Well meaning treatment facility, good experience for healthcare, albeit fast-paced and occasionally dangerous.
Pros: Satisfying job helping people in genuine need, lots of opportunities to learn or advance
Cons: Emotionally draining, Demand for hastiness while performing delicate sterile procedures
For this job I was responsible for patient care and completion of outpatient renal dialysis. I would take patients through the entire process from calling them from the waiting room, to administering, monitoring, and discontinuing the treatment. I learned a lot of about the anatomy and physiology of those suffering from renal failure as well as tactics, treatments, and procedures these people undergo in order to stay alive. I had to work as a team member with other technicians as well as physicians and nurses to ensure the very best treatment was given to these people.
One of the most difficult challenges of this job personally was witnessing the amount of suffering these people endure for a frankly lesser quality of life. The most enjoyable part of the job was when someone would get a transplant and didn't need the painful and draining treatment anymore. My co workers were all very experienced people who had to work very quickly to meet the demands and expectations of the patients and the company, they were all good-hearted people who wanted to help but were often very stressed and overworked due to the amount of patients our facility had and the serious nature of the job. I heard complaints about the management in regards to how often the management staff was present from co workers but was personally treated very well during my time here. Communication was always prompt and helpful and was focused on patient care and safety while always accommodating me with good sensitive professional communication.