Pros: Seeing life as it really is in a trauma environment
Cons: Moments of stress possible
The typical work day was weeknights (11 PM to 7 AM) with an occasional additional shift on either side of my normal shift. One of the greatest lessons learned is how to take care of people and address their medical needs.
The management for the ER, and medical ER staff were stellar. As a a Shift Leader and was accountable to the Administrative Supervisor. We worked real well as a team, and I had a high level of trust in managing my regular shift.
The hardest part of the job other than leaving was the stress on certain nights, depending on the levels of emergency cases that we took regularly. Some nights were more stressful than others.
The most enjoyable part of the was the people working together as a cohesive group to do what was needed to take care of patients coming into the ER and assuring that the ER medical staff had the paperwork they needed to treat the patient.