People First award winner: Jill Scott

We’re thrilled to profile Jill Scott. Jill won the Award of Merit in the Patient-Centred Care category in this year’s People First Awards.

Here’s what her colleagues say about her:

Jill treats patients and colleagues with respect, and advocates for patient safety. Her expertise is appreciated by colleagues, patients and families—she can make the most nervous patient comfortable with self-injecting a blood thinner.

Jill is truly a role model for all health care providers in her dedication to quality patient care. This dedication is matched by her genuine warmth, empathy and sense of humour. We feel honoured and fortunate to work beside Jill.

Congrats, Jill for the amazing work you do every day, and for being an inspiration to your colleagues!


Job Title
Registered Nurse

Thrombosis Clinic

How long have you worked at VCH?
31 Years!

Tell us what you do at VCH in one or two sentences:
We triage referrals to the Thrombosis Clinic; provide anticoagulation counseling to patients and their family members; teach self-injection techniques; help patients to manage warfarin dosing and the use of a point-of-care device; offer post-operative follow-up; and provide telephone advice about commonly asked questions regarding anticoagulant therapy.

What’s your favourite thing about your work?
I have so many good memories, that it would be difficult to pick just one. Some would include graduating from VGH Nursing School, volunteering with the Foundation for the Diana Krall fundraising events, working with amazing people along the way and having a long-since-discharged patients return to thank me.

Which True North goal does your work contribute to the most?
Provide the best care

One thing we might be surprised to learn about you:
I worked in the Middle East for 2 years.

Three things you always have in your fridge:
Apples, eggs, and milk.

Who or what inspires you?
The “Who” would be those who help others, and the “what” would be art, music and a lovely garden.

Most healthy habit:
I attend fitness classes on a regular basis.

Favourite vacation spot:
Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, Australia (and I better keep working so I can go back again one day!)

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