Employee Spotlight: Robin Morse, RN, Dialysis – CAPD
Robin Morse, RN, is the supervisor at Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis – CAPD and is one of the most seasoned nurses at the clinic, working in dialysis for more than 30 years.
Sitting at her desk, with papers stacked and scattered on every inch, Morse shared the day-to-day responsibilities for her and her team of nurses.
“We are responsible for overseeing dialysis treatment that is required by patients who suffer from acute or chronic kidney failure,” Morse said. “We assess patients in the office monthly and as needed, ensure their dialysis treatment is adequate, teach them how to perform dialysis at home and take care of any problems they may have whether dialysis related or not.”
Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis – CAPD, which stands for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis, is a subdepartment of Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis that focuses specifically on peritoneal dialysis.
“Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis which uses the peritoneum in a person’s abdomen as the membrane through which fluid and dissolved substances are exchanges with the blood,” Morse explained. “It is used to remove excess fluid, correct electrolyte problems, and remove toxins in those with kidney failure.”
“I problem-solve a lot,” Morse said. “At the end of the day, though, my favorite part of the job is working with patients.”
Morse has worked as the department’s supervisor for 28 years. As the supervisor, Morse oversees the nursing staff to ensure things go smoothly and accordingly.
“I have a great staff. We work well together,” Morse said. “They are always willing to help. If I am busy or tied-up, I know I can call on them to lend a helping hand.”
Janie Griner, RN, has worked in Dialysis-CAPD for the last three years and described her supervisor as trustworthy, confident, smart, and compassionate.
“Robin is a team player,” Griner’s co-worker, Deandria Carter, RN, said of Morse. “I’ve only been here for a year, and I have already learned so much from her. She is a great leader and knows her craft.”
When Morse isn’t working at the clinic, chances are you can find her at any University of Southern Mississippi sporting event.
“My husband and I are big Southern Miss athletic fans. We attend as many football, basketball (men and women), softball, baseball and volleyball when we can,” Morse said. “Other than sporting events, I also love to read and garden.”
Morse has been married to her husband, Corley, for 32 years, and together they have two daughters, Chelsea and Carmen, late son, Trey Morse, and five grandkids.
Is there anything your coworkers don’t know about you?
RM: At 14 years of age, I held the Georgia state champion title in the 440-yard dash for 16 and under.
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
RM: My grandmother. She was such a loving, caring, outgoing, and fun person. She started parasailing at the age of 82 for her birthday and did it every year until she was 96.
What’s your favorite quote?
RM: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley