Times have changed with a declining economy. And thus, a competive mode cannot be overlooked when some of the fun company engagements have ended.
RN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Canton, OH – September 16, 2015
A typical day at work starts with greeting many of the friends that I have made over the years. Then to locker, report, and the busiest part of the day starts with medication pass & assessment of patients.On to charting &/or communicating with charge nurse or physician important information regarding patients. Safety rounds, another medication pass. Perhaps an admission or a discharge of a patient. Lunch. Reassessment of patients, perhaps medications, and then shift report. Throughout the day there are many extra patient needs to be met. Communications with many departments throughout the hospital. What have I learned? To attempt multitasking, deciding which is more important to do first without slighting another. No perfect panacea to this! Management is great, but caught in the middle many times. I cannot imagine their frustration except for when I coached, being caught in the middle brings on an uncomfortable feeling that I wish not to pass on to my managers. Co-workers? On any given day, some good, some bad, some steady & great. The hardest part of my job? Courageously facing that impossible patient/family with a smile & going on dealing with the impossible with a smile until they go out the door. Treating them the same as I would treat my mother, God rest her soul. The most enjoyable part of my job? When I get a smile & a "Well done." from one of my co-workers or boss after dealing with a tough situation, or a genuine thank you from a patient.