though. I am more a fixer of complicated and challenging problems.
Any other interesting/fun facts about your career you would like to share?
I enjoy being in contact with quite a wide range of people such as engineers, patients, nurses and doctors; and hearing their stories which are from many different points of view.