I can’t say getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to me. But I’m sure I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without that seemingly sour turn of events.
As a Nurse Clinician, I have the privilege of working closely with patients. I educate patients on their medication therapy and disease, inform them about services and tools available to help them manage their therapy, and answer any questions they have. This patient-centered focus is what drew me to UBC.
I spent many years working as a nurse in a hospital. In the beginning, I relished the chance to directly help patients, and I didn’t mind the long shifts on my feet. After 15 years, however, the work became very physically and mentally demanding. Hospital budgets were being cut, the intensive care unit I worked in was understaffed, and I knew I was ready for a change.
Whether in a hospital setting or over the phone, nurses play a very meaningful role in the health and well-being of the patients they support.
Our patients’ comments on a recent satisfaction survey were a good reminder that these general learnings are derived from the impact each nurse makes on an individual patient. Based on those responses, we’ve compiled a list of what patients believe make our nurses so valuable:
A nurse doesn’t need to be in the same room, or even the same state, to save patients’ lives.
Take the example of one Accredo Specialty Pharmacy patient who needed therapy while visiting Las Vegas.