Jill B. Brooker, BSN, RN
Rheumatology Clinical Trials
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
The countless number of people I've met along the way. From compassionate, competent and professional colleagues to the sometimes weary, but always grateful, patients who I have had the privilege of working with.
What about your job inspires you?
The patients! Being a nurse is a humbling practice. We are allowed into the most painful and personal moments a person can have. We talk with, listen to, care for, comfort and advocate for our patients. We calculate, measure and document. We even poke, prod and scrub! All with one thing in mind—giving our patients the best care and outcome as possible with the warmth and dignity that every person deserves.
What do you like best about your department?
I'm new to research nursing, but I enjoy the scientific environment and watching the improvement of patients who are taking newly developed medications. The return of mobility and functioning in our rheumatology patient population is cause to celebrate. It is fulfilling to be a partner in such a positive evolution of care.