It's a job and that's it.
Pros: paycheck, making a difference to patients
Cons: mandatory overtime, on-call, angry management, poor leadership, disrespectful leadership
A typical day at work consisted of patient care, answering call lights, passing medicine to patients, wound care, and running to meet the needs of patients and their families.
What I learned is, give your patients your best. They deserve that and more,yet don't allow yourself to become burned out. Management at this hospital is horrible. They only – more... care about themselves and could care less that you may actually have a life and family outside of work! Mandatory overtime is routine...48-60 hours a week is a normal expectation. On-call is required and don't dare tell them you can't do it because management will chew you out...so not professional!!!! Co-workers, some are awesome and team players yet some are negative just like the manager and will make your time there stressful. Too much gossiping and backbiting! The pay there was sub par. Having experience in your field and skills means nothing... Just another warm body...that's what they make you feel like.
The only enjoyable thing about this job was the patients and knowing you made a difference in their life. – less