I am a MIS Clinical Specialist l and have been with the company for 2 months.
Why did you choose this role specifically?
I chose this role due to my background in dialysis where I served as a Clinical Technician servicing the analyzers and testing blood samples for the hematology department at my former job. I also loved the hustle of the Surgical Support team in my region seeing SpecialtyCare on every case in every place you can imagine.
Can you describe the path you took to get to where you are today?
I have always had a passion for science and the human body since I was a kid. When I finally got a chance to start my college career, I majored in Chemistry with a pre-medicine concentration so that there was no door I could not look through.
What does your day-to-day look like?
Day-to-day for me consists of coming to work on time and communicating with my clinical manager on the duties for the day. I then proceed to the OR board to see where surgical support services will be needed for the day. After that, I assist the hospital OR team to ensure care and readiness for each patient and procedure we are assigned. Then after each case, I head to decontamination where I complete the 15 steps of sterilization to ensure that all of our SpecialtyCare equipment is clean, functional, and sterilized correctly to company standards. Finally, we celebrate as a team at the end of each procedure and move on to the next case.
What is something you love about your team?
My team has the most grit and grind attitude of any team I have worked with. They help me develop my skills as a Clinical Specialist each day that we work together leaving no task undone and making sure no one is left behind. I appreciate each and everyone one of my surgical support teammates in the Mid-South region here in Memphis, TN.
What is something you love about your city?
I see Memphis, TN, as one of the medical capitals in the nation because of the accomplishments each medical institution has succeeded in each year. Whether it is Baptist Memphis or Methodist Le Bonheur, to have a leader as great as Kanta Brent and the team of clinical managers around her just makes the city and work feel like home. I love what I do as a clinical specialist and the city I am doing it for just makes me happy about my career and the home I found with SpecialtyCare.
What is one of the most rewarding parts of your job?
The most rewarding thing about my job is the relationships I get to build with the hospital staff at each site. Everyone is willing to teach and lend a hand when needed. I have received praise for my hard work and collaboration with staff, and that gives me the drive to do more and continue to use this company’s core values to amplify my career.
What is one thing that surprised you about your job?
The one thing that surprised me about this job is the advancements in each position throughout the company. There are so many jobs you can do within SpecialtyCare and so much to learn about the company itself. For example, I have never worked for a company that focuses on promoting internally at about 15% a year and that is amazing! SpecialtyCare gave me not only the tools but the vast amount of opportunities to be great and progress with my healthcare career, and I am beyond thankful.
If you could encourage anyone to join your team, what would you say?
If you are looking for a career in healthcare that focuses on your continuous training and your individual career path in healthcare while paying you to continue your education to achieve whatever occupation you set your mind to in the OR, then come and be the difference for SpecialtyCare!
If you could go back in time to when you first started your career, what would you say to yourself?
I would tell myself, “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love what you are doing or learning to do.” -Pele