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Cameos of Caring

Upper Valley Medical Center—Jennifer Kiser

Recognition Year: 
2012

Jennifer Kiser has been a Registered Nurse for eight years and has worked all of those years at Upper Valley Medical Center. She is currently a staff nurse/team leader in the 2 West Telemetry Unit. Nursing was not Jennifer’s first vocation, but it has become a rich focal point in her life. She likes to joke that her past employment in other fields provided her with the listening and communication skills that patients appreciate. She credits all her life-learning opportunities for helping her evolve into the organized and compassionate nurse she is today. Recently selected as a nurse team leader, Jennifer organizes and facilitates the patient flow and nursing processes across three pods on the hospital’s 2 West Telemetry Unit. She realizes how the practice of nursing impacts the patients and strives to make a difference through her leadership roles. She shares her shortcuts to help the staff with electronic medical record documentation and functions as a preceptor. Jennifer always looks for new ways to provide better patient care and will take the time to dig down into any issue and find a solution. As the chair of the hospital’s Shared Leadership Education Council, Jennifer instituted bedside reporting and daily shift “huddles” to increase patient and staff communication. Jennifer earned her A.D.N. from Edison Community College.