Amy Miller excels at memorization and attention to detail. Those skills are an asset in her job at Cincinnati Children’s Sterile Processing and Distributing department. Miller, 22, helps wrap and package sterilized items and then places them on the correct shelves for each department. She also works on assembling surgical case carts, so doctors have all the tools they need for a specific surgery.
Miller landed her job after participating in Project SEARCH, which helps people with disabilities learn job skills. Her group was at Cincinnati Children’s, and she was able to try out different jobs around the hospital to find the best fit. “I like having a job because it helps me be more independent, and I feel happy about helping people,” she said. “I’m able to buy what I need and save some money.”
Her co-workers are quick to give her credit for keeping them on track, and rely on her memory for small details that are important for everyone on the team. When she’s not working, Miller enjoys playing piano and volunteering in the children’s classes at her local church.