“I was attracted by the broader spectrum of therapies offered – for example, neonatal, pediatrics and adult ICU.”
Why did you accept a job here?
I was already doing critical care rotations in ICU as a student. Because Rush is a teaching hospital, I was attracted by the broader spectrum of therapies offered – for example, neonatal, pediatrics and adult ICU.
What do you do at Rush?
I administer respiratory therapy to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. I also teach other clinicians, patients and their parents about respiratory disorders.
Describe the people you work with.
My colleagues at Rush are very hard working and work well as a team. We are all focused on the well-being of our patients – the patient always comes first.
Tell us about a good day at work.
A good day is when I can really help a patient out. When I can help a patient with a breathing problem, like asthma, breathe easier, it’s been a really good day.
Share something your patients have told you about Rush.
They tell me our department is quick to respond. We hear how much we are patient-focused and that we are very knowledgeable clinicians.
What does your future look like at Rush?
I have been accepted into the Rush Respiratory Master’s Program, which I will be starting soon. My future plan is to teach and conduct research in Respiratory Care.