Seher Bachoo-Ali grew up idolizing her father. Having migrated to the United States from Pakistan 35 years ago, Seher’s father worked hard for his family and instilled in Seher the lessons of working hard to achieve your goals, while staying humble to your roots. It was this sense of drive that propelled Seher to take up a career in Respiratory Care, where she enjoys the strong communication and scientific methodology needed to be successful.
Seher began her time at Texas Children’s nearly three years ago in the Transitional Care Unit as a Respiratory Therapist. Now an Advanced Respiratory Therapist in the Intensive Care Unit, Seher sits down with us to walk through her career at Texas Children’s and her commitment to the growing her Tomorrow, Together.
How did you end up at Texas Children’s?
I picked Texas Children’s because it is one of the biggest pediatric specialty hospitals in the nation. I knew working with the vast variety of patient population at Texas Children’s would help develop my skills and knowledge.
What is your day-to-day like in your current role?
Each day is very different for an Intensive Care Unit therapist like myself. There are days where I am solely a bedside Respiratory Therapist and I get to help take care of patients on ventilators, CPAP machines, High Flow Nasal cannulas, alongside the bedside nurse and the critical care team. Other days, I am a part of the Rapid Response Team when I get to respond to codes, or staff assists in the acute care units of the hospital and assess if the patients’ need escalated care to the Intensive Care Unit.
Our core values are embracing freedom, leading tirelessly, living compassionately and amplifying unity. Which one of these values do you most identify with? And why?
I feel I identify with all our core values but with amplifying unity the most. I have always enjoyed working with others, and seeing how well all the different specialties of the hospital work together to provide the best patient care really makes me feel like I am a part of something big.
Tomorrow, Together represents Texas Children’s commitment to creating a bright future for our employees and our mission. What is your commitment for the future?
My commitment for the future is to “continue to be a team player.” This past year has been a difficult year for many people, but having a job like mine makes me see things from a different perspective. I am grateful for the opportunities we have to work extra/additional shifts when needed and help out with our staffing needs.
Seher’s works hard at her passion as a Respiratory Therapist, finding the favorite part of her day seeing patients recover and smile is enough to return home satisfied and fulfilled.
“It makes me feel like I helped make a difference,” said Seher.
If you are a team player looking to make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to search our open positions, apply today and become a part of One Amazing Team. Let’s help grow your Tomorrow, Together.