Very organized work environment, but co-workers can be very hostile at times. Nurse/Tech ratio was very low and made for a good work environment. The 24hr Chest pain observation path was implemented and helped with a timely rule out of "real Chest pain".
A typical day- nurse to patient ratio is 1 to 4 max. Our team on my unit work very well together. Us nurses don't do just nursing, we help the CNA's with AM care. What I have learned is that you need to be a team in order to be successful unit. Management- they are around when a problem arises My co-workers- wouldn't trade them in, love to work with all of my team members Hardest part of the job- seeing the population getting younger every year, working short staffed, not being able to fix everyone of my patients- even though I try my hardest Most enjoyable- seeing patients from my unit who come in directly from ICU at the Acute Care Hospital come back to visit
RRT PRN Staff Baylor Scott and White (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – March 25, 2016
I would recommend the company to anyone, I work there PRNand it seems they are family and patient oriented. The management is of high standards and welcomes the professionals that work there to be of high standards also
I currently work in Critical care. Typically, I take care of 2 to 3 patients depending on the acuity of care. I learned a lot during my stay in ICU. My coworkers are available upon request. The hardest part of the job is staffing. I enjoy working with my coworkers.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI – December 29, 2015
I would go to work and everyone would say hi to me, everyone had a smile on their face even though they worked all night! You round with the nurses and basically just shadow them and after the nurses would do what they had to do you would ask th PT if they needed anything. Around lunch time I would take PT orders and send them in. constantly check on them to see if they needed anything. Sit with them and create a conversation and ask the nurses if they needed anything or have anything for me to do and I would file papers!
Registered Nurse - Retired (Former Employee) – Los Angeles CA, Texas, Ontario Canada – November 10, 2015
It works when you're fresh and young, but try Critical Care for about 10 years. UGH. I got out early enough to avoid wrinkles, aging and looking withered. On the bright side, the education and knowledge I gathered now helps my friends and we invaluable when I had a child. Good luck to all the noble, caring giving nurses!
Helping others, the money
Toughest job in the world, physically and mentally where lives are at stake
LVN (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 27, 2014
I have worked in multiple settings in Texas and San Diego, CA, working in different ER's, chest pain center. I worked covering as an RN, with same responsibilities and assistance. Also assisting in traumas or prepping patients for cardiac catheterization. Also expert in splinting in orthopedic injuries.
When I had my clinicals at St. Clare Hospital every day was full of new learning opportunities and circumstances that really exercised my critical thinking skills as a nurse. This rotation truly enhanced my time management and patient priority skills. I was able to interact with other departments and further develop my communication skills.