As we welcomed the new year, we introduced a new feature to our blog. It's Spotlight: Employee of the Month- and we are shining the spotlight squarely on the very reason we exist- the wonderful, hard-working employees that we place each and every day. You'll meet folks from all walks of life, many who have never used a recruiting firm like SquadBuilders before.
You might even read about someone that sounds just like you! #JoinTheSquad
Profession: Registered Nurse
How many years in the industry? 1 1/2 years
1. What drew you to SquadBuilders?
I uploaded my resume on Indeed and I received a call, then was offered the position and later accepted. I didn't know much about SquadBuilders, so I researched the company. I was excited & nervous to be a travel nurse, because at that time I had only been a nurse for less than a year.
Life is about taking chances and exploring opportunities, so I couldn't wait to get started! I'm glad I did because I could not be happier. I have learned so much and I love the diversity and the wide array of great people I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with.
2. What do you like most about working with SquadBuilders?
What I like about SquadBuilders is having a great recruiter who is always there when I have a question or concern with anything. Ashleigh is astonishing & I'm lucky to have her for my recruiter.
3. What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I like to spend time with my family. My son is my world and as long has he is happy I'm happy! I'm new to Kansas City so lately I've been exploring to see what all the city has to offer.
4. What is your favorite part of being a Registered Nurse?
My favorite part of being a RN is the variety. There's a lot of things-- but my favorite would be how rewarding my job can be. I have recently experienced a patient who progressed from being on a vent to having the same patient weeks later and they are eating, talking, and walking with assistance. This particular part of my job is the most rewarding.
I went in to introduce myself and that patient looked at me with a big smile and said, "I remember you, you made me feel comfortable when I was unsure of what was going on, you talked to me when I was unable to talk back. I heard you and I thank-you for being a great nurse." Moments like that mean everything and reminds me of why I became a nurse!
5. What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote would have to be a saying I heard all the time growing up and I'm sure everyone has-- "Treat others as you would like to be treated." I use that every day as a mom, a nurse, just in general. In my profession, I get difficult patients and or even families that make it a challenge. I always treat them as if I were in their shoes or as if it were my own loved one laying in that bed. I love what I do and I do it with compassion and respect.