Fort Worth, Texas,
09
May
2014
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06:38 PM
America/Chicago

Another Tough Job

Doc Smitty celebrates nurses

Mother's Day is this weekend (Dad/Daughter/Son, put down the phone/tablet/laptop and run to get a card or something).

This video about the #WorldsToughestJob went viral last week.  If you haven't watched it yet, please do, it is worth your time.

In thinking about this video, I thought of #AnotherToughJob that I thought I would write a job description for:

  • Able to deal with people when they are at the end of their stress level, operating on very little sleep and have been waiting to see you or talk with you for hours.
  • Able to deal with a boss who has a strong personality and convince them to complete tasks (i.e. filling out forms) when they would rather be doing something else (i.e. playing golf).
  • Able to let said boss take all the credit when something goes right but force you to be the bad guy day after day.
  • Able to deal with very messy situations - no exemption from poop, pee or puke exposure.
  • Able to skip lunch or go without a potty break for hours should "special circumstances" arise (like most days).
  • Able to deal with very sad situations and be a person of support even when you feel very sad yourself.

It's not all bad though...

Perks include:

  • Dealing with the coolest people in the world-our patients and their parents.
  • Watching a child grow to be a young adult (and eventually a parent themselves).
  • Watching children who are sick return to health.
  • Working with other great people who love children as much as you do.

So, say a special "Thank You" to all of our amazing nurses at Cook Children's.  

From our primary care offices to inpatient to specialty to home health, we have some of the best nurses in the country!

Leave comments for your favorite nurses and we'll pass the message along!

About the author

Justin Smith, M.D., is a pediatrician at the Cook Children’s Neighborhood Clinic on 2755 Miller Ave.  He has a particular interest in development, behavior and care for children struggling with obesity. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his three young children, exercising, reading and writing about parenting and pediatric health issues.

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Maribeth Steinruck
10
May
2014
I don't know any of the nurses by name who treat my grandson, Jude Steinruck, but ALL of the staff at Cook's have been outstanding! His treatment is still on-going for a little less than 2 years and we are so glad we have all of you at Cook's to take us through it. Bless each one if you and the work you do.