Johanna with a patient in a cast

May 10, 2017 / Spotlight

Get to Know Our Staff: Johanna Pool, RN Coordinator

This week, we are celebrating Nurse’s Week and Hospital Week. Read our staff spotlight to get to know one of our Nurse Coordinators, Johanna Pool, who has been working at Scottish Rite Hospital for the past six years.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Knowing that I have properly prepared a family for a surgical case they will undergo with their child.

Describe a typical day.

During my clinic days: I work with my team to keep the clinic flow organized and also see patients and help educate them on the diagnosis, treatment options and plan of care.

During my non-clinic days: desk time spent on phone calls, surgery scheduling, prepping upcoming clinics, etc.

How did you find out about the hospital?

I was a Nurse Extern here one summer; I found out about the program from a friend in my class.

What skills do you need for your job?

Nursing knowledge, social skills, organization, time management.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?

Camp counselor – have always loved working with kids! I went to nursing school and then came back!

What is your favorite…

Hospital event: Spring to Health

Food in the cafeteria: Wok

Place in the hospital: 4th floor sky bridge between A & B buildings where you can see Reverchon AND Shivers Parks

What’s your favorite…

Place to travel: Italy

Type of food: Pizza or sugar cookies

TV show: “This is Us”

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Breathe underwater

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Interior designer

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Building a hiking trail in a small Bosnian village or a scuba diving between North American and Eurasian continents in Iceland.

What’s the last book you read?

“You Were Born for This” by Bruce Wilkinson

What is something people don’t know about you?

I had the middle school high jumping record in my hometown.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

“Don’t Worry” – Bob Marley


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