Excellent healthcare facility with above average care
Registered Nurse and Charge Nurse (Former Employee) – Camp Hill, PA – February 27, 2016
Night shift begins at 2230 to get report. Each nurse has 10 to 12 patients. Give midnight meds, do midnight treatments and get everyone settled for the night. Make sure all orders from admissions and post ops taken off and sent to departments. Then start the verification process on the next day's medicine admin sheets. This means going through each medication ordered for the patient and making sure they are all one the sheet and all information is correct. Especially make sure new orders about meds are correct. This takes anywhere from two to five hours, depending on how many patients and what admissions we had through the day. Then do four AM vitals and meds as well as treatments. At five am do am treatments, prepare for the physicians which will start seeing the previous day's post-ops at six AM as well as visiting their patients for the day and determine who needs more tests, who is discharged. Do am meds, prepare pre-ops for their trip downstairs, give report to the next shift at 0730. Complete the charting not done before the end of the shift and sign out when finished. I usually did not finish my charting until after 0830.
Loved my coworkers and we were quite a team, able to handle the am push with experience and aplomb. The AM push and the verifications of the medication records were the hardest part of the job.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working hands on with patients, helping them recover from major surgery and return to their lives.
Fantastically supportive mid-level staff, great compensation
Staff injury and recovery programs inferior and unhelpful to those injured.