I am an Endoscopy Technician in the GI department. I have a different but unique role here at UTMB. Some see it as a job that is challenging and “different” but I see it as a great opportunity. I love my job and have learned many things throughout my career. Being open to learning and listening to my peers, management, and physicians has made me a strong and knowledgeable asset to my department as well as UTMB.
The reasoning behind my wanting to be on the EAC is like anyone else. I want to make a better environment for our department and UTMB as a whole. Being able to speak out and address the needs of my peers and other employees is a great need for UTMB.
I have worked at UTMB for 12 years. I began my career here as a Surgical Technologist progressed from there to an Associate Degree Nurse in 2008 and completed my Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2013. I have experience in every surgical service as a surgical technologist as well as a circulating nurse. In the past I have Co-chaired our Shared Leadership and currently lead a committee. This particular committee focuses on keeping open communication within the members of the operating room and other departments; in turn this committee has aided me in solving interdisciplinary problems and ultimately improving patient care. I find that in this ever-changing work environment of healthcare, maintaining a proactive attitude helps solve predicaments in a more efficient manner. I truly enjoy working at UTMB and want to be able to help this institution and its employees continue to prosper.