At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, our employees are at the heart and hands of our mission – they care for our residents and patients with their hard work, kindness and empathy and keep our organization running with their leadership, vision and dedication.
Watching our amazing staff handle the unprecedented challenges of 2020 that continue into this year has been truly inspiring, so we chose to highlight just a few in our 2021 Concordia Calendar as a proclamation of gratitude for their many contributions. Though we wish there could be 3,000 pages in the calendar to feature all of our employees, this small sampling is representative of our extraordinary staff as a whole. Each month, we’ll introduce you to the talented, compassionate team members featured in our calendar.
November’s employee is Jessica Phillips, LPN, from our Concordia Hospice of Washington team!
Q: What is your current position at Concordia and when did you begin your career with the organization?
Jessica: I am a licensed practical nurse for Concordia Hospice of Washington. I have been here for almost three years – I started in December 2018.
Q: Why do you choose to work for Concordia?
Jessica: I choose to work at Concordia because of the flexible scheduling, better pay rate and great coworkers.
Q: What aspects do you love most about your career?
Jessica: I love that I am able to be one on one with my patients and give them the time and care they deserve. I have met many amazing patients and family members in these past three years that I’ll never forget.
Q: How do you best serve your residents?
Jessica: By being there for my patients no matter what. Making them comfortable in their final months, weeks and days of life. And also giving emotional support to their family members.
Q: How do you decompress after a long day at work?
Jessica: I enjoy reading and having movie nights with my husband and two sons.
Q: Can you tell us about a time you and/or your co-workers went above and beyond during the pandemic?
Jessica: We all worked together to make sure our patients felt comfortable and safe. We made sure families were able to be with their loved ones in their final days if they were in a facility. I think my whole team has gone above and beyond during the pandemic and continue to do so today.
To learn more about the career opportunities at Concordia Hospice of Washington, visit www.concordiacareers.org. To request a free copy of the 2021 Concordia Calendar, call the Public Relations Department at 724-352-8268.
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