Day in the Life: ATS & MIS Edition with Stephanie Nalley Levy

We’re highlighting some of our amazing SpecialtyCare staff. These individuals make a significant impact every day, and we’re excited to acknowledge their notable contributions. Recently, we spoke with Stephanie Nalley Levy, Clinical Manager for ATS and MIS in Louisville, KY, about her experience with SpecialtyCare.

What is your role with SpecialtyCare and how long have you been with us?

I have been with SpecialtyCare for 12 years. I started as a Clinical Technician, and I am currently a Clinical Manager for ATS and MIS service lines.

Why did you choose this role specifically?

I thought that this sounded like a great opportunity to work in a hospital, specifically in the OR, which I have always loved.  I was that kid watching the operation channel when that used to be a thing.

Can you describe the path you took to get to where you are today?

I have always been interested in medicine and healthcare.  I, at one point, wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. I was a student athletic trainer in college, so I learned a lot then and was able to observe a couple of surgeries of athletes as their trainer.  That was very interesting, and they were both ACL replacements. While I worked in a physical therapy office, I decided to continue learning. I took a class for EMT and became certified nationally as an EMT, but my cousin’s wife was the one who found the listing for the position open with SpecialtyCare all those years ago.

What does your day-to-day look like?

As a manager, I love being able to work alongside my team and cover cases. However, covering 7 different accounts in both ATS and MIS, I have to keep up with a lot of small moving parts so I don’t get to be out there as often as I would like when we are fully staffed.

What is something you love about your team?

I love having a diverse team of individuals that all have a talent for something different. I remind them that they each have something they excel at and, together, they bring each other up in areas where one may not be as well versed.

What is something you love about Louisville?

I was born and raised here in Louisville. I really enjoy sharing my city with someone who is new to the area. My former DO called me “the tour guide.”

What is one of the most rewarding parts of your job?

Honestly, one of the things I enjoy most about my job is when we have a very heavy schedule. I have to look at it, form a plan from multiple angles, share that with the team, and then we get to work.  My favorite days are when I get to the end of that day and I know we have turned over items, stayed ahead to handle any changes, and the surgeons were able to do their operations with no delays. A surgeon isn’t always going to tell YOU specifically, “Good job,” or pat you on the back, but I know that they rely on us to function at our highest level on those days. We do get a “Good job” and a pat on the back sometimes, but knowing that we had everything they needed ready and functioning when they needed it is how I know we did a great job.

What is one thing that surprised you about your job?

The fact that people have fun in the OR and some of the surgeons play really good music.

If you could encourage anyone to join your team, what would you say?

If you want an entry level job in the OPERATING ROOM, of all places, and enjoy no 2 days being the same, SpecialtyCare may be the home you have been looking for. We have opportunities for people to challenge themselves, grow, and learn.

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