Pros: helping people
Cons: seeing a blatant abuse of healthcare on a nightly basis
Working in an Emergency room a typical day consists of interacting with patients, patients family members, nurses and doctors. My position is essentially to help the nurses and doctors in patient care. That may be anything ranging from conducting an EKG to making sure that everything is stocked and in working order.
I have learned a great deal working at Centinela Hospital Medical Center. I have learned to work along side many different personalities and under incredibly stressful situations.
I enjoy working with many people in an ever changing environment. I mean this literally, at my hospital we mainly hire new grad RN's. Consequently, the turn over rate for RN's in the emergency room.
The hardest part of this job is seeing death and violence any given night.
I find many things enjoyable about this job; such as,being part of a team that helps stabilize a critical patient to just helping them smile when they are in the Emergency Room.