I started working in the operating room in 2005.
2. Yes all the time. I’ve grown so much professionally as well as personally, as a result of working in the OR. The operating room definitely gives you a better appreciation for life in general.
3. The hardest part of my job is when a procedure doesn’t go as planned or when the outcome is not what we had intended for it to be. And sometimes that can mean a demise.
4. I would just have my peers remember that we all share a common goal, and that is to make a positive impact in the surgical world, and to continue to excel in their perspective careers. Always strive to support one another, share your knowledge and expertise, and collaborate to overcome any obstacles that come your way. Because we are a team.
5. I got into this niche because growing up I’ve always been interested in the human body and the anatomy. (I always watched TV shows like ER and Scrubs). People often ask me how I can withstand seeing the sight of blood, but it’s not blood that bothers me… it’s boogers!
6. I plan to continue to learn and grow in my role and stay up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques and technologies. I also want to use my skills and expertise to help guide and mentor new and upcoming surgical nurses. I will continue to make a positive impact in the lives of my patients around the country as a Traveling Surgical Technologist.