Lesle Dickey, Registered Nurse
Assistant Program Director
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Lesle, a Registered Nurse, works closely with our Primary Care Provider and Medical Director in her role as Assistant Director of Programming. Her primary responsibilities include directing the day-to-day aspects of each client’s healthcare needs and working with other nursing staff to ensure excellence in the delivery of 24-hour nursing needs.
Her career in healthcare began in 1994. Lesle’s education was completed at Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, Weber State University and Utah State University.
Lesle is a natural leader and maintains that no single individual is capable or responsible for assisting client change, rather that all caregivers play an important role in the team approach to helping clients recover. This philosophy lends itself to her responsibilities of directing nursing activities within the facilities and working directly with the Medical Director and Primary Care Provider to ensure the medical needs of the clients are being met.
In her work with clients, she believes that each client has the capacity to love herself and move toward something more positive each day. Lesle’s kind heart and gentle approach with clients immediately engenders a feeling of comfort with her.
Lesle loves spending time with family and creating memories. She enjoys moments at the ball park and with her loved ones. She also loves spending time with her dog, Pixee, who has a special place in the family.
Why I Love Avalon Hills
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Here is what makes Avalon different than any other job I have had.
Mostly, there are 3 things.
1. When I am at work or even working from home, I feel like I am working with my brothers and sisters. I feel free to express my thoughts and feelings whether it is about a patient or the person I’m talking to. We work together so much that most of us greatly trust the opinions of our work family. Most of us go to each other for advice, comfort, and to share our joys as well. These people are the ones we count on in so many different situations that you have trust on a different level than most.
2. It is so amazing to see these patients go from the beginning of their treatment to the end. Most of the time the difference is so profound. When their brain comes back online and their personality blossoms it is amazing. It is so rewarding to see all of the progress.
3. Treat To Outcome… Each patient starts in a different place. This means their outcome is always different. So, to me, Avalon Hills treats to each patients best outcome. If insurance cuts out after 3 weeks or 9 long months and the patient continues to make their best effort, Avalon is willing to continue on their journey with them.
These are a few things that make Avalon Hills amazing!
– Lesle Dickey