Please join me in congratulating July’s clinician of the month – Dana Scott – who we are EXTREMELY fortunate to have as part of the team at CMS! Dana started her healthcare career as a GNA back in 1996 and worked as a PCT at University of MD before transitioning into her current role as a Surgical Technologist. After a couple years at University of MD, Franklin Square, and St Joseph Medical Center, Dana joined the CMS team in December of 2016. She has worked several assignments with CMS (Union Elkton, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and Frederick Memorial) and is a joy for the administrative team.
Her recruiters as well as the credentialing team rave about how wonderful she is to work with – Dana has a fantastic attitude, is a great communicator, very responsive, extremely thorough with excellent follow through, has a pleasant and friendly demeanor, and is an all around all star! Clinically speaking, we have heard nothing but the best – see below:
Dana is a pleasure to work with. She gets along well with the staff members and surgeons and is very knowledgeable and skilled in her role. She accepts any and all assignments and floats to assist with turnovers and staff relief for breaks and lunches. She is a joy to have! – Charge RN
Dana continues to impress! – Director of Surgical Services
Dana is a dedicated surgical technologist who can function in all services. She willingly accepts assignments and functions at a very high level during emergencies. – Surgical Coordinator
Dana is very strong clinically. She is well liked by staff and surgeons! – Charge RN
Dana can scrub with expertise any service at our facility including Ortho, Neuro, Robotics, GYN, General, ENT, and Vascular! – Charge RN
WOW! Look at all that amazing feedback – AWESOME work, Dana! We asked Dana to share a bit of her career journey with CMS and what has made her so successful – see below for more details:
Ok, I was born and raised in Baltimore Md. I started out in healthcare over 20 years ago as a Certified Nursing Assistant in long term care facilities. From there I went to working on the Organ Transplant Unit at UMMS as a PCT (patient care technician). I was very curious as to how the process of organ transplantation began, so I applied to the hospital along with the local community college to participate in training as a Surgical Technologist. I have scrubbed in all of the surgical services except, open heart, and I do it very well, if I do say so myself, LOL. My favorite procedures to scrub are Abdominoperineal Resections, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair(open),or any large belly cases. I’ve been a Surgical Technologist for the past 14 or so years….And the rest, is herstory…..
I always knew that agency work was available for registered nurses but not for surgical techs. After meeting and working with a very bubbly and informed CMS registered nurse, I decided to give it a go.
I enjoy the flexibility of scheduling and meeting and getting to know new physicians, nurses and other fellow CSTs. If you are self motivated and can adapt easily to change then working for an agency is for you.
I’ve found success as a CST simply by embracing a good strong cup of coffee and positive thoughts throughout the day. Also be open to the differences each assignment has to offer, there’s always something new to learn.
This was truly a wonderful, absolutely wonderful surprise….I had no idea. Thank you to everyone at CMS for bringing positive and very helpful energy at all times. Thank you for your patience with me, when I become a lil frazzled from time to time….it doesn’t go unnoticed….
Dana Scott CST
All the thanks go to you, Dana,and I could not agree more with your sentiments. A good strong cup of coffee and positive vibes makes the world go ’round. Wishing you many years of continued success and thanks again for being such a dedicated and amazing part of the CMS team!