11 Dec Nurse Spotlight : Jenna MacLellan
Today we are highlighting Jenna MacLellan. I have known Jenna since before she became a nurse. She did her training within Vancouver Coastal Health’s program prior to our early pilot with Kit Mitchell and her team.
A: I enjoy interacting with patients, they are generally feeling very vulnerable, whether it is their first time in the OR or this is just a small part of their journey. Connecting with patients and earning their trust in moments and reassuring them is very rewarding. Whether it’s a hand to hold while getting an IV or a warm embrace while a client gets a spinal anesthetic, we’re there for you. I love the team atmosphere of the OR, each member of the team is happy to help each other. Great patient care is everyone’s main priority and I am very passionate when advocating for patients. Every day is different, which keeps things interesting.
Jenna currently works @ Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC. She’s been working as a perioperative nurse for the last 3 years. Jenna was one of our early market research feedback guinea pigs while we were sitting next to each other during our women’s hockey games back in 2013/2014. Her feedback was instrumental in determining the value to a nurse making the decision to become an OR nurse and doing the training on the job in the hospital setting.