PSYCHIATRIC NURSE, Lombard, IL - November 16, 2017
A typical day at work would be the admission of patients, medicating patients, collaborating with Psychiatrists and other staff regarding patient care. I learned how an outpatient psychiatric facility operates, as opposed to hospitalization of patients. At the end of 2012, Management changed. New management asked staff that had worked at the DuPage County Health Dept. for years to retire, hiring new staff, eliminating positions, and changing protocol. the workplace environment became threatening, writing up people for anything that Management thought was a problem. Staff was always threatened on losing their jobs. The hardest part of the job was having Social Workers manage Nurses. Social Workers not having a clue as to the job of the Nurses. The most enjoyable part of the job consisted of working with the patients, helping them, and working with peers in the Nursing Field.