Favorite Healthcare Staffing has celebrated nurses and other healthcare professionals for over 40 years! We offer a variety of placement opportunities, including per diem, local and travel contracts, and permanent and temp-to-perm placement.
To continue the 40th-anniversary celebrations, we will be highlighting the next healthcare professional who has been an integral part of Favorite’s journey.
Meet this month’s second #FavoriteFamilyFeature, Susana! Susana is a CNA and has been with Favorite for four months now. Keep reading to learn more about her story.
Who or what inspired you to pursue your profession?
I grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand and seeing the lack of help and healthcare workers there really inspired me to pursue my profession in nursing. I am hoping one day I can go back and help those who are in need.
What is your favorite memory from working with us?
My favorite memories are the ones where I get to interact with every resident that I’ve met. Listening to their stories is the best part of the job. I love to learn about their lives.
What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self in this field?
Appreciate everything you have because there are a lot of people that have it worse than you.
How have your patients inspired you?
My patients have inspired me to keep going toward my goals and keep doing what I’m doing as a nursing assistant.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
The most rewarding things about my job are building a connection between my patients, developing trust between them, and making their day better.
What keeps you motivated when times are tough?
My Mom. She keeps me motivated to never give up. She is the woman I look up to and I do not want to disappoint her. That’s what keeps me motivated when times are tough.
What skills do you think are important to possess to be successful in your profession?
I think people skills play a big role in the healthcare profession. You must be able to communicate well and build a close connection to create trust. It’s also great to have teamwork skills as well.
Tell us what makes you unique! What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Any hobbies or interests?
What makes me unique is that I’m proud to say that I’m from a refugee camp. I’m so grateful for what I have now. I enjoy hiking and painting outside of work and I love to travel.
What is your favorite quote?
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” – Napoleon Hill
What three traits define you?
Compassion, Honesty, and Perseverance.
What are the biggest lessons you have learned while working during the COVID-19 pandemic (personally, professionally, etc)?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned while working during the pandemic was that we need to be better prepared in the future. We value more things than we didn’t before, and many of our priorities have shifted while adapting to COVID.
If you want to learn more about our job opportunities, stay updated with our blog, and make sure to check back next week for another Favorite Family Feature! We will be spotlighting our healthcare professionals all month long!