Pros: growth and integration of staffing in a difficult situation, the development of teamwork was sensational.
Cons: providing appropriate oversight to the patients when staffing levels were decreased
As the night supervisor, I had the opportunity to introduce education and purpose to entry level staff. In addition, I provided leadership to the staff and was responsible for many other responsibilities within the hospital.
A typical day included, staffing, scheduling and organization within the various departments to ensure that all positions were covered and the adequate support was in place when needed.
The most enjoyable part was the leadership qualities that I was able to impart to the staff and the constant interaction with the critically ill patients.
The drawbacks included inadequate staffing and the interference from other entities required reduction in staffing and loss of the quality of care that should have been provided to our patients.