Signallamp Spotlight features interviews with some of our talented and passionate team members. Our goal is to provide a peek inside our organization, specific aspects of the profiled role, and a few lesser known details that offer a glimpse into the lives of our Signallamp family outside of work. This spotlight features Deb Martin.
Tell us a little bit about your role and a day in the life.
As a Signallamp Nurse Care Manager I check in with patients on a regular basis to see if there is any way that I can assist them with acute needs, chronic illness related matters and offer seasonal and topic relevant education where applicable. I am also available to them for assistance in answering questions that are of interest to them as well as help with communication to the provider when necessary. My role is to add an additional level of care and support for the practices and providers that we are affiliated with.
Why did you decide to do the work that you are doing now?
After spending many years in management and supervisory roles in hospitals & long-term care facilities, my one-on-one time with patients became all but nonexistent. This role with Signallamp health allows me to go back to being a direct contributor, spending quality time assisting patients which has always been my driving interest in nursing. I have also really grown to enjoy the work from home aspect of the job.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Signallamp Health?
I really enjoy developing relationships with my patients. I have seen over time that many of them look forward to our virtual visit. They also do not hesitate to call me if they need assistance, which is extremely rewarding and speaks to the trust and rapport that has been built.
From a company aspect, I am proud to be part of a team of people who are working hard and smart to build a respected brand in a fast-emerging segment of the healthcare industry.
What’s the most poignant lesson you’ve learned about seniors from working in senior care?
Having spent many years working with seniors, I have learned many interesting, entertaining, and often enlightening life lessons. Their wisdom and spirit from lives well lived has helped me to be a better listener and appreciate each one’s unique and individual story. They have earned and deserve our time and respect.
If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?
In addition to my calling for helping people, I am a devoted animal lover!
I follow and support many shelters and I guess if I had to describe a dream job, it would to someday own and operate my own animal rescue type of business.
What makes a good life?
Faith; Family; Friends & Health are my pillars for a happy & fulfilling life.
Being Healthy plays such an enormous role in our ability to enjoy many of the activities that can provide joy, happiness, and contentment so I try to do what I can to foster a healthy lifestyle. I also find that loving what you do in your career is extremely important to overall well-balanced and sustainable happiness.