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Rose Camey RN

Rose Camey RN

Position: Field Educator

Organization: St. Joseph Home Health


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Rose orientees nurses to home health care. The majority of our patients are elderly and quite vulnerable.Rise has made a huge impact on the quality of our clinical orientation. She mentors nurses in the field accompanying them on home sisits. Rose is partient, kind and places others at ease.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Rose is a RN Field Educator at our Home Health Agency. The majority of the patients we serve are elderly and Rose helps orient new employees to community nursing. As a bilingual nurse she is better able to meet the need of our Hispanic community as well.
A nurse comments, Rose is present in person or by phone as the clinicians’ direct link to a best friend at work.” Because of her strong bonds with new employees she is able to give clear feedback immediately in a manner that is perceived as helpful, supportive, instructive and geared towards their success caring for our seniors.
She is an individual who can see the bigger picture and responds to our changing ministry needs with flexibility and accountability and is described as “pure grace in action”. Rose consistently displays a calm and professional demeanor and offers a warm welcoming hospitality in every encounter. She is a caregiver who demonstrates receptivity in learning new skills to support quality patient care of our seniors and the success of one’s co-workers and responds to any request with an attitude of “no problem, I will figure out a way to make it happen.”
She is considered to be a stabilizing force during these times of great change and uncertainty. She is an individual who shares clinical knowledge and expertise in order to help others reach their goals of quality care for our senior population. She is a caregiver who has a special way of putting others at ease so that they can take in constructive feedback to enhance their skill set and performance. Rose is a team player who is consistently works to support the greater need with a positive “can do” attitude that inspires others to respond in-kind.
A coworker commented, “When things don’t go according to plan there is never any blame placed on others. Rose gives people the benefit of the doubt and is very supportive of the teams’ requests for help.” She takes the time to get to know her co-workers and focuses attention on how to best meet each person’s individual needs and apply it to patient care. She works collaboratively with team members to encourage the best possible outcome is realized for our seniors. Although she has embraced a new and challenging role, she continues to see our elderly patients whenever the need arises, included the vulnerable Spanish speaking population we serve. She is a life line for new orientees and demonstrates a safety net for those who are struggling to learn the complexities of home care.
Rose has a compassionate presence and great patience. She is willing to help by picking up more patient visits in order to meet staffing and provides culturally sensitive care. She is an advocate for our seniors by listening to their concerns and problem solving concerns. She looks for positive solutions for the common good of all involved. Her manager states, “By training new nurses Rose teaches them how to be a great nurse. Rose is a fantastic role model who sets high goals and standards of excellence. She consistently gives 110% when it comes to completing her job duties. She takes responsibility for her actions and she encourages nurses to do their very best.”
In addition to her educational responsibilities, she continues to see Spanish speaking elderly patients for Rose is truly deserving of this award.”