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Q-and-A with Kirsten Darley, RN

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Kirsten Darley, RN

Kirsten Darley, RN

What’s the best thing about working at Seattle Children’s?

I love working in the Hematology/Oncology Clinic. And I love the patients and the team.

What do you like most about the work you do as a member of the Cancer and Blood Disorders team?

We have good communication between staff and good working relationships. It feels like we are a team.

What makes Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders team unique?

We see an incredible number of patients, who range from being off therapy to being sick enough to be in the intensive care unit (ICU). We work with very skilled providers, giving care to patients, often for several years. We form very deep relationships with families as their children are going through intensive therapy and need a lot of support.

What made you want to come to Children’s?

I first came to Children’s because it is the only pediatric-focused hospital in the area. I have stayed because I am proud of the work that I do.

What do people say when they find out you work here?

Children’s has a great reputation so people always think it’s great. When they find out which department I work in, the response is always, "Wow, that must be really hard and sad." I respond that sometimes it is, but we cure many of our patients and provide hope to families, and that makes for a very rewarding job.

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