Some say nursing is the heart of healthcare. Stephanie, licensed practical nurse (LPN) at ThedaCare Physicians–Shawano, couldn’t agree more. “Nursing is my passion,” said Stephanie. “I love working with the patients.”
Stephanie has been with ThedaCare for more than a year. She is a practice associate, so she works with many different providers each day. She loves the variety. “I did my clinicals at ThedaCare to become an LPN,” continued Stephanie. “I am also a patient and just loved the atmosphere here. It’s so positive and uplifting. I couldn’t wait to put in my application to join the team when I became licensed.”
While she enjoys working with all ages of patients, she especially enjoys working with the elderly. “I used to work as a CNA in a nursing home, so I have a special place in my heart for some of our older patients. They often feel underappreciated and overlooked. I hope that I’m able to make their days just a little bit better, spending time with them. It really makes my day when I see them leave with a smile on their faces.”
Caring for patients just comes naturally to Stephanie and she enjoys the camaraderie and teamwork at ThedaCare. “People just step in and help without being asked,” said Stephanie. “I never hear, ‘it’s not my job.’ it’s always about what’s in the best interest of the patients and it just gets done. It’s really a special environment.”
She also points to all the things ThedaCare does to make her life – and the community – better. “I was thrilled to join the Relay for Life fundraiser as an employee. It is both rewarding and humbling to be part of an organization that does so much for our community. Plus, ThedaCare has great benefits, including a generous program to further your education and profit sharing. It felt like home from the moment I interviewed for my job. It’s a great place to work.”
ThedaCare is hiring several LPNs and CNAs. Check out our career page to apply.