We had the good fortune of connecting with Jesse Morelock and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jesse, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Taking the time to listen to people’s needs, and then adapting and applying our therapies in order to meet those needs. This is important because each person has unique characteristics that define who they are. And the only way to understand what an individual needs is to take the time to listen. No one is a number and should never be treated like a number.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I began my career in 2006 working nights as a CNA while attending nursing school. After I graduated I joined the Oncology unit at Bloomington Hospital where I had been employed during my nursing school tenure. After getting my feet wet as a charge nurse, I sought to explore a different challenge at a level one trauma center in Albuquerque, NM. At the
University of NM Hospital I spent almost 3 years as a member of the neuro-
trauma team gaining exposure to another facet of health and human condition.
After UNM I continued to expand my career in Eugene, OR where I accepted a position in the medical/surgical ICU. As a nurse I found these years most rewarding, providing skill and hands on support in some of emergency medicines most challenging situations, including motor vehicle crashes, domestic violence, gang violence, work-related accidents, and all areas in-between. I also worked with the rapid response team throughout the hospital assisting with the escalation of care for unstable patients. During this period, I began a management career first as a charge nurse in the ICU, and later as the co-chair for the council of ICU nurses at Peace Health in Eugene, OR. I collaborated with multiple clinicians and led many projects while overseeing my department.
In 2014 I founded a monthly forum for continuing education to enhance skills while improving nurse/physician relationships.
I moved to Tucson, AZ., in the fall of 2018, and like many had to confront the rapidly changing environment of medicine, and the world as we know it.
Initially I began providing IV therapy to the Tucson community as a part time job to supplement my work at the hospital. I quickly found this is something I deeply believe in. In providing this service I am able to save people literally thousands of dollars in ER costs while also being able to offer attention and care that just isn’t possible in a hospital setting.
Advanced IV Health is now offering the community a service that optimizes their health and empowers the patient by giving the individual direct healthcare options that are potentially life saving and changing.
Advanced IV’s team of nurses along with our Physician/Medical Director are proud to serve the residents of Pima and the surrounding counties.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would love to take them down to Sonoita for a good long visit. I love the all the vineyards located in that area. I also love the sort of shock on people when they find out that wine grapes are grown in the desert ! There’s some great history on how all that developed too. I would also take them out to Sabino canyon for a day hike and/or evening stroll. There are so many unique facets to the Arizona desert that must be experienced.
A stroll through downtown is a must as well. as this area hosts so many cool shops and going-ons.
Finally, dinner at one of my favorite places, Dante’s Fire located on Grant Rd.
If you are in Tucson you must experience Dante’s Fire !
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My big brother, Roch has been the biggest influence in my life without a doubt. Without Rich’s constant presence and support there is no way I would have a fraction of the success I have today. A HUGE shoutout to Rich !