It takes a great mind to help uncover the causes and potential cures of neurological illnesses and injuries. Northside Hospital’s Jennifer Clarke has that mental power in abundance.
It all began when Jennifer was in the process of attaining her Associate degree in nursing. She knew she wanted to help others within a healthcare setting, but felt drawn to a more technical clinical role. She found what she was looking for as a Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (REET) at Northside Hospital. In this highly-specialized position, Jennifer prepares and administers electroencephalograms (EEGs) for a diverse patient population presenting a wide variety of symptoms. The vital work she performs helps our neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other medical professionals better diagnose and treat a range of complex neurological conditions.
What made Jennifer decide to join Northside Hospital? “I relocated from New Jersey and chose Northside because my best friend was working there,” says Jennifer. “She kept telling me that the opportunities for advancement at Northside were exceptional and that the staff was really friendly. She was right! It was amazing when I passed my boards, and the Northside recruiter called to congratulate me on my accomplishment.”
Jennifer has now been working at Northside for quite some time. What keeps her at Northside? “The reason I have stayed at Northside Hospital is the great team and work-life balance, as well as the appreciation and recognition that I received. In fact, my favorite thing about working at Northside is knowing that I’m working with a team that is supportive and patient-oriented. I also enjoy that I am able to work independently, and have some flexibility with my hours.”
Working as a Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist requires in-depth knowledge of both human anatomy as well as advanced technology. It can be highly challenging and deeply rewarding. “The thing that inspires me the most is knowing that I have made a difference in a patient’s life through the EEG. Knowing that I have performed a quality EEG for the patient’s neurologist to review, and assist in their diagnosis inspires me to continue performing quality EEGs.”
What advice would Jennifer give to someone thinking about starting their own career path at Northside? “At Northside Hospital, you will be recognized for your hard work. Always believe in yourself!”
Thank you, Jennifer, for the meaningful difference you make in your patients’ lives!