I enjoyed working for CMC for 16 years as a flexi nurse, which entailed gainging much experience working in all units, with all possible age groups.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 7, 2013
Upon graduating from nursing school, receiving an Associate of Science degree in Nursing, my first position was fulltime on 4th floor telemetry unit for one year. I then went on to work as a flexi nurse, where I worked in all units, caring for patients of all ages, gaining experience with a wide variety of skills for 13 years. Following the flexi pool, I worked on the 2nd floor medical/surgical unit for 2 years, primary care of up to 6 patients from admission to discharge, handling all aspects of professional nursing care. A typical 12 hour shift was fast paced which entailed physical assessments, IV initiation and maintenance, tracheostomy care, foley catheter insertion and maintenance, wound care, pain management, and emotional care to name a few skills required for this position. I learned how to prioritize care of multiple patients, while working with a close, tight knit group of nurses, who could be relied on for assistance. The hardest part of the job was the frustration of caring for 'frequent flyer' patients that would have recurrent admissions for the same ailments who the staff had seemed to not have the desired success at helping. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely getting to know your patients and developing a relationship with them and their families.
monetary compensation and benefits.
feeling like a number in such a large facility.