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Staff Spotlight: Q&A with Surgery Scheduler Charli Nelson

May 2023

Q. How long have you been working at Blue Ridge Orthopaedic?

1.5 years

Q. What is your job title?

I am a surgery scheduler.

Q. What does your job entail?

I schedule surgeries for patients along with pre-op and post-op


Q. What do you like most about your job?

I am learning something new everyday. It challenges me to think outside the box. I really enjoy getting to know our patients and chatting with them.

Q. How would you describe your team?

I work with the most amazing, creative, funny and intelligent women. They are always willing to go above and beyond in anything they do.

Q. What is one professional skill you are actively developing?

Critical thinking and problem solving.

Q. What is your favorite productivity hack?

Making a check list.

Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Married with kids.

Q. What were you doing before this?

I was a certified pharmacy technician in North Carolina.

Q. What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

Always seek growth and knowledge.

Q. What’s the best advice you were ever given?

Be patient with people. You never know what someone is going through.

Q. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

I would want to be a hospice nurse.

Q. What profession would you definitely NOT like to do?

I would not want to be a Mortician.

Q. What county do you live in?

I live in Culpeper.

Q. What do you like best about your county?

There is so much history in Culpeper.

Q. What is your favorite local business?