What is your job title?
I am a Registered Nurse and work for the heart failure physicians here at Hopkins. My job is to follow up with patients after clinic visits for their physicians. I gather records for new patients that will be seen in clinic and ease communication between the heart failure physicians and their patients. I work in the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic as the nurse when needed.
What is your education?
I have been a Registered Nurse for 25 years. I graduated from Southern University with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
When did you start working at Johns Hopkins?
I started working at Johns Hopkins Bayview in 2006 when they opened the new electrophysiology lab. In 2011 I took a full time job in the cardiac catheterization lab on the East Baltimore Campus. March of 2016 I started working for the University as a nurse for the heart failure physicians.
When did you start working in heart failure?
I have primarily worked with heart patients most of my nursing career. Most of my experience has been Cardiac ICU, EP and Cath lab. I started working directly for the heart failure physicians in 2016.
Why do you choose to work with heart failure patients?
I think the heart is one of the most interesting organs in the body. Understanding how it works and what to do when it does not work is fascinating to me. I enjoy helping patients with heart failure manage their disease so they can live the best lives possible.