They sometimes say that those who can’t do, teach. That’s not the way it is at Northside Hospital! Our clinical educators are also some of the most skilled practitioners around. Take Niecy Jones for example. Niecy joined Northside Forsyth over six years ago as a Lead Surgical Technologist and has been sharing her knowledge and expertise with her colleagues ever since.
Not long after joining the Northside team, Niecy played an instrumental part in the opening of Northside’s 1800 Surgical Care Center. As Niecy recalls, “My favorite memory at Northside is helping open the 1800 Surgical Care Center. Having the opportunity to partner with several disciplines from different backgrounds to achieve a goal will always be one of the highlights of my career. The 1800 Surgical Care center will always be my baby.” In addition to her hands-on role, Niecy also served as a preceptor and mentor to surgical students and new hires.
While serving as a Lead Surgical Technologist, Niecy was soon able to live out her passion for teaching and education. As Niecy recalls, “My proudest moment at Northside was being promoted to the Surgical Tech Educator position. I have always had a passion for teaching. Therefore, transitioning to my current role as a tech educator was a dream come true. Having been in this position for four years now, I have become more passionate about contributing to the department’s great culture and team. Northside’s values, beliefs, and commitment to quality align perfectly with my own.”
Northside’s focus on professional growth and development is a constant source of inspiration for Niecy. “There is continuous learning and training available to all team members from the first day of employment. I am always developing the skill sets and knowledge needed to provide safe quality care to my patients. This makes me feel that I am improving, which encourages me to stay with the company.”
But Niecy’s favorite part of her job is the people she works with. In fact, she feels that the Education Department is like her home away from home. She loves being able to work in an office with people that are professional, supportive, and caring. It makes coming to work easy. “We work as a team, and we always have each other’s backs. Northside also ensures that every employee feels important and knows that their role is valued, and that they are part of a team. I love the work environment!”
What would Niecy say to someone looking to grow their career at Northside? “You won’t regret it! It is one of the best organizations I have ever worked for. The key to being successful is to possess a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and a love for what you do.”
Thank you, Niecy, for sharing your passion for education with us!