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Employee Profile: Jennifer Pyle

Working as an outpatient Practice Nurse in the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital, Jennifer Pyle manages patient care in a different way than if she were by the bedside in an inpatient setting. She is responsible for assisting with all the various factors that go into a patient's care, including coordinating infusions, patient education, and helping physicians manage the clinic on a daily basis. She has been at Yale-New Haven for 21 years and enjoys working with people, especially those that need the most care.

"I always wanted to be a nurse and enjoy the long-term relationships that I develop working with patients that have a chronic illness. I also talk with family members and build a relationship with them. Being thanked for work in the clinic is wonderful, but when a patient hugs you and truly thanks you, that is what means the most to me," said Jennifer.

Jennifer commented that working in an outpatient clinic is not as straightforward or as simple as it may sound. There is a lot to coordinate and often patients require multiple disciplines to be involved, and she handles any issues that may arise.  What is best for the patient is always first on Jennifer's mind, and then how she can make that work within the treatment guidelines and restrictions.

Maureen Major Campos,RN, MS, Program Manager for Women's Oncology Services at Smilow Cancer Hospital commented that Jennifer is a professional who partners well with the physician team, works well with the multidisciplinary team members and advocates for the best outcomes for her patients. "Jen works hard to care for the individual and centers her care plan around the patient and family experience. She is a tremendous asset to the Gynecologic Oncology Team."