Pros: mutual respect between departments, diversity of patients
Cons: pay, lack of full time positions, scheduling
Extremely underpaid considering the job & the demands placed on you for this position. Very fast paced & highly physical job. We walk continuously from one side of the hospital to the other & deal with on average at least 40 patients per shift & I feel that it is undervalued. We encounter every type of patient you can imagine from those that are extremely sick & unable to respond to us, to patients in code situations to patients who will verbally attack us & try &/or succeed to physically assault us on a regular basis. There is also a lack of full time positions, it seems to me that they like to keep people on as PRN employees despite the fact that they will have you regularly scheduled as a full time employee & treat you as one in every other sense of the title, yet you are not eligible to receive any benefits.