We almost got it right, then lost the contract.
Pros: free lunch, great pay, generous pto, 401k matching, tuition reimbursement
Cons: benefits decreased each of the last 3 years i worked for the company
A typical day at work: I came in, counted instruments, checked in and put away the pharmacy shipment, obtained vital signs for the provider clinic, managed chronic disease management, kept up statistical tracking logs, trained staff, communicated with custody regarding the needs of the inmates and the medical unit.
What I learned: A lot. This was my – more... first nursing job and I worked my way up from a LPN, to RN, to charge nurse within 2 years. I learned a lot about people and how to more effectively manage difficult personalities.
Management: I worked under three different management teams - there were positive and negative aspects to each.
My co-workers: I worked on four different units during my time with the company. Each unit had it's own culture. The unit that I was last on was the most professional and friendly.
The hardest part of my job: The hardest part of my job was getting everything that needed done by my deadlines. This was difficult because I did what there were 4 people to do on other units due to the fact that I had a patient population of 608 instead of 1500.
The most enjoyable part of my job: My staff on my final unit. We worked together very well - and still do, just for a different company. – less