Jul 18, 2022 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: David Calles, Inpatient Unit

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children? 
I am a Patient Care Technician, and I assist the nursing staff with patient care.
What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work? 
I take vital signs, prepare the surgery beds, run labs, occasionally answer the phones, assist patients with their activities of daily living and support my nursing staff with taking patients to and from procedures.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite? How long have you worked here?
I worked at a place called James Coney Island in Houston serving food and dressing up like a big hotdog! I have worked at Scottish Rite for 10 years as of July 31. It’s been a true blessing to have Scottish Rite in my life.
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
The feeling of family and that I am making a difference. I love to make special connections with the patients and family members.
Tell us something about your job that others might not already know.
My favorite part about my job is that I get to connect with the patients and make them smile and feel normal. I like to take their minds off of what they are going through and make their stay/day brighter.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
The Aztec ruins in Mexico — it’s amazing to think that they initiated a game similar to basketball and how advanced they were for what is considered a primitive time.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
UFC mixed martial arts to watch and hunting as a hobby.
What’s one fun fact about yourself?
I love to dance.

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