Pros: having a job, and getting overtime hours, i really liked that.
Cons: it was a temp. job.
A typical night at work in the ER, was admitting patients, getting all patient information, from patient, husband, wife, mother, friends or EMT's whoever brought them into the ER. I made copy's of insurance cards, ask for copay's, etc. I ask questions, to what address do you live and is this the correct address on the Driver License? I would also get – more... a consent form on Hippa Laws for the patient to sign and ask if they had a living will etc..
When a patient was to be admitted into the hospital, I would find out what floor the ER Doctor wanted them on, and look on the computer to see what room was available. Then call the nurse's station to let them know a patient is coming up and tell them what room I have them in, etc...
I worked with sleep apnea patients, the patients would be in at 8pm
I would have there paper work ready and I would call the sleep apnea floor to let the nurse's know there patients were ready to come up to the floor.
I learned from the ER, that it was helpful in letting me know that I can work in a very fast paced environment, makes me feel good to know that about myself.
Management was not a problem, at that time they had a R.N. house supervisor.
My co-workers were R.N.'s and the ER Doctor, they were good to me, they respected me and I did them.
The hardest part of the job would be??? When I had helicopter, ambulance's, walk in's, and sleep apnea patient's, and all stars patients (sports, well known people) all at the same time come into the hospital. But I was proud of myself for getting the job done.
The most enjoyable part of the job was having a moment to know I was blessed to have a job and when I got paid. It was all worth it !!! – less