Meet Wesley Roberts from Calgary!

Wesley works in critical care and finds the role of being an HCA both challenging and rewarding.

I love being an HCA because…

The smiles. The best part of the day is when you help a patient and even if they cannot talk at that particular time; the big smile they give you helps you to know that all you do is very appreciated.

The best part of my job is…

The people — both the ones I work with and the ones I take care of. Every day I see the reason I got into this line of work and not one day goes by that I regret my decision to become an HCA.

I signed up to the Alberta HCA Directory because…

I am proud to be a HCA and proud to have others know what I do as well.

I love working with patients and families because…

Being truly helpful to everyone who needs you and not every person you help is a patient. I recently had a wonderful lady whom it was always a pleasure to stop by and say hello or to help out when needed, to tell her a joke or two to help take her mind off of her dressing change or the pain she may be experiencing at that time. The best part of her stay with our unit was the day her grandson came up to me and said, “Thank you for making my Nana smile.” This reward is better than any raise or commendation my unit could ever pass out.

What I like most about the Alberta HCA Directory is…

So far I like the sense of community the most. I have not had the pleasure of making it to an event yet, but I hope to soon so I can connect with other HCA’s.

My favourite superhero is…

This is where I date myself — Steve Austin. If you are thinking of the wrestler, you would be wrong, go a little further back in TV history and you will find the Six Million Dollar Man. I never missed a show.

When I’m not at work I like to…

Do anything outdoors! I hike, fish, camp both front country and back country, scramble to the top of mountains, kayak, canoe, and I am currently working on getting my hunting license. I seriously love everything about the outdoors.

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