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Aug 14, 2017 / Spotlight

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Shawne Faulks, Clubfoot Advanced Practice Provider

Meet Shawne, an advanced practice provider who has been working at our hospital for the past 18 years. Learn more about her in our spotlight below. 

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Working with children!

What’s your favorite thing about the hospital?
The focus on doing the best we can for the children and the incredible reputation the hospital and the Orthopaedic Surgeons hold in the world of pediatric orthopaedics.

Describe a typical day.
I work 3 days a week in clinics at the North Campus with Dr. Ramo, Dr. Podeszwa and Dr. Sucato and 3 days a week at the main campus with Dr. Richards team.

How long have you worked here?
Going on 18 years.

How did you find out about the hospital?
I was working in Austin with former fellows Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Williams and came to Scottish Rite Hospital for the Pre-Brandon Carrell Conference. I met Gwen Monahan and Dr. Tony Herring and within several months moved to Dallas and started working here as the first Advanced Practice Provider in the pediatric orthopedic department.

What made you want to work here?
The hospital's specialization in pediatric orthopedics and utilization of advanced practice providers in providing quality patient care.

What skills do you need for your job?
The clinics are very busy so the ability to provide efficient, quality care is important. I also value the members of my clinic teams – we work together and help each other (in big and small ways) which allows us to provide the best care possible. The healthcare industry is constantly changing so I also think my ability to learn and adapt is important.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
I babysat and worked as a volunteer at a children's hospital as a teen. I obtained my Bachelors degree in theatre arts and history and taught middle school for a year. I then went back to school and obtained my nursing license. I worked full-time in a Children's hospital operating room as a circulating and scrub  nurse while pursuing my masters degree. I then interned for a year and obtained my license as a Child-Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

What is your favorite…
Hospital event: Marathon
Food in the cafeteria: Soup
Place in the hospital: The beautiful outdoors

What’s your favorite…
Place to travel: Europe
Type of food: Fruit (Mango)
TV show: Law and Order

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Power mimicry – the ability to copy or absorb another's power or skills

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An obstetrician

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
A hot air balloon ride with my daughter.

What’s the last book you read?
The Light Between Oceans (recommended by Dr. Richards)

What is something people don’t know about you?
If I told you it wouldn't be a secret anymore.

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