is where I want to be – I don’t want to practice nursing anywhere but
Why did you accept a job here?
The nurse manager who interviewed me was very informative, professional
and friendly. And I loved the children!
What do you do at Rush?
As a Nurse Practice Manager, I am responsible for the operations of Pediatric
Primary Care. I manage a staff of 22 people, who assist with over 30,000
patient care visits per year. I perform both administrative and clinical
roles, and I love that I can do both in the same day.
Describe the people you work with.
The people I work with genuinely care about the children and their families.
The Pediatric department is a fast-paced, culturally diverse, ever-changing
environment. We all have at some moment gone beyond the call of duty to
care for our families.
Tell us about a good day at work.
A really good day is when the primary care physician is trying to coordinate
the patient’s care and I can intervene on his or her behalf to get the
services scheduled and approved. The patient is happy, and so is the MD.
Last week, a nurse found me just to tell me that I had put together a
great team for their patient.
Share something your patients have told you
One of the best was, “I know I’m 18 years old (and no longer a pediatric
patient), but I don’t want to go to another clinic!”
What does your future look like at Rush?
This is where I want to be – I don’t want to practice nursing anywhere