Pros: we celebrated a lot with each other with potlucks and such, pay and benefits were good, my schedule was the best in the world for me, all the employees got along great and was a real team atomosphere, patients were ok as well with no real drama like some places i have worked in the past.
Cons: manager practically invisible and inaccessible all the time, everyday. not enough protective gear for blood spills and bodily fluids during my time there.
I was a dialysis technician for a chronic unit serving kidney disease patients. I took their vital signs and weight to determine how much filtering of their blood would be needed to assist in their quality of life. This was not a bad place to work, and what I loved about it the most was the schedule. I worked 3-4 times a week on 12 hour days. I could – more... go to other units for overtime if they needed help on my off days if I wanted, or I could just relax and vacation with my children on my off days, which I sometimes did. Work-life balance was most excellent, as the place was definitely family oriented and I enjoyed that the most about this job. Also, the pay was good and so were the benefits. What I enjoyed least about this place of employment was the lack of protective gear that was provided to us at that time. It could be different now, but at that time, we used a plastic APRON to shield us from blood splashes and bodily fluids...just not enough for me at that time, and I absolutely hated that. Also, the manager at that time was completely inaccessible to us, and stayed in her office and never really came out to check on us or to see even if the nurses needed any help for any reason. – less