Pros: able to accept assignments that would fit with my schedual
Cons: no benifits or rcognition
I was able to care for patients as well as their families. I worked with many skilled nurses. My typical day was care for pediatric patients ,baths, medications administration, adjustments and administration of tube feedings, correlation of care with other medical modalities,as well as teaching to family members. I developed techniques in behavior modification practices for patients that encouraged cooperation and promoted health conditions. I discovered the importance of listening and exploring all avenues to include the family members in patients care and express their concerns to other medical professionals. The hardest part of this employment was the management of cases and interworking's of the company. No educational opportunities were encouraged or offered such as PALS to promote nursing skills that would benefit the patient by improving nursing skills. The most enjoyable part of the job occurred when My clients progressed under my care and on occasion stopped needing full time care. The recognition and gratitude from the families I worked with made me realize the importance of my craft. This was never expressed by the company and all my evaluations were generic without any recognition of personal excellence. One child's behavior and medical condition improved o well he was able to go to full days of 1st grade.