Jillian Condon, MSN, RNC-MNN
The journey through school and working as a nurse are both challenging and demanding; however, the gift of being able to care for others who may be in pain, scared, unsure or sorrowful and are relying on you is unmatched,” offers Jillian Condon, Clinical Manager of Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) at ProMedica Flower Hospital.
On a daily basis, Ms. Condon balances leadership of a large department and bedside care. She especially enjoys working on performance improvement projects to make the department the “most safe, most amazing place for our patients, families and staff. The majority of time spent in obstetrics is full of happiness and promise, so it is especially challenging when our patients and families experience a sad diagnosis or loss,” she adds.
Before choosing nursing as a career, Ms. Condon considered psychology and social work but ultimately was guided by her desire to take care of patients in a more hands-on approach. Prior to nursing school, she had a hunch that obstetrics would best suit her. Once enrolled in that class and accompanying clinical, she knew she had found the perfect nursing field. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from another college, she worked that summer as a Camp Nurse at Recreation Unlimited, a camp for mentally and/or physically challenged adults and children. Soon she would begin her career as a Registered Nurse in Obstetrics for Toledo Hospital, a position she held for more than a decade.
Ms. Condon then took advantage of an opportunity to work as a Nurse Recruiter in Human Resources for ProMedica. In 2011, she was encouraged to apply for her current position which offers her the perfect blend of nursing care and leadership. Deciding to enhance her skills, in 2015, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Lourdes.
“My job involves auditing the care of our patients, reviewing reports and metrics to see where our opportunities for improvement are as well as the amazing things we do that should be celebrated. It is rewarding to work with an incredible leadership team – one that makes sure that the LDRP staff has the education, equipment and supplies needed to do their jobs.”
A dedicated healthcare provider and leader with an infectious personality, Ms. Condon has received multiple Excellence in Nursing and Nursing Leadership Awards. Certified in Maternal Newborn Nursing, she is eager to earn an Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) certification and is considering pursuing a leadership certificate.
Whenever possible, she enjoys watching movies, reading, baking and taking her dogs Molly aka Mama and Izzy for walks. She also relishes time spent with her “amazing” family including husband Gary, their children Ella (13) and Grant (10), the golden retrievers and two cats – Piper and Oliver. “My family is my joy,” she asserts.