Director of Nursing, Jamsetowne
Tasha has built her career as a devoted employee, dedicated to the Community-First mission. She began her career at Westover in 2004 as an STNA. Throughout her journey at CFS, she has worked as unit clerk, LPN staff nurse, RN nurse manager, MDS Coordinator, and is now serving as the Director of Nursing at Jamestowne. Tasha’s passion is to support the nursing team while advocating for the clients served at Jamestowne to foster a successful transition back to their homes.
Say "hello" to Tasha, Director of Nursing at Jamestowne Inpatient & Outpatient Therapy. Tasha started as an STNA and gradually worked her way through multiple nursing positions within Community First Solutions before entering her leadership position. With a passion for making people laugh, she is always looking for ways to make her team smile.
How do you work to foster a fun and light working environment with your team?
"I have a fun group. We find something to laugh about each and every day. We foster fun and light working through song and dance. The unit clerk, Carey Stone, tells a joke a day and places cute puns at everyone’s workstations to keep a smile on their faces."
When your team is faced with a tough day, what is one thing you find helps lift their spirits?
"Coffee! This team thrives on coffee in the chaos."
What is your favorite thing about the team you work with?
"We work hard and play hard. The Jamestowne team understands that there is a time to buckle down and get the tasks done to ensure excellent care is provided but they also understand the importance of taking a moment to enjoy one another and share a laugh."
Share about a time you or your team members made a difference during a day at work.
"During our recent snowmageddon, the team not only pulled together to be sure that the patients and their co-worker's needs were met but they took a few minutes out of a very busy shift to take a few funny pictures and make snow angels in the courtyard."
What about your job/team motivates you to come to work every day?
"It feels like family. Work doesn’t feel so much like work when you love what you do and whom you do it with. Everyone genuinely cares about one another and that makes doing the tasks come easily."