Our Latest Field Staff Recognition Winner
We have the pleasure of introducing Melissa S., a motivated Clinical Laboratory Scientist who excels in her work at our client facility in Lakewood, California. Melissa is an experienced CLS who is on her second assignment with Preferred. Angelia Peterson, Melissa’s recruiter, noted that the client facility loved her for being such an intelligent, hardworking, and kind individual. Angelia is truly grateful that Melissa is part of the PHS family. Congratulations, Melissa, for earning this well-deserved award!
How Melissa Came to Be a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
“I received my bachelor’s degree in Zoology to become a research biologist, but shortly after graduating I fell into the healthcare scene. It’s been a fulfilling ride, and as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist since 2016, I’ve only just dipped my toes into the traveling world this past year. Being a traveler in this profession is a fast-paced way to expand my skill set and create memorable life experiences at the same time. More than that, it has really made me love what I do in the sense that I’m eager for every next challenge! I have been motivated to grow quickly as an individual in the field, and I am grateful that this can translate positively to my knowledge within the laboratory. I may have always had a passion for science, but to experience it in a healthcare capacity has drawn me to new levels of intrigue. I’m forever amazed by what can be accomplished in this setting when dedicated minds work together, where their efforts go unseen. This is common in plenty of areas outside of the nursing staff. I believe that’s why I’ve continued to carve out my niche here and channel the hardworking spirit that I see in my colleagues. It fuels my appreciation for them, and there is a huge reward in knowing that I’m providing a vital service to patients as part of the many teams that save lives. And I couldn’t have asked for a better recruiter than Angelia! This year has introduced me to some wonderful people, many that will be lasting friends, and it has equipped me to contribute more robust services to each hospital. I feel so incredibly lucky, thanks PHS!”
About Preferred’s Field Staff Recognition Award
Preferred Healthcare Staffing is excited to recognize healthcare professionals who have gone above and beyond with our Field Staff Recognition award. This honor goes to a person who exemplifies one or more of Preferred’s core values of Passion, Honesty, and Service. Each recipient receives a $100 gift card, certificate of achievement, and public recognition through social media and email announcements.