Meet our Director of Nursing
Elenita Ajose, BSN, RN, OCN
How long have you been a nurse?
I have been in nursing over 36 years, I graduated with BSN. I had an interesting career, took the opportunities to learn and develop skills in several different specialties, Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery/Trauma, Orthopedics & Renal Dialysis and received my Orthopedic Nurse Certification.
What expertise and experience do you bring to BrightStar Care?
One of the greatest aspects of nursing as a profession is the ability to work in many types of environment and many different roles. I enjoyed working with people from different cultures, regions and ethnicity.
With many years of experience in an acute care setting as Director of Nursing I developed a trusting relationship with my nursing team, the patients and the health care facility overall.
Another trait I believed helps me success is my ability to collaborate with many disciplines and being around with patients you cared for makes a real difference to their lives whatever illness or injury they are facing.
What part of your job are you most passionate about?
I wanted to do something in my career that is challenging, interesting and makes a difference in people’s lives daily. When I see patients recovered from a severe traumatic injury and or complicated surgery, the appreciation coming from the patient and their family makes everything worth it. Every day, 365 days a year, nurses deal with many aspects of patient care, dealing with families and helping them through what is the most difficult time for them and seeing the satisfaction that you provided the best care. My experiences have turned me into the nurse that I am today.
What are the three unique strengths you bring to BrightStar Care?
1. Respect goes a long way. I respect people and rules. I always remain impartial and maintain confidentiality requirements of different cultures and traditions. It is crucial to get to know each patient and their family as individuals and work with their desires and schedules.
2. Another area of strength that is necessary is possessing compassion and empathy. We constantly deal with stressful situations including emergencies, traumatic events and illness. In order to carry out our duties we must remain calm and think clearly under these circumstances.
3. Excellent communication skills is one of the most important aspects of a Nurses, job. A great nurse can advocate for her patients and anticipate their needs or concerns that needs to be addressed. Patients and families rely primarily on their nurse for this kind of support.