Jessica, Surgical ICU RN
Jessica cares for patients recovering from open heart surgery, brain surgery, or trauma, saying, “I look forward to making a difference in people's lives. We see them at their worst. They usually don't know that something bad has happened. And all of a sudden it's thrust into their world, their whole life is interrupted.” She’s a hands-on advocate for her patients, their voice for what they need at that moment, until preparing them to go home.
I was really looking forward to working in critical care at a big hospital because of the growth opportunity that was available. I can't really see myself working anywhere else.
What first drew you to Providence Swedish?
I chose Providence Regional Medical Center Everett because it was the biggest hospital in the area, a hub where you have all the opportunities to grow. When I got into the Residency program in Surgical ICU I was really excited, and immediately started learning so much, so quickly.
What do you appreciate most about your job?
The people are just different here at Providence Swedish. They will be there for you no matter what. We're in it as friends and family and I haven’t found that at another job anywhere else. Where people really care about you as a person, not just you as another body.
How does Providence Swedish invest in you?
We've been encouraged to sign up for education opportunities. It's really exciting that Providence Swedish wants to invest in you so that you'll stay. It will help us retain nurses.