A new year is here and with it comes the latest CareerStaff Clinicians of the Month! We’re kicking off the new year celebrating and recognizing Danielle, Debbie, and Lisa, three amazing nursing professionals working hard to keep patients safe and healthy.
Thank you to them, our entire CareerStaff network, and all of the other incredible healthcare workers across the country who work hard to provide care during this time. You are so appreciated!
CareerStaff Clinicians of the Month for January 2022
A clinician for 24 years, Danielle remembers when she first realized she was destined for a career in healthcare when she was just 11 years old.
“I was given the gift of caring for a little girl with Down syndrome,” she told us. “I was her ‘sitter’ for eight years. I learned of her medical condition as I grew older and began learning how to care for her properly. This turned into a lifelong passion, and love for nursing.”
Throughout her career as an LPN, she finds inspiration in being able to help and care for her patients. “I am given the honor of caring for so many wonderful people, and I have the privilege of making their lives better.”
Her passion and caring for helping others truly shines. Danielle tells us that the best part of her day is being able to talk with and educate her residents about their treatment plan and helping them understand how to get better.
Danielle also shared with us a particular memory that stands out to her the most during her career; a patient that left a lasting imprint on her. “I cared for a beautiful woman who had unexplained paralysis due to illness,” she told us. “When she arrived, she was completely dependent on me for everything. The day I watched her walk down the hall with her walker, all by herself, and sit to eat in the dining room on her own, was one of the best days I’ve ever had.”
A part of the CareerStaff network for two years now, she shared with us her most memorable experience: “While working in a locked COVID-19 unit, I took a call from my recruiter in full COVID-19 gear, and she told me my face shield complimented my eyes. At that time everything was so scary, and she made me feel a little less scared.”
4 Quick Questions:
What’s the hardest part of your day? “Any time there is a death or major injury. We can’t help but feel their pain.”
What’s the personal accomplishment of which you’re the most proud? “I am able to get the “hard stick” or place a IV on even the most difficult resident.”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the day-to-day life of the working clinician over the past 10 years? “A lot of burnout and a lot of nurses losing their passion for nursing.”
Is there anything you’ve learned over the course of your career that you think young healthcare professionals should know? “You’re there to make it better, and help them help themselves. Be patient and kind. Always.”
A clinician for 17 years, Debbie has always known that she was destined for a career in healthcare. “I have enjoyed helping others all my life,” she tells us.
A hardworking and dedicated individual, becoming an RN is an accomplishment Debbie tells us she is the most proud of. “Going back for more education and becoming an RN so I can do more and learn more for my residents and patients.”
Over the years, she’s had many memories but she tells us that her favorite ones are watching her patients get better and go home. She also finds this the most inspirational part of her career. “In a weird way it fixes me to fix them,” she tells us.
As a member of the CareerStaff family for more than three years, her focus and compassion for her patients have made her a shining star during this time.
“My recruiters are my favorite part of working with CareerStaff,” she tells us. “The personal touch – they are awesome!”
4 Quick Questions:
What’s the hardest part of your day? “Watching residents and patients decline.”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the day-to-day life of the working clinician over the past 10 years? “Lots to learn if you want to.”
What’s your favorite memory about being a clinician? “Watching them get better and get to go home!”
Is there anything you’ve learned over the course of your career that you think young healthcare professionals should know? “If you know your patient’s eye color then you have a good assessment going. Just remember we are all human and just want to be cared for.”
A clinician for 38 years, like Debbie and Danielle, Lisa has known from an early age that she was destined for a career in healthcare. “I’ve known since I was 16,” she tells us.
Joining the CareerStaff family in August, so far she has had a lot to be proud of. Lisa tells us that her favorite memory with CareerStaff is also one of the accomplishments of which she is the most proud: being able to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Getting a chance to set up my own COVID unit with 100% recovery, and watching patients leave healthy.”
A compassionate caregiver, Lisa finds the most joy in seeing her patients heal and improve. “The most inspirational part of working in healthcare is just the patients getting to go home.”
Lisa also tells us that the best part of her day is getting to know her patients, and “talking with them about their life and their history.” Her favorite memory during her time as a clinician was “the first time a patient said ‘I’m so glad you are here.’”
4 Quick Questions:
What’s the hardest part of your day? “Staying on time.”
What’s the personal accomplishment of which you’re most proud? “Running a COVID unit with 100% recovery.”
Is there anything you’ve learned over the course of your career that you think young healthcare professionals should know? “Nothing is as the book says. Listen to what the patient is saying and follow your gut.”
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the day-to-day life of the working clinician over the past 10 years? “Less clinical hands on more financial charting.”
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