Amanda Neff, MSN RN CCRN, loves working for UofL Health because of the amazing life-changing procedures that take place. She has had the opportunity to care for patients who have been given second opportunities in life. “I love the acuity of our patient population and enjoy the personal pleasure of knowing that I have changed someone’s life for the better,” Amanda explained.
Amanda currently works for the CVICU and house managers at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and has worked for UofL Health overall for six years. She also currently serves as the Nursing Congress chair representative for Jewish Hospital. Previously, she worked as a MERIT nurse and for orthopedics and hand surgery at Jewish Hospital.
When looking at UofL Health’s mission, Amanda focuses on the word innovation.
“I always remind myself to think outside of the box to solve a problem. Health care can become very rigid but sometimes thinking outside of the box can be beneficial to all,” Amanda said.
Amanda assists in the care of some of the most complex patients and devices within the city. She also trains many of the new employees that come through the CVICU unit.
“My role as the Nursing Congress chair impacts the UofL Health system in many ways because I am always seeking positive change. I strive to improve the practice and profession of nurses and our interprofessional team,” Amanda explained.
One thing you may not know about Amanda is that she loves the Harry Potter series. She’s still waiting for her letter to arrive from Hogwarts!
She is also a big fan of late 90’s music and enjoys singing Backstreet Boys and NSYNC in the car.
Currently, she loves watching “The Handmaids Tale” and spending time at home with her fiancé and two dogs.
She lives by Professor Dumbledore’s quote from the “Harry Potter” series, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the lights.”
If you see Amanda out and about, be sure to say “hello” and ask her which Harry Potter house she belongs to or to show you pictures of her fur babies.