Inside Renown features monthly profiles of the 2018 Top Talent of the Year winners. This month, it’s Amanda Thomas, BSN, RN, OCN, Outpatient Infusion Services.
She was nominated for Top Talent because of her work as a triage nurse. She developed guidelines for reviewing all chemotherapy orders, ensured testing was done and identified many “good catches” that prevented harm to patients. She also volunteers with the infusion quality committee and takes initiative without being asked.
“I enjoy working at Renown as I feel that I truly have the opportunity to provide exceptional care for my patients and their families,” Thomas said. “I appreciate that the leaders of our organization are looking forward to expanding community relationships to bring health into the inner workings of our community.
“The culture here encourages personal and professional growth. This has allowed me to continue to evolve in my career to make strides in improving quality and safety for patients. “
Amanda said the art, culture and music of the Reno-Tahoe area, as well as the community, are some of the many reasons why she enjoys living here. “We have such beautiful nature around us to take in, as well as being so close to great travel adventures,” she said. “I enjoy spending time adventuring with my son and exploring nature, traveling and experiencing culture wherever we are visiting. Spending time mindfully connecting with friends and family is very important to me.”
Amanda recently wrote an essay about nursing from her personal perspective. It’s featured this week on the BestMedicine nursing blog. “It really sums up how lucky I feel I am to make a difference in others’ lives with the work I do as a nurse,” she said.