Please join us in congratulating some amazing members of the CareerStaff network: Tyneshia, a certified nursing assistant; Tara, a licensed practical nurse, and Sharon, also a licensed practical nurse. They are our CareerStaff Clinicians of the Month for February 2022!
We’re proud of these incredible nursing professionals and grateful to have them on our team. We’re also thankful to every nurse, therapist, clinician, and other healthcare professional working hard to provide patient care. You are appreciated!
Tyneshia is a CNA who has been with CareerStaff for almost a year now. Her colleagues took note of her positive attitude and willingness to help whenever she can. “Whenever someone calls out of a shift, Tyneshia is always willing to pick it up – even if it’s short notice,” they tell us. “She always communicates effectively and is very polite.”
Since joining the CarereStaff family, Tyneshia told us she “loves it” and also what she loves most about it. “My favorite memory working with CareerStaff is getting a chance to meet new wonderful people and new facilities,” she said.
When talking about her career, her passion for caregiving shines through, and she finds inspiration in being able to make a difference to her patients. Throughout her 11 years as a CNA, she tells us about one of her favorite memories in which she helped a patient that couldn’t sleep. “She was scared and confused,” she tells us. “I went and made her feel so much better by sitting with her and talking to her and getting her relaxed for bed.”
She recently told us about the first time she realized she was headed for a career in healthcare. “I realized I was destined when my grandfather became ill,” she told us. “Instead of my grandmother sending him to a nursing home, I helped out. I went and got my CNA license.”
Going to nursing school and getting her license is a personal accomplishment Tyneshia is most proud of and she thanks her loved ones for their support in being “able to be there for my kids when I’m not there – taking them back and forth to practice and helping out as much with them.”
4 Quick Questions:
What’s the best part of your day? “My best part of the day is interacting with my patients and meeting their needs.”
Is there anything you’ve learned that you’d like to share with younger professionals? “I have learned that the patients look to us to listen to their concerns and complaints and to be their voice. Our job is all-encompassing in regards to the patient’s well being. Be your patient’s lifeline.”
What’s the hardest part of your job? “The hardest part of my day is when we have to work short-staffed, having a lot of patients, and getting so burned out. It’s hard to observe the patients and give them the proper care they really need when the staff is so short.”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the day-to-day life of the working clinician over the past 10 years? “The biggest challenge I have seen working as a clinician is not having enough staff. Facilities are losing a lot of their employees due to life concerns. Many workers are working in short-staffed facilities, having many patients, and not getting paid what they deserve.”
Patients look to us to listen to their concerns and complaints and to be their voice. Our job is all-encompassing in regards to the patients well being. Be your patient’s lifeline.
An LPN for 10 years, Tara knew from a young age that she would have a career in healthcare. “I’ve known since I was 10 years told,” she tells us.
Tara joined the CareerStaff family a few months ago, and she’s been enjoying her time. She recently shared with us what she loves most about being in healthcare: being able to bond with her residents and “getting to know their stories.”
A compassionate caregiver, Tara loves seeing her patients heal and improve. “The most inspirational part of working in healthcare is knowing I make a difference in my residents’ and their families’ lives, even if it’s just a small one.”
Tara shares with us the accomplishment of which she is most proud: becoming a nurse. “I became a nurse later in life,” she tells us. “I was told to do it on my own without help so I did, I just took the long way around.”
Empathetic and caring, her experiences throughout her career have given her a great understanding of the needs of her residents, and the importance of empathy, something she believes is important for younger healthcare professionals to have.
“It’s important to empathize with your patients,” she shares. “Imagine that you were taken from your home and told this is your new home. Imagine not having control over your mind or body. This is our residents’ reality. We get to go home and leave they can’t. I can’t even fathom the stress or hurt they are feeling but I can make it a little easier by having empathy for them and caring for their well-being.”
The most inspirational part of working in healthcare is knowing I make a difference in my residents’ and their families’ lives, even if it’s just a small one.
4 Quick Questions:
What’s the hardest part of your job? “Realizing you take your job home. You worry if you got it all done.”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the day-to-day life of the working clinician over the past 10 years? “Not enough empathy.”
What’s the best part of your day? “Knowing I make a difference.”
What’s your favorite memory about working at CareerStaff? “Getting to come to New Hampshire.”
A nursing professional for nine years, Sharon has been with CareerStaff since the beginning of her nursing career. “My favorite part of working with CareerStaff is being able to travel and make GOOD money while bonding with my recruiter!”
Sharon recently told us about the first time she realized she was headed for a career in nursing.
“When I was in my early twenties my grandmother had to have her legs amputated due to diabetes. Coming home from Las Vegas to care for her, my passion to learn more about the disease and do more for my grandmother took my passion and desire to learn more to another level!”
With a passion for helping others, Sharon finds inspiration in the important work she does. “When my nursing duties are effective and when my goals have been met, that inspires me! When my patients feel safe with me, trust me, and allow me to be a part of their transition to discharge home safely inspires me, even more, to push myself even harder!”
That kind of work isn’t just challenging but can provide unforgettable moments as well. Sharon shared with us that her daughter is also becoming a nurse, something she is most proud of. “Being able to put my daughter through RN school all while working the pandemic as a nurse myself. She’ll be graduating with her RN, BSN in May 2022!!”
Sharon always puts her best foot forward, and that’s advice she wants to share with younger healthcare professionals as well.
“Start every day as a new day! Always put your best foot forward that eliminates room for regret! Always remain professional in all areas of the workplace.”
4 Quick Questions:
What’s your favorite memory about being a clinician? “Saving a life! Being able to save someone’s life or just assist in saving their life brings me joy!”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the day-to-day life of the working clinician over the past 10 years? “I think the biggest change is administration not holding anyone accountable! In the workplace today I see more med errors, insubordination, less teamwork, lack of discipline. All of these lead to more workplace violence, bullying, and short staff.”
What’s the best part of your day? “The smiles on my residents’ face knowing I’ve provided the BEST care possible.”
What’s the hardest part of your day? “The hardest part of my day is seeing one of my patients pass away. Selfish, I know, because being absent here means the patient is present with the Lord. So watching my patients die is definitely the hardest!”
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