Christina Burns named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for September

Published 8:36 am Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Christina Burns, staff nurse II in labor and delivery, is The Outer Banks Hospital’s September Employee of the Month. She joined The Outer Banks Hospital in September 2017 as a PRN RN for labor and delivery. She is a master’s prepared bedside registered nurse and a nurse practitioner in obstetrics. She cross-trained to med/surg care and accepted a full time role there.

Upon a full time position becoming available in labor and delivery, Burns knew she wanted to return to her passion, but did not want to leave the med/surg team shorthanded. She offered to split her time between the two units, often working nights for one shift and days for the other. “She is the role model for scheduling to unit needs and goes above and beyond to help our Inpatient Care Units however she can,” stated a press release from The Outer Banks Hospital.

“Burns’ communication with the care team is collaborative, respectful and encouraging. She looks for ways to build up the team and invest in the development of others. When we have students, she welcomes them, takes the time to work with them, and offers them access to aspects of care they may not be familiar with,” stated TOBH. “She is an excellent charge nurse who evaluates situations for safety and uses her resources appropriately. She accepts accountability for her decisions and is strongly relied upon for her professionalism and outstanding level of communication.”

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Upon hearing that she had been chosen as the September Employee of the Month, Burns stated, “I appreciate all of my co-workers and management that have supported me from day one and for making coming to work fun and so rewarding.  We truly do have a great crew at The Outer Banks Hospital!”

Burns went on to add, “When I think of my co-workers and upper management, I do not just see my co-workers as just co-workers, bosses or friends, I see them as family! Every day at work I have the pleasure and honor to work with great individuals who all have made noteworthy achievements themselves every day and continue to strive for excellence and are so worthy of the recognition that you have honored me with. I want to personally thank everyone for the nomination and while this award and title was given to me for the month of September, their efforts in making this possible should not go unrecognized. Again, thank you so much.”