Many ups and downs through long term employment
RN Team Leader (Former Employee) – Pennington, NJ – May 12, 2017
Typical day is very busy with numerous procedures involving direct patient care, planning & anticipating for future scheduled procedures, and checking & maintaining inventory of disposables for daily scheduled procedures. See details regarding management under cons. Most difficult areas of this job were juggling many tasks in the allotted time, given the thinning out of available staff. Most enjoyable aspect of the job was being able to comfort patients during a stressful time, and the close relationships able to be developed among staff who were able to work together as a team that felt more like a family.
More recent efforts have been made to recruit & retain staff while having agency temp staff fill these positions during the interim. Some pay increase incentives have been offered, although it was quite some time before this was implemented and more experienced staff resigned during this time.
Pay is decent, great healthcare benefits, can't beat pricing for prescriptions filled by hospital pharmacy, cafeteria does respond to suggestions for improved variety of food offerings
Several new divisional directors have come and gone, workload has increased significantly, and staff spread so thin that there are never enough crew on board to do our job properly with care, encouragement is solely about producing higher volume of work --not about providing quality care