I am the only nurse on my floor and shift. I take care of 58-61 patients. I perform phlebotomy, accu checks and give insulin for diabetics , start IV's, give medications, get and follow doctors orders, care for 9 G-Tubes, charting for all assigned, follow up on doctors orders for that day, take care of all emergencies and supervise and direct nursing aides. I encourage a CAN do attitude and work together as a team. I perform CNA's job when needed. Patient care comes first and for most before paperwork.
Time management is a big part of my job. I have learned to organize and manage my time with all of my duties to benefit my patient's assigned.
I enjoy and blessed to take care of the older generation. Working with the elderly can be fun and interesting. I enjoy hearing stories they offer. I consider all of them my extended family.
get to work with great people.
long hours and short breaks