A very culturally diverse atmosphere. I worked mainly with children and while it was extremely stressful at times, I had great fun other times.
Acting Charge Nurse/ Registered Nurse/ Pediatrics (Former Employee) – Paget Bermuda – September 14, 2012
A typical day at work involved addressing clients' total care from basic hygiene to any complicated tests, procedures or situations. We were very family oriented in our focus on the clients.
There were often cases requiring medivac to the United States or Canada. I would seek the involvement of the social worker on call. I liased constantly between family members and other allied professions involved in the care of these clients. I also was responsible for giving updated reports to the receiving hospital medivac team or staff if I had a medivac case.
My co-workers most often worked as a team, however there were times when the cohesiveness was not as it should be. We certainly had our share of fun though. We learnt and taught each other cultural things as well as cross training. We were a melting pot.
Unfortunately the management system was very poor and the hardest part of the job was the lack of support in this area at times. I found that the same things taught in inservices and hospital policies were not adhered to or carried out when required.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the resilience of the pediatric population and after long 12 hour shifts were long days off.
this job offerred monetary gains and time for self improvement inside the organization and outrside.
there were limited opportunities for advancement and constant stress from racism and stereotyping.