Pros: flexibility, support from administration and co-workers
Cons: healthcare benefits
A typical day at work starts with morning meeting every morning. I then review any incident reports that have been generated. I review any admissions or readmissions that have come in. I check in with my staff frequently throughout the day to make sure we are getting everything done that needs to be done. I never hesitate whenever someone needs help - from toileting, to changing, to feeding, to calling the pharmacy or doctor or performing treatments for a nurse that may be running behind. The hardest part of my job is making time for myself to sit down and do my work. The most enjoyable part of my job is providing a home-like, caring environment for my residents. I enjoy the continuity of care that we provide and I do see a difference in the residents that receive that type of care. I have experience in handling behaviors secondary to cognitive loss, dementia, and psychiatric diagnoses. Every day is a challenge, and I try to learn something each day.