Portrait of Anne

on 2020/09/11

Anne, operating room nurse at the Hôpital privé Dijon-Bourgogne (France)
What is your function ?

Anne Roy: I am a nurse in the operating room. I work in the interventional cardiology rooms where we perform, for example, coronary angiography, angioplasty...

My first position was in Cardiomedicine and Critical Care. One day I had the opportunity to participate in the opening of the first coronary angiography room in a private facility and I was very interested. Coronary angiography is a field that moves a lot. So I have always had the chance to work with doctors who have always been very involved and have allowed me to stay abreast of new practices.

How long have you been working at Ramsay Santé ?

Anne Roy: I started at the Fontaine Clinic in 2001. When the Sainte-Marthe, Chenôve and Fontaine clinics, the former clinics of the Dijon agglomeration, were reunited to form the Hôpital privé Dijon-Bourgogne, it was a real challenge. We had to move all the equipment and merge the teams. This continuation of the adventure, a sort of continuity in the history of the clinic, has been very successful.

Why did you choose this job ?

Anne Roy: Initially, I wanted to be a childcare nurse. I've always liked being able to take care of children. But as my studies progressed, I told myself that choosing to become a nurse in the OR would allow me to take care of patients of all ages and... each age has its own richness in terms of exchanges and encounters. Each person is different and brings something to us. It's a sharing that I never get tired of!

What do you like the most in your daily life ?

Anne Roy: You might think that practicing a single specialty could be routine. Well, not at all! Each patient comes with his or her own unique history and pathology. That's what makes daily life rich and varied. Rapidly evolving medicine also makes it possible to learn new methods and practices on a daily basis. I continue to learn while sharing experiences. This is very enriching and important in my opinion!

What are your plans for the future ?

Anne Roy: I am currently completing a training program in rhythmology that will allow me to acquire new skills and participate in complex interventions. For the rest, I consider that as long as I continue to learn things in my work, without the shadow of a routine, then I have no real interest in changing my daily routine. From a relational point of view with the team, I am also very happy with my situation.

On the other hand, in parallel to my duties at the hospital, I am very involved in humanitarian work with Secouristes sans frontières, an association that helps people who are victims of natural disasters. Thanks to my colleagues who have organized themselves within the department, I have been able to carry out several missions in the Philippines, Nepal and Saint Martin. I hope to be able to carry out others...

Do you have a nickname at the hospital ?

Anne Roy : My colleagues call me "Tatane"! This little nickname comes from my nieces who call me that because I am "Auntie Anne". An easier contraction to pronounce!


[1]British nurse at the origin of modern first aid nursing (1820-1910).